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MDB7600AW water level

My maytag dishwasher does not fill over the heating element. It stops filling just below the heating element and does not go into wash cycle.

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  • vlaho Jul 24, 2008

    Same with my Maytag MDB7160AWW fills water for a minute and stops, can't drain etc.

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I'm not sure if it is suppose to fill above the heating element. The heating element may just be there to dry the dishes instead of heating the water. Try using a pitcher to fill the unit manually to above the heating element. If water drips out from below the kick plate then you know the water is not suppose to go that high.

Let’s say the unit is indeed under filling.

Check for a deformed shaft on the water level float. Remove the kick plate and look for where the shaft of the float touches a micro switch. Often the shaft is bent sideways and only engaging the micro switch indirectly. Straighten by hand for a temporary fix or reinforce the shaft with aluminum tape and sewing needle. Keep the retrofit light weight to avoid problems with water overflow.

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