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Washer won't drain may be plugged

After doing a load of rugs and adding some oxyclean, wich seems to have created a lot of bubbles, ( we did try the rinse and spin cycle) how ever the washer won't drain and now water is leeking out of the bottom of the machein. It seems to be plugged up or something. Please help me know how to unpuge it I am not sure how to take off the hose or what ever is necessary

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Re: Washer won't drain may be plugged

The drain may be clogged with debris. Please check your manual because there may be an access port under the panel at the bottom of the machine to remove the blockage.

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