Leaking Washing Machine set up

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by Emma Wilmot, Apr 18, 2021.

  1. Emma Wilmot

    Emma Wilmot New Member

    Just moved and renting a house.
    Istalled a washing machine and connected the waste pipe to this thing by pushing it in.

    Ran the washing machine and it leaked.

    What have we missed?
     

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  2. jonathanc

    jonathanc Screwfix Select

    Check there is no bung in that white adapter and then use jubilee clip to secure your pipe to it. Plus loop your grey pipe so it’s higher and pumping down into the white pipe
     
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  3. Muzungu

    Muzungu Screwfix Select

    +1 to that. The grey pipe needs to be as high as possible, touching the bottom of the worktop if you are able and then looping down into the adapter. Swivel the white adapter so it points up as well.

    With it like it is your sink may well try to drain through the washing machine.
     
  4. dcox

    dcox Screwfix Select

    Take the swivel spigot thing off first and check there’s no blanking cap inside. Then follow guidance above.
     
  5. Emma Wilmot

    Emma Wilmot New Member

    We've done this and it's still leaking :(

    Any further suggestions?
     
  6. pppmacca43

    pppmacca43 Super Member

    U have attached and used a jubilee to tighten and it’s still leaking? Can u show a photo of how it’s currently attached?
     
  7. spirits are real 2016

    spirits are real 2016 Screwfix Select

    Soak the washing machine hose end in boiling water to soften it and take white spigot of waste and whilst soft push end as far down as possible and then secure the hose on white spigot with two Jubilee clips then it will not dare leak..(could be a spring onion)
     
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  8. Muzungu

    Muzungu Screwfix Select

    Can you see exactly where it is leaking from?
     
  9. Emma Wilmot

    Emma Wilmot New Member

    It leaks from between the grey pipe and the white pipe.
     

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  10. pppmacca43

    pppmacca43 Super Member

    Spirits are real suggestion is worth a try
     
  11. dcox

    dcox Screwfix Select

    Would your jubilee clip tighten up any more?
     
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  12. spirits are real 2016

    spirits are real 2016 Screwfix Select

    That is how i do it every time i plumb in a washing machine and ive never had any leaks..
     
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  13. pppmacca43

    pppmacca43 Super Member

    I’ve never tried it but normally they fit so snugly that pushing them on and using a jubilee clip is enough. I like it tho, it’s a handy tip I hadn’t thought about before.
     
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  14. Muzungu

    Muzungu Screwfix Select

    There's two diameters on that spigot, I reckon you need to get it over the larger diameter, you have it over the smaller. How easy does it push on to the smaller diameter?
     
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  15. pppmacca43

    pppmacca43 Super Member

    yep might just need pushing on further and the jubilee down tightly. Unusual for these to leak, quite often come across them with no jubilee clips on they aren’t leaking
     
  16. Nail_2512

    Nail_2512 New Member

    You are correct.

    That spigot is designed for two sizes of pipe. You need to cut the smaller diameter section off to fit the washing machine pipe pictured.
     
  17. Emma Wilmot

    Emma Wilmot New Member

    Hello again! We cut the spigot and the leak is now fixed. Unfortunately now we keep getting error 21, which is a draining error. Any ideas?
     

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  18. spirits are real 2016

    spirits are real 2016 Screwfix Select

    Yes you've plumbed it in wrong it must be plumbed in high and going down to waste it will not pump up hill you will need to redo it..
     
  19. pppmacca43

    pppmacca43 Super Member

    What make is the washing machine? Not all e21 faults are drain faults. If it is that could the filter need cleaning. Or could hose be kinked?

    you have plumbed it in ok, they can pump uphill or you would have to have the waste connected at ground level
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2021
  20. Muzungu

    Muzungu Screwfix Select

    To be honest I would have the hose looped up, if possible, right to the underneath of the worktop. I had mine similar to yours to begin with and when I emptied a full sink it would allow some flow back through into the dishwasher. It is my understanding that the ideal situation is that top of the loop is above the level that you are likely to fill the sink.
     
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