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How to remove lower spray assembly in order to clean water filter

The filter or screen clogs with undissolved soap and other material from the washer. The screen is under the lower spray arm shroud.

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Hi,
There should be a plastic nut holding the spray arm. Remove the plastic nut and the spray arm should release.
Does this help you?

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