How to open Washing machine Filter that is stuck or Jammed
Washing machine Filter stuck or just wont open, How to remove coins screws and bra wires etc also how to service the pump
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.
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The first thing you will need to do is disconnect the Appliance from the electric and water supply.
Then 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.
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.