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Washer drain back flow to sink

I have Kenmore 46462 installed, however when it drain the used water, it back flow to the kitchen sink, I already use snake to clean drain pipe, but still the same issue, is it possible to reduce the washer drain water amount? (the hose is hooked to 36" stand 1 1/4" PVC pipe)

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No you do not want to restrict the machines pump out feature, FIX the house drain! call Roto Rooter if necessary.

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