20 Most Recent Maytag 24 in. MDB4100 Built-in Dishwasher Questions & Answers


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Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on Jan 27, 2016


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


Are you sure the water is coming from underneath the dishwasher? From the symptoms you described, this sounds like it could be caused by a worn door seal. Over time, these seals compress to the point where they no longer seal correctly, or food particles and grime get caught between the door and seal and leave small air gaps. The silverware tray (if located along the left or right side) can also cause damage to the door seal as utensils get caught on the seal surface as you roll the lower rack in and out of the tub. As water splashes up against the inner door facing it rolls out the bottom of the door, or down along the sides instead of staying in the tub. Some other items that can contribute to leaking are:

1. A dishwasher that is not level, which causes the door not to seal properly.

2. The inner door panel being warped causing the door facing not to be even for the gasket to seat properly.

3, Dish placement. If you place bowls, serving trays and large tumblers in the front row of the bottom rack on some dishwashers it can contribute to water being deflected over the front edge of the tub and out the bottom of the door (Believe it or not, I've seen it happen).

NOTE: Most dishwashers do not have a seal across the front lip of the tub. That's why it's important to have a good door seal and to load it properly.

If you've loaded the dishwasher properly and confirmed it is level (front to back and side to side), then here are your options:

1. Replace the inner door panel at a cost of about $130.

2. Replace the door seal at a cost of about $35-$40.

If the leak IS coming from underneath the dishwasher, you will need to remove the lower toe panel under the door and start the dishwasher to confirm wher eit may be coming from and at what point in the cycle it occurs (i.e., does it leak during the initial fill, during the wash cycle, or during the drain cycle). It will be much easier to determine a cause if you can narrow down the symptoms. Leaks under a dishwasher usually come from leaking hoses, or leaking grommets where the heating element is installed. In a worse case scenario, the tub could be cracked or have a hole melted through it (if plastic) from utensils that end up on the heating element during the drying cycle and heat up to melt the tub. You will need to do a thorough inspection and post back with the results, so that I may be able to advise you further if this is the case. If you need parts, they can be purchased from any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
appliancepartspros.com
pcappliancerepair.com
repairclinic.com

Use whatever parts source you like, but I have found these to be the cheapest and most reliable sites to order parts from. Shop all of them for the best price.

NOTE: The inner door panel is listed under the Door Parts section. The tub gasket will be listed under the Tub Parts section.
If the model number you have this listed under is correct, the part number for the door gasket is 902894. The part number for the inner door assembly is dependent upon your serial number.
I think I would pursue the cheaper option, first. Its also the much simpler option. Since your dishwasher is 8 years old, it is highly likely the door gasket is worn and needs to be replaced. To replace the door seal, follow these steps:

1. Pull the old door seal from the groove around the wash tub facing. Take note of which surface area of the gasket is inserted in the groove and which surface is facing the door. It may not seal properly if you install the gasket the wrong way.

2. Clean the area really well to ensure there are no food debris or soap deposits. Also clean the inner door area where the door meets the gasket. You need a clean surface for the best results.

3. Locate the center mark of the new gasket. This will be a small paint spot or small groove on the gasket (this surface is the side of the gasket that will be inserted in the groove around the tub facing). If there is no center mark, fold the gasket in half and mark the location with some chalk, or hold with your fingers.

4. Locate the top center part of the wash tub facing and align the center mark of the door gasket at that point. Begin pushing the gasket into the groove with your hands and work your way around and down along each side.

5. Make sure the gasket is inserted all the way around the tub facing to the point where it meets the wash tub bottom. You can pull the gasket out and readjust as necessary.

This repair should take you about 30 minutes or less to complete. Its simple and requires no tools. The door will be tough the shut for a while until the gasket compresses and takes the door shape. Do not slam the door if it becomes difficult to shut. Simply close the door and the push firmly at the point just above the door latch until the latch clicks. Slamming the door can damage the control panel components, the door latch and/or the hinges. NOTE: I personally own a Maytag model such as yours and experienced the same problem. Replacing the door gasket solved the problem for me. It may for you, too. If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on Aug 06, 2013


Do you mean the screws that hold the brackets to the countertop? if so there are usually two, and they can be removed with a screwdriver, most of the time they use a Phillip's screw.


A maybe easier way than removing the machine, is to remove the kick plate at the bottom, again with two screws removed you can use a flashlight to inspect the hoses from underneath.

Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on Mar 02, 2013


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Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on Jul 06, 2012


There is something in the shredder plate under the spray arm. To clear this you will need to remove lower spray arm and then using torx driver remove the screws holding the housing together and remove the housing to get to the debris underneath. Good luck and hope this helps.

Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on Apr 21, 2012


Hi,


Thank you for contacting fixya.com.
Check the drain hose drain hose connectors, filter system inside dishwasher, for kinks and or restrictions.Even a small piece of plastic can flip/flop back in forth and stop the water from draining. check the sump area for paper or any other large object. Take off the white nut that is above the fine filter, remove the fine filter. Then the hub that has the spray tube attached to it, turn it to the right a bit and pull off that tube that runs up the back wall. Pull off the plastic screen and there is your sump. The sump that the screen clipped to, squeeze that and pull up, and clean it. Now stick your hand down in the sump, and pull out whatever it is that is clogging the drain hole.
Also make sure the door is properly latched. The pump will not drain if the door is not latched properly. Check the belt, drain line, air gap, drain valve and solenoid assembly, the motor, and the pump. If your dishwasher uses a belt to drive the pump, and it has broken or come off the pulley, replace it.


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Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on Jun 20, 2011


You can view the location of the parts by checking this diagram. The seal can be purchased through this searspartsdirect site.


Hope this helps.

Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on May 16, 2011


Hi, I have an older dishwasher also and recently mywife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I amtried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installedthem in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also foundthat if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad...So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to makesure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the onlinebuying...
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Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on May 14, 2011


Hi,


I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad... So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...


Dishwasher
Spray Arms not Spinning

How to Buy
Appliance Parts Online

A bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers...

Dishwasher Problems The
Heating Element not Working

Dishwasher Maintenance


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Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on Apr 22, 2011

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