How high may the drain of a washing machine be

The drain of your washing machine should not be placed higher than 1 meter from the ground. If the drain is placed much higher than the washing machine, the washing machine is less able to pump the water away. If the water runs back into the washing machine, it will stop the washing program. At the same time, you do not want the drain to be lower than 60 cm from the ground, because then there is a risk that the washing machine will empty too soon. In general, we therefore recommend that you place your washing machine drain around 80 to 85 cm from the ground – preferably somewhere between 60 cm and 1 meter.


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