How to Clean a Filter in a Bosch Dishwasher
All dishwashers have two water purification filter.
The first is a filter for the water supply valve or bulk. It cleans the tap water, which is poured into the unit, from sand, metal salts and impurities contained in it.
The second filter purifies the water, merging from the dishwasher, spent. It prevents blockages in the drain hose and the circular pump, as well as the common sewage system.
How to clean the bulk and drain filters of the dishwasher? What difficulties can one encounter?
Why is it important to clean the filter on time
Before loading into the dishwasher, utensils and appliances necessary to clean, ideally rinse in warm water.
But, since ridding the dishes completely of all impurities would mean washing them, the further use of the dishwasher loses all meaning.
Small particles of dirt will remain on the dishes before loading into the dishwasher in any case. But large ones must be removed in advance!
After starting the program, the dirt from the plates and pans is washed off with water with special detergents to the bottom of the washing chamber. It’s located there drain cleaning filter, which is often called “trash.”
Holding in itself particles of food, grease, napkins and other garbage, as well as detergents, the cleaning filter is very often and quickly contaminated.
Given the importance of maintaining a clean drain filter, some home appliance manufacturers are already producing dishwashers with self-cleaning filters.
It is recommended that you clean the regular filter yourself. Everytime after completing the next wash cycle!
If you don’t have extra free time, at least clean the filter. Once in 2 weeks. 2 months (if you use the unit rarely).
Pollution and blockages in the filter provoke such malfunctions dishwasher “assistant”:
- The water drains slowly, the washing cycle is extended,
- Water does not drain at all, remains in the unit,
- Water flows through the door
- Dishes are not washed, remain dirty, stained and stained,
- The machine makes a louder noise, makes abnormal sounds,
- An unpleasant odor appears, harmful microorganisms multiply in the washing chamber.
Timely cleaning saves not only the filter itself, but also all other parts of the unit! After all, the motor, pump, heater and other important components, in case of improper functioning of the filter, have to work wear.
So, cleaning the trash filter and clearing the clogs in it is a preventive measure, preventing most of possible breakdowns of dishwashers! That is why it is so important to clean the filter in a timely manner!
Dishwasher waste filter cleaning
In different dishwashers, the drain cleaning filter located at the bottom of the washing chamber looks approximately the same.
A filter is not one part, but a whole filter unit. Usually in its design there are several Details:
- Fine mesh internal fine filter,
- Internal coarse filter,
- External filter mesh
- Supporting parts.
It’s easy to find the filter if you remove all the basket baskets from the machine. It is located under the sprinkler of water, it resembles a cup inserted into the bottom.
Filter extraction It is also not difficult. It can be twisted clockwise without problems or simply pulled out of the socket.
Attention! Before removing the cleaning filter, disconnect the equipment from the electricity! If there is waste water at the bottom of the machine, collect it with a rag.
After removing, the filter is easy understands on components and washed under running water.
If the pollution is significant, it is allowed to use chemical and natural detergents:
- Laundry soap,
- Gel or powder for washing dishes,
- Baking soda
- Solution with citric acid.
Remains food and grease well with brushes (including an old toothbrush), toothpicks. You can pre-soak the filter in the cleaning solution for several hours to ease your task.
Than more often The waste filter is cleaned, which makes it easier and faster.
After the filter is washed, it is installed in the reverse order in the socket.
Along with cleaning the filter, it is recommended to clean all dirt and washing chamber (especially its bottom), and also sprinklers water.
All manufacturers of dishwashers in the instructions for the unit describe the cleaning procedure of the filter unit. If you doubt your actions, refer to the instructions.
Note! If you notice damage to the filter (chips, cracks, etc.), it is advisable replace with a new one.
Cleaning the bulk filter of the dishwasher
The water supply valve filter is much less likely to become clogged, but this part also needs attention.
The more dirty and “tough”Water flows through the pipes, more often remove and clean the bulk filter.
Due to clogging in the filter and often causing a breakdown of the water inlet valve, the dishwasher stops collecting water or does it very slowly.
To clean the bulk filter, necessary:
- Switch off the power to the unit and shut off the water supply.
- Unscrew the inlet hose.
- Remove the filter screen from the slot.
- Rinse the filter under running water.
- Reinstall the part.
- Screw on the hose.
It common cleaning scheme of the bulk filter. The exact procedure, taking into account the particular model of your dishwasher, is described in the instruction manual for it.
Many modern “smart” dishwashers remind their owners of the need to clean the garbage and liquid filters, displaying the appropriate error codes on the control panel. So the technology protects itself and you from possible breakdowns caused by pollution and blockages.
If an error code occurs, indicating a blockage in the filter, cleaning measures will have to be carried out on an emergency basis. In especially difficult situations, you can’t do without the help of a specialist!
If you have difficulty cleaning the filters or if any of them fails (replacement is required), invite an experienced and certified VseRemont24 master to your home!