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My waser drain hose will no allow the water to flow out...washer sounds like stones clicking together. When the drain pipe is placed almost on the floor it works well.

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I did just like you told me.The drain line had a pen stuck in it .many thanks

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If you are hearing stone like sounds from your washer while it is pumping.. then there is a good chance you have something caught in the pump itself.. coin, bobby pin, or some artifact..You'll have to gain access to the pump and clear out whatever you find in there..
The drain hose works well when you put it on the floor because your water is draining from gravity and not from the pump ( the pump has to push the water up the hose)...
Hope this helps you..

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