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    Default New Washing Machine

    I an installing a new front load washing washing and running the drain tube through the second floor instal location and out by normal means. The instructions tell me to instal a syphon break 29 inches from the drain tube.
    What is a syphon break and why do I want one.

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    Geologist sjsmithjr's Avatar
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    Dec 2005
    Knoxville, Tennessee


    If the washing machine drain hose can not be looped higher than the water level in the tub, you'll need to install a syphon break. If you don't install one, the tub will never fill as water will be syphoned out as fast as it goes in.


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    Thanks Sam. So if I buy a longer drain hose, loop it above the machine and still use the floor drain, all should be good if I read you correct. Same principle as a dish washer.


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