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Find lint filter for a GE washer WBVH6240FWW

I would like to know if this machine has a lint filter I can clean.

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Remove the front lower kick panel and you will see the filter.

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Check the big rubber seal around the door for any holes or tears. Had the same problem, my husband had a screw in his pocket that torn a hole in the gasket.

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Are you sure there's no lint filter? For general advice on cleaning a washer lint filter, try eHow: washer lint.

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