Washing machine drain pipe too short?

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Old 06-21-14, 07:28 PM
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Washing machine drain pipe too short?

I just moved into a new place and the washing machine drain pipe seems a little short and has a trap which didn't seem like what I'd seen previously.

I'm not well versed in these things, so I hoped to get some advice as to what I should do.

Do I need a longer drain pipe. If I do, what are my options?

Also, I'm renting, so I'm hoping this won't be a major fix.

Here's a couple of photos of the drain pipe from the wall and the drain I'm using from the washer. Apologies about the rotation. I tried to get them oriented correctly, but it didn't work.
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Old 06-21-14, 10:53 PM
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The standpipe needs to be as high as the tub in the washer or the water will drain out by itself.
 
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Old 06-22-14, 11:34 AM
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Hi, thanks for the reply. I decided to try a load because it was late and Home Depot was closed. It filled the tub when intended and didn't drain until it was supposed to.
 
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Old 06-22-14, 01:58 PM
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Try it on a permanent press cycle where it has a partial drain down and see if it's still ok.
 
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Thanks for the tip. I didn't realize that Permanent Press does partial draining of the tub. I've got some laundry to do, so I'll check it out.

Given the current state of the pipe, how would you suggest extending it another 18-24 inches?
 
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Old 06-23-14, 06:28 PM
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That stand pipe is an overflow accident waiting happen. If that trap is even a little bit plugged it will overflow. And can it take the discharge capacity of the washer pump? I know mine would never be able to use a stand pipe of that size. My washer empties into a stationary tub and it fills over half way as the washer empties. If you have any room at all I would put in a catch basin.
 
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