Question about Maytag MDB3100 Dishwasher

1 Answer

Poor cleaning ; leaving what appear to be small specks of calcium or some other mineral deposited on surface of dark colored plates. Glassware streaky. Washer cycles normally. Have noticed fairly heavy deposits on surface of dryer element. Any advice appreciated. Hard Water.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Maytag Master
  • 43,501 Answers

Hi,
Check your heating element..

DishwasherPoor cleaning ; leaving what appear to be small - 2_bing.gif Problems The Heating Element not Working
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4589033-dishwasher_problems_heating_element_not

Dishwasher Maintenance
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4319937-dishwasher_maintenance

heatman101

Posted on May 12, 2010

Ad

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

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

White residue in tub


The white Residue may be mineral deposits, such as lime and /or calcium deposits. There are products on the market such as 'Lime Away' or ' CLR' that remove mineral deposits. They can be found in any supermarket in the cleaning/laundry isle

May 05, 2014 | Maytag Washing Machines

1 Answer

How to remove mineral build up fron steamfast sf-465


Alternatively, use in your steamfast
  1. Fill the steamer with an equal part solution of water and household vinegar and let this soak for an hour.
  2. Once the hour is up, shake steamer to adgitate
  3. Then, empty the steamer and add a couple cups of mixture through machine.
  4. If you don't have any vinegar to hand, try lemon juice!


Organic Cleaner White Vinegar For Calcium and Mineral Build Up
Removing Mineral Deposits from Household Surfaces
How to Remove Mineral Deposits

Apr 15, 2014 | Steam Fast SF-465 Iron

1 Answer

I only used my machine for just about two weeks (only in the evenings)with a brand new filter and already the top of the filter has turned yellow/brown and brittle. Is it normal to go through a filter so...


how long the filter will last depends on your water .. if your water has a high mineral content then that is left behind as the water evaporates from the filter/wick ... the yellow brown sounds like calcium deposits .. calcium is often added to water to give it a good taste .. that may be beneficial for you but will build up on the filter .. it doesn't hurt much until it starts to clog the voids in the filter material .. as long as air gets thru then the deposits will be ok .. normally the filter should last about 3 months .. if you use distilled water (with no calcium added) then much longer .. if you have hard water then less .. there is a tablet that you can add to the water to reduce the calcium buildup .. the manufacturer of your humidifier will likely recommend that .. thats often available from hardware stores also ..

so your choices are:
1. don't worry about it until the filter becomes clogged
2. use the anti calcium tablet or something like ProTec PC-1 Humidifier Tank Cleaning Cartridge
3. use distilled water for really long filter life
4. plan on replacing the filter every 3 months

other types of humidifiers have other problems .. the hot water type gets calcium deposits on the heating element requiring cleaning a couple times a year, usually with vinegar or a calcium solvent .. that takes awhile..

the Ultrasonic type doesn't generally have problems with internal deposits because it blows moist air out including the calcium .. that produces a fine dust on surfaces in your house ..

of those types the filter system like yours is easier to maintain than the hot water type and doesn't leave dust behind like the ultrasonic all work better and longer if the water is pure .. distilled water doesn't cost much but you have to be careful .. read the small print .. some of it will say "calcium added" .. you don't want that .. if you use only distilled water then the filter should last the whole year ..

Sep 26, 2010 | Vicks Cool Mist V3500 Humidifier

1 Answer

Calcium like deposits on plastic and glassware after cyc


Check the quality of water used in the machine. If water has hardness this may happen. Use water softener attached on line to the dish washer.

May 19, 2010 | Magic Chef 24 in. DU2000 Built-in...

1 Answer

How do you remove cloudy film from glassware


Hi- try a product called calcium/lime/rust, or CLR. Let glasses soak in sink with warm water and CLR.Then handwash/dry.-- Try air dry option on dishwasher.- heat 'bakes' on mineral deposits from water.Let me know if this helps- ED

Mar 01, 2010 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

I have an older Delta single handle shower scald guard. Water pressure from the cold side is fine. When I turn it to hot it slows to a trickle. After a minute or so it picks up slightly but it is then hard...


It sounds like it has mineral deposits in the hot water side. Try taking the internal valve parts completely out of the fixture and examine them. If there is any scaly (light grey) deposits, that would be the problem.
The solution is to soak all the parts in vinegar, which will dissolve the mineral deposits. It takes awhile to dissolve what has taken long to build up, so heat the vinegar, or put it all on a warm, not hot, surface to keep it more active.
I had this problem, and after cleaning it a couple of times with vinegar, I changed out the Delta to another brand. You could also use a water softening unit, which replace calcium and other metals with sodium, thus eliminating the mineral deposit problem.

Jan 25, 2010 | Delta & Single Handle Shower Faucet

4 Answers

Scanned photos have white specks


sorry i dont really get into cameras yet anyway

Dec 05, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MX7600 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

The dishes do not get clean. Food is left on plates, in bowls, on silverware. Coffee stains are building in cups. Milk leaves a "film" on glasses. When the cycle is finished, it appears that the water...


Hi, it sounds like your dishwasher is plugged up with soap deposits, and/or Calcium deposits.
In an empty dishwasher, put 2 cereal/soup bowls full of vinegar on bottom shelf, and run your dishwasher.
This should clean out all the deposits.
I do this about once every six weeks as our water is very hard.
Fred

Sep 30, 2009 | Dishwashers

2 Answers

Steam iron residue on suit pants


I would send them to the drycleaners and point out the contamination. If they were mine, I would treat them with a little white vinegar; the white deposits are caused by a buildup of calcium in your iron. Don't put the vinegar directly on the trousers but use a clean cloth with some vinegar on it and gently massage the deposits.
It may stink, but it is wise to now and then run it warm (only) with some white vinegar which will dissolve the deposits. Put it on a heat-proof surface (such as a stove grate) so it can stand flat otherwise not all of the deposits will get soaked with vinegar. After letting it soak warm, run several tanksful of plain water to remove the vinegar and shake it over the sink in case there is chunks (very well could be) that have been loosened.    

Mar 27, 2009 | Rowenta DG-980 Iron

1 Answer

Dishwasher


its a lime buildup.go to an industrial cleaning supply wharehouse (maybe home depot-lowes),and get delime.you can go to a supermarket and buy c.l.r. (calcium lime remover) but if its real bad you need a stronger delime.simply put the delime in the unit and run it through a cycle.you may have to do this more then once to get rid of the scale.then once a month use a cup full of delime depending on the hardness of the water.

Aug 26, 2007 | KitchenAid 24 in. KUDI01TJ - Multiple...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dishwashers Logo

Related Topics:

348 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maytag Dishwashers Experts

Mike

Level 3 Expert

4339 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76051 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15618 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...