How to clean the filter in a Beko washing machine

How to clean the filter in a Beko washing machine

Over time, a lot of debris and foreign objects from clothing penetrate into any washing machine, which actively clog the system. This is why the drainage filter is often blocked by various contaminants, which prevent the “home assistant” from functioning normally. To prevent this from happening to your device, we will tell you in detail how to properly clean the filter in a Beko washing machine, how often it needs to be done, and what else needs to be cleaned in the machine so that it works smoothly for many years.

Finding and cleaning the main dirt trap

Preventative cleaning of the drain pump filter should be carried out at least once a quarter, or even once a month if the owner of household appliances uses it several times a week or more often. Finding it is very simple - it is usually installed at the bottom right of the front panel of the washing machine, hidden behind the technical hatch, which has a rectangular shape. Getting to it is also easy - you just need to pry the hatch with a screwdriver or similar tool, remove it by disconnecting the plastic latches, and then find the black plug of the dirt trap. What to do next with the filter?

  • Disconnect your Beko washing machine from the power supply, water supply and sewerage system.
  • Raise the machine 10 centimeters so that its front legs rise above the floor.
  • Place a large container under the garbage filter so that all waste liquid flows into a basin or bucket and not onto the floor.
  • Find the emergency drain hose, remove it and remove all water from it.

This manual is suitable for a washing machine with a special hose for draining water. If the design of your “home assistant” does not have such a sleeve, then the procedure will be different. In this situation, you need to perform the following manipulations:

  • Take the tab on the black plug and turn it counterclockwise,
  • Remove this attachment,
  • Inspect the holes that appear, paying attention to any dirt and foreign objects,
  • Remove all debris from the drain filter seat,
  • Thoroughly rinse the garbage filter itself under the tap to remove all contaminants that have adhered to the part during operation of the washing machine,
  • Install a clean dirt trap in its place,
  • Be sure to check that the part is securely installed,
  • Close the drain filter with the technical hatch.

It is noteworthy that in addition to the frequency of use of the washing machine, the presence of pets also affects the required frequency of cleaning the garbage filter. Because of a cat or dog, it is better to clean this unit as often as possible - at least once a month, so that the hair does not interfere with the drainage. It is also worth considering that the dirt trap must be cleaned after each working cycle in which wool was washed.

What else needs to be cleaned besides the machine filter?

Even though the washing machine is constantly in contact with clean water and effective detergents, its key components still become actively dirty. Moreover, detergents can also cause contamination inside the device, for example, hoses, heating elements, powder receptacle, drum and other elements of the system may be damaged. To prevent all household chemicals, lint, hair, threads, pet hair and much more from settling on the internal components, you should regularly carry out a comprehensive cleaning of the washing machine.

Unfortunately, it is not always possible to clean the entire device. In this case, it is better to know what exactly should be cleaned from time to time so that the “home assistant” continues to wash effectively. The list for regular mandatory cleaning includes not only the drain filter, but also the rubber seal of the hatch, the pump, the tray for household chemicals, and the bottom of the tank.

  • Rubber compressor. Due to the fact that the cuff consists of several folds at once, various contaminants are regularly hidden in them, and dirty water and soap solution remain. That is why the elastic must be thoroughly wiped after each wash, otherwise over time it will become moldy, become a source of unpleasant odor, and will also stain clothes.
  • Water pump. It is very important to clean the pump and its impeller, which often gets caught in various debris and foreign objects. This can be hair, fur, lint, and many other things that will slow down or even stop the blades completely, and also cause damage to the pump, which will require replacing it with a new one.
  • Tray for household chemicals. Often, all the detergent is not washed out in the powder receptacle, but remains on the walls of the cuvette, where it dries out along with dust and deposits, and then becomes covered with mold.
  • Bottom of the tank. The last point, but not least, is the bottom of the tank, where dirt from the drum, residual dirty water and other foreign objects often penetrate. Cleaning the bottom is usually very difficult, but it is also necessary to do this so that the quality of the wash never drops.

The list only at first glance seems impressive, but in fact, clearing these elements is not only not difficult, but also does not take long. Therefore, in no case should you be lazy during comprehensive cleaning, because this directly affects the performance of your Beko home assistant.