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If you have septic and leachfield either your septic tank is full or you have a plugged pipe or leach field. Call ana septic company or excavator. If you have public sewer call municipality. Only other quess would be if washing machine goes into a drywell which is not draining.

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Q: When a washing machine drains why does the 10 inch pipe out of the ground in the backyard overflow?
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What would make your two-inch drain pipe overflow when your washing machine drains?

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Why does the kitchen sink gurgle when the washing machine drains?

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What would cause the toilet to bubble when the washing machine drains?

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When the washing machine drains the soap suds come up through the bathroom toilet why?

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Why does your sink gurgle when your washer drains?

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.


Do i need a tub for the washing machine to drain can't i just drain it into a drain pipe?

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.


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How does the washing machine work?

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Can one successfully plumb a sink drain into the standpipe for a washing machine?

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What causes a toilet to overflow when the washing machine water empties?

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What could cause a sewer gas smell coming from the drainpipe where the washing machine drains when using the machine just started the other day?

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Can a swimming pool overflow when the water level gets high?

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When the washing machine runs or the water drains in the bathtub the water bubbles in the toilet what is the problem?

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Do you need a 'P' trap for your washing machine?

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When your washing machine drains it gurgles in the kitchen sinkk?

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