How to Replace Your Frigidaire Washer’s Drain Pump Tub Filter If It Cracks


The drain pump tub filter is a plastic filter with large holes. It catches larger items like coins, buttons, and jewelry. But if it cracks or gets too full, it can’t do its job. Order replacement part #134640200 for a new tub filter for your Frigidaire washer. Then follow these steps to get it installed.

1. Unplug the washer and turn off the local water connection.

Every time you’re about to repair an appliance or replace a broken part, unplug the appliance first. During this repair, you will also need to move the washer away from the wall. For more room, you can disconnect the washer from the wall. To do so, turn off the local water connection. Then loosen the hot and cold water lines form the machine and set the hoses on the floor. You may need a towel to catch any water lingering in the hoses.

2. Disassemble the washing machine’s exterior.

Start by removing the top access panel. Go to the rear of the machine and unscrew the screws along the back edge of the panel. Then pull it slightly forward towards the rear of the machine so it clears the control panel’s lip at the front. You can now lift up the panel and set it aside.

Next, disconnect the wiring. First, disconnect the black power cord connector at the back of the washer. Remove the clip securing the green ground wire. Also, use pliers to squeeze the back of the retaining clip holding the power cord to the bracket along the edge. Push the clip through the hole so the wires hang freely. Now you can remove the bracket by loosening the five screws holding the rear mounting bracket in place. While you’re still behind the appliance, loosen the screw holding the drain hose in place. Leave the drain hose attached but remove the flexible bracket around it.

After that, remove the screws around the rear access panel. Then pick the panel up off the bottom groove and set it aside. Because the drain hose is still in place, just tilt it against the left side of the appliance instead of moving the panel further away.

3. Disassemble the washer’s interior to access the drain pump tub filter.

Remove the belt at the rear of the drum by spinning the pulley. Then set the belt aside.

Next, find where the black hose connects to the air chamber on the left side of the machine under the drum. Set down a cloth to catch any lingering water and then loosen the clamp securing the hose over the chamber. Wiggle the black hose end free and let it hang loosely.

Move slightly to the right and loosen the hose clamp at the other end. Make sure the hose is detached on both ends, but don’t remove it from the machine just let it sit on the ground. Inside the right end of the hose is the drain tub filter. You can wiggle it out by hand. Pry the cap off of the old filter by using a flathead screwdriver to press down the four retaining clips.

Now you can install the filter cap on the new drain pump tub filter. Orient the cap so it snaps over the four tabs. Make sure it audibly clicks into place. Next, push the new filter into the hose. There is one tab on the filter that needs to line up with the cutout of the hose. As you push the filter into place, pull on the hose lip so it seals around the edge of the cap.

4. Reassemble the interior of the washer.

Push the right end, or the end with the filter, of the hose over the connection to the tub. Retighten the clamp. Next, connect the black hose to the air chamber. Slide the hose over the white air chamber. Loosen the clamp with a pair of pliers and slide it back up over the two ends to secure them. Mop up any excess water on the bottom of the washer before continuing to the next steps.

After that, reinstall the belt. This will go over the small black motor pulley near the bottom of the washer. Wind the belt around the left edge of the driver pulley. Once it’s taut, start spinning the pulley to slide the rest of the belt into place. Spin the drive pulley back and forth to make sure the belt is fully in place on both pulleys.

5. Reassemble the exterior of the washer.

First, swing the rear access panel around the corner of the machine without tugging on the drain hose. Lift it slightly so it sits on the bottom groove and make sure it lines up with all of the screw holes along the edge. Make sure the drain hose isn’t pinched between the panel and the body of the washer. Retighten all of the screws around the exterior of the panel.

Also, attach the two screws in the bottom left corner that holds the rear panel in place against the motor control board inside.

Snap the drain hose into the retaining clip along the top of the washer. Also, wrap the retainer back around the drain hose where it enters the washer and screw it in place.

After that, set the rear mounting bracket back in place along the top edge of the rear access panel. Hold it in place as you tighten the three screws along the back and one on each top corner.

Once the bracket is secure, push the white retaining clip back through the hole. Push the grounding wire clip back into place on the edge of the bracket and plug in the power cord’s wire harness.

The last step is reinstalling the top cover panel. Set it on top of the washer about an inch behind the control panel. Then slide it in place so the front edge slips under the control panel’s lip. Secure it in place with screws along the back edge.

Now you can push the washer back in place a few inches away from the wall. Reconnect the water lines if you detached them earlier, and push the end of the drain hose back into the wall. Turn on the local water connection and plug the washing machine back in.

For more appliance repair guides, browse our resources at Dan Marc Appliance. You can also contact our team for troubleshooting advice or to set an appointment for a service call.


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