I have a similar question. My washer (Whirpool) is located in the basement and is about 4 feet below the main line leading out to the sewer. Generally, how high can a washer pump water out? Currently, I have it draining into a utility sink with a pump attached to pump it up the four feet to the waste line. This set up isn't too bad, but just for future reference i would like to know if generally washers are meant to pump water up a few feet in instances like this, so that when I re-do the work room the washer is in (its a bit dingy in there) I could just do away with the pump. Thanks.