How to clean a washing machine filter?

Sosyal Medyada Paylaş

Washing machines are among the household appliances we frequently use in our homes. However, when washing machines are not regularly maintained or cleaned, they can cause serious problems. Therefore, washing machine maintenance should be done regularly.

The pump filter, which is one of the parts inside washing machines, is an important part that needs to be periodically cleaned for the machine to function properly. The pump filter is a part located at the bottom of the washing machine, next to a motor used for pumping water in the machine. This filter prevents clothing items, such as wire hooks, coins, or other debris, from reaching the pump motor. Therefore, if the filter is not regularly cleaned, these debris can damage the pump motor and cause a serious malfunction.

Cleaning the pump filter is a task that is not done as frequently as cleaning the washing machine drum or detergent compartment. However, if the filter is not regularly cleaned, it can affect the machine’s water draining function and leave your laundry excessively wet after washing.

Here is the translation to English:


Steps for cleaning the washing machine pump filter are as follows:

  1. Unplug the washing machine and turn off the water supply.
  2. Locate the pump filter, which is usually located at the bottom of the machine.
  3. Remove the filter cover or screw to access the filter.
  4. Remove the filter and clean it with warm soapy water to remove any debris. If the filter is very dirty, use a brush to clean it.
  5. Reinstall the filter and tighten the cover or screw.
  6. Turn the water supply back on and run the machine to ensure that the filter cleaning was successful.

Regularly cleaning the pump filter and other parts, such as the drum and detergent dispenser, is essential to keep the washing machine running efficiently and prolong its lifespan. It is also important to use a specialized cleaning product to remove dust and dirt from the machine and prevent unpleasant odors.

Performing regular maintenance on your washing machine can prevent serious issues and extend its lifespan. Regularly cleaning the pump filter, drum, and detergent dispenser helps the machine run efficiently and prevents costly repairs.

Things to Consider While Cleaning the Filter


  1. Make sure that the washing machine is unplugged from the power outlet.
  2. Allow the water inside the machine to cool down. Waiting for a few hours after the last wash should be enough.
  3. Locate the washing machine filter. It is usually located inside the cover that is close to the ground and on the front side of the machine.
  4. Open the filter cover with a thin screwdriver or stick.
  5. Depending on the machine model, there may be a washing machine water filter next to the pump filter. Drain the water in the machine by removing the plug of the drain hose.
  6. You can lay a towel on the floor or keep a bucket nearby while performing the drainage process.
  7. Remove the pump filter by turning it in the specified direction.
  8. Remove the lint and hair build-up on the pump filter using a paper towel.
  9. Rinse the filter under running water. If there are any foreign objects on the filter, you can use a brush for a more thorough cleaning.
  10. Put the cleaned filters back in place.
  11. Close the filter cover.
  12. Fill the machine with water and perform a test wash to ensure that the filter is properly installed and the machine is draining the water correctly.
  13. After completing the process, you can use the washing machine.


Do Not Use Washing Machine Filter for a Long Time

Washing machines are one of the most commonly used appliances in our homes. However, because these machines have a delicate structure, intervention may be necessary when malfunctions occur. Many of these malfunctions are caused by clogged filters.

The washing machine filter is used to prevent foreign objects from going into the pump motor. The filter can become dirty and clogged over time. Therefore, regular cleaning of the filters helps the machine to function properly for a longer period of time.

To clean your filter, first read the user manual. Since each washing machine may be different, the manual will guide you step-by-step on how to clean the filter. Usually, the filter is located under the machine or behind a panel in the front.

Before removing the filter, turn off the machine and unplug it. Since water may drain when you remove the filter, have a bucket or towel ready. Slowly remove the filter and clean any dirt and hair on it. Also, clean the inside of the filter box.

While cleaning your filter, it is important to also check the door seal. The door seal is a gasket located on the door of the washing machine. Any object trapped in the gasket can clog the filter in the next wash. Therefore, wiping the door seal after each wash can prevent filter blockages.

There is no general rule on how often to clean your filter. However, it is recommended to clean the filter at least every two or three months or after thirty washes. Additionally, depending on the frequency of use and level of dirt, you may need to clean the filter more frequently.

In conclusion, regular cleaning of the washing machine filter helps the machine to function properly for a longer period of time. Don’t forget to check the door seal while cleaning the filter. These simple steps will extend the life of your washing machine and provide you with trouble-free service for a longer period of time.

Incorrect product selection can also cause problems in this regard. Therefore, Ezel Detergent products do not harm your machine’s health and provide you with trouble-free use.

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