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I clean the front filter out after every use but the compartment it sits in is hard to clean. The dirt seems to go to the bottom and it is impossible to reach.

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A home-made remedy that I have used in the past is to take a paint stir-stick and wrap it with duct tape, the reverse side or sticky side out. Tie a string onto the end of the stick in case you accidentally lose it. Place the sticky stir-stick into the trap and move it about as to collect the dirt on the bottom of the trap. Have fun!

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Hi i have a 2006 dodge diesel that we figure got bad fuel and stopped running.wouldnt start took it in go a new lift pump, fuel filter, lines cleaned and tank cleaned out and its still not running great....


Diesels need to be clean and typically after 10,000 miles removing the fuel filter produces very little in the way of dirt and grit.

You had the tank and lines cleaned out and a new pump and presumably a new filter and still you find dirt and grit in the filter after a short time. ..
Either the tank, etc. wasn't cleaned out or more dirt has entered the tank since, either from more dirty fuel, from dirt ingress into the tank while the car is in use or the third possibility is something is wearing rapidly and the dirt is appearing in the tank to be recirculated after being sent along the fuel return line. If this is what is happening it throws suspicion onto the high pressure pump...

If the high pressure pump is failing it is surprising one or more of the injectors hasn't failed.

If you got dirty fuel the filter should have trapped everything that was likely to damage the injection system until performance reduced and eventually the engine stopped due to fuel starvation. Replacing the fuel filter with a suitable amount of care should then restore performance to the previous level.

Fuel filters are great for trapping dirt but not so good for other liquid contaminants. Water fortunately tends to remain at the bottom of the tank and the bottom of the filter cavity but other things might pass through the filter - acids, salt solution, solvents.
A couple of years ago there was a case of a few petrol filling stations selling fuel contaminated with seawater and shortly afterwards a lot of injectors needed replacing...

I think if my car had the problem your car has I would temporarily fit an inline filter to the fuel return line and drive it for a time. Two things should happen if the dirt is self-generated. The new inline fiter when cut open should show the dirt and grit you usually discover in the main filter and secondly, there should be a reduction in the amount of dirt and grit you find in the main filter, however any dirt at all in the inline fiter means my best advice is to take the car to a good diesel specialist for proper diagnosis and a guaranteed repair.

If dirt is found in the fuel return line there can be no half measures - the business end of the injection system needs surgical-level cleanliness.

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Without knowing the manufacturer and model of your fridge, it will be impossible to tell you exactly.

Some manufacturers have the filter installed on the back side of the fridge, some will have it behind an access panel. Others will have the filter located at the bottom kick panel on the front of the fridge. Others will have it located in the refrigerator compartment, behind an access panel.

If you post the make and model, perhaps I can find the user manual for you, maybe a source for filters as well. Filters are typically replaced, and not cleaned.

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