Question: How does washing machine drain hose work?

It removes the water from the tub during the spin cycle. The washer pump forces water from the bottom of the machine into the drain hose. The drain hose loops to the top of the machine, and then down to the drain, enabling the tub to fill. When the water reaches the bend in the hose, it goes out of the drain.

Where does washing machine drain hose go?

The washing machine drain hose goes down about two feet into the plumbing drain standpipe. (In some machines, the drain hose may simply be clamped onto the side of a washtub, though this is not an acceptable practice anymore.) From there, the water then goes into a drain trap.

How should a washing machine drain hose be?

0:404:20Washing Machine Drain Hose Installation Tutorial - YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipIn order for the washer to drain properly. Check that the top of the drainpipe standpipe or laundryMoreIn order for the washer to drain properly. Check that the top of the drainpipe standpipe or laundry tub is at least 39 inches or 99 centimeters from the floor.

Should there be water in the washing machine drain hose?

The drain hose is the line that carries water away from your machine. It is gray on many models, and it typically just sits loosely in a large pipe on the wall. This drain hose almost always has some water in it, so you will need to drain it before you move the washing machine or clean it.

How far can I extend my washing machine drain hose?

The answer to this question is complicated by the fact that it is much harder to pump water vertically than horizontally. Washing machine manuals typically specify a minimum height of 39” for the entry of the drain hose into the standpipe or faucet box, and a maximum height of 96” (8 feet).

How long can a drain hose be on a washing machine?

You dont have to relocate the plumbing if a remodeling project forces you to move the washing machine too far from the drain. You can attach your existing hoses to supply hoses in lengths up to 96 inches.

How far should washer drain hose go into drain pipe?

When you place the drain hose into the standpipe, it should reach down about 4 to 6 inches. You simply place it over the side of the standpipe and down enough, so it doesnt fall out. You can also use a 180-degree pipe hook to help keep it in place.

Can I shorten washing machine drain hose?

Sometimes shortening the drain hose of the washing machine is the only way out if it is several times larger than the distance required to connect to the sewer. Simple cutting will make it impossible to use special tips, and twisting will cause delays in the drain.

Can you put Liquid Plumber down a washing machine drain?

Yes. Drano or any drain cleaner can be used to unclog your washing machine drain, but make sure you run your washer without a load of laundry before normal use.

How long can you extend dishwasher drain hose?

A. Mike Casey, a licensed plumbing contractor and co-author of Code Check Plumbing, responds: Most dishwashers come from the factory with a 6-foot 6-inch drain hose, and nearly all manufacturers allow this hose to be extended to a maximum total length of between 10 and 12 feet.

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