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The filter assembly in my LG dishwasher is always getting dirty.

We got the unit about 2 years ago and while under warrenty the filter assembly was replaced. Now another year later, after the extended warrenty has expired, and the filter assembly is dirty again. Will I have to replace this once a year?? Could there be a problem with the way the tub is draining? I can put clean dishes in my dishwasher and take dirty ones out after running it. I have tried cleaning the assembly, hopfully this solves our problem of dirty dishes. It was very difficult to clean and I'm not 100% satisfied with the job I did since I could not get the assembly apart.
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Hi Jim,
Make sure that all the spray arms are clean and not blocked firstly
Pour a half a cup of white vinegar straight into the bottom (sump) of the dishwasher and run it on fast wash.
The vinegar has a small acidic base which breaks down fats etc.
This may fix the problem, or there could be another problem. It would be hard to tell without looking at the unit itself.

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