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Looking at how to pull out the filter on my dishwasher

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  • Kelly Sullivan Nov 08, 2012

    What model are we talking about here?



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You need to remove the spray tube also in order to remove the filter. Some dishwashers have a clip or screw right under the tube that secures it to the lower pump assembly. Hope that helps Good luck

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I would go to manufacturers web site and see if the manual is there. It should give detailed instructions for how to remove filter for cleaning.

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