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Martyn Lloyd, Home Appliance Technician
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Experience:  Owner/Partner at Bargain Box
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How do I get the filter out of my dishwasher and clean it? I

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How do I get the filter out of my dishwasher and clean it? I have had it for 2 years and it has never been cleaned.
JA: Just to clarify, what's the make and model of your dishwasher? And have you run a diagnostic test cycle?
Customer: whirlpool Mode WDF540PADB. No. I just ran a load this morning, but have never run a diagnostic test cycle.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: I was thinking about it, but I am not the greatest with mechanical things. Should I call a repair person?
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: No. the dishwasher seems to be running ok. But I read that you should clean the filter.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 2 months ago.

Hello sorry to hear you are having trouble, I'm Joel and will be glad to help you today.

Here is a video that shows how to remove that filter so you can clean it:

click here for video

If you have any further questions just let me know, in the meantime please read below:

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I was able to get the arm off, but not the filter. this was not a very rewarding experience.
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 2 months ago.

I will opt out so maybe another tech will have an idea of how to better assist you, thanks.

Expert:  Martyn Lloyd replied 2 months ago.

This LINK should be able to walk you through the process and give guidance generally...

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Well, I viewed the video again today and still cannot get the filter out. This will just have to wait for a service call to the house.
Expert:  Martyn Lloyd replied 2 months ago.

Not all things are user friendly, and it may just be a flick of the wrist that makes the difference, hope it all works out for you without too much fuss