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    Washer Drain Backs Up when Spinning

    Asked Nov 17, 2004, 04:50 PM 3 Answers
    Help! Every time the washer spins out it backs up and squirts out the top of the drain. I've been told that it might be a clogged air duct. I ran water from my hose done the airduct on the roof for about 15 minutes and it seems to be clear. I've also ran draino down the pipe and it still backs up. Any suggestions? The drain size is 1 1/2 diameter. Thanks for your help.

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    Nov 17, 2004, 05:21 PM
    You may have to try a plumbers snake or disassemble the trap if you can. The problem could be synthetics Drano won't touch.
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    Nov 17, 2004, 05:28 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Frazier
    Help! Everytime the washer spins out it backs up and squirts out the top of the drain. I've been told that it might be a clogged air duct. I ran water from my hose done the airduct on the roof for about 15 minutes and it seems to be clear. I've also ran draino down the pipe and it still backs up. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help.
    Oh, my drain size is 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
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    Nov 18, 2004, 11:58 AM
    Washer Drain Backs Up when Spinning


    Hey Frazier, (Love your show).

    Your problem isn't in the vent but a buildup of lint and grease in the drain line.
    You will have to have the drain line snaked out and cleared. It won't get better, it will only get worse. Regards, Tom
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