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Err20 No drainage

I have just moved to a new house. I have plumbed my washing machine into the existing pipe work that was left for I presume a washing machine. I turned it on and all seemed well until it was time to drain the the water, it made a sort of gurgling sound). Then it started beeping and flashing err20 (I think it was). So I looked up in the manual and it said that the outlet house may be blocked or bent. I checked it definitely wasn't bent. The thing with my washing machine is that there is no obvious way to remove the hose as it is part of the back of the machine. There is no back cover to remove. So can anyone please tell me how to unblock the outlet hose? Thanks FixItChick

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Re: Err20 No drainage

Remove the hose from the outlet and lay it as flat as poss into a bowl. fill the machine up and see how much water starts to run out. if there is a lot then there may be a blocked outlet instead. the way to attempt to clear a waste hose out without removing it is to buy a flexi unblocker (like a bendywound wire) from a handyman shop and ram it up the hose. tone.

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