Where can I clean lint out of GE front-loader washing machine
I washed a chenille front door mat first time and I believe the lint has clogged up my machine somewhere. When originally bought machine, I asked where the "lint catcher" was so I could clean it. Was told it didn't have one. But the lint must be caught somewhere as it not spinning correctly and doing other "funky" things.
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You don't give the model number, so I can not know for sure. That being said, on newer front load GE washers there is a filter access right on the lower side of the very front of the machine. On many slightly older GE front load washers you will have to take the lower portion of the front panel off to find a filter access. On them, it is usually a bit to the right side, about an inch and a half round removable plug with filter attached. Be advised that when you take it out the remaining water from inside the machine and it's pump and hoses will also come out, so be prepared.
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I'd check easy things like the drain hose, to make sure it's not clogged. But the most likely thing is that the filter cup has gotten clogged or the drain pump is dead.
To check out: Get a wet/dry shop vac. Hook it up to the drain hose to suck the water out of the machine and save a lot of mess.
Remove the bottom front panel. The drain pump on my Duet is front center bottom... easy to get to. There's a plastic handle to unscrew if I recall correctly, which brings out a sort of plastic cup filter. You might find enough change to buy yourself a cup of coffee. Clean it out. If it wasn't really clogged up, the problem is either something stuck in a hose, or a failing/failed pump. Check the hoses first; if it's not them, I'd order a new pump.
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Two things that come to mind...1) Your wash time is too long. Unlike front loaders, top loaders clean quickly. No need to use the longest wash setting unless the item is really dirty. 2) You are overloading the machine. Items should move freely and circulate from top-to-bottom several times during the wash. 3) try using more detergent, One of the things good detergent does is keep lint (and dirt) suspended in the water and off your clothes.4)http://www.ehow.com/how_2083872_clean-washing-machine-lint-trap.html check that link for lint traps in washers
Hello, this is usually the door seal, most machine incorporate a one piece combined door seal and outer drum seal(often just called a DOOR GASKET), the door seal are put in on the front panel first in the factory, then the drum assembly is put in and the seal pushed over the outer drum. This means a lot of stripping down has to be done just to replace the drum to the door seal. Thanks
The filter on your pump is probably clogged with lint and
stuff. You have to remove the bottom front panel, 3 torx screws
panel will drop and come off. Drain off the excess water from the hose
see.The white filter cover is right in front.
Get yourself a bunch of towels or a good big plastic bag to collect
Unscrew the filter cover and twist the filter out. Clean out all the
put it back in carefully.
Next: You can use Affresh to clean your front loader. Deposits
of soap and other such things can be
stuck around the inside tub of your washer. Try this product, it works
all front loaders. Use hot water with the Affresh pellet with no clothes
run the machine through a cycle.Also
helps with any stagnant water smells. Have you cleaned out your pump
lately.Put the pellet inside the
machine, not in the soap dispenser.
Pl give me a good rating for the free help, thanks.
you should run a empty load with bleach but no detergent every month or so to clean the washer, I also recommend cleaning the boot (door gasket) every couple of loads with windex or other cleaner. also every load check inside the bottom of the boot and make sure the drain holes (x3) are clear of lint, etc. this is normal maintenance for any front loader. GE is a very good brand and is my preferred brand, I repair appliances everyday, Whirlpool keeps me busy. I have GE front loaders in my house. 2nd poster, you will need a door hinge for this most likely. Not too hard.
open the back panel to access the hoses. look for the largest-diameter round hose and disconnect it. this should be the drain hose. it also should lead to a vertical-rising pipe or hose that then dumps downward (U-tube at top) into your house piping outside the washer. My hunch is the clog is somewhere before the area where you disconnected and may need to remove all hoses from the pump and also clean pump's impeller.