Diagnose my leaky pipe!
October 17, 2012 12:44 PM Subscribe
Can you help me to understand what the problem with my sink and washing machine pipes is? A heavy load of draining water spills out from near the U-bend.
posted by tumples to home & garden (9 answers total)
Since having the washing machine fitted a couple of months ago, we have had a problem with the U bend underneath the sink. There is a spare outlet pipe hole at the top of the U-bend, and when there is a heavy load of water draining out of the sink the majority of it spills out of two slanted holes near the top of this cap. The volume of water is not extraordinary, just a full sink. Before we call an expensive plumber, I was hoping someone might be able to point out what the problem is that stops all of the water from draining down the pipes and instead pushing out of these holes. The problem occurs whether or not the washing machine is on.
Here are some pictures: Imgur
The second picture shows the connection between washing machine and sink just to the left of the other pictures.
Here is a video of the spill in action: Youtube