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Is the food trap removable for cleaning?

I need to clean the food trap in the right rear corner of the inside of my dishwasher. The trap has lots of little square holes, and it's awkward to reach. Is there a way to pull it out to clean it?

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Try a shop vac, it should suck it clean. I would suggest rincing the dishes before putting in the dishwasher but then what would you expect a Dehumidifier guy say!

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