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How far should the drain hose be put into the waste pipe?I was painting behind the washer. I did not notice that I may have pulled out the drain hose, but during a wash cycle water started to spray everywhere. I immediately turned off the machine and then noticed the drain hose was NOT in the waste pipe. How far should the drain hose be pushed down the waste pipe? Does it matter? I don't want to have all the water again.

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Most have a hooked shape which can't be inserted too far. If yours is the flexible type it should be from 4 to 6 inches. If it's too far it can siphon the water out of the tub during the wash.

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The water is siphoning from the machine as fast or faster than it it filling. This is caused by one of two situations both have to do with how the drain hose is routed.

The most common is that the drain is too low. The drain for your washer must first rise above the height of the tub or highest water level before it enters the house drain or drainage sink. This height is typically a minimum of 30". So if you are trying to drain the washer into a low pipe, a short sink or down hill you must first raise the hose or piping to that 30" before it heads down hill.

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