Question about Maytag Dishwashers
Why did maytag wrap thick tar paper around thier steam dishwashers didnt they know better when in use the tar emits bad smell like fresh tar being applied before pavingn roads it also burns one eyes if i cant fix this problem will have to return to sears please advise me like dishwasher otherwise
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: cleaning out dishwasher
Hi I checked the manual on line. Here's what it said.
Dishwasher has an odor
Run dishes being held in the dishwasher through a Rinse Only cycle.
• Many dishwashers have a “new” smell when first installed. This will dissipate with use.
• Dishwasher may not be draining properly. (See “Dishwasher Will Not Drain” section.)
• For a strong odor, place baking soda in both sides of the detergent cup. Select Light
Wash cycle and allow the water to circulate for about 10 minutes. Interrupt the cycle
by unlatching the door and let it stand overnight. Restart the dishwasher by latching
the door and allow it to complete the cycle. Another alternative is to use a dishwasher
cleaning product such as Jet-Dry Dishwasher Cleaner*.
Posted on Jan 06, 2008
Hi thanks for the question. to repair . bottom kick plate must be removed ,to get to the door springs .4 screws . remove them. springs on each side . replace them thanks the appliance doc.
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
If the smoke was coming from inside the dishwasher... A common problem is a plastic item , utensil etc has fallen down onto the heating element. During the drying cycle this could possibly melt the plastic and generate some smoke.
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
A water softner will not make the dishes any cleaner, it just makes it so they don't have water spots on them.
If the dishes are dirty, it is most likely that the nozzles (holes) in arms may be plugged.
Also check to make sure you are getting plenty of water to dishwasher. Make sure all water valves are full turned open.
If the control panel does not work all the time, it is very likely you have either a shorted wire, or a fualty main board which is very common in newer machines.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
Put about three or four drops of eucalypt oil into your dishwasher and put it on a wash cycle - you don't need to use the drying cycle. Then is should smell beautifully. It's probably just the newness of the machine with seals and parts all giving off the smell. If that doesn't work contact the dealer and get them to find out what it is. After all you paid good money for it.
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
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