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Doesn't fill When I start the machine, water goes in but never accumulates. It doesnt feel like the drain hoses are draining it but it never fills in the machine.

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Re: doesn't fill

Is your outlet pipe at the required height behind the machine? Your outlet pipe should be approx 3 feet high behind your machine, or the water would just flow out. The pump in your machine pumps the water OVER this height. Check this out.

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