How to Remove a Filter From a Maytag Dishwasher

Removing the filter from a Maytag dishwasher is a fairly simple process that can be completed in about 30 minutes. Maytag dishwashers use special Torx screws in the washer arm assembly and have a primary and secondary filter that can be removed by undoing just a few screws and taking the assembly apart. You can remove the filter from the dishwasher yourself and save the time and expense of calling a repairman to remove it for you.

Step 1

Locate the breaker box and turn off the breaker switch that runs the Maytag dishwasher before attempting to remove the filter.

Step 2

Open the door of the dishwasher and use a screwdriver to pry the wash arm cap from the top of the spray arms in the center of the appliance.

Step 3

Take the wash arm cap off the spray arms and remove the two spray arms by using a Torx screwdriver to unfasten the Torx screw in the top of the spray arms.

Step 4

Lift the filter guard from the top of the assembly by hand and locate the jump-up nozzle that is sitting below the filter guard.

Step 5

Remove the jump-up nozzle by hand and find the six Torx screws that are holding the secondary pump filter onto the housing assembly.

Step 6

Unfasten the six Torx screws with the Torx screwdriver and remove the pump housing assembly.

Step 7

Lift off by hand the secondary pump filter that was sitting under the pump housing assembly and remove the primary filter by hand that is below the secondary filter.