How To Clean a SPT Dishwasher Filter

SPT is without any doubt one of the best dishwasher brands in the market. Cleaning your SPT dishwasher filter should be part of the maintenance that is performed every 3 months to 6 months. Not only are you getting rid of any unwanted odors, but you are ensuring that your appliance continues to work well. If you’ve ever wondered “How do I clean my SPT dishwasher?”, the team at Kitchen Infinity has created a guide for cleaning your SPT dishwasher filter and replacing SPT’s filter when needed.

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How to Clean a SPT Dishwasher Filter: Step-by-Step Guide

To clean your SPT dishwasher filter, you should follow the 7 steps below :

  1. Take out the rack at the very bottom.
  2. Turn the SPT filter compartment’s door counterclockwise to unfasten or open it.
  3. Remove your SPT dishwasher filter.
  4. Rinse your dishwasher filter under warm, running water. Use soap and gently scrub the filter if necessary.
  5. Let your SPT dishwasher filter dry while you wipe down the filter compartment and its door.
  6. Reinstall your dishwasher filter, close the compartment door, and fasten the door by turning it clockwise.
  7. Put the bottom rack back into the SPT dishwasher

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How to Replace a SPT Dishwasher Filter

Before replacing your SPT dishwasher filter, you need to know what makes up this filtering system. For a detailed section on dishwashers please check out our dishwasher buying guide

SPT Dishwasher Filter Components

  1. The main filter traps food and solid particles which are then pulverized by the lower spray arm’s special jet before being washed down the drain.
  2. The coarse filter traps large items that can cause clogging (e.g., bone or glass pieces.) Items caught in the SPT coarse filter can be removed by squeezing the tabs on top of the filter and lifting the items out.
  3. The fine filter is used to hold food and soil residue in the sump area of the SPT dishwasher and prevents it from being redeposited on dishes during a cleaning cycle. 

Replacing SPT Dishwasher Filters

To properly replace your SPT dishwasher filter, please follow the 5 steps below:

  1. To remove the SPT filter components, turn the whole filter assembly anti-clockwise. 
  2. Lift the entire filter assembly upwards to remove it from the SPT dishwasher.
  3. Switch out which component of the filter needs to be replaced and clean out the other parts of the filter assembly with a cleaning brush. Otherwise, prepare your SPT’s new dishwasher filter assembly for insertion.
  4. Afterward, reinsert the brand-new or partially replaced filter assembly into the SPT dishwasher.
  5. Position the SPT filter assembly into its seat, press it downward, then turn it in a clockwise direction to lock it into place. 

Final Thoughts on How to Clean a SPT Dishwasher Filter

Sometimes cleaning SPT dishwasher filters alone cannot remedy your dishwasher situation. You might need to replace your filter. And if your dishwasher still is not performing its cleaning function well, then please seek professional help from a SPT company representative. If you are looking to buy a new dishwasher for your home check out these amazing dishwasher black Friday deals!

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FAQs about SPT Dishwasher Filters 

What else should I need to know about the SPT dishwasher filter?

Yes, keep in mind that:

  1. You should never put the fine filter into the filter assembly upside down.
  2. If you are removing the filter assembly components or checking the sump area of your SPT dishwasher, wear protective gloves.
  3. Your SPT dishwasher should never be run without all three filters in place.

Is a SPT dishwasher worth it?

Yes, a SPT dishwasher not only lasts years but these dishwashers are designed to do their job well, and quietly. 

When should I replace the filter for my SPT dishwasher?

You should replace the filter for your SPT dishwasher every 5 years. Only replace your SPT dishwasher filter beforehand if you notice any wear and tear that could compromise the performance of your appliance. 

How do Frigidaire dishwasher filters compare to SPT dishwasher filters?

Frigidaire dishwasher filters are longer lasting and better quality than SPT dishwasher filters. 

Do all SPT dishwashers have the same filter?

No, the actual design of your SPT dishwasher filter may differ from the model we have discussed. 

For instructions on cleaning the filter of a dishwasher other than SPT, check out our brand chart featuring cleaning guides for over 20 dishwasher brands.

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