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I want to take off the bottom screen to clean debris. I have taken screws out, how do I remove the screen?

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You may to remove more screws from around the complete bottom part of your dishwasher. Have you tried to add Dishwasher Magic to clean the grit and grime out first? Or perhaps if you can't find Dishwasher Magic, we started using Tang Orange Juice powder before the days of the modern prodcuts. The citrus in the powder eats all the tiny food particles away.

In either case, empty all the dishes from the inside, add a cup of Tand or follow the instruction on the box of DW Magic. Run your d/w through a complete cycle.

This should clean your dishwasher out.

Hope this solves your problem.

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Dishes on top level are not getting washed, they come out dirty. The washer is filling up to the correct level and gertting enough water. The water intake around the botton washer arm is clean and nothing pluging it up. Is there another filter that needs to be cleaned or do I have a worn out pump. The washer was purchased 8/2005.

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