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What function does the golfball size plastic ball in the rubber drain hose between the wash drum and pump serve. Will the machine operate effectively if it is removed ?

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If that ball is in that location I would assume its being used as a means of back flow prevention to prevent dirty water from backing up into your drum. You can try removing it and see what happens, but the things you need to consider are, 1. Does the ball have a hole through it. If so, its not a means of back flow prevention and definitely needs to stay in there. And does the ball move freely back and forth in the tube because the machine may also be using it as some means of pressure regulation. Either way I wouldn't recommend taking it out unless its harming something because the manufacturer put it there for a reason.

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