How to Check the Filter in a Hotpoint WF541

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The Hotpoint WF541 is a front-loading residential automatic washing machine. The WF541 has a pump filter designed to keep the water used by the machine clean and free of debris. The washer may not be able to take in enough water to run a wash cycle if the filter is clogged. Inspect the filter if the WF541 fails to fill with water at the beginning of a cycle.

Skill level:
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Instructions

  1. 1

    Turn off the faucets that the water inlet hoses are connected to.

  2. 2

    Pull the top of the kick strip on the lower front area of the washing machine. The kick strip snaps off.

  3. 3

    Place a towel under the filter to absorb the small amount of water that will run out when the filter is removed.

  4. 4

    Turn the pump filter dial counter-clockwise until it comes out.

  5. 5

    Clean the filter with clean water to remove any debris. Inspect the filter for any damage or excessive clogging.

  6. 6

    Replace the filter into its socket. Twist the filter clockwise until the arrow printed on the dial reaches the position marked with "Stop."

  7. 7

    Replace the kick strip on the front of the WF541. Press on the top of the kick strip to lock it into place. Turn the water supply back on.

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