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Kenmore Elite 3T - clean drain pump filter

How do you get to the filter talked about in some of the threads. Thanks a lot for your help!

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  • Tom Pessemier Dec 30, 2007

    Thanks for your fast response to this question. Can you tell me if it's the top or bottom panel I need to remove to access the pump? Also, is the filter attached to the pump, or will that be obvious. Sorry, I'm new to this appliance repair thing. :) Thanks!

  • Tom Pessemier Jan 02, 2008

    I found the filter. You have to take the lower panel off with three machine screws at the bottom of the washer. Then you just twist the white cap counterclockwise until water oozes out onto the towels you had previously put under it. Thanks again.

  • Anonymous Sep 15, 2008

    I have a Kenmore Elite that is 7 years old. My problem is that I need to change the filter and don't know how to get to it. Also will changing the filter help if I have cilt in my water from my septic tank?

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    How do I clean the HE 3t pump

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Take the front panel off and there is a pump, be sure that you have towels or a bucket, there will be excess water and junk since it is clogged

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