your drain has a restriction in line and needs to be snaked
Partial blockage. Snake the drain.
what would be needed to drain a washing machine up from a basement? We have power and water, as the water heater is in the basement, but the drains are about five feet up.
Because the washing machine drains down the same main drain and it's suction as it goes by is trying to suck the water out of the under sink U trap.
The drain is getting plugged and the toilet is lower than the washing machine drain so it is easier for the water to come up in the toilet than to go straight out the drain. Put some drain cleaner down the drain where the washing machine drains and that may solve the problem.
This is most likely caused by a lack of venting on either your washing machine drain or sink. The gurgling noise you hear is actually air getting drawn through the water in the sinks trap as the washing machine water drains past the sink drain. Both the sink and washing machine should be checked for venting issues by a licensed plumber.
You can drain it directly into a drain pipe. Just make sure the the top of the drain pipe is even with the top of the washing machine. If not, the water from the washing machine will drain all of the time. There is no valve in the machine to stop the water from draining. The washing machine drains using a pump motor.
It might be plumbed wrong -- or either your sewer is stoping up --
The washing machine works by filling with water and rotating. The operator has to put in soap, bleach and softener. The washer agitates, then spins, then fills with water, then rinses by agitating, then drains again by spinning.
make sure your drain hose is not covering the whole circumference of your drain pipe or you wont get good ventalation. Option 2 vent pipe in wall could be slightly plugged.
This is called a direct drain and they are not easy to find compared to tub drains that drain via the overflow pipe. Watco and Dearborn Brass both make kits to do this, available in the US.
Yes you could, but it's usually not allowed by plumbing codes. Another point: Sometimes in Britain the outlet from a washing machine is joined to the under sink waste. I lived in a house with this arrangement once, and every time the washing machine was on you got bad smells from the drains, so I wouldn't recommend it.
Drain on the dial of a washing machine usually just means it drains the water out that is currently sat in the bottom of the machine allowing the door to be opened or to become empty
Washing machine drains into a floor drain? The drain need cleaning. Liquid drain cleaner may do it, or it may need to be snaked. Simple fix is to get a 30 gallon trash can, cut a small hole in the bottom, the size of a quarter and set it over the drain. Let the washer drain into that. The small hole will let the water drain at a rate that the floor drain can handle it.
Sounds like the washing machine discharge is fitted to the main drain in the wrong place and it's discharge is filling your toilet. It's possible there may be something of a blockage just after the toilet, causing a backup. I would try to snake the the pipe from toilet out. You may even have to remove the toilet from the floor and do it there if there is no access underneath (like a basement or a crawlspace). I have snaked main drains from the toilets many times, and it's a pain having to re-re the toilet, but often it's the only way.
An overflow is a box that hangs on the back of the tank (or is sometimes built in) and allows the water to "overflow" to a wet/dry filter (the tank sized filters people have underneath their tanks). The overflow has a U shaped tube that allows water to siphon from the main tank into the overflow box. The overflow box then drains the water down a tube to the wet/dry filter continuing the siphon by pulling the water as it drains. If you are going to purchase on, they should come with instructions. www.wetwebmedia.com is a good place to learn about all types of fish related things.
Either dried out P-trap or possibly no p-trap or break in drain line after p-trap
OF course they can unless they have overflow drains built in.After all they are just large vessels and will only hold a certain amount.
Why is Coolant overflowing from the cooling tank at times and drains down into the left rear well?
it might be a clogged vent pipe, look at it first, if some think was added or changed in a remodel and its not plumbed in or vented right.
Depends how it is pumbed. All a P or S trap does is stop the smell of the drains getting back into the house. The P is best because it has less resistance to flow.
First pour water into the can until it overflows and drains. Next place an object into the overflow can, being careful not to spill. Place a beaker under the overflow can to collect the water that is displaced by the object. Record the volume in millimeters of the displaced water. This is the volume of the object.
That often happens if they both drain into the same pipe. Main thing to watch is that you DON'T dump food scraps down the sink, or it may plug the pipe and then prevent the washer from draining.
There are multiple reasons why your washing machine might not drain. The drain line could be clogged with debris or even clothing, the pump pulley could be frozen, or the pipe that the washer drains into could be clogged.