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I have ''syphoning '' how do I extend my drain hose.

I have ''syphoning'' since my drain hose is less than the minimum height how do I extend it.

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    Machine is not draining properly.



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You can try looping and securing the hose up in the back of the machine higher than the height of the highest water level in the tub. you should have enough hose to do this.

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