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Handyman has fixed outflow hose directly into plumbing under sink... since then the water is outflowing as soon as it is inflowing???

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Call your "handyman" back ..he has created a siphoning problem either drain is too low and/or the hose from washer is fitting too tight in drain pipe ..line must be min height usually about the height of top of washer tub also must have air gap between washer drain hose and the standpipe it goes into like 1 in line into 1and a quarter in standpipe

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