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We have a top-loading whirlpool washer that needs the cold water filter cleaned out. My husband tried to pull it out the first time but was afraid of breaking the screen off completely with his needle-nose pliers. Does he just need to pull harder, spray it with an oil based lubricant or take off the back of the machine and try to remove it another way?

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Use a spray bottle with a hard spray to remove debris. If unable to remove debris, replace valve. Removing the screen will cause the valve to eventually fail, once removed, it can't be put back properly.

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This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

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First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:

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Following is the Whirlpool / Kenmore Service Manual for top load, direct drive washers.$FILE/L-55.pdf

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