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davefschmidt

06:55PM | 01/05/07
Member Since: 01/04/07
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My 1983 Maytag washer with removable lint filter in the agitator has recently needed such expensive repairs that I replaced it with a new high end washer. I was startled to find that the new washer does not have a removable lint filter. We have pets, and I cannot imagine washing their bedding without being able to clean the lint filter five or more times during the wash cycle. After much research, I am unable to locate any new washer which has a removable lint filter except portable washers. I would not want the self-cleaning filter in my new machine to send all the dog hair and blanket fuzz down my drain. I have never owned a clothes washer which did not have a removable lint filter. The old Maytag washer did a marvelous job of filtering, so I know what a huge amount of hair and lint would be washing down the drain. Is there any new machine made with a lint filter like the old days? I have a second laundry room and would like to set it up with a washer to handle pet bedding and fuzzy blankets. The only solution I've come up with is a used washer from a second-hand appliance store, but I'm finding these machines are badly dented or unsightly. Thanks for any advice for lint and pet hair removal during the wash cycle.

DanO

10:08PM | 01/05/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
** Is there any new machine made with a lint filter like the old days? **

Not that I've seen or heard of besides some front-load washer models.

JFYI

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/?ref411=Clothes+Washer

The Appliance Information Site

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davefschmidt

05:21AM | 01/06/07
Member Since: 01/04/07
2 lifetime posts
Dan O, Do you know which front loaders have lint filters? Thanks.

Janet

DanO

08:47AM | 01/06/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
I do not know which makes and models have such a feature off hand, most currently available do not. Models that have an easily cleanable filter will have a small square access panel toward the bottom like the Miele and LG washers at the following links:

- Miele Clothes Washers with Filters

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/data.php?srch=Miele+Touchtronic+porthole

- LG Washing Machines with Filters

LINK > http://tinyurl.com/y2me67

JFYI

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/?ref411=Clothes+Washer

The Appliance Information Site

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pamspage2000

06:16PM | 10/18/08
Member Since: 10/17/08
1 lifetime posts
I feel your pain... lol. I too can not believe that they have discontinued making a washer with a filter on the agitator. I had a GE with the same feature and it went out and luckily I found another at the second hand store salvage yard and got it for $10 (and it looks decent & works great, thankfully I have a set-up for two washers) although I did buy a Kenmore Elite set but I don't like it as much as I love the other. Also, since the washer doesn't filter the lint, the dryer lint trap gets full quick and I have to empty it 2 to 3 times during a drying cycle.

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Anyway, have you found anything that compares as of yet?

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Thanks
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