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Maytag dishwasher filter (?)always clogging

My dishwasher was not getting dishes clean. Took off the upper and lower spray arms, they were extremely clogged. Cleaned them, then tried again- still dirty dishes. Next I took the cover off the lower assembly, and found a circular filter that was covered with food particles, etc...removed that and cleaned it, and the dishwasher worked great for 2-3 weeks. Repeated the process, and this time got about a month out of it. Other than taking apart the assembly and cleaning the filter every month or so, what else can I try? Shouldn't much of the food particles be getting flushed out the drain hose? How can I access that hose, if that may be the problem?

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  • merz222 Jan 04, 2009

    Yes, I have the same problem with my Maytag MDB9100 unit.

    The filter needs to be cleaned every few weeks of it gets clogged.

    It's a pain to remove the filter but I have not found anything else to fix the problem.

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How do I take apart and clean the filter, I've gotten the screws out but to do now?

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