I had my basement finished and had them put in lines for washing machines.
Now, after the first use or two of the washer, it won't drain. I looked at the filter, and I found a lot of this stuff: . There's not much in the picture since I threw most of it out first, but I'd say I've found a few ounces of it at least on multiple occasions after clearing the filter and drain hose of it.
When I I flushed out the drain hose, I didn't really find anything that seemed like it could be the source.
I asked the previous owner of the machines twice, and he said he hadn't had any problems with it.
Could this be coming from the water line? Or could someone have maybe run the washer with a whole bunch of rocks?!? I can't think of anything else.