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  • Writer's pictureMike O.

What is a drain pan for a washer ?

A drain pan for a washing machine is a tray or receptacle that is designed to catch and contain any water that may leak or spill from the washing machine. It is typically made of plastic or metal and is placed underneath the washing machine to catch any water that may leak from the hoses, connections, or the machine itself.

The drain pan serves an important safety function by preventing water damage to the flooring and structure of the home, as well as preventing mold and mildew growth. In most cases, drain pans are required by building codes and local regulations in order to protect the home from water damage.

The drain pan should be checked regularly to ensure that it is not overflowing or leaking. If the drain pan is full of water, it should be emptied and cleaned to prevent mold and mildew growth. If the drain pan is cracked or leaking, it should be replaced immediately.

It is important to check the manufacturer's instructions for the specific location and installation of the drain pan for your washer, as different washer models may have different requirements.

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