Washing machine drain pain - without a drain?


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Old 12-08-09, 04:47 PM
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Washing machine drain pain - without a drain?

My laundry room is on the second floor of my house. I have a Watts Intelliflow device that will automatically shut off the water if the the washing machine is off or if it detects water on the floor. I have also installed the metal braided hoses to reduce the chance of a hose bursting.

The room does not have a drain on the floor, so does it make sense to put the washing machine in a drain pan? I guess it would catch a small amout of water before overflowing, but not enough to really prevent major damage. Wouldn't it make it harder to move and/or service the machine?
 
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Old 12-09-09, 03:10 AM
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Drain pan will catch a couple of gallons of water but it you put your shut off in pan it will solve your problem Yes it makes washer harder to service.
 
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i'd worry more about the water damage to your property (especially if it the second floor) than concern about servicing the washer. You just need to test your Inteliflow, preferably in the same location, prior to relying on it. "Murphy's law" you know
 
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Old 12-09-09, 03:42 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions. Actually, I'm not sure about putting the shut-off sensor in the pan. That would work if the washer leaked, but what if a hose burst/leaked? The water might not go in the pan.
 
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if you replace the hoses every 5 years they will never fail. may want to replace the washer's inlet valve every 5 years too if you are super paranoid.
 
 

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