Washing Machine Tip

Published on 19 April 2013 by in Tips

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We all know to clean out our DRYER’S lint filter, but did you know that your WASHER has a lint filter too? These filters can get clogged and cause your laundry to come out of the washer linty.

Maslyn & Sons Appliance can do this for you or you can try to do it yourself (some models are easier than others).

The first step is to find the filter. If you have your owner’s manual, it will tell you where the washer’s lint filter is located. If the manual is long gone, you may be able to locate it online.

If you can’t find the manual, it’s time to go on a lint filter hunt. Some are located along the top rim of the washer tub. Slide your fingers around the top of the washer drum and you may find a screen to pull out or just simply a great deal of lint that needs to be removed. Some filters are inside the agitator. If your agitator cover is removable, check near the bottom where it attaches to the tub. Finally, the lint trap or filter may be at the end of the drainage hose.

Wherever you find it it is likely you’ll find a sticky layer of wet lint. Use a paper towel or a brush to clean the lint off the screen mesh and rinse it in hot water before replacing. The hot water will also help to clear away any detergent or fabric softener residue that slows drainage.

Ideally, the washer filter should be cleaned at least four times per year to keep your machine working its best.

**We always hope you don’t need to call us for a washer repair, but if you do have any washing machine repair needs, Maslyn & Sons is just aphone call away.

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