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    Sherry Scivally Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Dec 28, 2006, 08:09 AM
    Washing machine drain back up
    What can I do to clean out build up in drain lines. Evidently a snake will not work. Is there a chemical that will reduce or clean drain line build up?
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    speedball1 Posts: 29,301, Reputation: 1939
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    Dec 28, 2006, 10:44 AM
    There's no chemical on the market that's as good as a snake. Snake from the washer roof vent. Good luck, Tom

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