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Can't use new washer

The washer works fine but it drains too fast...the water comes right back up the pipe and all over the floor. We tried putting a long hose on it but that didn't solve the problem...still doing it. Is this something that can be fixed or should I return the thing?

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Youll need to fix your plumbing is what it sounds like,lengthen the drian standpipe, not the drain hose.

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

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