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help with specs and spin info on older washing machine

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i have an older washing machine (maybe 10 years old) in my basement which i installed.
due to the location of the main drain, i had to tap into it high up, right against the floor practically.

it pumps the water out, but for some reason the clothes feel really wet and heavy at the end of the cycle. do you think it's just not pumping it all out because of the height, or do i have another issue going on?

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You probably have the water in the discharge hose flowing back down into the tub because of the longer column. You can correct this in one of two ways. 1] install a pipe for the discharge at the right height or 2] install a check valve in the bottom of the hose.
A check valve, similar to what is installed on a sump pump only lets water feed in one direction. If the pump is capable of pushing the water out past the valve the valve closes when the pump stops and prevent the water from running back in.
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