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Cloged inlet filter

Lg WD-(M)-12331(6)AD How do I clean the inlet filter? When installing the washing machine they said I must let the water run before connecting the pipes in a new appartment- which I did. There was some sand comming out of the pipes and stopped after a while and I proceded to connect the washing machine. Now the water is barely running and I checked the inlet and it was almost completely blocked with sand. How do I now clean this inlet filter?

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Re: cloged inlet filter

You can also buy new filters to replace the old inlet filters from Home Depot. They are not LG brand they are "generic" filters but they do work. LG does not supply these filters the only way to get them from LG is to purchase the entire inlet valve (keep in mind you have 2 hot and cold) to obtain these filters. You can call the parts dept 888-393-6484 and get the part numbers for these valves and a distributors phone number so you can purchase the valves from them. Hope this helps.

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Re: cloged inlet filter

Basically after switching off the power you would remove the valve. most lg wash/machines have servisable type valves. once in your hand, loosten the 4 screws and carefully seperate the valve coil from the inlet body. carefully remove the diaphram and wash. definately not difficult to do. very logical dismanlling and reassembling.

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