All Beko washing machines have a pump filter that requires regular cleaning to remove built-up dirt and debris and prevent the pump from getting blocked. Regular cleaning of the pump filter will also protect the washer from damage and prolong its lifespan.
If you have no idea how to access or clean the pump filter inside your Beko washing machine, this guide should tell you everything you need to know.
For further assistance, read the instruction manual that came with your appliance. Inside the user manual, you’ll find detailed instructions on how to rinse, wash, repair, and replace a blocked pump filter without making a mess!
How Often to Clean the Pump Filter Inside Your Washing Machine
So, how often should you clean your washing machine’s pump filter?
Ideally, you should access the pump filter on your Beko washing machine once every two to three months to check whether it is blocked or obstructed.
However, the exact number of times you’ll need to clean your appliance could vary, depending on the type of machine that you have and how frequently you use it.
How to Check and Clean Your Washing Machine’s Pump Filter
Follow the simple steps below to clean the filter inside your washing machine.
Place a towel or cloth on the floor below your machine and grab a bucket or plastic container that you can use to drain all the water out of the pump filter or drain hose.
Accessing the Pump Filter in Your Washer
Access the pump filter by opening the panel on the front of your appliance. Remove the panel from your washing machine by rotating the filter anti clockwise. Be careful when you pull the panel off the washing machine’s pump filter to avoid damaging it.
Water might spill out of the hose when you pull the filter anti clockwise. Your towel and container should catch most of the water, but you’ll still need to be careful not to cause a mess.
Removing the Emergency Drain Hose
If your washing machine model has an emergency drain hose next to the filter, you’ll need to pull the stopper out of the end of the hose and drain the water out of it at this stage. Put the stopper back in place before you remove the filter.
Checking and Cleaning the Filter
Finally, assess the filter for dirt, debris, or hair. If the filter or filter cover is dirty, use warm water and a suitable detergent to wipe it on all sides.
It’s not uncommon for coins, hair grips, and keys to get logged in the pump filter during a wash and spin cycle if you forget to take them out of the pockets of your jacket and jeans before loading them into the drum.
Remove any large obstructions and rinse the filter under the tap (make sure to water is at a warm temperature) to fully clean it before replacing the filter back into the machine and turning it clockwise until it clicks into place.
Fixing a Broken Pump Filter
If the pump filter inside your washing machine is broken, you’ll need to fix it before reinserting it into the appliance and doing any more washing. Brand-new filters are relatively cheap, and they’re easy to install on your own.
Check your user manual for guidance on how to fix a broken pump filter, as the repair process can differ depending on which model of Beko washing machine you own.
Replacing a Damaged Pump Filter
If the pump filter is beyond repair, you’ll need to purchase a replacement. It’s best to replace the filter as quickly as possible before you run a further spin cycle to protect your appliance and clothes.
Washing with a blocked or damaged pump filter can impact the efficiency of your machine, and it can also cause the water inside your washer to become dirty.
Using the Self-Clean Programme in Your Appliance
A lot of Beko washers have a built-in self-clean programme that you can activate to clean the pump filter for you. Using the self-clean mechanism in your washing machine makes your life easier by avoiding the need for you to clean it manually.
To select the self-clean setting on your appliance, you’ll need to find it on the control panel or the programme selection knob.
If you can’t find the relevant programme, look in your user manual to identify where this button resides on your washing machine.
You might need to add detergent to the dispenser drawer when you run the self-clean programme. If so, add the same amount of detergent or fabric softener as you would for a standard wash.
Avoid using large amounts of liquid or powder detergents as this could cause excess foam production and damage your washing machine.