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Help i have a front load washer that will not spin the load fully....i was told the lint trap needs to be cleaned, dont know where to find it

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  • smjofoak May 25, 2011

    it is a affinity, model number ?? could only find SN 00028506 ...there is a trap that gets clogged with lint that i know needs to be cleaned to allow the machine to drain on the spin cycle but dont know where to find it...once i open the back


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Hello, welcome to FixYa.

I'll start by saying your post indicates it is Frigidaire frontload washer, however if you could post the complete model number I can speak directly about possible remedies instead of generalizing.

I can tell you most Frigidaire frontload washers do not have a filter in the pump, but rather the hoses must be removed and the pump physically cleaned and visually inspected for blockages etc...
but I'll need to clarify the model number before detailing much of course. Thank you for choosing FixYa. I'll need to watch for your reply before moving forward.


Macmarkus :)

Posted on May 25, 2011

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    Mark MacDonald May 25, 2011

    Hello again,

    Thank you for replying, if it's Affinity that should be accurate enough. There is a "pin trap" or "lint filter" in the bellows which leads from the tub to the pump, though it does require removing the hose from the tub to access it...not as straight forward as most "removable filters" of most modern frontload washers.

    If you go in from the back as you mentioned, you'll need to remove the large clamp on the bellows as shown here...

    Inside the bellows you'll find a hard plastic strainer/lint catcher that can and does often get clogged, which as a result prevent the unit from draining sufficiently to spin.

    Once it is time to re-install the bellows make sure you allign it correctly with the small notch in the bellows (shown below via red arrow) and insuring the clamp is not tightened down over the notch on the tub as this will cause it to leak.

    Let me know how you make out and we can move forward from here if necessary. Good luck.

    **I'll also mention the most common reason these Frigidaire washer won't spin is the lock assembly being faulty, so if it will not spin after you perform this procedure let me know...even if the lock indicator shows it is locked...that can be mis-leading.**


    Macmarkus :)

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald May 25, 2011

    Hi, Just a quick note to you, I am checking up on my earlier post via my iphone ( I was on my PC previous ) and I don't see the images I posted but rather a couple of digital controls. If this what you are seeing that may be confusing so let me know and I'll investigate into why. The weird part is the images appeared fine when I checked from my PC a couple of hours ago.

    Thank you.

    Macmarkus :)


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