Lint and debris in your washing machine can be pretty problematic since they would cause your clothes to not clean properly.
One of the essential parts of a Samsung top load washer is the filter, which serves as a filter to trap this debris and lint in your laundry.
The problem most people tend to face is how to locate the Samsung top load filter for cleaning and maintenance purposes.
So if you are stuck finding where the filter is on your Samsung washing machine, this article will guide you.
While some Samsung top loaders don’t have a removable filter, we will discuss all the common places you may find the filter for your Samsung top loader.
The Samsung top load washer filter is located inside the agitator for a top load washer with an agitator. And for a Samsung top load washer with impellers, the filter is located inside the bottom of the main tub while the lint filter is attached to the side.
In this article, we will show you how you can locate the filter on your Samsung top load washer without wasting time looking for it.
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Where is the filter on a Samsung top-load washer?
Not all Samsung top-load washing machines have a lint filter.
Some new models are designed to be self-cleansing and as such, do not have any lint filters.
For Samsung 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 Samsung washers have a filter mechanism that can be located at the bottom of the tub by unscrewing.
Other Samsung washers don’t have a removable filter aside from the drain pump filter and the water inlet filters.
The Samsung top load drain filter is located at the back of the washer and can be removed by turning it counterclockwise.
Do all Samsung top load washers have filters?
Not all Samsung top load washers have a filter you can remove directly. However, all Samsung washers have a system to deal with lint and other debris that comes from your clothes during laundry.
For instance, some Samsung 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 Samsung 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 a Samsung top load washer?
The lint/magic filter in a Samsung 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.
Here is how to remove and clean the lint/magic filter on your Samsung top load washer:
- Empty the washer
- Press the topside of the filter down to detach it.
- Unlock the cover and clean the filter under running water using a soft brush.
- After cleaning, close the cover and attach it back to its position. A clicking sound will indicate it’s attached well.
Samsung top load washer drain filter location
Samsung 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 Samsung 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 does Samsung washing machine filters last?
Washing machine filters can last up to a couple of years depending on your usage and frequency of cleaning them.
Washing machine filters should be cleaned every 3 to 4 months in order for them to work efficiently and last longer.
However, it is advisable to clean the lint/magic filter on your Samsung top load washer after every wash.
As discussed in this article, all Samsung washers have a feature that removes lint and debris. While some are easily accessible, others aren’t.
Whether your Samsung top load washer has a filter or not, or whether it has a lint filter or not, and the location depends on the Samsung washing machine model you have.
The best way to find out where your washer’s filter is is by referring to your user manual.
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