Help locating/getting at filter in KitchenAid Dishwasher

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Old 08-19-14, 02:19 PM
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Help locating/getting at filter in KitchenAid Dishwasher

Trying to get to the filer in my KitchenAid dishwasher (KUDS01DJSS0) but I can't seem to remove the spinning lower wash arm to get at the motor assembly underneath....which is where I think the filter is.

I feel like I've scoured online and all the how-to's I've found don't apply to my model. I downloaded the manual and it was useless for helping with this as well.

Here is a picture of the dishwasher. Any help with this would be HUGELY appreciated. I don't want to start pulling on things and break something.

 
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Old 08-19-14, 03:30 PM
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I wanted to help but I'm unfamiliar with a "filter". Someone else may be able to help.
May I ask why you think this filter needs replaced or if it even exists?
I looked at the parts breakdown and didn't see any filters.
 
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Old 08-19-14, 03:42 PM
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Thanks for your reply. We've noticed a greater number of dishes/glassware not being clean after a cycle, and a friend suggested the filter might need to be cleaned. In searching online it seemed most KitchenAid dishwashers had filters so I assumed ours did as well?
 
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Old 08-19-14, 03:56 PM
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I'll wait for an appliance repair specialist. I have not heard of filters in a dishwasher.
In the mean time, ensure your rinse agent reservoir is full. Me personally, I wash dishes in the dishwasher but I turn off heated dry (some higher end models). I like to dry them by hand.
 
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Old 08-19-14, 07:11 PM
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I punched your model number into Sears parts direct and do not see a filter listed. In my location, Finish Quantum "cubes" work great at removing the cloud from glassware.
 
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Old 08-19-14, 10:36 PM
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Luckily you have an easy machine to work on. The lower wash arm just attaches with a slight turn.
Basically you need to get to the sump to look for debris. The link below is a video that illustrates replacing the grinder but it gets you right to the area you need to be in. Once you have the sump apart you can check for built up food debris.

KitchenAid Dishwasher Food Chopper Assembly 8268383 Repair Clinic



You also need to make sure the drain line is properly installed and fastened up to the bottom of the countertop.

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