How do I clean the filters in my dishwasher?

Last Update date : Mar 01. 2022

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To keep the pump area clear, the filters should be cleaned. Follow the steps below and make sure to keep the filter and drain area clear of all food and debris. See the video and written guides below for cleaning the dishwasher filters.

How to clean a dishwasher filter How to clean a dishwasher filter

Check the filter assembly inside of the drain pump

Samsung dishwashers have been designed to place the drain pump and filtering system within easy reach inside the tub for your convenience.

The drain pump drains the dirty water from the dishwater generated while the dishwater is running. Inside the drain pump, there is a filter assembly for filtering debris and foreign matter. If the filter assembly is clogged with debris or foreign matter, it can cause problems, such as abnormal noise, odors from food waste, etc. Therefore, please follow the instructions below and clean the filters regularly.

For a general guide on cleaning and maintaining your Samsung dishwasher, please click here.

Cleaning the Filters


  • Do NOT put the fine filter in upside down.
  • You might want to use protective gloves when removing the filters or checking the sump area.
  • The entire filter assembly should be cleaned regularly.
  • Never run the dishwasher without the filters in place.
  • When cleaning the filters, do not inadvertently damage them.
  • The actual design of the filter may differ from the model that you have. To check the design specific to your dishwasher, please refer to your user manual.
1 Open the door of the dishwasher and remove the lower rack and dishes.
2 Hold the propeller for safety. Then, turn the filter assembly on the bottom counterclockwise to pull it out.
turn the filter assembly on the bottom
3 Lift the filter assembly up and take it out.
4 Detach the coarse filter and fine filter for cleaning.
Detach the coarse filter and fine filter
5 Cleaning the coarse filter and fine filter under running water (or use a soft brush to remove the debris).
Cleaning the coarse filter and fine filter
6 Check the sump area and remove any foreign matter there.
Check the sump area
7 Assemble the coarse filter and fine filter and put them in the right position.
assemble the filters
8 Reassemble the filter by turning it clockwise.

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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