Question about Maytag 24 in. MDB5651A Built-in Dishwasher
I have had trouble with the dishes not getting as clean as they used to, so I looked at the screen for the disposal system in the bottom of the dishwasher and there are TONS of gunk and food particles stuck in there! I took the entire thing apart, but I cannot remove the screens to open it up to clean that area out. It's all supposed to work its way around to a little hole the size of a pencil eraser- but there's so much junk in there it's all stuck. How do I get into that area to clean it out? It looks like it's glued together (no screws that I can find to separate it). Any ideas??? Thanks!
You can't take it apart. If you do it will only get worse. Check to see if there are any holes or tears in the screen. If so, replace that whole part.
Posted on Jun 07, 2008
We replaced our garbage disposal and now when we run the dishwasher the overflow valve has alot of water running out of it onto the countertop. Did we forget to do something when we put the new disposal in? help we can't run the dishwasher without staying by the sink when the dishwasher rinses or pumps the water out through the dishwasher
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
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The pump is a motor which runs in one direction to spray water in the dishwasher to clean and the opposite direction to drain the water. The problem could be from a clog or kink in the drain hose. Several years ago the drain line would connect to the sink garbage disposal. If the garbage disposal is not draining or the dishwasher connection to the garbage disposal is restricted or clogged the dishwasher will not drain. Under the sink, look at the garbage disposal to see if a rubber hose is connected at the side of the disposal unit. If a hose is connected to the side of the disposal, remove the hose clamp and check for any restrictions from garbage in the inlet or hose. You can use a screwdriver to clean the fitting to the garbage disposal and a wire hanger to free any restrictions in the hose. If the dishwasher does not connect to the garbage disposal it should connect to the sink trap. This is more common with new dishwashers because they have built-in disposals. Disconnect the drain hose from the sink trap and the dishwasher and look for a clog at the sink connection. The dishwasher inlet should have an angled piece of plastic or metal facing downward to prevent the waste from the dishwasher from spraying up into the sink. Do not get to aggressive with the cleaning in order to prevent breaking the angled piece of plastic or metal. Look for any kinks in the hose and try to run water through the hose, but do not use the sink which you removed the drain line from or it could leak under the cabinet. If you see a bad kink replace the hose with a new one. I hope this works and you find the problem without a great deal of time or trouble.
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