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How to Clean the Water Filter in a Frigidaire Washer & Dryer

Meredith Jameson

Frigidaire washing machines and dryers have several features, such as a vibration-control system; specialty wash, time and fabric cycles; large-capacity drums; wrinkle protection; and moisture sensors. The washer and dryer each use a filter to remove dirt and debris from the system, which requires cleaning on a regular basis. Dryers use a lint filter, usually located inside the door, which is lifted out for cleaning. Washing machines use a water filter, located inside the water-inlet hose, which is cleaned with a few standard household tools.

Step 1

Turn off and unplug the Frigidaire washing machine. Pull it away from the wall to allow access to the back.

Step 2

Turn off the water faucets, located at the back of the washing machine.

Step 3

Set towels down on the ground under the water faucets and hoses.

Step 4

Disconnect the water hoses from the water valves, which are typically white and connect the hoses to the water faucets. Inspect the filter screen inside each water-inlet valve.

Step 5

Lift out the filter screen on each hose using a flat-head screwdriver, using caution not to damage the screen. Clean the filter screens and remove excess debris using a damp cloth. Return each screen to the hose and gently tap into place.

Step 6

Reconnect the water hoses to the water valves and turn the water faucets back on.

Step 7

Examine the water valve, which is the device located inside the washing machine that is connected to the water hoses. Clean the filter screens inside the water valve with a clean, damp cloth.

Step 8

Restore power to the washing machine.