20 Most Recent Maytag 24 in. MDB5601AWS Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher Questions & Answers

Go to www.repairclinic.com and enter MDB5601AWS. You may get a clue as to where to find it. You also will get an illustrated list of common replacement parts which will aid further identification.

Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on Feb 09, 2016

I pressed heavy wash 3 times and then start to make it perform a field test. It tested fine, but it stuck at 61 minutes for an hour while I was testing auto clean. Another thread indicated that the controller cable interface was getting moist.

Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on Dec 16, 2014

I'm having the same problem. Did you ever figure it out?

Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on Dec 03, 2014

I think your hot water inlet valve has failed open. It is electrically operated, and can stick in that position.

If not that, it is possible that the water level sensor signal has failed, but that should only be apparent when the washer is on.

It requires a service call.

Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on Feb 04, 2014

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.

Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on Nov 16, 2013

push and hold that button in for 3 - 5 seconds i believe the control was locked. let me know if you need further assistance or if this solves the problem

Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on Nov 03, 2013

There should be a small junction box under the dishwasher behind the front toe panel. There should be three wires:


You can purchase a three conductor power cord from any hardware store. A 3-prong power tool power cord works the best, as they have a durable outer sheathing and have good current handling properties.

Simply match the corresponding colors (black to black, white to white) and ground the green wire to the chassis. There should be a ground lug somewhere to connect it to.

Use wire lugs when splicing wires together and use the wire strain relief (if equipped) on the junction box. The strain relief is located at the point where the wire enters the junction box and keeps the wires from inadvertently being pulled.

If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on Apr 28, 2013


If you believe that the door switch-latch assembly is fine, and then check the thermal fuse located on the control board, if that is bad the unit won't work. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.


Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on Aug 07, 2011

I had an old machine with a similiar problem & I found that food had somehow entered into the arm that spins & sprays out water. The food blocked somewhat the holes which of course means less cleaning.

Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on Jul 07, 2011

Here is a tip that I wrote about dishwashers and them leaking.

Leaking Dishwasher



Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on Sep 29, 2010

The problem is hard water. There is a new product out called the dishwasher filtration system. It filters the water before it enters your dishwasher. It works amazing and has a money back guarantee. You will love the way your dishes look after the first load. It is also very affordable (like 70 bucks). Go to www.dishwasherfilter.com to find out more info. You will love the results!

Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on May 12, 2010

i have seen alot of these that get a stripped out wash impelle. they have a new seal kit and impellerfor these and it seems to be pretty common.
the kit has the install tools and instructions to do it properly.
take the pump apart from the top and see if the impellers look worn or stripped out.

Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on Dec 31, 2009

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