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When running washing machine, water backs up through a nearby shower drain and makes a gurgling noise. How do I solve this problem?

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You likely have a partial blockage down the line from these two drains, or maybe where the two lines are joined. First thing to try would be a long snake to see if you can clear the line from either of your drains.+

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  • This is really common and usually a partial blockage as Bmitch suggests, some rare cases heavily corroded pipes can cause backups because of turblance but in this case they are close to failure. A snake to clean will be your friend. – Ed Beal Dec 1 '18 at 17:31

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