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I bought a new GE profile washing machine and the drain hose is too short. It is connected to an extender hose and clamped but it is still leaking. Is there a better way to seal the two or do I need a longer hose? If I need a longer drain hose, where do I buy one? Thanks!

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  • yates_perry Jun 20, 2009

    Yes, it does have to pump UP about 2 more feet beyond the normal mid-wall hookup that you typically see. It is in the basement and the pipes are just higher.

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Hi, Does this washer have to pump the water up into a drain? If it is possible, it would be better for the machine if you can bring the drin pipe closer to the washer. I know it is not always a possibilty. The longer the drain hose, the harder it is on the washer and sometimes the cloths don't spin out as dry as they will with a short drain hose.

Vic

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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    Victor Jun 20, 2009

    That is not to bad. Is the leak at the joint of the original drain hose and the etension? If the drain hose to the washer is plastic, you might be able to wrap it with plumming tape and tehn put the extension hose on it. Use a hose clamp that you tighten with a nut driver. Don't use a sqeeze clamp.



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