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My washing machine won't fill this is because the drain won't close, it just keeps draining, any ideas?

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Yes this is a common problem your drain hose is too far down in your drain pipe if its too far in the drain spout its like siphoning gas out of a car you only need about 4or 5 inches in the drain spout now if you don't have a drain spout or one that is unuasly low contack me for further info just pull it up quickly and you will hear the syphon suction break then you will know you got it

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