Question about Washing Machines
Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
NO! There is nothing wrong with the filter- it is doing the job that it is meant to do.
The machine will not finish cycles knowing that there is water still in the machine; that's what it is designed to do- stop.
The cause of the filter becoming blocked frequently is that the items being washed are poducing the lint/fluff/and whatever else ;-0)
Make sure you are cleaning and clearing the filter completely each time, the pipe which goes to the drain motor AND that there is nothing restricting the impeller turning.
Please read my complete, general pre-typed guidance notes for checking filters and motors ;-0)
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!) and held in by a round cover/knob.
REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT!
It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. If it doesn't work then the motor is malfunctioning!
Hope the filter is the problem and good luck!
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