Thread Number: 73928  /  Tag: Vintage Automatic Washers
Frigidaire WIB 1-18 Water Not Circulating Thru Lint Filter
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Post# 976650   1/2/2018 at 21:56 by mptoolman (North Carolina)        

Need some guidance. Have a Frigidaire WIB 1-18 that is in regular use. Bought it new around 1980. My wife loves the washer and does not want to consider a new one. I replaced seals and bellows about 6 years ago. Next, the v-belt broke and I replaced it with a link type belt to avoid taking washer apart again. Other than that it has worked fine. Now the water has stopped circulating thru the lint trap. I am a little reluctant to start taking apart hoses and pump for fear I will break something that is not replaceable. Not sure whether it is likely to be a clog or a disintegrated pump impeller (or something else.) Any suggestions? Thanks, Mill

Post# 976726 , Reply# 1   1/3/2018 at 12:16 by golittlesport (California)        

If your machine is draining the tub during the cycles and otherwise operating normally, I would venture to guess it is just a clog (lint build up?) in the recirculation hose between the pump and the filter.

Post# 976745 , Reply# 2   1/3/2018 at 15:14 by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        

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I've heard the lint filter on these machines is of little use for trapping lint anyway, at least compared to a GE FilterFlo, Norge Burpalator, or Maytag's integral PowerFin filter. At this point you don't have to be in any hurry to fix it(if at all), because you won't miss it either.

Post# 976757 , Reply# 3   1/3/2018 at 17:42 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I'm betting on the clogged hose.

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