Tip & How-To about Washing Machines
Today I will be showing you how to drain & clean your Drain Filter on a Front Loading Washing Machine.
Be sure to unplug your machine, before doing anything beyond this point.
THE DRAIN FILTER COMPARTMENT
Most washing machines have a already accessible compartment for your convenience at the front of the machine.
Common compartments can be found here:
Compartments can be opened by any small flat object, insert it at the top and flip it out downwards.
DRAINING THE WATER
Ready a small bowl, and position under the drain filter compartment. Position towels by the compartment
You now need to drain the water, there should be a small pipe with either a plastic cork / small tap which you can open. Let it drain all the water to the bowl:
Not all Washing Machines have this pipe fitted, if that is your case, get some more towels, and a low dish for the next step.
CLEANING THE FILTER
Now the filter is the round compartment you can see, it is taken out by turning it anti-clockwise. Once loose, more water will be streaming out (a small amount, if drained adequately in the last step).
Once this filter is out, you can clean the filter cap, which should be out of the machine (In your hand, sir) - Wash it of under a running tap.
Insert your fingers into the Pump Compartment, and remove any gunk (coins, toothpicks, small stones etc), if you push your fingers in deep enough you will feel the drain pump's impeller, make sure this can be moved with no obstruction, by turning it with your fingertips.
Re-insert the filter, close the compartment and plug in your machine again.
It is recommended to clean your filter at least once a week, to avoid build-up that could harm your drain pump.
I hope you have been helped with this Tip.
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