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Where is the pump screen on a HE3 front load washer?

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Hello,

Welcome to FixYa.

This is a guide to locating and cleaning the pump filter for most Whirlpool made front-load machines, such as Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag, Amana etc. Keep in mind some Kenmore are made by LG, Samsung, Frigidaire among others.


Here`s how to find it, check it and clean it...
A wet-dry shop vac is handy in this situation.

If it is in a position close to a floor drain, you wont need the wet-dry vacuum or towels...it's your call.

**Turn off the breaker at the service panel or unplug the washer from the wall socket...safety first**

1) locate the screws in front at the very bottom of the panel below the door and pull the panel down and forward until it is off. They will be either 1/4" hex head or #20 torx head screws.

2) You will immediately see the drain pump in front of you with a large removable filter. ( **see image below...this is were a wet-dry shop vac and towels come in handy, also the use of the removed panel as a catch pan is beneficial...but you may still get wet )
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3) Turn it counter-clockwise should allow you to remove it and inspect it and clean it out. Make a good thorough inspection inside the pump as well not just the removable filter.

4) Re-insert the filter and before placing the panel back run a test rinse/drain cycle to inspect for leaks and to verify the unit drains and spins now.

5) If all appears OK after your efforts, well your efforts paid off...refasten the lower panel. Now You should be good to go.
**I also recommend inspecting the "check ball" within the bellows from time to time as well. To access it is as follows...** It is inside the bellows which connects the tub to the pump as shown below. There is a large clamp which secures it to the tub, but if you remove it to clean out all the dirt built up inside, make sure you get it good and secure when putting it back.** b0ac102.jpg 02d1e9d.jpg
Hope that answers your question. Let me know how it goes and if you require further assistance.

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If you remove the front lower panel.(three small screws at floor level) you will see the drain pump ,place a shallow pan under the front of pump and remove the cap on the front of the pump ..Its not actually a screen its more of a trap for debris and coins,clean then line up marks and reinstall

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