Clean and Maintain your Samsung Dishwasher

Last Update date : Oct 12. 2021

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Is your dishwasher not cleaning the dishes like it used to? This could be due to a build-up of food scraps in the filters or you may just need to clean the spray arms.

To maintain a good wash every time in your Samsung Dishwasher, it is a good idea to clean and care for the different components. Below are instructions for disassembling certain sections of your dishwasher to clean and also instructions on cleaning sections that cannot be removed.

Note: Designs can vary depending on the model of your dishwasher. To check the design specific to your model, please refer to your user manual.

Cleaning the Filters


Filtering System


For your convenience, we have placed the drain pump and filtering system within easy reach inside the tub. There are three components of the filtering system: the main filter, the coarse filter, and the fine filter. It is important that you clean the filters regularly to maintain optimal operation.

1 Main filter: Food and soil particles trapped by this filter are pulverized by a special jet on the lower spray arm and washed down the drain.
Main filter and coarse filter
2 Coarse filter: Larger items, such as pieces of bone or glass, that could clog the drain are trapped in the coarse filter. To remove an item caught in this filter, gently squeeze the tabs on top of this filter and lift it out.
3 Fine filter: This filter holds soil and food residue in the sump area and prevents it from being redeposited on the dishes during a cycle.
Coarse filter

Note: Do not place the fine filter upside down when reassembling

Cleaning the Spray Arms


It is necessary to clean the spray arms regularly as hard water residue can clog the spray arm jets and bearings. To remove the middle spray arm, hold the nut, rotate the arm clockwise to remove it. To remove the lower spray arm, pull out the spray arm upward. Wash the arms in warm and soapy water and use a soft brush to clean the jets. Replace them after rinsing them thoroughly.

Spray arms.

Cleaning the Door


To clean the edge around the door, you should use only a soft warm, damp cloth.

Also, never use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads on the outer surfaces because they will scratch the finish. Some paper towels can also scratch or leave marks on the surface.

Note: Never use a spray cleaner to clean the door panel for it could damage the door lock and electrical components. It is not advised to use the abrasive agent or some paper towel because of the risk of scratching or leaving spots on the stainless steel surface.

Maintaining your Dishwasher


After Every Wash

  • After every wash, turn off the water supply to the appliance and leave the door slightly ajar so that moisture and odours not trapped inside.

Remove the Plug

  • Before cleaning or performing maintenance, always remove the plug from the socket.

No Solvents or Abrasive Cleaning

  • To clean the exterior and rubber parts of the dishwasher, do not use solvents or abrasive cleaning products. use only a cloth and warm soapy water. To remove spots or stains from the surface of the interior, Use a cloth dampened with water and a little white vinegar, or a cleaning product made specifically for dishwashers.

When You Go on Holiday

  • When you go on holiday, it is recommended that you run a wash cycle with the dishwasher empty and then remove the plug from the socket, turn off the water supply and leave the door of the appliance slightly ajar. This will help the seals last longer and prevent odours from forming within the appliance.

Moving the Appliance

  • If the appliance must be moved, try to keep it in the vertical position. If absolutely necessary, it can be positioned on its back.


  • One of the factors that cause odours to form in the dishwasher is food that remains trapped in the seals. Periodic cleaning with a damp sponge will prevent this from occurring.

If you require further assistance, please consult the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page or contact our Samsung Care Australia experts on 1300 362 603 (Toll Free in Australia). You can also contact our Chat Support team or reach us through Samsung Members Community.

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