We found a part in the tub, which I was able to identify by looking at parts pictures, as a washer filter plug. What does it do? Where did it come from? How did it come off? What do we do now? Thanks!
Answer Hello Armybridemom,
You will need to pull the cabinet, the agitator, and the tub cover to allow you to pull the spin basket. The filter is installed below the spin basket and cannot be accessed without pulling these parts.
I was going to replace the lint filters when I noticed that the holes for the filters were a different type. The holes are not round they look like "eyebrows". The parts listing shows that I need part 8522271 which are round. Can you help?
Answer Hello Tom. According to the model number, 285868 is the correct plugs. The desing you are describing, does not use these. It sounds like the tub used in your model was from a different series. Sometimes manufactures do this when changing series on the unit.
I got the plugs,but when I tried to put them in I couldn't. There seems to be something in the way at the bottom of the holes. Can you please help? Thanks!
Answer Hello. These can be tricky to install, but are not to hard. The best thing is to apply light coat of grease to the filter plugs and snap the into the tub assembly. This should help you install the filter plugs.
I just ordered the filter plug kit. My question is do I have to remove the original filter? If so how is that done? Thanks
Answer Hello Zach. Yes, you will remove the old filter. You will need to remove the inner basket assembly from the washer to access and remove the old filter. Once removed, you can install the plug kit 285868.
Need to know where is the lint remover or the water filter, cause my cloth are coming out full of lint!!
Answer Hello Rene. The lint filter is located under the agitator and is no longer used in the washer. Now, you will need to order the filter plug kit 285868 and remove the old filter and install the kit. Hope this helps.
(Aside: Your videos have been a great help to me--I'm replacing the motor coupling and the video lead me through the entire procedure effortlessly.)
But, I'm noticing some dirt in the top and bottom of the tub, and on the outside of the washer basket (closer to the top). My wife occasionally complains about round brown spots in the laundry--not all the time, but sometimes.
(I suspect the band of dirt near the top of the tub might accumulate when we use a full wash, but then dries in place and accumulates when we use smaller loads (which is our normal practice). At the bottom of the tub, there is a much thinner layer of gunk, from the bottom of the tub up about 4 inches.
I'm going to improvise a tool to fit down between the basket and tub to clean that dirt off without taking the basket out--I'll probably (securely) tie something like a Tuffy onto a yard stick, then fill the tub with water and scrub.
But, I wondered if that dirt, especially the band at the bottom of the tub, might be a symptom of these filter plugs no longer being effective?
Answer Hello Rhkramer. No, the build up is caused by liquid fabric softener and soaps, that collect dirt and sticks inside the tub assembly to the walls and lids. You can use washer magic TJ131 to help keep the washer clean, after you remove the build up. Hope this helps.
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