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Maytag LAT8816AAE Pump Height Capacity

I know all pumps have a vertical pump height rating... and I'd like to move my washer from the first floor down into the basement. However, I'd need to know if the built-in pump can handle a 7' pump height to the drain line... or if I need to put a supplemental pump in place.

Of course... the washer came with the house... and the manual is nowhere to be found....

Thanks in advance!

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SEVEN FT IS ABOUT THE LIMIT DEPENDING ON WHAT YOU ARE HOOKING IT UP TO. IF IT EMPTIES OUT INTO A LARGE DRAIN (2 OR 3 INCH) THEN SEVEN FOOT MAY BE O,K,
IF YOU ARE GOING TO COUPLE IT TO A 1 INCH LINE, THERE MAY BE TOO MUCH RESISTANCE.

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