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I put a hose on my 50 pint drain and it still just fills the tank, what do I do? PS the hose is not plugged

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Is there a actual hole in the tank where your hose connects? Is there a piece of dirt clogging the hole in the tank.

Water runs down hill ... if there is a hole in the tank for the water to get out and the hose is clear and it is going down hill ... it must drain. The entire length of the hose has to be flat or down hill and no kinks.

Let me know what you find please

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I have a hose and it was perfect but now the water is leaking from the left bottom corner to the floor. What do I do?

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