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Cleaning the Pump Filter - Front Load Washer

How to Clean the Pump Filter on Maytag Front Load Washer

On some models, the pump filter can be cleaned, which should be done occasionally.  Check your Owner's Manual for information on your specific model.

IMPORTANT: Ensure the washer is off before cleaning the drain pump filter. NOTE: Perform the following procedure occasionally.

  1. Open the dispenser drawer by pulling on the handle at the washer's base. This will reveal the drain pump filter. Remove the drawer by releasing the tab on each side. With your finger, push down on the tab on the right side of the drawer and up on the tab on the left side of the drawer.

drain pump filter inside the dispenser drawer

  1. Place a large, flat container beneath the drain pump filter to collect the drain water. Release the black hose from the hose clip, remove the plug, and drain the tube into the container. Empty the container. Repeat this procedure if necessary until all the water has drained. Ensure the black hose is completely dry, replace the plug, and secure the tube in the clip. NOTE: If water does not drain well, push in the hose slightly to remove any possible kinks.

Water removal from drain pump filter with black hose

  1. Lay a cotton cloth beneath the drain pump filter to absorb any water still in it. Then, remove the drain pump filter by turning it counterclockwise.

Removal of drain pump filter

  1. Remove large clumps of lint by hand from the filter and place the lint in a suitable waste container. Remove the remaining residue from the filter by rinsing it with water.

Drain pump filter with lint clumps

  1. Reinsert the drain pump filter by turning it clockwise. Make sure to turn it in as far as it will go, with the filter handle remaining as close as possible to the vertical position.

Insertion of drain pump filter

  1. Replace and close the dispenser drawer. Make sure to insert both rails simultaneously when replacing the drawer. You will hear a clicking sound that indicates the rails have engaged. To ensure proper placement of the drawer, pull out entirely. The drawer should be fully engaged, and the rails should be locked in place. Ensure the drain hose is secured in the clip and tucked underneath the cutout.

Dispenser drawer with rails


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