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Where is the lint filter on a Whirlpool 5100 washer please?

The machine is leaving lots of lint all over the clothes

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    John Samson May 11, 2010

    gail forlong, what is the rest of the model number? Is it like: WTW5100QV? or something like that? It should be under the lid somewhere. -samson39

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This unit does have a cleanable filter. i do not know its location. if you do not have a manual, a repair manual can be purchased at repairclinic.com.

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