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Drain wont drain on a epic washer where is the drain filter located at

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The drain filter is located in the pump behind front bottom panel. Disconnect power and remove the three screws attaching the lower front access panel to the cabinet then pull the panel down and off the cabinet. You can prop up the bottom front edge of the washer or cushion and lean it against the wall to access and remove the screws more easily. Once the panel is off, remove the filter by turning the knob counterclockwise. Clean the filter from any debris that prevents water from draining out properly.

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  • danjanerowl Dec 24, 2010

    Solution 1 worked for me. First sign of a blocked filter is the smell from the machine no matter how may times you clean the system. The screws were the only problem because my machines are stacked and was unable to tilt the whole unit. I only installed one back in because I can see this is going to be a yearly thing to clean. I used a large cookie sheet to catch the water once the plug was pulled and only had a minor spill. This did pay for itself because in the filter was 4.28 in change. LOL

  • Dadto5 Dec 27, 2010

    Excellent, as you led me directly to problem. this took me 15 minutes, max, to correct. Wow was the drain ever plugged. Also, if your washer smells like a backed up sewer, clean this this filter, more like a trap, out.

    This procedure has 3 screws and one plug to un screw. Easy and effective, as I am sure you would pay someone over $100 to do this job that required one screw driver.

    Thanks fo Jahn27

  • john leo Aug 07, 2013

    Thanks for the tip. Washing machine would not drain, smelled horrible, I unscrewed the 3 screws took the cover off. The drain was right there, I unscrewed it drained the water into a pan. Took out the trap had $2.57 in change, 4 screws, 1 hair clip and other things. then tried to spin the impeller and it was stuck. looked inside and there was a rubber band. took a tweaser and gently pulled it out, Screwed the drain cap on and presto it worked. Thanks to everyone who posted you saved me a bunch of cash!

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574284-checking_the_drain_pump_on_a_front_loade

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1. Clogged drain line or water pump
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If the drain line isn't clogged, you may have a problem with the water pump such as a frozen pulley or a broken impeller. If that's the case replace the water pump. Note: if you have a belt driven washer, check the belt(s) for cracks, as this would be a perfect time to replace the belt(s) if needed.

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