Kitchen sink / washer drainage problem

Have had a bit of a problem for a while but its really starting to bug me now......

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Original Poster

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Basically the water drainage from the washer is going up into the sink in small amounts and its starting to smell!
The flow of the drain is the blue line but whats happening is the yellow line
Me being a DIY novice i wondered if theres any other fitment/part i could attach to stop this happening

probably just a blockage in yr bend

yeah, first run hot water into it for 5 minutes make sure its not a frozen pipe.

Then get Mr Muscle foamer and empty the whole bottle down there and leave as per the instructions, that will sort it.

Or if you want to, unscrew all the pipes, wash them out in the bath, and reassemble them. Its usually the wifes hair in mines, lol.

I would say blockage too

couple of spoons of bicarbonate of soda sprinkled in your plug hole followed by vinegar let it foam up ad when it has stopped fizzling run the hot tap and all should be okay

I took all mine apart when we had a blockage. You'll be surprised at the amount of gunk that gets stuck in the u-bend!

your "washer out" drain is lower than your "outside drain" iirc this should be higher, this might be a contributing factor. As advised check pipes for any blockages. Does sink water drain properly?

Original Poster

i have cleaned it and it was slightly crapped up! but know its going to keep occuring
Just wondered if i could somehow get the washer drainage to bypass the sink

Original Poster

pistol6000

your "washer out" drain is lower than your "outside drain" iirc this … your "washer out" drain is lower than your "outside drain" iirc this should be higher, this might be a contributing factor. As advised check pipes for any blockages. Does sink water drain properly?



sink water drains ok but i agree that the drain out is higher than the washer drainage, council ehhh!?

mumbojumbo

I blame gravity.



I blame gravy!

I'm sure your drain out should be lower.

exbiker

I'm sure your drain out should be lower.



I'm pretty sure your right.

Banned

The washer drainage shouldn't attach to the sink u bend lol

Dirty sink water will be going into your washer. Is it dish washer or washing machine?

lumoruk

The washer drainage shouldn't attach to the sink u bend lolDirty sink … The washer drainage shouldn't attach to the sink u bend lolDirty sink water will be going into your washer. Is it dish washer or washing machine?



Why not? There are plenty of setups like this for washing machines. The drain hose in a setup like this should be raised by about 4/5 inches to stop sink waste going down the pipe as you say though.

meanwhile, put the plug in the sink when using the washer? ( housewife answer not a plumber :))

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dh058977

Why not? There are plenty of setups like this for washing machines. The … Why not? There are plenty of setups like this for washing machines. The drain hose in a setup like this should be raised by about 4/5 inches to stop sink waste going down the pipe as you say though.



yeah you're right, google helps.

http://www.juliancassell.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Plumbing-a-dishwasher-or-washing-machine-7-300x224.jpg

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dark_like_vader

sink water drains ok but i agree that the drain out is higher than the … sink water drains ok but i agree that the drain out is higher than the washer drainage, council ehhh!?



Careful there admitting to being a council tenant, to some on here we are worse than scum.

Can't really see where you washer drain goes (up/down) but being lower than the outlet I'm suprised your washing machine doesn't get full of dirty dish water too.

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harlzter

Careful there admitting to being a council tenant, to some on here we are … Careful there admitting to being a council tenant, to some on here we are worse than scum.



I didn't know you were worse than scum. Serious life choice.

lumoruk

I didn't know you were worse than scum. Serious life choice.



I rest my case...........
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