A dirty washing machine filter is one of the leading causes of poor washing performance and increased electricity costs.
That’s why it’s important to keep the filter of your Roper washing machine clean always.
A dirty washing machine filter can cause your clothes to come out of your Roper washer stinky and often covered with lint and stains.
Aside from doing your laundry every now and then, you should have a routine for cleaning the filter on your Roper washing machine if you want your washer to function at its best.
Here’s how to clean the filter on a Roper washing machine:
- Locate the filter in the middle of the agitator
- Take the filter off and clear any debris and lint on it
- Soak the filter in lukewarm water for about 10 minutes
- Pat the filter dry and return it to its original position.
- Clean filter compartment
- Replace filter back
In this article, we will explain all the steps you need to clean the filter on your Roper washing machine in just a few minutes.
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Where is the filter on a Roper washer?
You can usually locate your Roper washer filter inside the agitator beneath the detergent dispenser.
The location of your filter may differ slightly depending on the model of your Roper washer.
So if you find it difficult to locate the filter, you can always refer to your use and care guide provided by Roper.
How To Clean Roper Washing Machine Filter (Steps Explained)
It’s important to know how to properly clean your Roper washing machine filter so your washer can continue to work properly for a long time without persistent problems.
Here is the easiest and most effective way of cleaning your Roper washing machine filter:
1. Prepare the cleaning solution
Fill a bowl halfway with warm water. Add half a cup full of liquid detergent. This is the solution you will be soaking your washing machine filter in. The solution is important to provide a clean wash for your filter.
2. Locate the filter
Locate and remove your Roper washer’s filter. It may be located in one of the possible locations we explained above in this article.
3. Wipe the filter with a clean cloth
After you have removed the lint filter, you may find lint and debris all over it. Wipe off all the debris on the filter using a clean cloth.
4. Soak the filter in the cleaning solution
Dip the filter into the cleaning solution you prepared earlier and let it soak for about 10 minutes. This will loosen any lint or debris that has dried on the filter. After that, scrub the filter with a soft-bristled brush. Scrub the filter clean till all the debris is off.
5. Clean filter location
Clean the filter area and make sure that there isn’t any debris lurking around there. That could be around the agitator or wherever yours is found. Dampen the cloth or towel in clean water and wipe the filter area clean.
After that, return the filter back to where you removed it.
6. Run a test cycle on your Roper washer
After fixing the filter back on your washing machine, you need to run a short wash cycle and observe if there are any leaks. Leaks could be a result of not properly fixing the filter back in place.
If everything runs smoothly, then you’re good to go.
You did it.
You successfully cleaned your Roper washing machine filter.
How to clean the water inlet filter on Roper washing machine
The water inlet filter is responsible for catching any minerals and debris that may be contained in your water supply.
If you live in a location with hard water, the inlet filter can get clogged, requiring cleaning.
You may even receive an error message when the inlet filter gets clogged.
Here are the steps to clean the water inlet filters:
1. Turn off the water supply valves.
Turn off both cold and hot water supplies by shutting the valves.
Turn your washer off and disconnect from the plug.
2. Disconnect the water inlet hoses
Unscrew the hot and cold water inlet hoses from the back of your washer.
There may be water still in the hoses so carefully discharge the water into a bowl to avoid spillage.
3. Remove the inlet filter
Gently pull the inlet filters from the inlet valves using a needle nose plier or your fingers if you can.
4. Clean the inlet filters.
Soak the filters in white vinegar solution for about 15 minutes.
Wash them clean with warm water to ensure that there are clear of any deposits.
Rinse thoughtfully with clean water and attach them back to the inlet valves and connect the hoses back.
Be careful not to damage the filters.
How often should you clean the filter on your Roper washer?
Ideally, you should clean the filter on your Roper washer every 1 to 3 months, especially if you use your washing machine on a regular basis.
This will ensure that you don’t leave lint and debris buildup in the filter.
Check out our article about how to clean all the parts of a Roper washing machine.
It is important to regularly clean your Roper washing machine filters in order to prevent particle build-up and ensure optimal performance.
Thankfully, the process is simple and only takes a few minutes to accomplish.
So do well to incorporate this task into your cleaning schedules!
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