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Support for those people cleaning out their dishwasher filters

(33 Posts)
StealthPolarBear Tue 16-Sep-08 13:39:06

Come on it's a horrible job, is anyone going to join me for moral support?

StealthPolarBear Tue 16-Sep-08 13:39:25

That was an important thread BTW
I'm not procrastinating

StealthPolarBear Tue 16-Sep-08 13:42:10

No one joining me

MamaG Tue 16-Sep-08 13:42:45

i was considering doing mine last night, have you bought a thingy?

Seeline Tue 16-Sep-08 13:43:36

I have a thingy - it's called DH grin

Goober Tue 16-Sep-08 13:44:45

I'm with ya. Did mine with a right long soak in soapy water hot enough to kill and a bottle brush. Tis the only downside to owning the godsend that is my dishwashing friend.

isaidno Tue 16-Sep-08 13:45:02

I am in denial that the dishwasher needs cleaning.

etchasketch Tue 16-Sep-08 13:45:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

StealthPolarBear Tue 16-Sep-08 13:47:06

well all done
[face like cat's bum]
[miltons the sink]

StealthPolarBear Tue 16-Sep-08 13:47:30

thanks marmaduke now I have to go and do that

StealthPolarBear Tue 16-Sep-08 13:47:44


etchasketch Tue 16-Sep-08 13:49:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mundane Tue 16-Sep-08 13:49:51

You need a 2nd dishwasher.

Then you could put the filter thingy in the dishwasher to clean it.

Would make a good entry on the 'unusual things in your dishwasher' thread.

(waves at Stealth)

(adjusts new coat)

Niecie Tue 16-Sep-08 13:49:55

I had to get a man to do it last week.blush

I leave it to DH and he never cleans out the filter and managed to block the machine completely.

DH looked sheepish when I pointed out he cost us £44 because he doesn't do as he is told.hmm

Clean your filters - let my experience be a lesson to you all.

<provides moral support from a safe distance to avoid brown gunge>

Heathcliffscathy Tue 16-Sep-08 13:52:06


could you point me in the direction of this thing that i'm meant to know about cleaning?

MamaG Tue 16-Sep-08 13:53:13

Tutter's got two dishwashers - both miele as well the poncetastic ponce grin

StealthPolarBear Tue 16-Sep-08 13:53:43

can I ask the obvious question?
Yes, what is this thing?
I have magic dishwasher powder, that as far as I can tell does nothing, is that what you mean?

RubberDuck Tue 16-Sep-08 13:56:02

There's a filter? shock

StealthPolarBear Tue 16-Sep-08 13:58:11

Oh dear RubberDuck
[feels pathetically superior]

Niecie Tue 16-Sep-08 14:06:55

SPB - Sorry, I don't understand your question <slow witted emoticon>

DH puts everything into the DW including ice lolly stick, bits of foil and bits of plastic to name but a few. He doesn't rinse the plates at all so any debris goes in the dishwasher. They all collect at the bottom. DW loading and unloading is his job - delegated by me and the only cleaning he does.

I tell him to clear the filter. He ignores me. Bits of rubble calcify, gunge backs up, DW stops working. The man had to come to take it apart and sort it out.

He then puts the magic powder in it to clean it up properly and tells me I must do the same.shock

I may have to to avoid big repair bills.

If it weren't for the fact it has just been done I may well have joined in whilst you did yours.

Not sure if that covers any questions you have as I still don't understand the question. <still very slow witted emoticon>grin

StealthPolarBear Tue 16-Sep-08 14:10:13

yes it does
was going to do it yourself you lazy slattern but if that's his only job then yanbu

Niecie Tue 16-Sep-08 14:17:23

Now feel hopelessly disloyal to DH. He does take the rubbish out to the bins as well.

But on the other hand he should just accept I know best.grin

Heathcliffscathy Tue 16-Sep-08 14:47:38

OI ANSWER MY QUESTION!!! where is this thing that i'm meant to be cleaning but have never not once done?

Goober Tue 16-Sep-08 15:55:47

Mine is located inside the bottom of the machine. It pulls upwards to reveal what can only be described as a filter that traps mainly grease, bits of herbs and the occaisional bit of fluff. I refer to it all as "Crap". It will be part of the draining system.
Don't break yours then say it's my fault though.

StealthPolarBear Tue 16-Sep-08 16:17:42

if you have to fight it you're pulling the wrong thing

(wonder how many threads i could post that on where it would make perfect sense??)

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