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Old 03-25-2015, 10:10 PM   #1
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Installed a used washing machine/dryer a moth ago and just unwinterized it and the drain seems to be slightly clogged or blocked. It's a 2014 XLR 395, the water dumps faster then the drain lets it go down. Any one else had this problem, Am gonna try fishing a wire down it and see if I can feel something blocking it.
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:58 AM   #2
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I would do what your doing. If your wire hits something, get a cheap snake to get the plug out. Could be a mouse nest. Something like this would work:

http://www.amazon.com/Cobra-85250-4-...ds=drain+snake
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You've gotten too fancy for me, Mr. Wilson. But, I wonder how it vents? And, if the washer hose might be tight in the pipe. I had a house that did something like this and by giving the hose to pipe some clearance, it worked better. In other words, the washer hose being of smaller diameter than the drain pipe, it helped. Just a thought.
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Old 03-26-2015, 06:47 PM   #4
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Good point! If it's vacuum locked due to a tight fit, that could be an issue.
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:04 PM   #5
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You've gotten too fancy for me, Mr. Wilson. But, I wonder how it vents? And, if the washer hose might be tight in the pipe. I had a house that did something like this and by giving the hose to pipe some clearance, it worked better. In other words, the washer hose being of smaller diameter than the drain pipe, it helped. Just a thought.
The drain line has a pop off vent located behind the access panel. Remember that the drain line bypasses your holding tanks so insure that the knife valves are open at the termination.
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:38 PM   #6
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Good info Bob. This makes sense if the valve was closed. If so, the water would travel the drain line, hit the valve, then make the assent into the grey tank. Due to the convoluted route, it would drain, albeit slower than if the valve was open causing the OP's issue...
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:09 AM   #7
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The drain line has a pop off vent located behind the access panel. Remember that the drain line bypasses your holding tanks so insure that the knife valves are open at the termination.
I never really thought about how a washer would vent. So it has a Studer Valve? Then, if the hose was tight into the drain it wouldn't matter one iota. Also makes sense to bypass the tanks. I can't imagine me ever having a TH big enough to have a washer. Thanks Bob.
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:15 AM   #8
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How about a washer/dryer combo?
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How about a washer/dryer combo?
coin laundry or buy new
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:27 AM   #10
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Coin ops are smelly places filled with strange people... and my wife already buys enough new to stimulate the economy of everywhere we go!
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