How to Clean the Water Filter in a Frigidaire Washer & Dryer
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.
Turn off and unplug the Frigidaire washing machine. Pull it away from the wall to allow access to the back.
Turn off the water faucets, located at the back of the washing machine.
Set towels down on the ground under the water faucets and hoses.
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.
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.
Reconnect the water hoses to the water valves and turn the water faucets back on.
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.
Restore power to the washing machine.
Meredith Jameson writes early childhood parenting and family health articles for various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from San Francisco State University.