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I have a maytag dishwasher model MDBH968AWS3, I am trying to take apart the inside parts to clean the filter. However, on my dishwasher, there is a black circular pulley or something on top of my filter and I can't get it off. When I try to unscrew the central screw, the black"pulley" just spins. I don't know how to get it off to get the filter below out.

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your Maytag is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

I just told you the exact model in the first paragraph.

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

I already said I am doing the work myself and have it mostly apart. Did you read my first paragraph

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

No. But,this part is not shown on any of the how-to videos or directions on line,so it is different than many Maytag models, so be sure Iam getting the right information.

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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 4 months ago

That black pulley is actually your wash impeller. You must use an adjustable wrench to try to hold the black wash impeller steady. Then try to turn the screw. Often times this screw tends to seize up so unless you MUST remove the impeller, I wouldn't advise doing it. You can clean the filter by running an empty cycle using a product called Dishwasher Magic. If you run an empty load with this product it will clean out everything inside your dishwasher really well. You can buy Dishwasher Magic at Lowes or order it online.

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