March 2, 2016

Cleaning the drain pump filter on a front-load washer with no access door video

By Sears PartsDirect staff
Cleaning the drain pump filter on a front-load washer with no access door.
Cleaning the drain pump filter on a front-load washer with no access door.

This video from Sears PartsDirect shows how to access and clean the drain pump filter on a front-load washer that doesn’t have an access door. If your washer stops mid-cycle and you see lights flashing on the washer, lint and debris could be clogging the filter. It’s important to clean this filter out once a month to keep your washer working correctly. In this video, we’ll show you how to remove the toe panel on a front-load washer without an access door so you can clean the drain pump filter.

For more troubleshooting tips, error code tables and repair guides, check out our DIY washer repair section.

Symptoms for front-load washers

Main causes: garments left in the washer, damaged spin basket, worn outer tub bearing, faulty drive motor, bad electronic control board
Main causes: leaky water supply hoses, clogged drain system, torn door boot, cracked outer tub, overfilling
Main causes: bad door lock assembly, wiring failure, bad electronic control board, drain system failure, bad water-level pressure switch

Repair guides for front-load washers

How to replace a motor control board on a front-load washer

The motor control board makes sure the motor spins in the right direction and at the right speed. You can install a new motor control board—just follow these 6 steps.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
How to replace the machine control board in a front-load washer

If the machine control board is completely dead or won't activate the washer components properly, replace it by following these instructions.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 45 minutes or less
How to replace the drain pump on a front-load washer

Follow these steps to replace the drain pump if it's not removing water from the washer.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 45 minutes or less

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