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

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).
Place a large empty bowl near the filter of the washing machine
3 Open the filter cover(A) by using a coin or key.
Open the filter cover(A) by using a coin or key.
The filter is located at the bottom right-side in the front of the washing machine
4 Take one end of the emergency draining tube (B) out.
Gently pull the emergency draining tube (B) from inside the filter
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.
Slowly open the emergency drain cap (C) and let all the water flow into the large bowl
6 Prepare a dry cloth.
Prepare a dry cloth and place under the draining tube
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 the drain pump propeller behind the debris filter is not blocked.
9 Replace the debris filter cap tightly.
Screw the debris filter cap tightly by turning it to the right
10 Reinsert the emergency drain cap and the drain tube.
Re-insert the emergency drain cap and tube back into its original place in the washing machine filter
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.
It is important to replace the debris filter and emergency drain cap after cleansing it. If not replaced properly, your machine may malfunction
12 Close the filter cover.
Close the filter cover by gently pushing the flap

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