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Drain hose height requirement

Have a "clearanced' washer without manuals. is it a safe assumption that the loop of the drain hose be above the highest point of the washer drum. looking for the proper placement, as washer is not working properly.

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They should come up above the tub about where a garbage disp would be you can get a manuel and inst insc here http://www.frigidaire.com/support/support.asp

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