This evening I was greeted with a great surprise! Absolutely wonderful to be challenged in such a way on short notice! Can you tell I'm being sarcastic?
Next to the washing machine I found two sodden pieces of clothes. "Odd", I thought to myself "Marli must've dropped them when putting stuff in the dryer." Which is when I noticed the puddle. And the crooked flooring. And the moist concrete below our central heater. And more water behind the washer and dryer. Joy. =_=
Checking a few things I quickly determined that this did not involve hardware failure of either piece of hardware. Nor were any of the tubes leaky. So where the heck does the water come from? Turns out it was the drainage pipe into which the washer's pipe feeds. Waste water was flowing back up the pipe and thus down onto the floor again. Judging by the state of the floor (wood) this crap has been going on for at least a week, while Marli was doing catch-up laundry after our holiday. I just wish we'd caught it sooner.
One might recall I've griped about our house's previous owner before. And it's that time again! I expected to find a clog in the drain's trap, so wanted to open it up. Lo and behold! The screw cap had been painted over, with the same gritty paint that's been applied to all the walls. =_= After chipping at it with a screwdriver for a few minutes I got the cap to open.
There we go! A ball of lint was stuck in there, but what's worse: so was a piece of rubber piping! WTF? o_O
I've no clue where the tube came from. Either it was already in there when we bought it, or it fell off our washer's hose somehow. Took all that stuff out and now everything seems to be okay again. Keeping an eagle's eye on it though.... >_>
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