Cleaning the water inlet filters
The washing machine has two filters to
protect the inlet valves.
These filters should be checked every
six months or so, or more often if there
are frequent interruptions to the water
To clean the filter in the union in the
open end of the inlet hose:
^ First turn off the stopcock.
^ Unscrew the threaded union
connecting the free end of the inlet
hose to the stopcock.
^ Remove rubber seal 1 from the
^ Using pointed pliers, take hold of
plastic filter bar 2, remove the filter
and clean it.
^ Put the filter and seal back in the
reverse order and reconnect the
^ Turn on the stopcock and check the
connection is watertight. If it leaks,
tighten the connection.
Cleaning and care
To clean the filter in the water inlet
^ Using pliers, carefully loosen the
ribbed plastic nut on the inlet valve
^ Use pointed nose pliers to withdraw
the plastic filter by the bar (see
illustration). Clean, put back and
The two filters must be put back in
place after cleaning.