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Flood error Our sewer line backed up the other day and some of the water backed up into the washing machine through the drain line. Got the sewer line cleare but now the machine wil not let the water drain out. I tok the drain hose out of the drain pipe in case the drain pipr was clogged. Still no drainage. I removed all of the water from the wash basket and tok off the drain hose from the washing machine. I then checked the guide and checked the field service mode. I got a flood error code. Is there anyway to reset the machine so that I will not have to call a repairman!

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