March 23

How to Clean a Washing Machine Filter

How to Remove and Clean Filters of Your Washing Machine

As a tenant, you are responsible for keeping your apartment or residential rental clean and well-maintained. This includes regularly cleaning all appliances in your unit, such as the washer. 

Over time, lint and other debris can accumulate in the pump filter of your washer, which can impact its performance. Many people do not realize that their washer has a pump filter that needs to be cleaned regularly. 

A General Guide To Help You Remove And Clean Your Washer’s Pump Filter

Depending on the type of washer you have, the filters may be located in different places. There are two main types of washers: front-loading and top-loading. The location of the filter will depend on the type of washer you have. 

For front-loading washers, the filter is usually located behind the bottom kick panel or the door glass gasket. For top-loading washers, the filter is usually located under the fill hose connection on the back of the unit. 

This video and step-by-step process are general guides on how to remove, clean, and replace the filter on your front-loading washer.

  1. Remove the bottom access panel hiding the washer filter.
  2. Be sure to place towels around the area to catch any water that may spill out when removing the filter.
  3. Remove the filter by twisting counterclockwise. It has a screw lid and you can open it like you would a screw-top bottle. 
  4. Open it part of the way to drain the water, before opening it fully. 
  5. After removing the filter, poke around in the filter housing to remove any debris.
  6. Take a cloth and clean the filter housing of the finer debris 
  7. Wash and clean the filter 
  8. Make sure to screw it in clockwise until it is tight.
  9. Once the filter is replaced, you can put back any covers or panels that were removed during this process.

It is important to regularly check and clean the filters on your washer to keep it running smoothly and efficiently. Hopefully, this general guide will help you, but if you do find that your efforts at cleaning the filter haven’t changed anything then please contact us on 01522503717 and we will be able to send out a contractor. However, if it is found that it falls under your responsibility as a tenant then you will be charged for the work.

Reminder That You May Be Charged - Where our contractor has arranged a time with you to attend and you postpone, cancel, or don't show up or where it is your fault for the appointment not proceeding you will be responsible for paying the call-out charge for the contractor and potentially any restocking fee for parts. Where the fault, issue or damage, is put down to your or other tenants, permitted occupiers, or guests' actions, you will be responsible for paying for the repair. These terms are already part of your Tenancy Agreement.


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