The dishwasher's pump is protected from two filters a central filter which sits inside a larger filter - these help stop debris and food from accessing the pump, leading to a far larger and more costly repair.
Therefore if you notice signs of damage to the either of the filters it is recommended to replace them ASAP. In this guide we show you how to replace the filters on a Tricity Bendix slimline dishwasher however don’t worry because regardless of your being a Bosch, Candy or any other brand the process should be very similar.
Learning and understanding this simple but important repair could help you save money and time because the other option if left - could be the replacement of the pump motor which is a little more testing.
This video shows an example on how to remove or replace the part on a typical machine, some models may be different but the procedure should be similar. What You Will Need:
Dishwasher Filters Step 1 - Safety Advice
Safety First! Please ensure that you have disconnected the appliance from the mains before starting any repair.
Step 2 - Making Space
To begin you need to look at making room, to do this simple remove the lower basket. With that out of the way you’ll still be blocked because of the lower spray arm...this also needs to be taken out.
Now with that gone and placed to one side - you will now be able to access the filter.
Step 3 - Taking Out the Filters
To remove the central filter is simple - just pull it out That’s actually OK, there’s no damage to that, you wouldn’t need to replace that but I’m going to do it anyway, and now to remove the larger filter, I just twist that and take out.
If undamaged you can leave it to the side for now as we need to check and replace the large filter. To remove simply twist the top part of the filter to unlock it and simply pull it out.
Step 4 -Replacing The Filters
Replacing is simple - line up the filter and simply slot it into place. Again twist the top to lock it so it doesn't move about unnecessary and then insert the central filter or if required replace it with the new one.
Put the spray arm back in place and the dishwasher basket and bingo! You’ve just replaced the filters in your dishwasher.
Now the fun doesn't need to stop here - if you want to see how to repair other appliances check out other advice articles where you can see how to exchange a oven element to a washing machine drain pump.
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