Question about Maytag 24 in. MDBS561A Built-in Dishwasher
Could be that the discharge pump has a buildup of calcium inside and causing water not to flow as it should
Posted on May 22, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
Posted on Sep 21, 2007
you have a wash pump problem. can be 1 of 3 things. most likely something is caught in the pump impelor if not the wash pump motor may be faulty or ceized or it could be the capacitor for the wash pump motor is faulty. you can try removing the wash pump yourself and check the impelor if it spins freely then you will have a motor problem.
hope this helped
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
You at least seem to have a hard water symptom. But these two symptoms may not be related. Try putting an ice cream pail (1 gallon) that is half water and half vinegar -pour it into the bottom of your washer and run it through cycle. Do it 2 or three more times, if you notice improvement, then it was a calcium build-up. Stronger acid solutions or Lime-Away type cleaners should not be used as they can etch or destroy the internals. Vinegar will not harm you, your dishes, and will be a little gentler on your equipment. Try that first - see if your "white residue" subsides and maybe a chunk of something will pop out of your pump too. If you don't have a water softener, you may consider one. While this may not solve all your problems, it is something you can do that will not cause any real harm, and so it is a "safe" answer.
Posted on Feb 15, 2009
On some othersites it was said that the plate on the discharge impeller came loose and was banging on the black metal impeller. When I took mine apart that what mine looked like. I glued mine back with J B WELD, and there is still some noise during rinse. One person said he took it out and the noise went away. The part came be bought for about $15.00 online. Are there any torque specs for these screws?
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
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