Doing your usual load of laundry and suddenly find yourself with a washing machine that refuses to drain? Don’t fret. It’s not time to spring for a new one just yet! Here are some things to consider when your washing drain is clogged:
1. Check all the drain points for blockages and obstructions. It’s likely that there’s just a buildup of debris stuck in the drains of your washing machine. Thankfully, these blockages are fairly easy to clean out. There are many drain cleaners available to help you clear these out. Do your research and find out what options are safe for your machine and for your drains. After all, you don’t want to cause a bigger damage that will be costly in the future.
2. Check your drain tube for clogs. The drain tube is easy to remove. You should be able to detach it from your washing machine, no problem. It’s usually large enough to look into so you can inspect it closely. You can also try to blow into the drain tube to check if air is coming up from the other side. If you find that this isn’t a case, then you’ve located your problem!
3. If your drain tube isn’t the problem, you might need to check the drain pipe where the machine drain tube goes. Remove the tube attached to the machine from your drain and try to flush water down the pipe. If the water backs up, it must mean there’s debris stuck in your drain pipe.
4. To solve the clogs in both your drain tube and drain pipe, a plumber’s snake ought to come in handy. Simply inset the snake into the problem area, carefully turning it clockwise as you do so. When the end of the snake seems to have hit debris, push through it and see if you can keep feeding the snake into the drain. If you can’t it must mean the clog is solid and you can now slowly pull up the drain snake to remove the clog from your waterways. It would help to have a bucket to catch the debris when you pull it out.
We hope these tips answer your problems to washing machine waste pipe blocked in Hollywood FL. Check out these tips on how to maintain your washing machine. If you need more help, don’t hesitate to contact Plumbers 911 Florida. You can reach them at 305-662-0668 (Miami-Dade County FL), 954-468-0512 (Broward County FL), 561-327-6287 (Palm Beach County FL).
For more handy washing machine tips, here’s how to install an automatic washing machine shutoff valve! The video below should show you how: