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Maytag Dishwasher MBDH950AWS Problem

My Maytag Jet Clean dishwasher stopped cleaning dishes. It goes through the complete cycle but without any water being delivered to the dishes. I removed the lower wash arm and all parts down to the chopper. Before removal, the impeller seemed to be binding somewhat. I also removed several label pieces, pieces of some broken dish, and a twist tie from various parts in the tub. During assembly, the impeller turned freely. With all parts assembled, the machine fills properly with water but there is no washing action. I can hear a noise from the motor but it is apparently not turning. Do I have a burned out motor or a failed motor starting capacitor?

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SOURCE: Diswasher motor making noise during wash cycle

It could be the impeller on the motor. The impeller fits over the shaft of the motor and might have split/broken up. That funny noise is probably the shaft spinning inside the damage impeller. Fortunately the impeler is fairly inexpensive and easy to replace. I believe there are one or two parts/covers to remove that are held in by a roughly half dozen torx screws.

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Dishes not coming out clean


There are some things you can try, however, if your Maytag dishwasher is not getting your dishes as clean as you would like. Maytag recommends several processes for fixing this issue with your dishwasher.

Do not run your Maytag dishwasher while hot water is being used in other parts of your home, such as washing clothes or showering. Hot water is needed for your Maytag dishwasher to properly clean dishes.

Run water in the sink in your kitchen until it gets very hot. Then, turn on your Maytag dishwasher. This will ensure that the water cleaning your dishes is the hottest possible temperature.

Clean your Maytag dishwasher to improve the cleaning results for dishes. Run your dishwasher on a short wash cycle and wait for it to fill up with water. Stop the cycle and add about 1/3 of a cup of rust remover to the dishwasher and finish the cycle. Run your Maytag dishwasher through one normal cycle with regular detergent to finish the cleaning process.

Check your detergent. Old detergent or those that have been exposed to moisture can be clumpy. This detergent will not clean your dishes as well when loaded into your Maytag dishwasher. Purchase fresh detergent.

Use extra detergent when washing dishes that have a lot of built-up grease or food particles. The extra amount of detergent is needed to get your dishes clean. Choose a long cleaning cycle to clean these dishes.

Fill your Maytag dishwasher properly. Dishes should not be stacked on top of each other or excessively crammed into your dishwasher. This will keep the dishwasher from adequately cleaning all areas of your dishes and from rinsing them thoroughly.

Sep 13, 2011 | Maytag Dishwashers

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I have a Maytag dishwasher Model PDB3600A. the dishes are left with a strong soap residue after a full cycle of wash. I use a powder detergent and Jet Dry. What should I check to solve the problem?

When you open up the dishwasher is there still water in the bottom of the dishwasher????? The screen around the bottom could be dirty. Or the drain line could be restricted, if it drains back to the Garbage disposal make sure it is draining. Are you using hot water??? Check to see if the Arms are turning and the ports are not plugged with debrie.... If the drains are OK and the screen is clean...... I put in about a half gallon of white Vinegar in the wash cycle after it filled with water and used no soap and rewashed the dishes. I ran the Hot water faucet at the Kitchen sink till the water was good and Hot and then on the dishwasher used the heat water feature. It cleaned up the dishes and the dishwasher. I did this on a Whirlpool dishwasher but it should work for any make of dishwasher. Hope this helps... I had to do this several time to get all the dishes back clean

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Zanussi ZDT 6244 Dishwasher , wash cycle completes , all water drains out , but the dishes are not brilliant clean & dishes are still wet

Try cleaning all the jet orifices in the rotating vanes. Use tooth brush. Check for dish plate is touching the rotating arm in the wash chamber. Rotate by hand for freeness.

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First thing you must check, when dishwasher not washing dishes, is how hot is your water. Water has to be atleast 120 degrees F. If you're water isn't that hot you need to adjust your water heater..

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Dwu7400aax - dishes do not come clean eough

make sure you water is hot enough, manufactures reccommened 120 degrees to the dishwasher, i advise all customers to run hot water at sink til you get hot water then turn dishwasher on, also fill both compartments of sopa, also use rinse aid or jet dry, do not use gel packets. use cascade powder or liquid only.also run the unit through a clean cycle this should be done once or twice a year. letdishwasher fill with hot water. when starts to wash, open door and add 2 cups of white distiilled vinegar and close door and let it go throughas cycle. no dishes. also i reccommened dish majic cleaner sold at walmart or grocery stores. if this dont help then youw wash syatem could be bad or going bad.hope this helps you. try all these things first befor you re[lace uniy or pay to have it looked at.

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Our glasses are really cloudy. How do we clean the inside of the dishwasher?

This may be a hard water issue, but assuming it's not:

Pour 1 liter of white vinager into your dishwasher and run through a full cycle.

If this fails:

Pout 1/2 liter of CLR into you dishwasher and run through 3 full cycles.

N.B. Vinager is preffered as it's non-toxic.

Other possible issues:

hard water, lime/sediment buildup in hot water tank, not using rinse-aids like "jet-dry"

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Food particles are on dishes after washing

Try adding bicarb of soda/baking soda and vinegar in the detergent dispenser. Bicarb fizzes off hardened particles and vinegar strips off grease and aids rinsing.

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fills,starts wash cycle and shuts down about 2 min. into cycle

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Maytag dishwasher jet clean eq plus water not filling with water

My Maytag Jetclean Flexiload is 4 years old. Upon choosing a program the timer counts down but little action is heard. Near the end of the cycle an Error message comes up. The dishes are stiil uncleaned.

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Cleaning out dishwasher

Hi I checked the manual on line. Here's what it said.

Dishwasher has an odor

Run dishes being held in the dishwasher through a Rinse Only cycle.
• Many dishwashers have a “new” smell when first installed. This will dissipate with use.
• Dishwasher may not be draining properly. (See “Dishwasher Will Not Drain” section.)
• For a strong odor, place baking soda in both sides of the detergent cup. Select Light
Wash cycle and allow the water to circulate for about 10 minutes. Interrupt the cycle
by unlatching the door and let it stand overnight. Restart the dishwasher by latching
the door and allow it to complete the cycle. Another alternative is to use a dishwasher
cleaning product such as Jet-Dry Dishwasher Cleaner*.

Good Luck

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