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Lint on Clothing


Possible Solutions

Is the drain pump filter clogged with lint?

The drain pump filter should be removed and cleaned at least every 6 months. If you have not done so, clean the drain pump filter. See “Cleaning the Drain Pump Filter" in the "Cleaning and Maintenance" symptom above. 

Did you line dry the load of laundry?

If you choose not to use the Dry portion of your All-in-One Washer and Dryer, you can expect some lint on your laundered items. The air movement and tumbling of the dry cycle removes lint from the laundry load.

There is no lint screen to clean in this unit. The excess lint is expelled through the wash cycle and out during drain. There may some residual lint in the Drain Pump Filter. Clean the Drain Pump Filter at least every 6 months.

Were you washing a large load?

Consider reducing your load size. Leave enough space in the washer to allow the laundry items to tumble freely. Make sure that there are not any laundry items sticking out beyond the stainless steel basket. A tightly packed load of laundry is more likely to trap lint.

Was tissue or paper left in pockets?

Always check all pockets and the interior of the washer before starting a new load of laundry. The lint may be caused by paper or tissues left in pockets.

Was new clothing in the load of laundry?

 New clothes tend to create more lint in the first few washes.  Washing new clothing inside out will help reduce the amount of linting in the cycle.

Was the load properly sorted?

Separate lint-takers from lint-givers. Synthetics, knits, and corduroy fabrics will pick up lint from towels, rugs, and chenille fabrics.

CLICK HERE for more information on sorting clothing and other causes for linting


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