Question about Maytag 24 in. MDBH950AWS Built-in Dishwasher
My dishwasher appears to not be draining properly. After each complete cycle there is water in the bottom of the tub. Model #MDBH965AWW
My maytag quiet series 300 mdbh955aww is not cleaning my dishes! There is always dirty water left in the bottom of the washer after a cycle. I discovered that the sprayer arms are not turning on the rack, bottom, or top. It seems like there is not enough water pressure. I took the machine apart down to the motor. I didn't notice anything wrong, but I didn't know what to look for. Also, lately it has been making this horrible clicking and grinding noise. Any suggestions?
Thanks, Christine .
Unit will not turn on..had this unit for 6 months..worked fine..all of a sudden wont turn on now..checked power and connections..all were good..im stumped..just wont turn on.
Posted on Feb 26, 2008
The top rack spray arm doesn't work because of low water pressure from the wash motor or it's clogged with debris.
If the top spray arm looks clear of debris, remove the lower spray arm and lower feed tube to access the wash motor. Remove the 4 torx screws and the filter (accumulator assembly). Remove the torx screw and the inlet protector that covers the chopper assembly. Make sure the chopper is not broken (broken chopper will fill with debris and block water flow). While holding the chopper blade, reach inside the "D" shaped opening on top of the motor and spin the wheel/motor by hand in each direction to make sure either the chopper gear or the motor gear that drives the chopper is not broken. Replace the chopper if necessary (part # 8268383). If the motor gear is broken, replace the sump and motor assembly (part # 8535150). Remove any debris from the sump area in the process.
You don't have to shut the power off to the dishwasher because the door will be open, but if you feel more comfortable, do so.
Posted on Apr 03, 2009
A water softner will not make the dishes any cleaner, it just makes it so they don't have water spots on them.
If the dishes are dirty, it is most likely that the nozzles (holes) in arms may be plugged.
Also check to make sure you are getting plenty of water to dishwasher. Make sure all water valves are full turned open.
If the control panel does not work all the time, it is very likely you have either a shorted wire, or a fualty main board which is very common in newer machines.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
I have had the same problem and there is a simple fix.
The problem in my case was the floating water sensor was stuck and gummed up with grease.
On the bottom of the dishwasher, in the front right corner there is a round doughnut-looking thing. This is the water level sensor. It is open on the bottom, and grease collects there.
When this happens, the air pocket is too small, and the float won't float. then the dishwasher overflows. To clean it: just reach under with your finger, and scoop out the grease.
Sometimes, after doing this, the float then gets stuck in the "up" position. When this happens, the dishwasher completely drains, and the heater element for the dishwasher is exposed, and food cooks onto it, and that is where the smell is coming from.
Posted on Oct 20, 2009
I would suspect you have debris in the pump that is causing a pressure drop so the water is not spraying well in the upper arm.
Try this procedure to clean out the sump. Let me know if it helps.
Posted on Apr 25, 2010
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