How to Clean a Whirlpool Washing Machine Lint Filter

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How to Clean a Whirlpool Washing Machine Lint Filter
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The Whirlpool Company is well known for its home appliances, including dishwashers, refrigerators, stoves, plus clothes washers and dryers. Most Whirlpool clothes washers contain a filter that captures lint and other debris that are separated from materials in the washer drum. Cleaning the filter on a regular basis can help ensure the washer functions well, and should be performed every three to six months. Cleaning the lint filter in a Whirlpool clothes washer is a fairly simple operation.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Water
  • Dishwashing liquid

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  1. 1

    Locate the filter near the top of the tub on top loading washers, or near the bottom front on front loading washers.

  2. 2

    Slide out the filter. Rinse it well in water. If the filter is very dirty, use a few drops of dishwashing liquid and warm water. Rinse it thoroughly.

  3. 3

    Slide the filter back into the slot inside the clothes washer.

  4. 4

    Proceed as usual to operate the Whirlpool washer.

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