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I need help removing the filter assembly over the sump area in the bottom of my LG LDF7923ST Dishwasher. I believe there is something caught in this area and I want to get it out. I have removed the spray arm and the nine screws. Since this is all plastic - I do not want to break anything - how hard and where should I pull on various parts to remove them. There is an arm that extends out the top back of the filter cover that needs to be removed. I believe it carries water to the top arm. Can I just pull it up or is there something I need to do to remove it?

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  • marysuec Aug 28, 2010


    Please see my original questions as you didn't address them.

    You did not tell me how to remove the arm that extends from the back of the dishwasher to the top of the filter. This arm has to be removed before I can remove the filter assembly.

    Mary Sue

  • marysuec Aug 29, 2010


    No - You gave me instructions about the top spray arm.

    I need help with removing the arm that is attached to the back of the sump filter/cover on the bottom of the dishwasher. It is not a spray arm. It is a arm that covers over the water line that leads from the middle of the bottom of the dishwasher up the back wall to the top spray arm.

    It has to be removed before the filter cover can be removed. I need to know how to remove it.

    Mary Sue



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These things get so gummed up with a buildup of impurities so it's always hard to figure it out, and even if they don't have any attachment bolts, they can get "cemented" in. Here is a web blog with pictures, not of your unit, but it might give you enough of a hint:
Not sure if this LG problem relates to your situation, but it might be worth reading...especially the paragraph at the bottom of the page:
Good luck, hope this helps, and thanks for using FixYa.

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Turn off power to the dishwasher and unplug it or shut off the breaker to disconnect the power. Now remove the bottom dishwasher rack and remove the bottom spray arm. Now take out the screws and pull out the entire filter assembly and the mesh on top of the sump. Inspect for any debris or restrictions and make sure that its not locked up. Remove debris that is blocking the impeller. While reassembling pay attention towards gaskets in the filter assembly, they should be intact and in the proper position.
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    Daniel Scott Aug 28, 2010

    To remove the top spray arm follow the instructions----

    · Open the dishwasher door, and fully extend the top dishwasher rack. Look for the plastic ends of the slides on each side of the rack. These plastic tabs are holding clips. The clip uses a tab that installs into a slot in the side of the track while the main portion of the clip covers the end of the track.

    · Press the rear of the tab from the outside of the rack with your thumb while simultaneously pressing the main part of the tab toward the rack. This releases the tab from the end of the track. Remove the opposite tab in the same way. Pull the rack out of the glide track and away from the dishwasher.

    · Pull the rear clips out of the back of the glide track. The rear clip pulls straight out from above the glide track. Pull the glide track out of the rollers mounted to the inside wall of the dishwasher and away from the unit. Fully extend the moving glide track, and remove the screws securing the stationary track with a Phillips-head screwdriver. Remove the glides from the dishwasher.

    · Turn the rack upside down, look for the seam between the spray arm and the plastic tube running down the center of the rack. Insert a putty knife between the seam, and pry the spray arm free. Pull the spray tube straight up to unclip it, and remove the tube from the rack.

    Hope this helps... If it does please do not forget to accept the solution or post back for assistance.




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