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Water Inlet Valve for Maytag MDB3100

I have an 8-year-old Maytag MDB3100 dishwasher that isn't filling properly, leading me to suspect a bad water inlet valve. Given the age of the machine, should I replace the valve or just get a new machine? If it's something more than just dirty screens, about how much time will a new valve (however much that costs) probably give me before something else goes south? I know nothing about the reliability record of this model, or if some other major component will probably go out around the 10-year mark, for example, so any input will be appreciated.

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  • MtrBao May 27, 2008

    thank you for your feedback, will give it a shot

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You can save considerable money if you change the valve yourself. I sold Maytag dishwashers for over 25 yrs. and there are still a lot of those out there. Very simple to work on and last a long time with minimal maintenance.

Posted on May 27, 2008

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