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Lint from my washer keeps clogging up my drains!

It does not appear to have a lint filter built in. Anyone know this problem?

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  • seagazer101_ Jul 26, 2009

    Thanks for the assistance, but the problem is not lint on the clothes or anywhere in the washer. It is in the sink it drains into; it seems to put out about five times as much lint as I've ever seen, and I've twice had my drains snaked out because of lint clogs.

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There are mesh screen lint traps that attach to the end of the drain hose.

Check Home Depot or Lowe's.

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There are a couple of things that you could try; the first potential cause is a slow drain problem. To test, fill the washer to the maximum level, then turn the timer to spin and time 90 seconds. If the water isn't completely pumped out, you have some blockage in the drain. The water drains slow and leaves lint on the clothes.

The second thing that you can check that may cause lint is water pressure, especially cold, since that is what is used for the rinse. Check the screens at the water inlet valve and make sure they are clean and open.

Sure hope this helps and best wishes.

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