Washing Machine Waste Pipes
Keeping the washing machine waste pipes in shape is important because through this line the dirty water from the washing goes outside to the sewer. Without this pipe working properly, your machine will wash alright, but there will be problems with draining of the waste which in turn will affect the functioning of the washing machine. First of all, you have to make sure that the hole in the wall through which the waste pipe goes is in the right size matching the diameter of the pipe. Too big will result in unwanted leaks, and too short will constrict the flow of water by crushing the pipe.
Different types of washing machine waste pipes
- Compression waste pipes are fixed with the washing machine with nuts. First of all, the pipe is cut and then the burrs are removed with abrasive paper, preferably sand paper and then it is pushed into the fixture of the machine as far as it goes. Once the pipe fits, the nuts have to be tightened around, thus compressing it with the washer and sealing it airlessly.
- Sometimes, the pipe can be sealed with a welding of solvent cement in the place where it joins the washer. Solvent cement hardens immediately, causing the pipe to stay there perfectly.
- For the machines which come with a perfect push fit connector pipe, you do not have to do much. Simply cutting the pipe to size and inserting it will be enough.
Get professional help to install washing machine waste pipes
Not everyone is adept at the handiwork and knowledge of tool usage needed to cut, shape and polish the pipes as required. The job is best left to professionals who are trained at these kinds of plumbing work. Call the local plumbing agency and appoint an authorized person to come over and do the work for you.