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Water is entering the machine but going out the drain pipe immediately

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Most washers come with a hose that has a 180 degree bend, this is for hooking over the drain pipe which is about as high as the washer or a little bit higher. There is no valve in the drain, when the pump engages it puts a bit of pressure on the drain water forcing it up the drain tube into the drain. From your description you drain is to close to the ground, raise it and your problem will go awah.

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Drain pipe too low there I usually a mark line on back of washer

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