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Filter cap stuck onb my hotpoint bwd129 and now grip is broken from trying to unprise it. Any ideas how to get it open ? Wanted to get filter open as machine not spinning properly and smelling awful.

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I had same problem, broke the grip on the filter cap. This is how I was able to get around the problem. Gently tapped in a screw sideways into the opening, the screw was slightly bigger than the opening. Then with a pliers I was able to grip and turn, the screw fell out a few times but got there in the end, ordered new filter cap. Job done! Filter cap stuck onb my hotpoint bwd129 and now - 44c18079-c40a-4483-9213-a549616208cf.png

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Well this a job for a technician not a home fix sorry.....

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If you have located the fliter, then grasp the filter cover, and twist and turn to the left to remove the filter
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