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Washer both fills and drains at the same time

My washer both fills and drains the water from the tub at the same time when set to over half fill without reaching the cutoff level. I have just rendered the wall behind the washer and am suspicious some mortar has been flushed down the line when reconnected and might be blocking a valve. Does this seem like a good starting point to look from? I would appreciate any advise you can provide.

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Your drain hose is to low ,,its called the sphion effect,,just lift drain hose up height of machine before it can go down,,,onthejob

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If your unit is both filling and draining this is usually from a siphoning action, caused by improper drain lines, you should drain the unit into a standpipe at lleast 36inches from floor, and have an "air gap" so as to prevent "siphoning"

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