A problem area on all washing machines is the need to clean the inlet valve screen of sediment buildup. As this screen gets contaminated, the water flow slows, adding extended time to the wash cycle and distorting the water temperature. In extreme cases, the sediment gets trapped between the solenoid, allowing the water to continue to flow, creating flooding.
Our survey indicates this screen should be cleaned every 3-12 months for homeowners on well water. This screen is located behind the machine at the base of the water line and requires the machine to be pulled out, hoses disconnected, the screen carefully removed and cleaned.
After extensive research to evaluate the problem of clogged inlet valve screens, InLine Water Filters has taken the initiative to design a Washing Machine Sediment Filter for the sole intent of removing solid sediment prior to reaching the screen destination.
Our filter housing is composed of a precisely designed mold of polypropylene material with a 5 stage graduating dead end filtration process, trapping 98% of solids, 25 micron and above. Tested and approved by an independent certified lab, Research & Analytical Laboratories, Kernersville, NC.
With the average household washing 10 loads of laundry weekly, using 15,000 gallons of water yearly, this problem is especially troublesome for the 17,000,000 homeowners on well water. Our tests indicate that the use of a whole house filter lessens the problems, however doesn’t prevent it as the smaller particles get through and coat the screen over time.