Step 1: Locate and Remove Your Dishwasher Filter
Typically, filters are located at the bottom of a dishwasher beneath the bottom rack. This rack will need to be pulled out to access your filter. Be sure to handle the dishwasher filter with care, as a damaged filter can lead to poor dishwasher performance. Depending on your dishwasher model, the filter may be composed of two parts: an upper filter assembly and a lower filter.
To remove the filter, gently turn the upper assembly a quarter turn counterclockwise and lift it out. Lightly grasp the lower filter, lifting it slightly and pull forward to complete the removal.