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Why Does Water Back-Up When Running My Washing Machine?

Having a washing machine in your home is a luxury that many homeowners take for granted. Having to lug your laundry to a laundromat is a tedious task. Staying home and doing laundry is lovely, which makes it so detrimental when issues occur with your machine. Problems with a washing machine typically require immediate attention. That is why we recommend all homeowners have the number of an emergency plumber Manhattan on hand.

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Drain problems with your machine fall into two categories:

  1. Water is unable to drain correctly from the pipes
  2. Water does not properly drain out of the machine

What causes these problems? Many things can go wrong with a washing machine and cause water to back-up. When this happens, you do not want to ignore the issue. Aside from the pile of dirty clothes that accumulate, the excess water may lead to water damage.

Why is the water backing up?

  1. Faulty lid switch
  2. Something obstructing the impellers or water pump filter
  3. A broken or loose drive belt
  4. A failure of the water pump
  5. A clog in your drain system
  6. A clog may also appear in the rubber drain tube leading from the machine to the drain standpipe

The majority of these issues are identifiable while the machine is running. Look into the window while the machine is working.

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The reason why water is backing up doesn’t matter as much as the solution. The only way to properly fix a broken washing machine is to contact a professional plumber in Manhattan. Call us today!

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