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Not getting clothes clean

My Elite front loader doesn't appear to keep water in it. The clothes are not getting clean and we get absolutely no suds. we use the same HE detergent. The water seams to just go through and not stay in the machine.Any suggestions?Thanks

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Check your drain hose for siphoning. this is a common problem, make sure only about 8 inches is sticking into the drain, and the drain line is higher then the mid point of the washer, ex: drain hose must not leave the washer and head directly to the floor, must make a loop upwards, then enter a drain appx. 3+ft high. Drain hose from washer not to enter drain plumbing more then 8".

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