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Washer discharges water so forcefully, it is backing up. Hose has been changed, and there is air around the standpipe. The drain appears clear as a water flows with a hose at full force. The clean out has been checked and it is clear. I assume there is a a P trap. What is the problem?

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If the home drain pipe is larger than the washer drain pipe and water is backing up the house stand pipe, the issue is in the house not the washe, you cannot cut down the amount of water that the washer discharges during the pump out cycle, doing so will void your warranty and cause problems with the pump, whitch now are mostly electric and can not stand any backpressure on them

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There is a flow meter that tells the control water is coming into the washer. If the flow meter is faulty the error usually happens quickly.
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* DO NOT place the drain hose too far down into the pipe. Water stays in the drain trap area of the standpipe. If the end of the drain hose rests in this area, no air gap is created, and this can also cause siphoning. 4 to 6 inches is sufficient.
* The drain hose length must not exceed 10 feet in length. Excessive drain hose length can cause drain problems and back wash.

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