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Cleaning the Removable Filtration System - Dishwasher

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Filter Removal Instructions

If the water filter area (bottom of the dishwasher) gets larger food particles or foreign objects (toothpicks, broken glass, olive pits, etc.) around it, they should be carefully removed by hand and discarded before removing the filters. If foreign objects drop into the filter area, the dishwasher could have further issues.

Cleaning Instructions

Filter Style 1

IMPORTANT: Do not use a wire brush, scouring pad, etc. as they may damage the filters. Rinse the filter under running water until most soils are removed. If you have hard-to-remove soils or calcium deposits from hard water, a soft brush may be required.


Filter Style 2

The pump is protected from large objects entering it by the foreign object cup in the front and below the lower rack. The maintenance-free filter system does not require any regular cleaning or maintenance. If this cup fills up with particles or objects, depress the tab in the center and pull up on the cup to remove it. Dispose of the contents and then replace the cup. To replace the cup, put into the opening and push down to lock in place.

IMPORTANT: To avoid damage to dishwasher, do not operate your dishwasher without the filters properly installed. Be sure the lower filter is securely in place, and the upper filter assembly is locked into place. If the top filter assembly turns freely, it is not locked into place.


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