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Maytag quiet series 300 won't clean my dishes!

My machine won't clean my dishes! The food particles are still in my dishes and in the later left in the bottom of the washer after a ( so called ) wash cycle. I researched a little more and discovered that all the sprayer arms are not turning. Water is coming out of them but it seem like there is a loss of pressure. I can't fully tell because I can't watch the dishwasher work while it is running. I took apart the washer all the way down to the moter. I didn't know what to look for. But, I wanted to see how it worked. And see if there was anything clogged in there. I cleaned it up and discovered nothing. Of course I didn't know what to look for in my situation. It did make some loud clicking sounds and grinding noises about a month ago. The machine is about 2 to 3 years old. It doesn't seem like it is draining right or getting enough water pressure. That is my guess. Anybody familiar with my situation? Please help!
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  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    Same thing this is not okay

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    Me too. Same thing.

  • camarocloud Jan 08, 2009

    Same here. High pitched grinding/buzzing with clicking almost as if is about to short out??? I have not heard the noise in a while but now it is not cleaning properly. Degree of clean seems to vary from lots of caked on food to just small particles being left on dishes. I read a post that said it wasn't getting enough water and have tried adding 2-3 extra quarts of water and it seems to help but is not cleaning as well as when I got a year and a half ago. It seems to me the spray arms are not working properly. This is the second of the same model I've had. The first one had a crack/cut in the top of the tub and had been slowly ruining my kitchen, which I discovered 13 months after I got it. After a $5,000 kitchen remodel, my home owners insurance paid for, they gave me a new machine. I'd had no problems with the first one (except the leak) and really loved it. Any help appreciated.

  • Kate09190 Apr 21, 2009

    Same problem. What to do about this. Is there a filter somewhere we are missing?

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Hi,

I have this model. They have been recalled due to a heating element problem - possible fire hazard. You need to check to see if the ending letters in the serial are NL. Contact Maytag via website www.repair.maytag.com or the phone 1.800.544.5513. I think I had the same problems as all of you and the solution was to call the pros and find out. I needed to have a special hook-up in my plumbing installed. It was a T fitting or something. The water flow was not coming out right, so it vomitted back down on itself. Basically the plumbing under my sink had to be re-done so the flow was correct. Not problem after that. Good luck, sometimes DIY doesn't always work.

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