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how often do you "clean" ladies clear out the filter thingy on your washing machine?

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fryalot Wed 30-Jul-08 21:00:47

because I did mine today and it made me think that perhaps I should be doing it slightly more often than I have been


(ie: never blush)

SNoraWotzThat Wed 30-Jul-08 21:03:16

grey, slime?

yes try more often, or make some kind of clay model out of it . I should do it more often, thanks for reminding me.

fryalot Wed 30-Jul-08 21:04:42

grey, slime, hair clips, money, elastic bands, strange plastic things that I can't identify...

fryalot Wed 30-Jul-08 21:05:27

but how much more often? is it like a monthly job, or a yearly one?

or a "oh shit my washing machine won't empty again I'd better do the filter thingy" one?

girlandboy Wed 30-Jul-08 21:05:34

What filter thingy? Where's that then???

psychomum5 Wed 30-Jul-08 21:05:40

never!!!

DH does it wink

bratnav Wed 30-Jul-08 21:06:52

I do it when I realise that the dryer (washer/dryer) isn't drying blush obviously not often enough

me23 Wed 30-Jul-08 21:08:38

echo what girl and boy said! I have no idea what or where it is blush

madness Wed 30-Jul-08 21:09:39

I know about the filter in my dryer but does every washing machine have a filter???

PeaMcLean Wed 30-Jul-08 21:11:02

What filter thingy??

WendyWeber Wed 30-Jul-08 21:11:49

Mine doesn't have a filter as such - I only rummage around when it stops draining.

(Bosch are pretty good at not getting clogged up on the whole)

TequilaMockinBird Wed 30-Jul-08 21:12:34

I didnt know washing machines had a filter blush

Where is it?

fryalot Wed 30-Jul-08 21:13:42

<<<preens at being apparently the only mumsnetter to actually have not only located, but also cleaned out her washing machine filter>>> grin

ComeOVeneer Wed 30-Jul-08 21:14:06

Weekly, but I have long hair and 2 cats so it seems to clog up quickly.

fryalot Wed 30-Jul-08 21:14:44

it looks like this but mine was hidden by a panel thingy

ComeOVeneer Wed 30-Jul-08 21:14:50

Sorry to burst your bubble squonk grin

fryalot Wed 30-Jul-08 21:15:02

thanks, cov grin

bythepowerofgreyskul Wed 30-Jul-08 21:15:27

monthly along with dishwasher

psychomum5 Wed 30-Jul-08 21:15:39

squonk......I now and can do the filter I'll have you know.

I just choose not to do it.....

wink

TequilaMockinBird Wed 30-Jul-08 21:15:41

a panel thingy inside? or round the back?

expatinscotland Wed 30-Jul-08 21:16:57

i use a product called HG Service Engineer every quarter to keep hte machine in good working order.

fryalot Wed 30-Jul-08 21:16:58

mine was at the front. It didn't look like it was going to come off, but it just needed prying off with a screwdriver.

girlandboy Wed 30-Jul-08 21:18:21

Squonk, have now examined washing machine, but can't see one, not even one covered by a panel. hmm

SlartyBartFast Wed 30-Jul-08 21:19:58

i did once

TequilaMockinBird Wed 30-Jul-08 21:20:02

Will have a look for mine tomorrow.

Although not sure I want to see it as both DD and I have long hair and we also have a moulting dog - bet it's going to be lurvely <vom>

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