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Water overflows from drain pipe

When our new GE washer drains, water overflows from the drain pipe. The PVC drain pipe opening is 2 inches in diameter. Is it too small? Any ideas what the problem is?

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On the drain go down 6 inches ,add one 90elbow,extend up to the height of the original drain.should relieve the air that is pushing the water out.

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2 ins is rather small and there may also be a partial blockage somewhere in the system you are not aware off.
a naughty cure is to restrict the drain hose of the machine so water comes out a bit slower

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