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I have a kenmore front load washer. I was told to remove the kick plate to check the filter but my manual has no instructions.

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You need to remove the lower front panel (three small screws at floor level) after removing you will see the drain pump right there in the middle. Place a shallow pan under the front of the pump, then remove the cap on the front of the pump,clean out all the debris and wash off then line up the marks on the cap and housing to reinstall That's all there is to it.Good Luck

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You need to locat and open the filter for the pump. Please note the machine is full of water, and when you open the filter cap, all the water will flow out.

I am not familiar with Kenmore as we do not have this brand in Australia. However, with most machines the filter is located at the front right bottom of the machine. Some have a flap open door then a twist cap. Other machines have a kick plate with needs to be removed, then a twist cap.
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