To clean your water filters, you need to know the make and model of your dishwasher.

Are you sure you know your make and model??
Not so fast…

White-Westinghouse bought Frigidaire, Electrolux bought Westinghouse…Maytag bought Amana…Whirlpool bought Maytag…who can stay on top of all the design changes anymore? Designs have been blended together…for example, most Kitchenaids are basically a Whirlpool with a different spray arm. BUT…there are old-style AND new-style Whirlpools, Kitchenaids and GEs.

If you have a Miele or Bosch or Asko, it’s not such a problem.
But if you have a Whirlpool or GE, you might be looking at one of two or three different models.

But wait! It’s even more complicated than that. Whirlpool, GE, and Frigidaire produced almost identical machines under different brand names and model names. For example, one of the Whirlpool dishwashers below might be labeled Kenmore, Maytag, Roper, KitchenAid, JennAir, Amana, Estate, Brastemp, Bauknecht, Consul, Inglis, Ignis, or Indesit .

When I do a service call, the insides of the machine tell me what dishwasher I’m dealing with.

So pull out the bottom rack of your dishwasher and find the photo below that looks the most like the inside of your machine (for example, the spray arms might be a little different, The tub may be stainless steel or plastic, but the sump looks similar.)

Kitchenaid Dynamic-Wash Videos:

Kitchenaid introduced a new model in 2015.
Frankly, I haven’t seen any repairs on them yet.
As soon as I get some info on them, I’ll post it here.
In the meantime, here’s how they work.

How the dishwasher works

How to remove the spray arms

GE Videos – 5 Models

How to clean the filter

Newer-Style “Sidewinder” GE Videos:

How to clean the filters and service the upper pump unit

Angle-Filter “Sidewinder” GE Videos:

How to clean out the filter & sump

LG Videos – 3 Models

How to clean the filter
Note: This video is for a different LG dishwasher model, but the procedure is very similar.

LG (Second Style) Videos:

How to clean the filter

LG (Third Style) Videos:

How to clean the filter

Bosch – Thermador – Gaggenau Videos:

How to clean the filters and drain pump

Asko – Viking Videos:

How to clean the filter