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I noticed the black residue on the clean dishes.also anwhen I checked I saw the bottom of the door seal breaking down, melting so as the seal around the center filter. I was washing in high temperature always. This started after 5-6 mo. What causing the seal melt? The dishwasher is designed for 160 F hot water than why is melting? Modell MDB8951 SS

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I had exact problem with a similar model.Mine was about 8 months old. I could have ordered a replacement seal but it would have done the same thing after a few months (according to the shop where I buy/order anything that runs on electricity, most anyways). I opted paying a few extra bucks and bought a seal(not made by Maytag but they sell replacement parts that fit). Mines been fine ever since(no black marks left after high temp washing,etc) Following is a link that my guy orders from but you'll have to check and see if they have one to fit your model. www.apwagner.com/index.php?main_page=page&id..

Posted on Mar 18, 2011

  • zszugyi Mar 18, 2011

    I ordered the seal today and we will change it tomorow. I hope it will work. My old mayteg laster 13-15 years and never had problem. This one I have to wash the dishes before I put in. It is very disapointing!!!

  • robandpamwal Apr 11, 2011

    was the residue a sticky/gooey kind?? I'm having that problem and nothing is cleaning it off!

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