Remove the TrapRemove the filter or trap from the GE dishwasher. Hold the cup handle and pull upward.Clean the TrapClean the filter or trap of the GE dishwasher once a month. Turn on the faucet, and hold the main filter and cup under running water until all excess food particles are removed from the trap or filter. Clean the main filter and the fine filter with a nylon cleaning brush to remove any extra particles. Use a mild detergent to clean the filter more thoroughly or remove stains or odors. Rinse completely.Replace the TrapReassemble the parts of the GE dishwasher filter or trap in their original positions.