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Kenmore top loading washer not draining correctly

It appears that the drain is clear, but when the washer drains- there is some water that backs up. I put a hose with a bladder in the drain for 5 minutes, and thought it was clear? I don't know if this is a washing machine problem or a plumbing problem. Thanks

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I had a similar problem---repairman took off the drain hose and found a curtain tie back stuck in the hose.(washed it two days before, wondered where it went) We were told that small items often float over the top of the tub and clog up the drain hose--he suggested using a small bag to wash socks, hankies ect. This problem cost us $75 to fix, but we could have done it ourselves. Good Luck Jen

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