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Routienly will not pump out water ...need solution...thanks

Every so often,refuses to pump out water,i then must put a water hose into water drain hose to backwash the water pump.....is there a filter o somthing that gets clogged?...very discouriging...need help..thanks, charles

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Charles, in a sense, yes there is a filter! First, unplug the machine. Next, at the bottom of the machine is a toe panel. Under the panel are typically 2-4 screws. Remove these screws (either 1/4 or 9/32 nut driver) and place the toe panel aside. Now you are face to face with the washing machine's pump. On the pump is a big turn handle. This can be unscrewed slightly to allow the water to run out of the pump. Using a bucket or shallow pan underneath this will catch the water. Once the water is gone free the pump. Some pumps are simply attached to the washer with rubber feet, some are screwed it. Use the appropriate methods to free the pump.

The pump is still connected to two hoses. One hose is the drain line which goes straight out of the machine and into the wall to drain the water. The other hose comes straight down from the bottom of the tub. THIS hose contains the filter. You will be able to see the bulge in the hose where the filter is contained. Removing this can be tricky sometimes, but just use caution not to puncture the hose. The filter is plastic and has holes. It looks like a hockey mask. Removed trash and reassemble! Hopefully nothing to serious got into the pump and damaged it. But if your machine will drain sometimes, I imagine it is ok :)

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