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    The drainage pipe where my washing machine drains is backing up and flooding my floor. Can anyone give me advice on what to do?

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    If it worked fine before, chances are the line needs cleaned. If this is a new washing machine it could be pumping faster than the old one. Washing machine drains and traps should all be 2" and if it's 1-1/2" this can be a chronic problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herk View Post
    If it worked fine before, chances are the line needs cleaned. If this is a new washing machine it could be pumping faster than the old one. Washing machine drains and traps should all be 2" and if it's 1-1/2" this can be a chronic problem.
    Yup that would be a big problem.

    Is it backing up only when you are doing laundry? Is is backing up when you run anything else.
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