Filter-Flo System (exclusive to GE). The Filter-Flo pan sits on top of the agitator and features very fine holes to entrap particles as tiny as sand.
Water is circulated through the pan during wash and rinse cycles to entrap lint, hair, etc., and prevent these particles from being re-deposited in the clothes.
At the end of the final rinse, you remove the lint from the pan and discard.
History: At one time, GE produced select large and extra-large washers with the Filter-Flo pan system that trapped lint, hair, and fine particles like sand so that they don't redeposit onto the clothes. There models have not been manufactured in many years.
The filter pan moved with the agitator. This movement causes lint collected in the filter pan to form balls wich reduced the clogging of the filter and made it easier to clean. The filter pan also held powdered detergent until it was properly dissolved before it was added to the wash.
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