Today I cleaned the lint filter in our washing machine. Since this is the first time I’ve tried it, and since I’ve never had a front-loading machine before this one and thus didn’t even know where the filter was located, I repaired to the instruction manual and read it diligently.
The snapshot above shows the very clear instructions to open the little drain hose first, and capture any water from it in a container (“to keep the water from going on the floor,” says the manual helpfully). Then you can open the lint filter to clean it of debris.
Since I was raised to follow instructions, I did what the manual said. Approximately three drops of water came out of the little hose. Okay, that was anticlimactic. I unscrewed the cap to the lint filter, and GOOSH! Out came about 250 ml of water, all over the floor.
I love how the illustration clearly shows the bowl under the hose, and nowhere near the filter cap.