Question about Maytag MDB7100AWB Dishwasher
A few of the prongs that hold the dishes on the upper rack of my Maytag have rusted to the point of falling off. The rack is still usable and the dishwasher is about 7 years old, but runs fine. I am concerned about the rust that remains exposed where the prongs rusted off, both because of the dishes that continue to be washed in the dishwasher and the further damage to the rack that is likely to result from exposure where rust remains. Is there a product that can be painted on or applied to cover the rusted area that is safe to use insisde the dishwasher where the dishes are washed. Can I repair the rusted rack?
Clearly a design or manufacturing flaw. I have the same model and the rack is disintegrating after 6 years. I believe it is a manufacturing flaw. Our previous dishwasher rack lasted over 20 years in the same conditions. Same construction, vinyl covered steel. New upper and lower racks cost over 200.00 and there is no guarantee that this won't happen every six years. I recommend a new non-Maytag dishwasher as soon as you can. Meanwhile, limp along with the defective racks.
Posted on Mar 16, 2008
I am having the same problem with my Maytag dishwasher that is just over 2 years old. I would like to know the cause of this as I do not put cups over the prongs. When we purchased our home 16 years ago it had a Maytag dishwasher that was approx. 2 years old. Over the years the prongs on that one started rusting off. Eventually, so many fell off that it was hard to arrange the dishes as there were so few prongs to support them. We replaced the dishwasher because the price new racks was ridiculous . Now I am having the same issue??
Posted on Jun 17, 2010
I had the same issue with my old dishwasher. My parents own a hardware store and my mom introduced me to Rerack Dishwasher Rack Repair by Performix. It's only about $6 for a bottle. You should be able to find it at a hardware store or maybe Lowe's or Home Depot. You can also find it on Amazon. It takes some time to dry but it's a heck of a lot cheaper than buying new racks/dishwasher.
Posted on Mar 04, 2013
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