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Washer Impelling into Hot Water Line

When my washer (a Kenmore H3 elite front loader) spins, it pushes water into the hot water line with sufficient force to burst the connection hose to the hot water heater on the far side of the house (about 40 actual feet away) In short, it acts as though the impeller is connected to the hot water line, not the drain. This came on all of a sudden, and is very duplicatable.
We have temporarily prevented further damage to the far side of the house by shutting of the hot water to the washer, but the wife wants to use hot water in the washer.
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This sounds impossible,hold old is the washer? how long are the hoses to the washer?is it the temp pressure valve on the heater that bursts? can you hear the water draining out the drain pipe, this machine don't go into spin till the water has been drained.

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