Open the KitchenAid dishwasher door, and pull out the lower dish rack. If you have a drawer-type dishwasher, fully extend the drawer open and pull out the rack insert.
Find the coarse filter cup on the outside circumference of the round area below the spray arm. It is near the top right corner.
Turn the cap on the coarse filter cup counterclockwise with your fingers to unlock the coarse filter cup from the dishwasher. Lift the filter cup out of the dishwasher.
- Some KitchenAid dishwashers have a coarse filter screen that is not removable. If the coarse filter does not have a screw or locking cap, it does not remove from the dishwasher. Cleaning a non-removable coarse filter screen is a simple matter of wiping it off with a rag.