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The Home Smithy, Home Appliance Technician
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Hi, The filter plug in my washer will not turn far enough

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Hi,
The filter plug in my washer will not turn far enough to allow me to remove it, am getting concerned about a build up of hair etc and really want to get the plug out, can you help?
Hi. I'm Smitty. I am a professional appliance repair consultant here to help you diagnose, and repair, your appliance.
What is the model number of your unit, please?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Wae 20261AU

Thank you one moment please. Getting the information from the tech site now.

Irene, the only thing that I can see that may be causing this is something that was in the threads of your unit when it was closed last. There is no way for any debris to get to the plug from inside.

Try turning it back and forth a few times. If that will not loosen it then you will have to apply more force to it to get it out. Iknow this doesnt sound like a good solution, but unfortunartely it is the only one there is. These plugs simply cant get anything in them from inside the unit. As there is no way to get the cap out otherwise Im afraid this is the only option.

Please let me know if you have any other concerns.

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Thank you.

Best, Smitty

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