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Old 11-03-2012, 10:43 PM
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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.

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Old 11-03-2012, 11:04 PM
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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.

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Old 11-04-2012, 04:59 AM
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Keep it simple.Tell the little lady you got her a new one!!.





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I have never seen a lint filter on a washer....Is the waste water going into a sink or straight into the drain piping?
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Our washing machine dumps into a wash tub. My wife puts the sock style lint filter right over the end of the dump hose.

We've never had a problem with clogged drains.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:58 AM
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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.
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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.



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?

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Old 11-04-2012, 08:10 AM
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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.

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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......
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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.

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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...
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:32 AM
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My washer is in the middle of the house so I can't do it that easy.

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

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!

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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?

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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?

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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 I sure hope this helps its agrivating! Ive been there


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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