|Clean a Washing Machine Inlet Screen - How we can do it|
A washing machine that takes forever to fill may have an inlet screen clogged with mineral deposits and tiny particles of debris. The fix is simple.
Cleaning the screens is asimple job. The only tricky part is removing the screens without wrecking them (Photo 1). Don't just yank them out. Gently squeeze and twist as you pull. You'll distort the screens a little, but you can mold them back into shape with your fingers. If your screens are cemented in place by mineral deposits, you may not be able to remove them without damage. New screens are inexpensive, and are sold at appliance parts stores. Clean the screens with running water or blow out debris with an air compressor.
You may have to pick and scrape away stubborn particles with a utility knife.