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Amana D565M I want to drain the water into the bucket and not the external connection--it seems to be draining into the bucket and out the hose connection. Is there a plg that should be over the hose connection or could that be disconnected

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Yes - take the hose off and put the plug back in. You may need to refashion a plug if you don't have it. One of those old chemistry class stoppers for a test tube would be perfect.

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