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Removing filter/strainer to clean

Does anyone know how to remove the stainer on this dishwasher so I can clean it myself? I have a had a repairman fix it several times after dishes on the top rack will not come clean. The strainer/filter is always plugged with fuzz. I have been rinsing every dish that goes into the machine and this still happens.

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  • Neeneego Nov 11, 2007

    My dishwasher does not clean my dishes, and it keeps flashing clean. Is there a filter that I need to change?

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2007

    My dishwasher is not getting anything clean on the top rack . . . it sounds like the same problem and I guess I need to know how to remove the filter

  • stevarino Jan 10, 2008

    I am really disappointed with my Kitchenaid dishwasher. I guess I should have checked that it had a garburator when I bought it.(like my maytag had) I have to rinse dishes everytime I load it. Now I am getting the same problems as these others. The filter needs cleaning and I am not sure how to get to it.

  • MarySue Jun 18, 2008

    I have the same problem and I need to figure out how to clean out the drain.

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    I pre rinse so where is all that stuff coming from! I have the same problem and if I don't dismantle the machine and scrub the strainer every time then the next load does not come out clean! I am ready to just use the machine as a drying rack!



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What type of dishwashing detergent are you using. If you use too much or hard desolving detergent you will get a build up that will clog the strainer. Try running some vinegar and water in the washer without the dishes from time to time. That might solve your problem. some stainers are at the bottom of the washer. some are secured by two screws others are twist and pull out. depends on the dishwasher.

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SOURCE: upper rack dishes dirty

Is it filling with enough water. Look or if you don't know how much water is supposed to be there , Just add a gallon of hot water to the machine after it fills. If this solves the problem check the filter in the fill valve or replace the valve.

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SOURCE: My whisper quiet dishwasher is not cleaning the top rack dishes

I'm having the same problem. Did some testing and found that the sprayer on the top rack is not even moving and hence not getting any water. Not sure what to do.

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So I have a quite simple fix here for you and you will be happy that it won't cost you anymore money. On my profile I have a tip that includes this. What you will want to do is throw about a cup of white vinegar in the cavity and put it on a heavy wash. What the vinegar is going to do is clean out all the hard water deposits and anything else that may be stuck in there. You dishes will start coming out cleaner again. You can do this every few months or so and it will prevent this from happening. When I worked for Sears as a repair man I would always tell my customers this whether I was there to fix the dishwasher or not as it saved me a service call later. You can also do it in your washing machine.

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