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Old 04-12-2007, 02:16 PM   #1
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Its that time again-- the washing machine drain is clogged *sigh* This seems to happen about once a year or so. The main drain it connects to runs fine.

My old washing machine had a lint filter. I had to clean it out now and then but at least the drain wouldn't stop up. New machines apparently dont have such a device, so all the lint goes into the drain.

I asked both an appliance repair guy and the plumber about an esternal lint fliter or trap. Neither had heard of such. Surely, someone has one of these-- a filter to hang on a wall and run the washer drain through ???

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Is it directly plumed or using a discharge hose?

If using a hose there are sock type things that attache to the end of the hose with a hose clamp.

I did a google search for you and found the following
http://www.laundry-alternative.com/septic-protector.htm
http://www.asktooltalk.com/home/qand...lint-traps.htm
http://www.asktooltalk.com/cgi-local...s/aquarian.htm
http://www.repairclinic.com/0081.asp?RccPartID=541811

May also want to try and make your own with a small mesh bag and a hose clamp. Just check it frequently to make sure it doesn't over fill.

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Is it directly plumed or using a discharge hose?

If using a hose there are sock type things that attache to the end of the hose with a hose clamp.

Its a hose type of connection that runs into a drain in the wall.

Thanks for the links- a couple of them look promising.
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FYI, inside of the wall likely looks something like this
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Great job in finding the external filters. I have also been looking to keep the lint out of my drains.

What I am still wondering though is why the manufacturers ever stopped putting lint filters inside the machine. They were just a simple device that was easy to clean. They kept the lint from getting into the pump which extends its life. I am on my 3rd and last pump on my top loader now. The pumps when examined are always full of lint. It seems to me they removed the lint filters to drive up the repair costs.
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