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I washed alot of hemp fabric that is like burlap (high lint). Now my washer will not drain before spin. Where is the lint trapped? How can I remove it. I lifted the hose from drain pipe and nothing is coming through it.

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Very difficult, the is a filter within the drum area but not easily accessable. you could try removing thesump hose and try to clean through the hole, otherwise major job. Regards Advisor

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2) Verify that the all of the water is being pumped out of tub and that no restriction in the drain hose exists.
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4) Use a name brand detergent. They have higher quality cleaners and soften the water better, which helps release the bond between lint and clothing, allowing it be flushed away.
5) Don't overload the washer. Your washer needs water and room to remove the lint.
6) Run a wash cycle with a cup of regular white vinegar added. This will help rid your washer of any accumulated lint.
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Check the labels on all your clothing to be sure you sort them correctly. Cotton clothing produces lint in the washing machine while polyester clothing picks it up. Wash them at different times to keep the lint off those that are likely to pick it up.

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