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Can't find filter

We have looked for the filter at the front of the machine , can't see it. We have removed panel from back of machine still can't find it (just the pump)

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Re: can't find filter

The filter located under the "narrow" panel at the front of the machine (the lower panel). You should pull the panel out(maybe it will not be easy for first time and you will need to use a screwdriver for it). The filter itself come out by turning to left. Before openning the filter, prepare a bowl and a floor cloth to avoid water's flooding. Good luck !

Posted on May 28, 2006

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How do I clean the Maytag washing machine's filter

Front loading
unplug the machine
Raise the front (use wooden blocks, whatever
Look for the screws to the bottom panel, remove them, then the panel
Remove the filter, clean it
Replace the filter into its housing and turn clockwise to lock it in place. Replace the panel, making sure it catches in the top brackets. Insert the bottom screws and tighten them.
Remove the wooden blocks and lower the machine to the floor. Plug the machine back in.
Top Loading
Unplug the machine
Depending on the model (Maytags are usually Whirlpool washers) you:
don't have a filter
or you have one in the control panel (be careful if you find that's the case)
or - most likely - you have a screen or other parts below your agitator that are clogged.
If it's the last item - removing the agitator usually isn't that difficult - socket wrench and an extension and socket lets you remove it by pulling straight up - then take a look at what's going on. You may be able to simply clean things up at the bottom of the washer tub, or you may need to order replacement parts. Then reassemble.
If it leaks occasionally that's probably a clogged or kinked drainage hose at the back, remve and clean it then reattach.

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Clothes Washer Will Not Drain

My front loading clothes washer wasn't draining properly, it wouldn't complete the cycle, and the clothes would come out still sopping wet.

We found that the problem was the filter located next to the water pump. It prevents large items from entering the water pump and causing severe damage to the pump.

To access the filter on my Whirlpool machine I had to remove the top panel, the front control panel, remove the door gasket from the front panel, and then remove the front panel. On some models all that is needed is to remove a panel on the bottom-front of the machine. (I wish mine was like that!)

This video I did on it might help you understand what to look for.
I imagine that a top loading clothes washer has a similar pre-filter.

on Mar 18, 2015 | Washing Machines

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Is there a filter on this model

Of course. The filter is located in the pump behind 'front' bottom panel. Disconnect power, remove the three screws attaching the lower front access panel to the cabinet then pull the panel down and off the cabinet. You can prop up the bottom front edge of the washer or cushion and lean it against the wall to access and remove the screws more easily. Once the panel is off, remove the filter by turning the knob counterclockwise. Be prepared for a lot of water, catch it in something to prevent more work. Clean the filter from any debris that prevents water from draining out properly. Front loaders hv filters, top loaders don't. Don't forget to click that you are helped!

Oct 18, 2014 | Maytag EPIC MFW9700S Front Load Washer

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Hi, my washing machine is stopping frequently and E20 is flashing on the screen. What does that mean? Thanks! Ann

The drain pump and filter jammed.error E20.The drain pump getting blocked. Plug off the mains. You have to look for screws below the front kick-panel, you can raise the machine a bit to gain access to the screws, the panel comes down & out. You may find a drain hose here, on left, drain off the excess water. The pump is on the right side. Be prepared for dirty water. Inside the big flexible tube (coming from the tub bottom) is the filter, be prepared to find all sorts of junk here, clean out.Examine your pump also, clean out the impeller. Carefully refit all. Your machine would be fine. Don’t wait for the machine to jam to look into your filter. cleaning the filter is no easy task.
1. First, make sure you have super glue on hand, the door seal is glued to the front panel, will have to be removed first then glued back in place. Using a sharp knife, carefully begin peeling the door seal and cutting the glue close to the cabinet. Do this slowly as to not damage the door seal.
2. Remove top cover. Screws are in the back
3. Remove control console.
4. Remove screws securing the door lock. Remove all front panel screws. Remove front panel.
5. Attached to the tub there is a large, fat drain hose, inside the hose you will find a filter.
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My kenmore he2t doesnt spin

HI. Are you getting any error codes on the display?

Also, you have not included your entire model number in your post above. Please post this much needed information so that i may pull up the proper schematics and part numbers needed to correct this issue. With that said; The unit is designed to not spin out if there are drain pump or hose obstructions present. You can check the drain filter by removing the lower front panel and the front top panel/door assembly.It may be accessible by just removing the lower panel. Once the panel is removed, you will notice a drain pump at the lower center right section of the unit with a hose running to the housing. On the front of the pump, there will be a filter twist cap. Twist and remove that cap and pull out the filter to remove any obstructions and debris that may exist. Once you have achieved a good cleansing, replace the filter cap and assemble the panel. Try to initiate a cycle. If the cleansing of the filter does not correct the spin out, this will confirm that the issues are serious and it will isolate the motor control board as the lone culprit.

Here is a picture of the filter cap and pump.

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Where?s the filter on my GE WSXH208A Front Loader? Thank you beltronic205 (GE WSXH208A Front Loader won?t drain). I drained the tub by lowering the drain hose as suggested. But where is the filter, what...

There is no acutal filter on this unit...You cab remove the back panel to access the drain pump ...Or tilt the washer back and access it from the bottom...Remove the drain hose from tub to drain pump...(careful of flow of water from tub)...Check the hose for any blockage...If no blockage then your pump is bad..

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Washing machine does not drain


You probably have a blocked filter on the drain pump. If it is a front loader the service panel will be on the front at the bottom of the unit on the left or right. Open this panel up and remove the filter and check for blockages. Have a baking tray handy to collect any water as you drain it out. Once you have removed the filter have a look in the hole and you will see the drain pump. make sure it turns freely and there are no other foreign particles in there before you put the filter back.

Hope this helps.

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Where is the filter on whirlpool duet washer

Hello, If you are refering to the drain filter it is located behind the panel at the lower front of your machine. To access it tilt the machine back wedge something underneath and remove the 3 screws at the bottom lip (your tilting it back because it is hard to remove the 3 screws while flat) Once the 3 screws are out remove the panel. To the right front you will see the pump and attached to that you will see what looks like a gas cap for a car. With the aid of some pliers unscrew the filter...Now you can remove any debris that is stopping your machine from entering the spin cycle. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to comment again, giving me some time to respond. Good Luck!!! Mike

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Clothes come out soaking wet seams like it doesn't spin out the w

There are 3 possible places to look for filters as each machine is made differently –
1 If machine has a square flap fitted on the front filter maybe located behind this.

2 It could be located behind the front lower kick panel (remove panel to see).
3 Located inside the sump hose, this is the hose that is attached to the bottom of the
main tub.

Try this:
The filter on your pump is probably clogged with lint and stuff. You have to remove the bottom front panel, 3 torx screws underneath. The panel will drop and come off. Drain off the excess water from the drain pipe you see. The white filter cover is right in front. Get yourself a good plastic bag to collect water. Unscrew the filter cover and twist the filter out. Clean out all the stuff and put it back in carefully. Check your pump too.

On some models the filter is located ‘inside’ the big hose from the bottom of the tub. This takes more time to clean.

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LG front load washer has blocked drain line which is located in

take top off remove three srcews in back ..remove 4 screws hold control console ,,dont remove connection just flip console on top of drum,,make sure unit is unpluged..your looking at 4 screws across to panel remove them open door remove spring wire clip around the out sid bellows where almost careful down in the filter acess panel remove the frist screw the filter cover comes off after the cover is out remove the pump filter housing screw..and last remove thebottom panel screw,,remov panel,,pump on left is drain pump..pump on right is recrulation pump

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