Recently bought a 1940s bungalow (our first house!). While we have a "to do" list a mile long, there's no major problems that need fixing right away. However, we do have a minor issue with hot water pressure. It seems to be only when we run the washing machine.

If we try washing dishes and running the washing machine at the same time the kitchen faucet comes out at a trickle. We can't take a shower if the washing machine is running either. I know pressure should change some, but we have virtually no pressure from other faucets when the washing machine is on.

Does anyone have any clues about what could be the problem? Any ideas on where to start? Thanks for any tips!

One last bit of information that might be helpful: the laundry room was added on to the house at a later date.