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I have a GE washer that the water out flows into my bathroom

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I have a GE washer that the water out flows into my bathroom sink. It outflows too quickly for the sink to drain the water and then overflow and flood my bathroom. How can I change the outflow speed?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Alan replied 8 years ago.
You can not change the speed of the drain nor should you. That would lead to other problems with the washer.
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
How can I prevent the flooding?
Expert:  Alan replied 8 years ago.

Make sure that your drain is not restricted at all, sometimes down where the stopper is controled it can get hair and junk clogging it. It may be that the sink cant take as much water as the washer puts out. Will it reach to the bathtub?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.

I had the pipes checked for clogs and there ok. No, it won't reach the bath tub. How about a longer hose ormaybe with a u-hose?

Expert:  Alan replied 8 years ago.

You can use a longer hose, just make sure that it comes up as high as the top of the washer before it goes into the tub.