So, anyway, my Sears dishwasher is a bit gummed up, the dishes aren't getting clean, and I tried some dishwasher cleaner tab that was supposed to clean it out..it worked like once, now we are back to the same old thing. I mean, I am not handy and may break the filter if I try to take it out. So, I called Sears since we purchased an extended warranty with this thing...they said in order to come out and do a maintence check it needs to be functioning correctly??? Huh What??? Why did we buy this warranty if they won't fix it when it needs service? Well anyway, I am gonna try to remove the filter, but if it doesn't work...it is going to be functioning correctly when I call back!! Stupid company!