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I washed a throw rug that the backing all came off in tiny pieces. now the water wont drain out of the washer

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You probably have a stuck drain line.
Mover the washer out and remove the drain tube. It should be held on by a few screws. Make sure you have some towels handy. After removing the hose clear out and debris and re-attach. If it still does not drain repeat the process until all debris has been removed.

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