Clogged Washer | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

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Clogged Washer | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

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You’ve always been told never to leave the house when your washing machine is running. This morning, you found out why. You put in a load of dirty clothes before you went to walk the dog but refrained from turning on the washer before leaving the house.

You turned it on when you got back and got a big mess. The washer drained but water poured out of the drain tube behind the machine.

Although, as says, it can be tricky to diagnose the cause when a washing machine becomes clogged, it sounds as if it is a traditional drain clog.

“Because small fabric fibers routinely are flushed through the system, it’s common for drain clogs to occur in the plumbing pipes into which the washing machine drains,” according to “A clogged drain causes water to back up into the standpipe and spill on the floor. Clearing the clogged drain will usually resolve the problem. ”

How difficult that is to do depends on whether the clog is in the trap area near the machine or farther down the line. You can determine which location is the likeliest by turning on the machine and waiting for it fill then overflow. If it overflows quickly – in a few seconds – after filling, then the clog is likely in the trap area. If it takes longer, then the clog is farther down the line.

You can clear the clog yourself with a power drain snake. If you don’t have one, or you feel uncomfortable about trying to clear the clog yourself, it’s time to call Billy the Sunshine Plumber for help. 

Billy the Sunshine Plumber has been the trusted plumbing pro in Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties since opening in 1924. (That’s a lot of  clogs cleared in almost 100 years.)

Billy the Sunshine Plumber is here to help you 24/7/365 – even on weekends, holidays and during the COVID-19 shutdown. Billy the Sunshine Plumber is here to help you.

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