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I have a maytag mdb4000aww dish washer. The dishes aren't getting consistently clean. I wanted to clean the trap/filter. There's two ports towards the front side. The one on the right i was able to remove and clean. The one on the left moves up and down but i can't seem to be able to remove it (without breaking it). Any advice? Thanks

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What must I do if the rinse compartment is plugged???
help please. My moms dishes are piling up. my hands are all pruiny from hand washing!!!

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I have the same model. i have to clean out the sprayer arm about 1x per month in order for sihes to get clean. i remove it from unit and hold it over sink. using very small tweezers i remove crud from the holes. by running water through and truning it over several times you can get the pieces of crud to fill the holes and then remove them.

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The port on the left is the float it has no filter don’t try to remove it. To get your dishes cleaner: step one, each time you wash run the tap water in your sink till it’s hot. Step two, buy what’s called “dishwasher magic” use that every 2-3 months. Three, use rinse aid. Four, check the sprayer arms, make sure all the holes are clear and that they spin freely when the dishwasher is loaded. There is the possibility that the interior motor area needs to be cleaned, if you’re handy you can remove the lower spray arm and the cover, lift that up to expose the interior motor area, this is fairly involved, if you’re not comfortable you should call for repair, it shouldn’t cost too much.

Posted on Apr 01, 2008

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