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How often should I manually clean the filter in a Whirlpool Dishwasher?

How much should I clean the manual filter in a Whirlpool Dishwasher?

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Consensus varies from once a month, every 3 months, every 6 months, to once a year. It's probably a good idea to clean and rinse the filter out once a month if you remember. At the very least do a quick spot check once a month, and clean the food trap out every 3 months or at the very least every 6 months.

According to Consumer Reports with newer, more innovative dishwasher designs, "today’s manual-clean filters don’t need cleaning quite as often. Check the owner's manual to see what’s recommended.

But while the newer filters need less attention, you should still inspect them often. Whenever you pull out the bottom rack to remove items, in fact, a quick spot-check is a good habit. Neglect the filter long enough, and you might notice odors from the grungy buildup. You might also notice diminished performance from reduced water flow."

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