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Water is not draining out after running this just started.I've checked the drain going from house and shop-vaced the line and no clogs what could it be?

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Turns out there's supposed to be a small amount of water left in at the end, to prevent the seals from drying out! I was stumped too after I cleaned everything out, checked the solenoid, and still had it. See:

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Check the drain spigot under the sink where the hose connects,or somthing could be stuck in the drain hose.

Posted on Feb 29, 2008

  • Ian Greenland Feb 29, 2008

    Make sure the pump is also working.



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