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Trouble removing filter

I own a Kenmore Ultra Wash Dishwasher, Model 17512. I suspect the filter/grinder may be clogged, as there is a black residue continually on the tub. The dishes are clean, but the black oily residue returns on the tub walls after cleaning. I have removed the spray arm. Found 3 torque screws, there is one screw I cant reach as it is located under a plastic. Is this one screw my problem? Should I force the filter to rotate?

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We have a Kenmore 665.17702k600 Portable dishwasher with a similar problem. What we did was pop off the drain cover (turns out the one screw wasn't doing anything and just pushed down into the unit when screwdriver was applied). We popped it off by shimmying a screwdriver under the panel, and applying torque on the long end. It just popped right off. Then there was this nasty stale water, and not much obvious debri. We used a wet vac to slurp all that up. So that's the solution we took -- haven't tried it yet, so not sure if it will actually fix the problem...

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