My dishes, especially glasses, are often getting dried sediment left on them after a cycle in the dishwasher. I run it with vinegar every couple months but that doesn't seem to be enough. I want to clean the filter and surrounding assembly similar to what's done in the YouTube video "Repair Dishwasher For Cleaner Dishes - Maintenance Clean Fix Whirlpool Kenmore" but can't tell how to access mine. The plastic bolt in the very middle will turn and turn but not come out.

bottom of dishwasher

I've looked through the manual and a RepairClinic “Troubleshooting” page that comes up when I google the model number, but they don't seem to be much help, unless I missed something from them.

  • are you using rinse agent? this product is designed for this purpose. Also, are you on city water? You can also try changing detergents. Regarding disassembly, I believe you center spinner clips/locks in. I would still google your model # for the service manual to be sure, but it either has a release or just lifts off. just be sure first so it doesnt get broken. then under that will be philips or star/torx screws to remove the filter cover. If you want to really clean it, you should go as far as the pump
    – noybman
    Aug 19, 2017 at 19:41
  • Yes, I am using rinse agent, and yes, I am on city water. I've used a few different detergents. I'll look for the service manual. Aug 19, 2017 at 20:30

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