How do I clean the debris filter in my front loading Samsung washing machine?

Last Update date : 2016.09.29

 

Cleaning the debris filter on your front loading washing machine

 

Please note that some machines (older than 2009 or top loading machines) may not have this kind of debris filter.  

 

1. Unplug the washing machine from the electrical outlet before cleaning the filter. Do not disassemble the debris filter while the machine is running as hot water may flow out.


2. Place a large bowl near the filter and put a towel down to protect the floor (there may be more water than you expect).


bowl

3. Open the filter cover(A) by using a coin or key.


Open the filter cover(A) by using a coin or key. 

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4. Take one end of the emergency draining tube (B) out.
Pick the emergency draining tube (B) out. 

5. Open the emergency drain cap (C) by pulling it. Allow all the water to flow into a bowl. Note: hold the cap at the end of the emergency draining tube (B) and slowly pull it out. Note: you may need to drain several bowlfuls of water.

 

 


And open the emergency drain cap (C) by pulling it. Allow all the water to flow into a bowl. 

 

6. Prepare a dry cloth.
Prepare a dry cloth 

7. Unscrew the debris filter cap (D) by turning it to the left.


Unscrew the debris filter cap (D) by turning it to the left. 

8. Wash any dirt or other material from the debris filter. Make sure the drain pump propeller behind the debris filter is not blocked.
Wash any dirt or other material from the debris filter. Make sure thedrain pump propeller behind the debris filter is not blocked. 

9. Replace the debris filter cap tightly.
Replace the debris filter cap tightly. 

10. Reinsert the emergency drain cap and the drain tube.
Reinsert the emergency drain cap and the drain tube.  

11. Make sure to replace the debris filter and emergency drain cap after cleaning it. If they are not reinserted properly your washing machine may leak or otherwise malfunction.

 

 


Make sure to replace the debris filter and emergency drain cap after cleaning it. If they is not reinserted into the machine, your washingmachine may malfunction or water may leak. 
12. Close the filter cover.


Close the filter cover

 

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