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Wont spin and drain!!

Hi there, its actually a whirlpool AWM1203 washind machine i have. the problem is i dont know how to clean the filter! the filter door on the front will open and when i screw out the center piece it wont come out fully. should it come out fully for me to clean or am i barking up the wrong tree?? thanks for any help you can give me.

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Hi there, thanks to everyone who responded to my problem!
I solved it with a collection of ideas posted, first i was able to actually get the filter out fully, it was being held in place by a hair clip, a little gentle persuasion solved that! secondly the drain hose was partially clogged and the suggestion to snake it out worked a treat. once again thanks to everyone who helped the machine is back in full action!!!

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Check your exit hose spigot, it may be clogged. This is if your filter is all clean. There should be air for passage in the standpipe behind. Your hose should not fit airtight into the standpipe and neither too deep into it. Snaking out your standpipe would be good too.

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Hi me and my partner have tried on numerous occassions to open the filter to our whirlpool AWM1203 to clean it and it never opens fully and doesnt come out is there any solutions to this thanks katie

Hello, Thank You for using FixYa. I will be helping you today. Sounds like something is stuck in there like a sock or something. You might have to pull the hose off from the back side of the filter housing to get out what ever is stuck.
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If, as you say, it 'wont drain' that is sufficient for the machine not to be able to continue operating. You will need to find and check and, if necessary, clean the drain motor lint tray/filter especially if you have had the machine for some time and the filter has not been cleaned. I try to remember, or am reminded by my wife, to check ours about every 3 months

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