kitchen sink backs up when washer drains

Old 04-10-05, 06:37 AM
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Question kitchen sink backs up when washer drains

Evidently, my washing machine drain is tied into the drain on my kitchen sink. I have started noticing that when the washer is draining, my sink backs up. Does anyone know what could be causing this?
Old 04-10-05, 08:27 AM
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Water from washing machines is full of lint. It collects at turns in the piping and forms clogs. These clogs inturn, direct water a different direction and in your case, its towards the sink. You may have to snake the drainline out or try an enzyme drain cleaner such as Drain Care that eats the clog. Good luck.

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