Question by  michelle99 (73)

Should I be worried that my washing machine drains through/to the sump pump?


Answer by  StarOne (941)

It is not unheard of for a washing machine to drain into a sump pump. This was probably done when the owner of the home wanted the machine in the basement but didn't want to pay to have it plumped correctly. It is not recommended.


Answer by  rbiales (3441)

sump pumps are there to remove water that comes into a basement from outside. This is usually a fairly uncommon situation and the amount of water removed at any one time is generally a lot smaller than the amount that comes all at once from a washer. In addition, if you use hot water this is again something outside design.


Answer by  mat76 (97)

If your washing machine drains through/to the sump pump, you should be very worried if the sump pump is off or broken and you use the machine. Of course, if you know it is off and still use the machine, that makes you an idiot!


Answer by  harper2583 (466)

Well it should be hooked up to your wasste lines because of all the cemicals that are goiing into the ground.


Answer by  georgekutty (173)

In my washing machine drains water by a small pump is used. The damage of pump draining is not done.

You have 50 words left!