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The out flow of the maytag washer is too forceful and the water

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The out flow of the maytag washer is too forceful and the water backs up into the the 2 sinks. I am taking the drain line of the washer into a 1 1/2" stand pipe that goes to a common drain that also has 2 sinks attached. The washer drain attaches above the 2 sinks on the 1 1/2" drain line.

This is a very old rental duplex sharing the same drain. I cannot jack hammer up the floor to put in new drain line. I tried snaking from where the vent comes out the roof and I get so far and the snake stops.

My config right now is that the stand pipe does a 90 degree and heads in to the main 1 1/2" line.The top of the stand pipe is also 38" above the floor.

Is there a way to get into the washer and decrease the water flow? Or can I, as one friend suggested but I do not think is a wise option, is to crimp the flex drain hose but I would think that would create too much back pressure.

I think that there must be a way to modify the output in or on the washer unit it self.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 4 years ago.

yes the drain has to be able to carry away 20 gals .a min. , no way to change volume of water that pump discharges.

You could only restrict drain , somehow .

I can not tell you how due to legal reasons we are not able to tell you how to modify an appliance.

But You should alway listen to your friends,Wink

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
You see, my one thought would be to find out where the water empties inside the washer and decrease the size of the output hole.

I do listen to my friends also.
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 4 years ago.
yes just a small hose clamp say restrict hose 10-20%
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