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    How to Remove and Check a Washing Machine Filter

    If your washing machine isn't draining or the drum isn't spinning, it may be that the filter is blocked. This video shows you how to remove the filter in a washing machine to be checked and cleaned.

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    Video Transcript: How to Remove and Check the Washing Machine Filter


    IMPORTANT: BEFORE REPLACING A PART IN ANY ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE, YOU MUST ENSURE THAT THE APPLIANCE IS FIRST UNPLUGGED FROM THE MAINS.

    This video will show you how to remove and check the filters in your washing machine. Make sure you unplug the appliance from the mains before beginning the repair.

    If your washing machine isn't draining or the drum isn't spinning, it may be that the filter is blocked. Before you check the filter put a towel down underneath to catch any excess water.

    Unclip the cover to remove it and you can see the filter, you can then just remove it and check for any blockages.

    It may not be possible to remove the filter if there are items like hair grips or cotton buds that have been washed into it. To remove a jammed filter see our video about washing machine pump replacement to first remove the pump and then clear the debris that is preventing unscrewing and removal.

    Use a washing machine cleaner to remove mould, bacteria and stop smells from building up

    * All information provided is a guide only. BuySpares accepts no liability for any problems occurred while attempting any advice shown. If in any doubt contact a qualified repair service.