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Field Reports Indicates Customers are Not Cleaning the Lint Filter Properly!
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Post# 964972   10/30/2017 at 10:15 by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Well that's shocking lol, some interesting lint filter related Blackstone Service Bulletins...



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Post# 964975 , Reply# 1   10/30/2017 at 10:57 by Maytag85 (25 miles from Idywild, 25 miles from Temecula. )        

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I always clean the lint filter after each load in my Maytag, and at least once a week clean the entire lint filter under the kitchen faucet.

Post# 964978 , Reply# 2   10/30/2017 at 11:07 by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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This is the single annoyance of  my FL Duet.. there's no lint filter. And I know from +30 years of long haired dog owning experience how the lint filter in my GE FF got filled up after each wash.. So where's that hair going now..my fear is it's building up a clog somewhere.   


Post# 964984 , Reply# 3   10/30/2017 at 11:47 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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cant explain it, but in taking my own Neptunes apart, as they have this odd upside down bed of nails type of setup to prevent coins/nails/pins etc from dropping into the sump....

and I have yet to find strands of any sort, even string, wrapped around or build up of any sort....

but yeah, you would expect to find some traces of it after many years of use...

even wrapped around the spider....

I know its passing through as all the drains dump into a screen box before going down the sink drain.....now that is filled with lint and fur...


Post# 965012 , Reply# 4   10/30/2017 at 14:48 by Gyrafoam (Roanoke, VA)        

Years ago when working on a solid tub Rollermatic I discovered why it must have been taken out of service.
I am always suspect of the bellows. So when I went to inspect the bellows I discovered every drain slit in the tub was completely blocked with tiny rectangles of lint, mineral and detergent residue. The throw out must have been interesting. Must have finally thrown something overboard. I had to take a flat head screw driver and knock the plugs out of every drain slit. They must have washed a lot of towels!


Post# 965036 , Reply# 5   10/30/2017 at 18:44 by potatochips (Nova Scotia)        

We're Hoover top loads rebadged Blackstones? Or vice versa?

Post# 965069 , Reply# 6   10/30/2017 at 23:29 by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Yes Hoover automatics were made by Blackstone.




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