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Generally, you need only hot water. It is advisable that the drain line be a little lower than used by a washer. Drains usually go into a modified portion of the sink's j bend in the drain. This sits at about 18 inches off the floor. You should fuse your electric line for 20 amps at 120 volts or 15 amps at 240, depending on your location. North American units are at 120.

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Yes, the new front loaders do drain much faster...I find that you need to have a 2" drain for them to work properly without over flowing the standpipe.

Now, what can you do??
You can add on to the standpipe and get it up higher, this will do two things... the higher lift will slow down the pump a bit, but will make it work harder and possibly fail quicker...the higher stadpipe will give you a bit more reserve space for the water to collect and then flow down and catchup after the intial burst of flow from the pump. The higher pipe will also create a bit more pressure to push the water down the pipe.

The next and better fix would be to install a bigger standpipe and trap. Go right back the the main line and run a new 2" line and trap to the washer.

I assume that you checked the existing pipe and trap for blockage....but thought I better throw that out there...

I hope that this will help you to solve your problem!

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The drain pipe must be repaired or you will have water in the house when you use the washer.

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The rubber on the washer is getting this sand-like film on it. Why am i getting this?

If there is sand or sand-like sediment in the washer and it did not arrive there from any item(s) washed in it prior, it arrived via the water supply. This means it came from either the water supply or from the pipes in the house, if the pipes are corroded old steel or iron pipes. If it came from the water supply and/or the piping system and other water using appliances. Check the aerators on the sink faucets and inside the toilet tank. If any of those locations have the same problem, it may be the water supply or the water piping system. In those cases, other major problems exist, which will not resolve the washer problems.

Some of that "grit" may actually be coming from your washing detergents. Try running a cycle through with hot water only.
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i dont know of of a"special hose". are we talking about water inlet (hot and cold) hoses??drain hose??? or a vent hose for dryer???
1. stainless steel non-bursting fill hoses are available in up to 6' lentgh's
2. drain hose can be extended if need be, i would make it as short of an extension as needed, and use a hose of atleast the existing diameter and make sure that it wont, bent or pinch off after putting into drain pipe
3. dryer venting should be a solid aluminum 4" pipe as shosrt as possible with least amount of elbows needed.
all available at a quaitly home improvemnet store/ hardware store

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Code F1 indicates that Flood switch has been
activated which explain why you feel that it is overfilling.

Water leaking
Drain hose disconnected
from waste pipe.
Reconnect the drain hose to the waste pipe.
Supply inlet hose not
properly connected.
Ensure the inlet hose is connected securely.
Other leaks. Turn water and power supplies to the
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Error H F

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