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Sink u bend Outlet connector
(Washing Machine/Dishwasher)
The Sink U bend extension tube allows you to connect your appliance to an existing waste outlet without any additional work involved, however the spigot which protrudes from the U bend is blanked off initially and the tip of it needs to be cut off before any hose is connected. This statement may seem obvious to most but many engineers have been called out because the customers new machine wont empty for this very reason. These type of connectors are prone to grease and fat clogging the spigot when the sink is emptied after dishes have been washed up, which causes blockages not only in the U bend assembly but also part way into the machines outlet hose as well. Another fault is if there is a blockage with your domestic outlet from the sink the waste water would take the route of least resistance and you would have it empting into your appliance.
Associated Faults
  • The machine is full of dirty water
  • Water comes up in the sink when the machine empties
  • The machine wont empty
  • The washing machine wont spin
Domestic appliance Outlet connector
(Washing Machine/Dishwasher)
This form of domestic appliance outlet connector can be sited on any 1" to 1" waste pipe and with a swivel nozzle is accessible from almost any angle. It incorporates a non return plunger which prevents waste water travelling down the pipe from another source such as the sink, being forced up the appliance outlet hose and into the machine. The known problem with this valve is that it does tend to get clogged with residue from your machine and this causes it to stick in the closed position which in turn prevents your appliance from emptying. Fortunately they're easy to dismantle and clean out.
Associated Faults
  • The machine wont empty
  • The washing machine wont spin
Domestic appliance Outlet stand pipe
(Washing Machine/Dishwasher)
The domestic appliance stand pipe is just one method of connecting the outlet hose from a domestic appliance to your drainage system, either directly attached to the waste pipe or freefall over an outside drain. The u trap at the base of the pipe retains water and this prevents smells from the drain entering the home environment. The outer diameter of the appliance outlet hose must be smaller than that of the inner diameter of the stand pipe which will produce an air break (allowing air to get between both pipes)and prevent siphoning. The appliance hose only need hook into the top of the stand pipe which should stand at least half the height of the related appliance. If there is a restriction or blockage in the stand pipe or its exit point then water will back fill up the pipe and overflow. If the outlet hose is pushed too far into the stand pipe it would cause the machine to siphon the water from the appliance after or during the first rinse in which case the machine would never reach the correct water level to advance onto the next part of the program and just be continually filling up
Associated Faults
  • Water overflow
  • Siphoning