short standpipe

This standpipe from the washing machine doesn’t look right to me. It needs to be at least 18" high, correct? I did not actually measure it but it looks short.

the tape may be to help control the splash pattern…just a thought…jim

David the hook up is incorrect as the tape is restricting airflow.
See this video from Whirlpool.

Thanks Bob, I didn’t know that about the tape.