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Dishes not getting clean, white film

I have a Maytag MDB9100AWQ Built in dishwasher, the dishes are not getting clean, food still on them, white film on many items, detergent door will open but detergent just runs down inside of door, and rotating arms look like they have old detergent stuck in holes. Please help

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  • cljjtm Feb 16, 2009

    Thanks Rick,

    I will try all of these things, but I just noticed that I do not think my arms are spinning. Does this indicate a motor problem?

  • cljjtm Feb 16, 2009

    Rick,



    Myt husband took the dishwasher completely apart on the inside, all the way down to where the motor connects into the bottom of the washer. The scale and detergent build up was horride. I don't think I will ever use gel detergent again. Anyway we had to scrape the build-up off of each part, then reassemble. We soak the arms in some CLR and some of the other parts also. We put everything back together and now it is working really well, when I open the door during a cyle now the water shoots out at me. Thanks for the help.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    Hi - I believe I have the same problem as I just read. Our dishes started to have a white film on them, and has now progressed to them not getting clean, in fact, I think they come out dirtier than when they were put in. Some of them come out very greasy even. I've ran the dishwasher at least a dozen times with CLR and it doesn't seem to have helped much. It does appear that the bottom rack of dishes gets cleaner than the top though. I don't think I have the same model listed as the one I read about - It says Maytag Quiet Series 100, we bought it about 6 years ago. Also, there is a build-up of a black grease-like substance near the door hinges.



    Thank you for your help



    Steven Boettcher

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Hello cljjtm,
You will need to clean the wash arm and unclog the spray holes.. use white vinegar to break down the soap deposit and a sharp metal tool such as an awl to free these holes up from any build up.. white vinegar may be applied while unclogging the openings..
Then, once the spray arm holes are freed of deposits..Start with an empty dishwasher.. and then start a wash on the hottest available setting and then after a few minutes of it cycling.. pause it and add a cup or two of white vinegar to the wash ( the white vinegar should break down any soap residue and allow it to be rinsed away)..once complete.. use about 1/3 less detergent than you have been. See if that gets your DW back in working order.. Hope that helps..
Regards,
Rick

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    Rick Gelin Feb 16, 2009

    In most ( but not all) cases, The arm/s rotation is not motor driven but a function of the jet spray action when the water is passed thru them. First clean thiongs up as suggested and then make sure the arm is free to rotate ( not binding). If you are careful, you can cheat the door interlock out and watch the arm itself but take precautions to protect and contain the water spray itself, For your convenience, I have included a link that shows the parts make up of your dishwasher : http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/model-d... you can see how it goes together in detail (Slide #3 shows the spray arm and motor assembly).If you see evidence of damage and you feel you or a helper are able to safely remove and replace any of this hardware, this site offers prices for these parts... Good Luck..



    Regards,

    Rick

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