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AWN432SP Speed Queen top loader - how to remove the filter screen on the water inlets?

danw2

Premium Member
Joined
Nov 27, 2010
Messages
13
Location
Illinois
Model Number
AWN432SP
Brand
Speed Queen
Age
6-10 years
Filter screen on the water inlet is clogged and needs to be replaced. The screen is recessed 1.5-2 inches into the water inlet connection port.

Service manual troubleshooting chart says "clean or replace screen", so presumably, the screen comes out, but how?

Do I drive a flat screwdriver through the screen and twist and pry the screen out?

Dan
 

jeff1

Appliance Tech - Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 10, 2004
Messages
24,375
Location
Ontario, Canada
Hi,

Sometimes these screens can get plugged and will need to be cleaned out with a old tooth brush. Just shut off the water, remove the hot and cold fill hoses and clean out the screens on the entrance of the fill valve. When ever possible, you should try not to remove the screens from inside the fill valve entrance.

If the screens are just too clogged or if you have removed them, install new screen-washers in the fill hose end to prevent junk from getting inside the fill valve.

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If all attempts to clean the fill valve has not helped the fill pressure. Sometimes the fill valve can be damaged and this is why it won't fill as fast as it used to, you may have to replace the fill valve.

jeff.
 
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