How to open Washing machine Filter that is stuck or Jammed

by / Tuesday, 18 October 2016 / Published in Pumps, Washer Dryers, Washing machines

Washing machine Filter stuck or just wont open, How to remove coins screws and bra wires etc also how to service the pump

 

Washing Machine spare parts

 

If you have a washing machine pump filter is jammed or stuck and you can't open it do not force it. This video will show you how to gain access to the pump and remove any debris That may be blocking it.

I have been using these Bore-scopes to find foreign objects in washing machines for years They plug into any mobile phone and you can buy them for iPhones as well tablets and PCs
You can find them for under £10

Cheap Borescopes for mobile phones and tablets

Cheap Borescopes for mobile phones and tablets

Tab type pump

Tab type pump

 

This washing machine pump filter has two pumps attached to it one is for empty, the other is for recycling the water into the line

This washing machine pump filter has two pumps attached to it one is for empty, the other is for recycling the water into the drum

Remove clips on hoses to take pump off

Remove clips on hoses to take pump off

The first thing you will need to do is disconnect the Appliance from the electric and water supply.

washing-machine-coins-in-filterThen lean machine  on to its side or back, You will now need to undo the hoses and the electrics to the pump and remove any screws that hold the pump in place. By looking down  the pump  inlets and  Outlets you may be able to visibly see the obstruction.  if you cant  don't worry you only need to remove the motor from the pump housing, this sometimes can be held in with screws or maybe a twist fit type, It may have locking tabs but you can see this in the video.

 

 

There are basically three types of pump
The first type has 3 or 4 screws holding the motor in place.
The next has a single screw holding the pump but the motor twists off after the screw is removed.
The last type has tabs holding the motor in place these need to be pressed while twisting the motor.

Removing coins and screws from the pump

Removing coins and screws from the pump

pump armature separates from the motor

pump armature separates from the motor

You can only pull out any obstruction in the pump through the inlet or Outlet,  but if you can't you could always remove the motor housing and this will give you access to the back of the filter.

while you have the pump out it is well worth looking to see if the armature separates from the motor as there are water ducting tubes behind, These can fill with calcium and old washing machine detergent it is very important for these to be kept relatively clear as these ducts are designed to keep the motor cool.




7 Responses to “How to open Washing machine Filter that is stuck or Jammed”

  1. Martha says : Reply

    My Daewood washer the hose for drain filter is stuck inside how do I pull it out?

  2. Carl says : Reply

    Hi, one thing I just want to mention for others that may be having this problem, try to gently remove the filter with a pair of pliers. I thought mine was jammed since I couldn’t budge it by hand, got a pair of pliers on it and it came off with little force and thankfully there was no blockage.

    Looks like a great guide, I just wouldn’t want someone to go through all of this to find no blockage and it was simply over tightened when last inserted, so too hard to remove by hand.

  3. Claire Snaith says : Reply

    Bought a brand new machine today. Ran it on an empty wash as per instructions but showing an OE code and not drained fully. Checked filter but filter hose stuck and disappeared inside the machine. How can I get it out and what is causing this code? I cleaned the drainage pipe out before connecting the new machine so don’t understand this. Help needed, thank you.

  4. Shimon says : Reply

    Thank you so much. Tutorial was perfect and solved the problem.

  5. Stepheng says : Reply

    Hi I have a Bosch avantixx6 washing machine and it won’t drain and spin the filter doesn’t seem to want to come out how do I do this please

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