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Need to flush hose that goes to coin filter due to mildewed water sitting in it

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Take the kick panel off.
remove 3, 7 millimeter screws
the lkick panel will just come off
in the very center you will see the pump filter untwist it and you will find your treasures.
I hope this helps

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Unplug the washer to completely disconnect electrical power.Remove the bottom front service panel as shown in the first image below.

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This issue can also be due to clogged drain pump or drain filter, due to which the hose have developed leak. This will cause suds

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