How to clean a dishwasher filter?

Nancy J Todd
by Nancy J Todd

I feel like a dishwasher filter should be cleaned out once in a while, but I have no clue where to start. Any ideas?

  5 answers
  • Cindy Cindy on Apr 17, 2019

    Hi Nancy. I did a bit of reading on this so that I could answer your question properly, but also because I would like to know how to clean mine. This is what I learned: Begin by removing the bottom rack and set it aside. The filter is located at the bottom of the dishwasher tub. Rotate the filter knob to the left up to remove. Wash the filter with warm soapy water and a scrub brush. Remove the filter from the screen and clean the pieces individually. Dry the filter and place it back in the dishwasher. Good luck Nancy.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Apr 18, 2019

    You should be able to wash them and clean with a toothbrush

  • Alice Alice on Apr 24, 2019

    How to Clean the Filter in a Dishwasher

    1. Step 1 - Empty the Dishwasher. Start out with an empty dishwasher. ...
    2. Step 2 - Locate and Remove Debris. Once the filterhas been located, take a damp cloth and cleanaround the area. ...
    3. Step 3 - Sanitize. After you have cleaned the filter, mix together ½ cup of baking soda, ½ cup of salt and 1 cup of bleach.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Apr 17, 2019

    Hi Nancy,

    Here's an article from Bob Vila that should help you. Wishing you the best.

  • Deb K Deb K on Mar 11, 2023

    Hi Nancy, hope this helps you out, you can use vinegar if the parts are covered in lime scale or calcium buildup