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Water does not pump out

Water outlet appears to be cloged , cant find a place to clean

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If you have the WSXH208A that you posted under, you will have to take the lower front panel off (one 1/4 inch hex screw on each side, right by the floor) then take the hoses off the pump and the two 5/16 hex screws that hold the pump down. Be ready to soak up the water that is still in the hoses and pump when you remove the hoses. Clean the coins and other obstructions from the pump inlet hose and make sure nothing is inside the pump. Reassemble pump and hoses and test. Should be a Fix-Ya for your machine!

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