Question about Maytag Jetclean II MDB8551A Dishwasher

1 Answer

I think I am finding small pieces of the wrap from the tablets in the small holes in the spray arms, one wont move anymore??? This is about 10 yr old maytag machine. I tried to clean out the spray arms but dont really know what I am doing. Bought a new diswasher, dont want to use the tablets if they will clog up the works. please advise.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 523 Answers

Just prime the sink before you start the dish washer

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

The impellers are not turning. We have checked the drain and it is clear. Water does come in and empties, but does not get sprayed around by the two impeller arms.


Hi lyst_diva,

Firstly clean the spray arms, do this with small ear-buds & toothpicks. Clean the small holes at the edges. Clogged holes can be the reason why the spray arms aren't spinning anymore.

If this is unsuccessful, it could mean a damaged or non-working Circulation pump (Not really an inexpensive part, it might then be worth considering a new Dishwasher if yours is older than 6 years)

Hope this helps :-)

If you found this solution helpful, please vote accordingly :-)

May 11, 2011 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

10 yr old Kenmore dishwasher was leaking, cycling ok but dishes are not coming out clean. Took about bottom spray unit, found a split plastic round ring about 1.5" dia. Could this be the problem or what...


The ring fits just under the spray arm and the split is normal. When you tore the spray assembly apart, did you clean the screens at the bottom (if white hard-water deposit, soak in 50:50 hot water and white vinegar)? Make sure none of the ports in the deck are plugged with food deposits. Check both spray arms for plugged spray holes or split seams. The upper arm moves from water pressure alone--no motor. Make sure it spins freely by hand. We had to try different detergents to get away from a gritty deposit on glassware. Did you fix the leaking problem? Inspect the gasket seal around the door for damage or hardness and check the latch for holding the door closed firmly. Hope some of this helps!

Oct 17, 2010 | Kenmore Dishwashers

1 Answer

My top rack is not getting clean, it appears spray arm is not dispersing water, can it get clogged?


Yes it can get plugged. Any debris pumped up to the arm can get lodged into the tiny holes. Also, sometimes the arm itself becomes split along the joint between the lower and upper half. Remove the arm to inspect, clean, and repair/replace the arm if split. I fixed our Maytag spray arm when it split, by drilling a series of small holes along the split parts and sewing the thing back together with fairly fine copper wire. Still working great after a number of years. The small spray holes can be poked clean with a heavy needle and the arm vacuumed out. If after all this it still won't spray properly, the intake screen at the bottom of the lower spray arm tower may need to be cleaned as well. Remove components starting with the spray arm and work your way down, noting placement and orientation of each piece. Remove the screen, and soak it in hot water, detergent and white vinegar for an hour or so. Check all holes in the deck for any food plugging. Reassemble in reverse order and check the lower spray arm for plugging as well. Hope some of this helps!

Jan 08, 2010 | KitchenAid 24 in. KUDI01FLSS Stainless...

3 Answers

Upper spray arm failure


Easy to solve!
(1) Remove the drawers to give yourself room to work
(a) bottom drawer just comes right out -- but you knew that
(b) Carefully unclip small plastic retainer caps at the ends of the metal "glides" for the top drawer. Then slide the caps out of the glides. Then remove the top drawer.
(2) Unscrew the "gear-like" plastic fitting into whose hole you were sticking your finger when you felt that small cylindrical ring.
(3) Now that you've got access to the ring, the solution is obvious -- use it to snap the upper arm back into the gear-like fitting. When you're done, the arm will rotate freely in the fitting.
(4) Put everything back together and enjoy the fact that you didn't have to pay some yobbo $75 to come to your hous and do this for you!

(HINT: When screwing the gear-like fitting back into place, use the old machinist's trick of pressing gently and screwing backwards until you feel a click. The threads will now be aligned for you to screw things together the right way. If you do not do this, you might experience frustration reattaching fitting -- since the piece it screws onto is spring loaded.)

Dec 06, 2009 | Frigidaire PLD4555RFC Dishwasher

12 Answers

Part 1544681 has come off. Cannot reattach.


I have had the same problem twice. After paying for a replacement part and waiting for it to arrive once, i decided to try fixing it myself and came up with a fix that works realy well dispite the manufactures bad design. I used a small "Butterfly" bolt.23345fe.jpg Grind down the wings so they will rest only on the inside rim and allow the part to spin. Cut the bolt to the proper langth. Drill a through the middle of the larg part and use the bolt to hold it all together. Water can still pass around the bolt. Hope this helps.
db8ac86.jpg
51363e8.jpg

Aug 29, 2009 | Frigidaire 24 in. PLD2850 Built-in...

1 Answer

My 6 yr old Kitchen Aid dishwasher is leaving food residue


After checking all sprayer arms for clearance, and checking heating element and discharge pump, the problem was solved by replacing the small sprayer arm at the top of the washer. This small arm had popped off some time ago - obviously the water pressure was excessive for the small and unimpressive fastener. Luckily we had saved this piece, which I refastened with a strong aluminum non-corroding small bolt. Presto - now the water distribution is back to design specs, with sufficient water coming out under pressure from the mid level arm. Lesson: always look for the simplest cause first with the simplest solution. TCA

Jun 20, 2009 | KitchenAid Dishwashers

1 Answer

Noise when spraying


The wash arm(spray arm) is not a tight fitting item,as for the noise the when spraying have a look at the spray arms the are a few holes on each side and top and bottom of each arm,you will need to remove the arms of possible they normally have a quik release system where you push two small fingers together and the arm releases,then inspect these holes and you will probebly find that some are blocked this cuases a uneven flow of water and thus makes the arm rotate un even and make a noise if you find there is food of sorts in these holes remove and put the arms back and that should take care of the increased noise.

Feb 05, 2009 | GE 24 in. GSD2030Z Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

How do i reset control panel?


Look for the spray arm holes to be clogged ,if they are clean them out good.Please rate this!

May 24, 2008 | Kenmore 16602 / 16604 / 16609 Built-in...

7 Answers

Middle arm of dishwasher not spinning


I'm the one that reported the same problem in November as "Guest". I fixed mine finally. I removed the middle arm again and noticed that the holes that spray a jet ot water causing the arm to turn aren't the ones on top. On the bottom of the arm there's a small hole at each end. I looked and one of the holes had a small piece of crud in it. I had to use the tip of an ice pick to dislodge it back into the arm. I then ran water into the arm several times hoping to get the item completely removed. I never did see anything come out but I then ran water through the arm holding it so the water could run out one end. The piece didn't show up in the hole again so I tried washing it to the other end. It still didn't show up so I guess it must have washed out the first time. It's been 3 or 4 weeks now and the arm is still functioning perfectly. Hard to believe that one little piece of trash can cause so much irritation. Good luck on this being the problem for others.

Oct 28, 2007 | GE 24 in. Profile PDW7800 Built-in...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Maytag Jetclean II MDB8551A Dishwasher Logo

Related Topics:

78 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maytag Dishwashers Experts

Mike

Level 3 Expert

4336 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75797 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15557 Answers

Are you a Maytag Dishwasher Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...