Washing Machine suds backing up pump


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Old 11-04-05, 07:11 AM
wvbaker
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Question Washing Machine suds backing up pump

Donít know which forum to post this is in, household or plumbing, so Iíll ask in both.

Need your help and advice.

Our washing machine is located below ground level and upon draining, drains into a pump which then pumps the water up and out to the septic tank. Lately, Iíve noticed that suds are building in the pump causing water to be forced out the tubing, which is located on top the pump and I assume is an air intake pipe. It is PVC, about 1 1/2Ē or 2Ē in diameter and approx. 10Ē or 12Ē in length. This of course causes spillage around the pump and over the floor.

We have not changed brands of detergent and have just recently starting experiencing this problem. When running just plain water into the pump, it works just fine. Fills, kicks on, pumps and shuts off. No spillage what so ever.

When using less detergent, it isnít as bad nor does it happen as often, unless your washing a load of towels. Donít know why. but it is worse when washing towels.

Does anyone have any suggestions or thoughts on what may be causing this to happen and why all of sudden after years of usage?
 
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Old 11-06-05, 10:21 AM
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DRAIN MIGHT HAVE BUILD UP IN IT TRY LOOKING THERE TO SEE IF YOU HAVE GOOd FLOW
 
 

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