The filter is one of the most important components in a Kenmore top-load washing machine. This filter should always be cleaned.
The filter of the Kenmore top-load machine tries to save your washing machines by collecting any kind of dirt, dust, or any other hard thing from your clothes that can get into the pump and damage it.
The most important question is where is this furnace filter located?
When we have to clean or replace the filter, it is not easy to locate its exact location.
If you are also looking for your Kenmore top-load washing machine’s filter location, then this article is for you.
To locate the filter of the Kenmore washing machine is not a big deal, you just need to have some basic knowledge from the manual given with it. There is no filter in some Kenmore top loader washers, but we will be giving you the all basic tips and tricks and telling you the most common places where you can find the Kenmore top loader filter.
Location of filter in Kenmore Elite top loaded washer;
The filter of the Kenmore top-loaded washer with an agitator is present on the inner side of the agitator
Kenmore top-loaded washer with impellers filter is the inner side of the main plastic container with mesh connected on the side.
Before moving forward, we should know one important thing,
Does a filter is present in all the models of Kenmore top-loaded washers?
No, it is not necessary that a removable filter is present in all the models of the Kenmore top-loaded washers. Still, all the washers have a proper arrangement to carry out dirt, dust, and other solids from your laundry.
However, in some models of Kenmore top-loaded washers, there are uncultured, and pointed edges on the outer side of an unstained steel container which collects lint, dirt, and debris when water flows through the holes. The lint and dirt are then thrown into an outer container from where it is depleted when the spin cycle starts.
While some Kenmore top-loaded washer models have easy locations for filters that can be located without any difficulty.
Location of the filter on Kenmore top-loaded washer
There is no filter that can be replaced in the latest models of Kenmore top-loaded washing machines and they can be cleaned on their own.
The filter in Kenmore top-loaded washing machines with filters is located on the agitator’s peak, and can be easily removed with the help of a screw.
It can also be present under the detergent dispenser or under the agitator.
The filter in Kenmore top-loaded washers with non-removable filters can be located close to the depletion pump. You have to open the cover of the washing machine to find that filter.
In some models, instead of a filter, there is a coin trap in the base of the container.
Location of the lint trap in Kenmore top loaded washer;
For the agitator Kenmore top-loaded washer, the lint trap can be located in the agitator while the lint trap in the Kenmore washer with impeller can found near the top edges on the inner side of the main container. A plastic replaceable screen can also be located that collects lint and dirt.
Method to remove and clean Kenmore top-loaded washing machine’s lint trap;
It is recommended to wash the lint trap on a daily basis for their efficient working. In the Kenmore washer with an agitator, it is an easy method to remove the lint trap, as some simple steps are given below to find and wash the lint trap and filter in your Kenmore washer.
- Unfold the cap of your Kenmore top-loaded washing machine.
- Open the top by rotating the agitator in an anticlockwise direction.
- Lift off the lint trap and brush away all the dirt and dust from it.
- Use normal water at room temperature to wash the filter.
- Return the lint to its old previous position.
- Lock the agitator top by rotating it in a clockwise direction.
Location for non-agitator Kenmore top loaded washers;
For non-agitator Kenmore top-loaded washers, the filter can be easily located in the inner side of the main container as square-shaped plastic with which a mesh is connected. There are still chances that the Kenmore washer does not have any kind of filter or non-removable filter. To confirm this thing you have to check the owner’s manual provided with your Kenmore washer.
Location of the filter in Kenmore series 700, 600, 500, and 100 washing machines;
There is no lint filter in the Kenmore series 700, but it has a coin trap that can be located at the base of the wash container. In place of a lint filter, the Kenmore series 700 has a self-cleansing pump with a pump filter that can separate lint and dirt from your clothes during laundry. To locate this pump filter you have to take off the back covering and locate the pump at the back. The same thing will be applicable to Kenmore series 600,500, and 100 to locate the place of filter.
After how much time do you have to change the filter in a washing machine?
Filters of washers can work effectively and efficiently for a long time if you clean them on a regular basis after three to four months. The life of the filters and their efficiency totally depend on their usage and cleaning time.
In this article, we have discussed different types and models of Kenmore top load washers depending on the availability of filter or not, lint filter, or pump filter. The location of the filter depends on the model of the Kenmore top load washer. The simplest and easiest way to know the exact location of the filter is to review the user manual provided with the Kenmore top-loaded washer.