How To Clean Your Dishwasher Filter
Step 1: Fill a mixing bowl with hot water and dish soap.
Step 2: Remove the lower dishwasher rack or roll out of the way.
Step 3: Most cylindrical filters are located at the floor of the dishwasher and are removed by twist-lock. Look for arrows indicating which way to twist. Twist, unlock, and lift out. If a flat filter, it can often be easily lifted out. Repeat with top filter or any additional filter, if applicable.
Step 4: Place filter (or filters) into the mixing bowl with cleaning solution. Soak for five minutes. This will help loosen debris.
Step 5: Using a dish-washing bristle brush or an old toothbrush, scrub away debris and gunk from filter.
Step 6: Rinse thoroughly with hot water.
Step 7: Using a sponge or dish rag with hot water and soap, wipe down the opening inside the dishwasher where the filter was removed to get rid of any loose debris.
Step 8: Replace filters in the dishwasher.
If you're a visual learner, this TikTok cleaning video demonstrates the process. If you're unable to easily find or remove your dishwasher filter, consult the dishwasher manual before beginning.
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