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Frigidaire front load washer GLTF2940FS barely drains at all. Hose is clear of debris and properly positioned in house drain (6 to 8 inches). Is there a drain pump filter that is accessible from the back? Currently have the back cover of the machine off as I can't figure out how to get the front apart. Any help would be appreciated.

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Yes, there is a filter on your machine. If you look in from the back, on the bottom of the tub is a hose coming off. Remove the hose from the tub section and inside of it you will find the filter.

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Posted on Jan 03, 2011

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  • goddessomock Feb 26, 2011

    the hose is big and black with accordian folds along it. there are 2 ends to it. one is held with a tension clamp and the other (much wider) one is held with a clamp that screws. it is the 2nd one that has the filter. It was easier for me to access it by removing the 2 screws that hold on the front lower panel. they are at the very bottom of the washer. I would try this before you go through the trouble of removing the back. the hose is located closer to the front of the machine anyway.
    also...why the hell do they make it so effin hard to get to a filter that may need to be cleared every so often?!?!!?

  • aeuropean Mar 17, 2011

    The newer versions don't have a front access panel.The front panel is in one piece.

  • PanamaGuy May 22, 2011

    Yes the newer has one front panel. But you are in luck maybe… There is an opening on the bottom which leads directly to the filter and the water pump. Careful the edges are sharp use 120 sandpaper to kill the edges.

    You are in Luck… if.
    if the wire clamps can be reached using a vise clamp to free them. You should replace the green wire clamps with screw type hose clamps 1. ¼ inch.
    Yes you will be doing this again.
    Once you get the clamp to the front of the pump lose you will find strings and all kinds of leftovers, coins, hair clips. You can loosen only the large screw clamp on the top of the accordion hose, and dig out more trash , you will feel the plastic cup . wash is as best possible.
    Replace the wire clamp and the new screw clamp and you are done.

    You are not in luck. then remove the front panel.

    You will have to free the front panel to get to the hoses and the water pump. To do this you need to take off the top.

    Note … you only work with Phillips or x tip screws. Don not touch any of the hex 6 pointed screws.

    Take the back screws off the top and pop the top free. Only take off two screws holding the white plastic front. Open the drawer for the detergent and press a button on the bottom left to free the drawer. Once removed there are 3 screws visible remove and pop the top off. No need to disconnect anything. Just sufficient room to loosen the 4 screws holding the front panel are located under the front control panel . Lay the washer on the side and remove the bottom screws. The lid pops off.. There is just sufficient space for you to disconnect the hoses and pull them out clean and re assemble. Reverse procedure to assemble and you are done.

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