Shane's washer sounds exactly like mine where the filters seem to be under the tub. However, your answer doesn't say anything about removing the tub. Please clarify if tub needs to be removed and how easy it is to remove the tub (question mark). I'm getting anxious to fix the lint problem and avoid buying a new unit only because of lint problems. Otherwise your video was helpful. Thank you
Answer Hello Stephen,
You can remove the tub by pulling the softener cup, (if equipped. If not, remove the agitator cap), and remove the bolt under the moisture cover. You then pull the agitator out and remove the spanner nut. When it is removed, you can then pull the spin basket. Be sure to keep up with the agitator clip and washer for re-installation during re-assembly. This is not really necessary since you can eliminate the lint production by adjusting your usage habits. This is simply done by decreasing the amount of detergent used and decreasing the wash time for each load. These two things have been proven to be the source of lint production in all styles of washers.
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.