When the geniuses at GE decided to try their hand at the front loading washing machine market with the Adora they constructed a washer with a lint filter located under the tub at the beginning of the drainage hose. Despite the poor judgment exhibited during the brainstorming process, the people at GE did, at the very least, make sure that the lint filtering mechanism was easily accessible via the front of the machine.
Step One – Make sure you actually have a GE Adora
This is what my washing machine looks like. It’s a GE Adora, and has a small, circular GE symbol on the top left.
Step Two – Locate the three screws holding the lower front panel in place.
Mine were in pretty tight and I did need to use a drill to get them out, so you may want to do the same instead of bothering with a Phillips head screwdriver. They are all the way on the bottom of the machine very close to floor level.
Step Three – Locate the filter and drain out any water that may be in your machine.
You should have a shallow bucket or large bowl ready when draining out the washing machine – I used a large baking pan and slowly untwisted the filter to let a little bit out at a time. The nasty water that was stored in here was full of all kinds of lint, loose change, receipts, dog hair, and it wreaked of rotten eggs so you may not want to use a baking pan your grandmother passed on to you in her will, just a warning.
This is what the filter looks like, remember: lefty loosy, righty tighty.
Step Four – Clean out the filter, put it back into the machine, make sure no lint or other funk has gotten into your hose, and try your first load!
This easy process was all it took for my clothes to go from wring them out soaked to almost totally dry after a wash cycle. It also has cut down on my wash cycle time considerably, which tells me that if you are an Adora owner experiencing incredibly long wash times that you may be dealing with a clogged filter. Hope this helps someone : )