Many automatic dishwasher units such as KitchenAid have a filter system within the unit to capture any food scraps before it gets to block your drains. The filter is typically located at the bottom center of the unit at the bottom rack and needs regular cleaning to ensure the free flow of the drain.
KitchenAid Dishwasher Filtration
Recent KitchenAid dishwashers come with a filtration system that is installed with a top filter cup and a bottom fine-mesh, both of which can be unloaded. While the old systems allow you to take the filter out of the cup for washing, however, let the coarse filter screen on track. Other than filtering wastes, the system improves water and energy consumption while regulating the noise of the unit. Periodic cleaning and maintenance see to it that your dishwasher continues to wash your dishes at their optimum levels.
Dishwasher Water Filter
Uninstall the bottom tray to each of the bottom filter systems. Hold the round filter inset in a blocked filter. Turn the top filter assembly a quarter twist counterclockwise. Hold up the upper filter system out of the lower filter system.
Take the lower filter system by the edges of the opening for the top filter assembly to hold it up from the dishwashing unit.
Washing the Filter
Clean filters by putting them below a running faucet. In order to eliminate stuck scraps, use some liquid detergent and a brittle toothbrush to take them. Wash and put both filters back in the unit by properly performing the installation procedure in reverse.
Wash your filter periodically when you clean, scrub, and rinse dishes prior to putting the unit. When you just scrub the dishes without washing or cleansing, clean the filter every six months. When you put the dishes in the dishwashing unit without cleansing or scrub, wash the filter once every two months.
If you scratch the dishes prior to loading them, clean the filter every six months. When you don’t do anything to the dishes, wash the filter once a month. Or when you cleanse, scrub, or rinse the filter every year.
Every busy home kitchen requires cleaning the filter biweekly when you do nothing to the dishes prior to putting them in the dishwashing unit. When you scrub only, wash the filter quarterly. When you cleanse the dishes, wash the filter annually, but when you cleanse and scrub, wash the filter biannually.
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