Washing Machine Drainage Issues

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Old 09-13-11, 12:45 AM
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Washing Machine Drainage Issues

Hopefully some advice can help me out. I have a old house where the washing machine is located in the basement which has no floor drain, sump pump, etc located in the basement and therefore the washing machine must drain by pumping the water to the main level and then into the pipes and out. The issue is that the washing machine does not have enough power to pump the water to this location by itself.

Is it possible to install a simple laundry basin with a pump located in or under the basin to pump the water to the main level and thus helping the washing machine out? the basin and pump would be used solely for the washing machine. what would you recommend in this case? thanks!
 
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Old 09-13-11, 09:03 AM
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Do a Google search using laundry tray pump for the search term.
 
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Old 09-13-11, 09:51 AM
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I installed one of these a few years back. Was easy to install and use.

Amazon.com: LTA-1-ABC HARTELL DIRECT MOUNT SINK, Automatic laundry tray pump w/8 foot cord & plug: Home Improvement
 
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