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Samsung washer filter location top loader [Here is where to find the filter in your Samsung top loading washer]
Filters play an important role in washing machines – they trap debris that would impede the proper functioning of the washer.
However, with time, these filters get clogged hence they require cleaning to prevent a variety of potential issues (once the filter gets blocked, a lot can happen and the appliance can stop functioning entirely).
Of course, before you clean the filter, you need to know the exact location..
Which is where this article comes in…read on to find out where to the lint filters are inside your Samsung top load washer.
As a bonus, we shall look at how to clean them…
Samsung washer filter location top loader –where to find the filter in your Samsung top loading washer
In general, Samsung top load washers come with two or three filters depending on the model:
- Two mesh filters – located at the back of the washer where the water hoses connect to the inlet valve.
- One drain/lint filter.
In this article, we are will be more inclined toward the drain filter.
When it comes to top load washers, you might note that this filter is lacking from your user manual.
But, that does not mean it is not there..
You see, when it comes to top load washers, Samsung prefers to call this filter the magic filter.
This makes it easier to differentiate it from the front load’s drain filter which is different in design.
The magic filter is located inside the washer’s tub – it is a rectangular plastic box.
Quick Note: Not all top load Samsung washers have the magic filter. Many newer models have an auto-cleaning mechanism that gets rid of the lint with ease.
The main work of this filter is to trap lint from the water during the wash cycle.
This makes it inevitable for the filter to get completely clogged with lint+other debris.
Your only remedy, as mentioned earlier, is again cleaning it.
Otherwise, your clothes will be coming out of the washer with stains/lint on them.
This leads us to the next part…
How to clean Samsung washing machine top loader filter
Depress the plastic tab located at the top of the filter as shown:
This will loosen the filter out of its place and you can proceed to remove it from the washing machine.
Now, to open the filter, pull down its back cover.
Next, remove and discard any lint that might be trapped inside the filter.
If the lint won’t come off easily, scrub it off using a toothbrush under running water.
Once you are comfortable that the filter is fully clean, close the back cover.
Next, using a moist cloth, gently wipe the filter housing if it does appear to be dirty.
You can now put the filter back in……To reinsert the filter, put it back in its housing with the lower part of the filter going first:
While at it, ensure that the correct side of the filter faces outwards when inserting it.
Finally, gently push the filter back till you hear a soft “click” indicating that the filter is firmly held in place.
At times, the filter might get damaged during the cleaning process – if you are not lucky and you have destroyed yours, we recommend you get the magic filter replacement for Samsung washers.
A word on the mesh filters
Mesh filters filter out debris from the water before it enters the washer.
And with time, the filters might get clogged more so if you live in areas with hard water.
Now, to clean these filters, first turn off the water faucets.
Next, remove both the cold and hot water hoses – this will grant you access to the filters.
Gently pull out the filters from their position – if you find it hard to remove them, you can pull use pliers to pull them out.
Next, gently scrub the filters using a soft brush under warm running water.
Once you are satisfied that both filters are clean, reinsert them into the washer and reconnect the hoses.
Oh, and do not forget to turn on the water faucets.
Samsung washer filter location top loader – frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Where is the filter in a Samsung washer?
Most Samsung washers have three filters – two mesh filters and one drain/magic filter.
The mesh filters are located at the back of the washer where the hoses connect to the water inlet valve.
When it comes to the drain filter, it is located at the bottom right of the filter in front load models.
In top load models, the drain/magic filter is located inside the washer’s tub as a rectangular plastic box.
Does my Samsung top loader washer have a filter?
Top load Samsung washers have two to three filters: two mesh filters and one magic/lint filter.
The magic (drain) filter is located inside the wash tub.
However, not all top load washers have this filter.
As regards the mesh filters, they are located at the back of the washer where the water hoses connect to the water inlet valve.
How do I clean my Samsung top loader washer filter?
Start by removing the filter from its housing and follow this by pulling down the filter’s cover.
Next, remove the trapped lint/debris and discard it in a waste basket.
If you are having problems removing the lint, you can scrub it off using a toothbrush under running water.
Samsung washer filter location top loader – final words
We recommend that you wash the magic filter frequently – if possible, do so every six weeks.
However, at times, the filter might require cleaning before the six weeks are over depending on the frequency and type of laundry you are cleaning.
In other words, if you note that your clothes are coming out of the washer with lint/stains on them, it’s probably time to clean the filter.