Plumbing for washing machine

Plumbing for washing machine has three common types:

  1. Water that won't drain in your washing machine. This water may indicate a drain hose clog.
  2. Washing machine hose leak. Get emergency help immediately or schedule a time convenient for you.
  3. Water damage to floor or walls. A restoration team is ready to come help.


Of course, help is here for any washing machine plumbing needs.

Plumbing for Washing Machine

Plumbing for washing machine drain

When your washing machine drain line is clogged it will not drain properly.  Sometimes it won't drain at all.  Drain lines commonly become clogged with soap sludge, lint, and dirt.

Plumbing for washing machine drain is a rough situation.  There are some things for you to check.


How to unclog a washing machine drain line:

  1. Check your washing machine's drainage hose. It connects your washing machine with the drainage pipe.  A kink or twist in the hose could cause the blockage.
  2. Get a bucket and detach the drainage hose from the washing machine. Check for clogs.  Sludge may be removed by soaking the hose in a sink.  Add 2 tablespoons of bleach for each gallon of water.
  3. Next check the pump filter. A clogged pump filter will not allow draining.
  4. Check for a broken tab on the washing machine cover. This will also stop draining.
  5. Inspect the water pump and the drum of the washing machine. Any clothes wedged into these areas may also cause a clog.


It's quite possible these checks will not locate the clog.  In that case it is highly likely the clog is in the drainage pipe.  That will require a plumbing pro to fix.  Contact a plumber.

Rough plumbing for washing machine

Rough plumbing for washing machine is beyond most DIY projects.  First, it is complicated and requires great plumbing skill.  Second, one small mistake can cause a flood at great cost.


Go ahead and contact a plumber to do the rough plumbing for washing machine.

How to Install a Washing Machine

Here's how to install a washing machine in 5 steps:

  1. Remove your old washing machine.

Empty clothes from washer.

Unplug the machine.

Pull washer away from the wall.

Turn off the water valves.

Disconnect the supply lines over a bucket.

Simply pull the drain line out to disconnect.

Unplug and remove your dryer as well.


Of course washing machines and dryers are very big and heavy.  You will need a few able people to remove them.


  1. Prepare your new Washing Machine

Measure doors to be sure the unit will fit into your space.

Be sure there is enough space for the door to open.

Place the washing machine on a hard, level surface.

Put a drain pan under the washing machine.

Remove the carriage bolts from the back of the unit.  They will usually stop the machine's drum from moving.


  1. Connect the Water Supply Hoses

Screw the water supply hoses into to the wall spigots.

Connect the other ends to the washing machine.


  1. Set up the Drain Hose

Attach the drain hose to a sink or standpipe.

Check for leaks along the line.


  1. Level the washing machine

Put a level on the top of your machine.

Level the machine by adjusting the legs and locking them in place.

Check level along each edge of the top of the machine.

Plug in the unit.

Run the washing machine.  Watch it to catch any leaks.

Washing Machine Hoses

Here are 4 reasons why washing machine hoses leak:

  1. Wear and tear.
  2. Poor water quality, especially hard water.
  3. Installation errors.
  4. Worn rubber washer.


The industry standard for washing machine hoses is braided stainless steel.  It is the most durable type of hose available.

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