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Troubleshooting after cleaning out filter strainer

Hello, saw your post about cleaning out the filter strainer. THANKS. That did work the first time. 6 months later, when we cleaned out the filter again, it now will not go into spin mode and just sits - wet soaking clothes. Any help would be appreciated on this one, as well. Thank you, Rick in phx.

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Re: Troubleshooting after cleaning out filter strainer

Do you hear if pump works or water coming out from the machine ?

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If you have questions, or encounter further problems, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Clean filter

You should find this described in a number of other problem posting about slow drainage, or wet clothes, or long cycles with multiple stops and flashing green lights on the Stop/Pause button.

Just remove the lower front panel (three screws on the bottom edge), set a bucket catch water under the 3-4 inch round white plastic cover behind the panel and unscrew the cover. Pull out the cover to reveal it has an attached strainer/filter and clean it out. You may have lots of small stuff; coins, pens, paper clips, etc. backed up into the black hose that connects the drum to the pump/filter housing. Rake those out, screw the cover back on and you're good to go!

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Hello, Kenmore Elite washer, doesn't drain properly.Leaves clothes full of water. We use the spin cycle quite a few times to get out as much water as possible. Where is the drain filter please tell me....

Hello. The drain filter, or strainer, is usually located at the bottom front of the machine, behind the kick panel. This is the small panel below the main front panel. Remove it and you'll see a hose coming from the drum to a canister. This is the strainer, and has a screw lid. Caution when opening this....There will be water. Be prepared.... Unscrew the lid, and remove the strainer and clean. If it is difficult to remove, try gripping the tab in the middle of the lid with pliers or channel locks to get some leverage. I always put a little silicone spray on the "O" ring and threads when I reassemble the strainer. This should solve your problem.
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You'll need to clean the filter and/or remove the hoses to inspect the inlet strainer & clean it out.

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I had the same problem.....The start/pause button would flash during a cycle and the washer would not finish the cycle. After reading on this forum that there is a filter/strainer inline with the drain, I tried this solution.
Remove the (3) screws that hold the lower front panel (Just below the door)
Once the panel is removed, you should see a white plastic strainer hooked to the washer drain.

Please a large bowl under the opening and unscrew the knob/handle, pull the filter/strainer out and clean all of the lint/trash out of this area.

My filter/strainer was clogged with a baby sock, 2 doilies, a fewe pennies, 2 dimes and lot's of lint.
I believe all of this debris was causing musty odors in the machine as the lint would stink due to dampness.

Once I cleared out this filter/strainer the problem and my odors went away
I wish GE would add this "EASY" step into the owners manual for proper care and maintenace.

Thank you for letting me know about this filter/strainer as it did resolve my problem

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Asko W660 Quattro Front Load Washer - WATER INLET FAULT. Checked the troubleshooting guide, which recommends disconnecting the hose and cleaning the strainer in the water inlet of the machine. WHERE IS THE...

check the inlet valve solenoid there are three of them one might be o/c,also using to much soap can cause this or a coin stuck in the sump hose near the pump.the filter is in the valve but normally isnt the problem

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Depending on the specific model of your washer, probable culprit for "No Drain" with the strainer (filter) clean are:
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  • defective drain pump/impeller;
  • kinks in or clog drain hose.
Please visually inspect/clean (and replace if needed) the above mentioned components.

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There is no filter that goes over the strainer. The strainer is just to catch coins and such that would lock up the pump.

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Harm, remove the lower panel and you will see the filter right in front. Unscrew the filter strainer and clean all the lint and debris. This machine has a pressure switch that won't allow a high spin if it detects water in the tub. Therefore you get these pauses and slow tumlbe. Try this and see if it's normal after cleaning the back

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