How Do You Clean the Filter on a Maytag Front-Loading Washer?

On a Maytag washing machine, you can clean the pump filter by taking off the front panel, twisting the filter to open it, removing any dirt from the unit, and putting it back together. Clean the filter often to keep the machine draining properly.

Turn off the power

Make sure that any electrical appliance is unplugged from the outlet before you work on it to avoid getting shocked. Do not turn on the power until you have put the front panel back on.

Take off the front cover.

To make it easier to get to panel screws, lift the front of the machine and slide wooden blocks under the front legs. Use the right screwdriver to take out the screws from the panel’s bottom. To remove the panel, pull it out from the bottom.

Get rid of the filter

Locate the filter assembly. To clean the assembly, turn the knob on the front of it counterclockwise and pull it out.

Clean it out.

Take out and throw away any lint or trash that has built up.

Put it back together.

Put the filter back into its housing and turn it clockwise to secure it. When you put the panel back on, make sure it fits into the top brackets. Put the bottom screws in and use the screwdriver to tighten them. Take out the wooden blocks and lower the machine to the floor. Plug the cord into the electrical outlet.


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