Question about Maytag 24 in. MDB5600A Jetclean II Built-in Dishwasher
Hi, We've had this dishwasher for the past 15 years and all was fine up to this morning. Luckily, we were in the kitchen when it happened as we were able to quickly shut the house's main water valve. Water was flowing out of the door as water was always coming in from the water valve's pipe. It made a mess but we were able to minimize it. If we had been out to work, the water would have destroyed our basement which we just renovated.
What part does control the water level? The float appears to be working fine and by advancing the cycle I was able to evacuate the water out of the tub. Should I bring in a tech or can I solve this by myself?
There are three common causes for water leaking from a dishwasher door or float.
1. A problem with the wash system. Check the wash arms for cracks and or splits in the underside that can cause water to jet down and out the front of the unit. Check all water supply tubing in the unit as this can cause the same problem.
2. It is not uncommon for a water inlet valve to fail open and allow too much water into the tank causing a leak.
3. Over sudsing can cause a leak. Make sure fresh dishwasher detergent is used in moderation.
Go here for Maytag Dishwasher Parts: http://www.repairclinic.com/Maytag-Dishwasher-Parts
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
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It may be an
issue with heater circuit, door switch or wash pump, please reset the power to
the dishwasher. After, 5 minutes check if you are still getting the same error.
If yes, then it is a water heating fault. To resolve this error try pressing
this reset sequence-- Heat Dry - Normal - Heat Dry - Normal or High Temp - Air
Dry - High Temp - Air Dry or Hi Temp Scrub, energy saver dry, Hi Temp Scrub,
energy saver dry. Now let the unit run for 2-3 minutes and then you press
the Cancel/Drain button and allow it to completely drain and reset. If this
doesn't work then it's an issue with the wash pump not pumping the water past
the heater efficiently or due to lack of water to heat. Please make sure that
heater is not open circuited and is heating the water efficiently. You'll have
to check the heater using a multimeter; the meter should read between 3000 to
3300 ohms (Use multimeter on Rx1 ohm setting). If heater is fine then make sure
water pressure is optimum and fill valve is working fine. Hope this helps...
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Aug 16, 2011 | Maytag Dishwasher
If the water inlet
valve is fine and it fills with water then the issue seems to be with the float
switch assembly that is bad and should be replaced. Float assembly is found
inside the dishwasher's tub, on the bottom. The water that fills the dishwasher
lifts the float, and when it reaches a certain level, it acts as a trigger for
the float switch. The float triggers the float switch to shut off, thereby
shutting off the flow of water into the dishwasher. A defective switch may
interfere with dishwasher's filling and/or draining ability. Use voltmeter to
test the switch. Set the device to the ohms setting x 1. Take each probe and
touch them to one switch terminal each. This should produce a reading of either
zero or infinity. Continue to touch the probes to the terminals, and press down
on the switch's button. The reading should change to the opposite extreme. If
the switch fails either of these tests, you should replace it. Hope this helps...please post back for
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