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MARTINSR 11-03-2012 10:43 PM

Anyone know washing machines?
 
I have a 2004 frigidaire washer. It has no lint filter to clean, is there one hidden inside that gets clogged and bypassed or something? I am sick of going under the house and clearing the drain every year.

Brian

MARTINSR 11-03-2012 11:04 PM

I am thinking about adding a larger drain pipe to the elbow coming out of the wall and bringing it over where I can get to it. This larger pipe would be vertical going up the wall behind the washer for the drain from the washer to go into it just like if it was a wash basin or sink. I can then simply put a net style trap on the end of the washer drain hose like you would in a wash basin.

It's either that or by a $175 filter. :D

Brian

http://septicfilters.com/images/filt...trol160_LG.jpg

1Gary 11-04-2012 04:59 AM

Keep it simple.Tell the little lady you got her a new one!!.


http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w...s/other/th.jpg


That will win ya some points for sure.:rolleyes::D:D

poncho62 11-04-2012 05:16 AM

I have never seen a lint filter on a washer....Is the waste water going into a sink or straight into the drain piping?

astroracer 11-04-2012 06:20 AM

Our washing machine dumps into a wash tub. My wife puts the sock style lint filter right over the end of the dump hose.
http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/corey321/Lint_Trap111.jpg
We've never had a problem with clogged drains.

CrashFarmer2 11-04-2012 06:58 AM

We had a GE that had what they called filter flow. It pumped water into a basket that sat on top of the agitator as it washed. It always had a lint ball in the basket when the washer was done. All we did was throw the lint ball away and it was ready for the next load.

MARTINSR 11-04-2012 08:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poncho62 (Post 1606752)
I have never seen a lint filter on a washer....Is the waste water going into a sink or straight into the drain piping?

It goes out of the washer (red line) hangs down, then up to the pipe that comes out of the wall (red line) which is pretty tall off of an elbow trap at the bottom of the wall.

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/a...s/DSCF0967.jpg

The water will back up until it spews out the top of the white pipe that the washer drain is going into.

There is never a problem with the trap, or anything, there is never a piece of anything anywhere, until I go under the house and clear out the pipe. I never see anything there either, but it flows after I've done that.

There is no cleanable filter at the washer! WTH is with that? Every washer I have ever seen had a filter you cleaned out before each wash, WTH is with this newer crap that wouldn't have a filter to capture this stuff?

Brian

MARTINSR 11-04-2012 08:10 AM

Well I thought I had added white and red lines? So weird, I did it on photo bucket, the photo on photo bucket has these lines but I don't see them here. Hopefully they will catch up. :D

Brian

poncho62 11-04-2012 08:14 AM

So, you are saying the drain backs up?

Honestly, I have never seen a filter of that sort on a washer. I have pretty much the same setup drain wise as you and have never had a problem with lint backing up the drain......

MARTINSR 11-04-2012 08:16 AM

Yeah, the lint clogs the pipe under the house before it gets to the main (4"?) sewer pipe under there. It has happened a number of times, I need to go under the house and snake it out.

Brian

boatbob2 11-04-2012 09:06 AM

Hi,i took the outlet hose from my washer,and inserted it into a piece of PVC,then ran it thru the wall to the back yard,probably 15 feet,then i got a fitting to make a T,then used 2 -5 ft long pieces,capped on one end,then drilled 5/16 holes every 4 inches on these 2 pieces,glued everything together,EXCEPT,the straight leg of PVC,so i could occasionally remove end so i could wash out the lint,saved my septic tank,and watered the grass at the same time...

MARTINSR 11-04-2012 09:32 AM

My washer is in the middle of the house so I can't do it that easy.

Brian

painted jester 11-04-2012 09:47 AM

Put a Holley and headers on it!! LOL (you new that was coming):evil: :D

My washer did the same thing and the vent pipe on the house had debris in it that lets air into your system! It was slowing down the flow of water letting lint build up in the system if the washer pipe fits tight in the out pipe it increases the problem! I added a vent for the washer only and never had another problem!

But that may not be the problem your having!

Jester

MARTINSR 11-04-2012 10:00 AM

Ok Jester you have me thinking........you are talking the vents that go up to the roof? I don't believe there is one on this portion of the system. And my hose from the washer does go into the drain pipe tight, hmmmmmm. How did you add the vent to the washer?

Brian

painted jester 11-04-2012 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MARTINSR (Post 1606863)
Ok Jester you have me thinking........you are talking the vents that go up to the roof? I don't believe there is one on this portion of the system. And my hose from the washer does go into the drain pipe tight, hmmmmmm. How did you add the vent to the washer?

Brian

A pcv 45T (and another to make the pipe plum) at the washer pcv pipe going up to the ceiling about a foot down from where the washer hose enters! But if its not the problem and it plugs it could rise in the vent and come out ! My home is vented and goes into a septic but my washer and kitchen sink goes into a dry well and grease trap so they needed the venting I should have run it out the ceiling but was lazy and the 4 extra feet worked fine you could install a one way valve so air can go in the vent but water cant come out and then seal the washer drain tube to the pcv so it cant leak again!

Jester:thumbup: I sure hope this helps its agrivating!:pain: Ive been there:pain:


Man that 175 dollar filter sure looks easy to make and a woman's nylon sock fastened to the inlet inside could catch the lint!!!


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