We have a Maytag dishwasher mdb9600awb that is 2 1/2 years old. After filling with water the spray cycle begins and the motor/pump is now making a real racket. I took apart the lower sprayer and cleaned out the filters, etc. but it has made no difference. I suspect that it my be the impeller and/or pump seal. How do I get to the pump?
This has happened a few times to me as well.(VERY VERY LOUD NOISE AT THE BOTTOM)I have the same model It did stop.I did a little reading and came to the conclusion that it was the built in food disposer chopping blades were chopping up something like a cherry pit or peach pit and once an end of a wooden spoon that dropped down.If you look at your USE and care Guide on page 12 under trouble shooting "Dishwasher seems noisy"..I went through the same thing taking things apart.Its got to be it. Mine is 2 1/2 years as well. Hope this helps. firstname.lastname@example.org
You have to remove the dishwasher from the cabinet.inside, there are screws you need to remove,the spray arms,and from the under side as well.you need to disconnect the drain line from the bottom.go to repairclinic.com
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If it's leaking from the door, a new gasket may fix this. If it's leaking from the pump, the seal is worn out, and the repair may be too costly or difficult. If the unit is 5 years old, consider a replacement.
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.
Sounds like an internal timer malfunction.
Maytag Customer Service: 1 (800) 344-1274 U.S. Try to find your model # and serial number if not out of warranty before called. It sounds as if your machine needs to be inspected by a service repair agent in your area. Maytag can lead you to an authorized local repair man.
The arms and wash are controlled by the pump pressure created by the impeller. It's possible that the impeller may be damaged. To inspect youll have to remove the wash arm, the gaurd and the pump cover. Ive included a parts break down.
sounds like you have 2 problems however
generally speaking (most makes) of dishwashers go into drain mode when there is a fault
elsewhere, however is this set up properly, is the waste pipe end high enough to allow the water to actually fill up (only about 30cms of water aprox)so it doesn't flow straight though to the waste.
the noise could just be an empty pump, it runs dry after a while, and makes a screeching noise eventually?
check installation pictures to see if its set up right, you may have also a leak somewhere check all other connections and pipes
when in the wash phase, listen for a low hum near the wash pump. if you hear this it indicates the wash pump capacitor is faulty or something jammed in the pump.after that you will have to access the wash pump and check if there is any supply to it