One of the essential parts of an LG top load washer is the filter, which serves as a filter to trap debris and lint in your laundry.
The LG top load washer filter protects your washer and as such needs to be kept in a good condition always.
The problem most people tend to face is how to locate the LG top load filter for cleaning and maintenance purposes.
So if you are stuck and wondering where the filter is on your LG washing machine you have stumbled on the perfect article.
The easiest way to find the filter is by referring to your owner’s manual.
While some LG top loaders don’t have a removable filter, we will discuss all the common places you may find the filter for your LG top loader.
The LG top load washer filter is located inside the agitator beneath the detergent dispenser for a top load washer with an agitator. And for an LG top load washer with impellers, the filter is located inside the bottom of the main tub or as a rectangular plastic with a mesh attached to the side.
In this article, we are going to show you how to easily locate the filter on your LG top load washer without wasting time looking for it.
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Where is the filter on LG top load washer?
Not all LG top-load washing machines have a removable filter.
Some new models are designed to be self-cleansing and as such, do not have any removable filters.
For LG top load washers that have a filter, you will usually find the filter at the top of the agitator where you can unscrew and remove them.
Impeller-type top load LG washers such as the Smart Drum with Direct Drive technology have a filter mechanism that can be located at the bottom of the tub by unscrewing.
Other LG washers don’t have a removable filter aside from the drain pump filter and the water inlet filters. You may have to remove the outer housing of the washer to locate it.
Do all LG top load washers have a filter?
No, not all LG top load washers have a filter you can remove directly. However, all LG washers have a system to deal with lint and other debris that comes from your clothes during laundry.
For instance, some LG washers have a magic filter that catches lint in clothes.
While some models have their filters at locations you can easily access and remove, it’s not the same for all LG models.
The location of the filter will vary from model to model and can be found in the user manual of your washer.
Where is the lint/Magic filter in an LG top load washer?
The lint/magic filter in an LG top load washer is a plastic removable piece that can be found attached to the side of the tub and catches lint from clothes during laundry.
How to remove and clean LG top load washer lint trap
It is always advisable to regularly clean the lint trap on your LG top load washer because they get clogged occasionally as you do your laundry.
Removing the lint trap on your agitator-type LG top load washer is a simple process.
Follow these steps below to locate and clean your LG top load washer filter:
- Open the lid of your LG top load washer
- Turn the agitator (plastic stick in the middle of the washer) anticlockwise to open the top
- Pull out the lint trap and clean or brush off any lint or debris attached to it.
- Wash the filter with lukewarm water
- Put back the lint trap in its original position
- Fix the agitator top back by twisting clockwise.
LG top load washer filter location no agitator
If your LG top load washer does not have an agitator, you can usually locate the lint filter inside the main tub as rectangular plastic with a mesh attached to the side.
It is even possible that your LG washer does not have a filter.
You may check inside the user manual of your LG washer if you are not able to tell if your washer has a filter you can remove or not.
LG top load washer drain filter location
LG top load washers have a drain filter that catches threads and small objects found inside your laundry.
You need to regularly inspect and clean the filter to ensure that your LG washer keeps running smoothly.
Follow these steps to locate and clean the drain filter:
- Unplug your washer from the power supply.
- Find the circular cap located on the rear of your washer and turn it counterclockwise.
- Pull it out.
- Remove all foreign objects inside the pump housing and the filter.
- Rinse with lukewarm water to ensure that the filter is clean and clear.
- Return the filter cap by turning it clockwise.
How long do washing machine filters last?
Washing machine filters can last up to a couple of years depending on your usage and frequency of cleaning them.
Washer filters should be cleaned every 3 to 4 months in order for them to work efficiently and last longer.
As discussed in this article, all LG washers have a feature that removes lint and debris. While some are easily accessible, others aren’t.
Whether your LG top load washer has a filter or not, or whether it has a lint filter or not, and the location depends on the LG washing machine model you have.
The fastest way to locate your washer’s filter is by referring to your user manual.
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