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How to clean the in-line filter in an LG washing machine?

How to clean the in-line filter in an LG washing machineThe quality of the tap water entering the apartments of consumers leaves much to be desired. Perfectly clean water flowing through brand new pipes is more a pipe dream than a reality. Impurities of heavy metals, particles of sand and lime, rust - all these undesirable elements are contained in water, and adversely affect not only the result of washing, but also the life of the washing machine.

The purpose of the filler valve is to protect equipment from unwanted contaminants entering the system. To complete the task, he has to collect in himself all the unnecessary particles that users need to periodically delete. We will figure out how to clean the water supply filter in the washer.

Description of the cleaning process

The first step is to figure out what this part is. Externally, the inlet filter looks like a small mesh made in the shape of a cylinder. It is this design that captures the impurities and debris contained in the water. A bulk filter can hold the smallest particles of metals and dirt, but over time, the mesh clogs and does not pass water well into the washing machine. Therefore, having noticed difficulties with the set of water in the tank, it is recommended to clean the part. The algorithm for cleaning the inlet filter is simple.

  • Disconnect the washing machine (unplug the power cord).
  • Turn off the water supply valve to the machine.
  • Move the machine away from the wall, for easy access to the rear wall of the housing.
  • Cover the floor with a rag around the machine, it will absorb water that may leak from the inlet hose.first unscrew the water supply hose
  • Loosen the nut with the rubber seal holding the inlet hose. Scrolling it is from right to left. The hose is attached to the washing machine at the top, on the right side.

It is important not to lose the rubber gasket, it is necessary for the subsequent assembly of the machine.

  • Remove the filter screen from the valve. This can be done by grasping the protruding part of the element with pliers.
  • Clean the filter under running water. If garbage is poorly washed out of the net, you can remove dirt particles using a toothbrush.
  • See that no additional filter surface is installed in the valve. In LG models, sometimes there is a second grid located after the main filter. If available, clean it too.
  • Put the removed filter screen back in its place.
  • Connect the inlet hose to the washing machine body.
  • Tighten the fixing nut, remembering to install the rubber gasket.

It is important to inspect the seal and the nut itself. With strong wear of components, it is necessary to replace parts with new ones. Having collected the washer and connected to the communications, check whether it was possible to solve the problem with the set of water in the tank.

Is an additional filter needed?

If the inlet filter in the LG washing machine becomes clogged very often, it means that excessively hard water comes into your apartment. The first sign of increased rigidity is limescale, which forms on the bottom and walls of the daily used electric kettle. To soften the tap water, you can install an additional filter element both at the entrance to the apartment, and immediately before the filling hose of the machine LG.

There are several decent developments on the market forprotect household appliances from scale formation and plaque. Let's focus on not a few filter elements.Filters for water

Geyser 1P. The main filter element intended for installation on a cold water pipe directly at the entrance to the apartment. The device protects from debris, clogging and corrosive formations, in addition to washing machines, also dishwashers, water heaters, heating boilers and other equipment available in the house.

The filter cartridge cannot be refilled, and must be replaced after loss of properties.

The Geyser 1P body is able to withstand pressure up to 30 atmospheres. This indicator is a record among the latest filter elements.

Aquaphor Styron. The filter prevents the formation of scale, improves the action of detergents, reducing the need for their quantity. It is installed directly in front of the automatic machine. The internal backfill of the filter is enough for 300 washings. The filtering composition softens water, prevents the appearance of corrosive deposits.

Aquafor Stiron is used exclusively for the purification of industrial water.

Understanding which filter element is right in your case will help with a simple water analysis. Based on the revealed data, a filter is selected that is aimed at combating “weak points”.

So, if microparticles and impurities precipitate on the inlet filter of the ElGee washer, it is advisable to put a main filter element or cleaner at the entrance to the house directly in front of the washing equipment. Water in most Russian regions is characterized by increased hardness, so this measure will certainly not be unnecessary.


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