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I am trying to remove the filter at the front of my washing machine but it is well and truly stuck. Any suggestions how to unscrew it please?

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SOURCE: How to remove filter on Indesit WIXE 127 front loading washing machine

You will find there are something like coins trapped in the filter, stopping it turning, get some pliers & try turning it backwards & forwards to dislodge the blockage. If this doesn't work you may have to force the filter & buy anew one

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Hi, yes it is. Hotpoint bwm12 is a built-in washing machine, the filter is located at the bottom (black round knob). Undo the filter by turning it to the left (please be sure there's no water inside the machine, or getas much as possible out before opening the filter).

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Turn it anti-clockwise to remove and clean, and yes there will probably be some water run out, so have a cloth/s ready to mop up water.
If the filter handle has a screw in it, undo the screw before trying to move it.
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Posted on Jan 24, 2010

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SOURCE: Aquarius wf541. Am trying to remove pump filter to clean .

think yourself lucky my plastic broke when i was unscrewing it or tying to ended up cutting my knuckle open on the shard of plastic and water pumping out all over my kitchen is there somewhere that you can purchase the cap from and how do you get the broken one off???

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Keep trying to unscrew it, as it should come right out for cleaning. A little water will come out too so put a small tray under the machine first.

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You first of all need to check the pump filter. This is located at the bottom front right of washer. Look for a drop down flap or cover, once located, unscrew filter anti-clockwise to remove and clean. Of course be prepared for a lot of water and junk. The pump itself is directly behind the filter housing, check there to see if anything is stuck in the plastic blades. It should turn freely. Your washer door will not open if there is water in the washer, just some kind of precaution, so don't force the door.

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Hi I cant remove my filter cover located down on the bottom on front right. I have turned it anti clockwise and it wont come out to clean the filter. And suggestions please?

If you have unscrewed it all the way and it will not come out, then something is stuck in the filter preventing it from pulling out.
Screw it back in again, and then as you are unscrewing it, try moving it from side to side , it should eventually pull out, keep on doing this until it does come out.
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There must be something stuck in the filter, as normally it should pull straight out once you have unscrewed it.
Try screwing and unscrewing it at the same time keep twisting and pulling at the filter.
If you can't tremove it, then you sre going to have to remove the complete pump in order to clear the obstruction
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Having made sure you have unsrewed it all the way, then try pulling from side to side as you are unscrewing it, if you still can;t get it out, then something is stuck inside the filter, or the filter housing, this will entail removing the pump complete to clear blockage.
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