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How to clean the filter in a Zanussi washing machine

How to clean the filter in a Zanussi washing machineIf you clean the filter in the washing machine in time, you can avoid many problems. Even an insignificant bundle of hair can clog a pipe or hose, block the impeller of the pump, or cause damage to the pump. All this will quickly affect the operation of the unit - an error will appear on the display, the drain will stop or the machine will not start washing.

It is not difficult to prevent a malfunction or eliminate an already arisen accident - you just need to find the mentioned part and clean it of debris. For Zanussi owners, all instructions are given below.

Why clean?

To prevent many breakdowns, it is necessary to regularly clean the trash filter from accumulated dirt. The manufacturer Zanussi strongly recommends that this procedure be carried out every three months, and if wool or shedding is washed, extraordinary cleaning is required. More serious reasons for unscheduled cleaning in the drainage system will be the following signals:

  • lack of discharge, a full tank of water at the end of washing or wet linen;
  • a corresponding error appeared on the screen;
  • laundered laundry has an unpleasant musty smell.

By restarting the machine, the listed troubles cannot be eliminated. Moreover, continuing to operate the contaminated machine, it is easy to get a tightly “stuck” rubber gasket to the cochlea and complicate filter replacement. Moreover, unscrewing the part and cleaning it is not at all difficult.

Where is the filter on front-loading cars?

First, let's figure out where the drain filter is located at the Zanussi washing machine. If you have a front-loading model, then just pay attention to the bottom of the front wall. Here is a long panel called a service or technical hatch. Opening it is easy.

  1. We pry one of the edges with a screwdriver.
  2. Press the latches.
  3. We remove the door.

thoroughly clean the filter

Attention! Do not forget about safety measures and during any repair operations disconnect the unit from the power supply, water supply and sewage.

This is better to stop. If you start to unscrew the filter itself, then water will pour out of the hole, and the flood cannot be avoided. We will talk about further actions, preparations and precautions below.

Where is the filter for the top loading technology?

It’s easy to get the drain filter to the owners of the model with the vertical type of loading. It is enough to lift the hatch, open the drum and find at the bottom of the tank a plastic box hidden behind the door. Insert your finger into the recess and wring out the latch. It remains only to pull out the desired part from the hole.

When searching for a filter, do not rotate the drum with the flaps open. So you will provoke a breakdown that will be difficult to fix with your own hands.

Description of the cleaning process

The filter cleaning process differs for different types of machines. For top-loading Zanussi models, the procedure does not require preparation: you just need to pull out the garbage container according to the scheme described above, remove all contents and rinse under high pressure of water.

With frontal machines, the situation is more complicated. Owners will have to act like this:

  • slightly tilt the machine body back;
  • substitute a container for collecting water under the drain hole and cover the surrounding area with rags;

Important! It is not recommended to clean the filter immediately after the end of the cycle, as the water does not have time to cool and you can burn yourself!

  • remove water through the emergency drain hose located near the filter (usually it is bright red or orange);
  • unscrew the filter plug by turning the part housing to the left half a turn;
  • if you can’t take it off with your hands, you need to treat the surfaces and joints with the WD-40 universal cleaner.

After successful removal, proceed to the direct cleaning of the filter. First, we remove all the dirt from the body, and then we remove scale and rust from the walls and ribs. In case of severe contamination, it is advised to hold the spare part in water with the addition of citric acid in proportions of 100 g per 1 liter. At the same time, it is recommended to pay attention to other elements of the drainage system and to get rid of the garbage snail, pump impeller, pipes and hoses. At the end, screw the filter back and close the technical hatch.


1 reader comment

  1. Gravatar Vladimir Vladimir:

    And how to clean the filter on zwq61225wi, that’s where the mystery is ?!

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