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I just purchased a Maytag washing machine and I need to know

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I just purchased a Maytag washing machine and I need to know about installation. The jnstructions say the standpipe must be 39 inches off the floor. Mine is 30. Will that work?
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Maytag is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: Brand new. Model mvwc416fw
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: If possible. Ought to be easy unless I need to redo the standpipe.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: ???
JA: What confuses you?
Customer: I have an installation question. How on earth would I know what you need to know? You're the experts. :)
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 8 months ago.

30 inches should work on this unit, but if for some reason the washer continues to keep trying to fill, you're a couple inches off so it's draining at the same time it's filling because the drain hose isn't high enough. If that happens, you'll want to clamp the drain hose higher, and then go down into the stand pipe so that it has closer to a 39" rise before it goes down. That will stop the unit from siphoning the water out.

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