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The filter bag on centrex washing machine CTW 45270A does not collect any lint despite many wash cycles. Clothes come out with lint on clothes. What could be wrong.

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  • phillip_sili Sep 03, 2010

    Your reply was useless. I did not ask where the filter bag was. I asked why I did not get any lint in the bag. What a waste of $6.00

    phillip silipo

  • phillip_sili Sep 06, 2010

    The lint trap is on the rim of the tub. I will investigate the solutions you mentioned.

    phil silipo



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  • Find your lint trap. Lint traps in washing machines can be in the agitator (the large plastic piece in the center of the tub), at the top of the washer on the rim of the tub, or attached to the washing machine's drainage hose.
  • 2 Pull out the agitator tube to check for the lint trap. Peel any loose lint from the filter. Scrub away lint that doesn't peel off easily with a heavy-duty paper towel or a wet sponge.
  • 3 Feel your way around the top rim of the washing machine's basin. If you locate a trap, pull it straight out of the machine. Peel away loose lint and follow up with a wet sponge or heavy-duty paper towel.
  • 4 Check your machine's drainage hose for an attached lint trap. Gently remove the trap and peel the top layer of lint off. Rinse the trap in low-pressure, warm water. Reattach to the drainage hose.
  • 5 Check for and remove any lint or debris that may have dropped into the washing machine basin during the cleaning process.

  • Posted on Sep 01, 2010

    • Nate Stansfield
      Nate Stansfield Sep 03, 2010

      Where is your lint trap? Is it on the agitator or in the drain? If you don't have lint in your trap, then it is getting caught somewhere else. If you have the trap on the drain, then check buildup in the agitator. If your trap is in the agitator, then check the drain for lint buildup. Another place it likes to build up is behind the tub rim. If the lint isn't in the trap, it is building up some place else. There are some people out there who get a seperate trap then what the machine came with because of this problem.

    • Nate Stansfield
      Nate Stansfield Sep 06, 2010

      Sounds good!



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