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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
2271 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.

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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
2271 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

BV008428

03:42AM | 07/23/15
Checking to see if there is maybe now some after-market lint filter I could get to install on my roper washer. I have always used a clothesline exclusively, and without the lint basket like my old washer had, my clothes are always covered with lint. I do separate them carefully and still spend quite a while each time with a lint brush.

BV009688

05:34PM | 12/04/15
I have a Maytag purchased in 1987, and we too need the external lint trap (it's on the agitator) because we are on a septic (field with laterals) and can not afford to have the hair/lint, etc. clogging up the septic tank or septic field. We've been able to keep it running with a new belt needed only one time. But today it has stopped 'agitating', it still spins out the water at the end of the cycle, so hopefully it's just a belt. I went on this forum to see if there are any w. machines with lint filters in case we can't fix ours, and it doesn't look promising!

BV011476

01:52PM | 05/01/16
I wash and reuse many cleaning rags for around the house,, my problem is the same, I save a lot of paper towels but the pet and human hair that I leave behind on otherwise "Clean" surfaces everywhere in the house is driving me crazy,, I sure do miss the old top agitator GE water filters.

BV011622

01:00PM | 05/16/16
I had one and would pay almost anything to get another one. I'm so tired of lint on everything, especially after washing new sweat shirts and pants...pathetic. I thought the technology would improve as time went on but apparently not when it comes to washing machines!

BV011754

10:51AM | 05/29/16
No removable lint filters in clothes washers, tubs won't fill with water, this equals extremely poor washing results. Come on manufacturers you might have made the washers cheaper but you sure messed up the machines. Go back to what was available a few years ago. The first manufacturer to do this will sell millions.
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