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How do I replace the drain hose

I need to put on a reducer drain hose to slow the flow of water coming out of my machine as my drain can't handle it and it's backing up. How do I replace the hose.

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This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number (###.#######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

Also see the following for how to release the console and remove the cabinet for access to the pump and hoses.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=134&osCsid=001c1ce16dc331c65c09cf692b6d5852

You should see how the hose connects from the pump to the back of the washer, thru the back of the cabinet and to the drain hose.


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