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We went to clean out the filter and found that the tube that normally drains the water is completely clogged. Is there a way to get to the other end of this tube so we can clean it out? We've already tried sticking wire up the tube, but it is insufficient. LG WM2688H*M

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These tubes are so difficult to clean we replace them with a new one instead. You can try and soak this in a pail of peroxide for an hour. I have tried that on a few when the hoses were on back order. Some came clean and some did not. I would recomend very hot water (boil first and let stand for a minute) Then soak it for 15 minutes. It might break up the clog if your lucky
Let me know the outcome

Posted on Jul 03, 2010

  • jynessjones Jul 03, 2010

    how do we get to the other end of the hose in order to try this?

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