20 Most Recent Maytag 24 in. MDB4000 Built-in Dishwasher Questions & Answers

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/03-pump-motor-parts-for-maytag-mdb4000awb.html Shows the breakdown of the moving parts. There are categories for problems like noise etc.

Maytag 24 in.... • Answered on Apr 14, 2017

Have you tried tighten the spray arms? They may have come lose at the fittings so need to be tightened up. You can normally tighten them with your hand. Take any traps/filters out of the dishwasher and clean them.You may find answers here: https://www.maytag.com

Maytag 24 in.... • Answered on Jan 17, 2013

Try replacing the door gaskets. It should fix the problem..This maybe what is causing the leakhttp://www.appliancepartspros.com/whirlpool-dishwasher-door-gasket-902894-ap4111635.html

Maytag 24 in.... • Answered on Oct 21, 2012


Either the door spring is broken or the linkage that ties the spring to the door hinge...the springs hook onto the leg/frame asm that supports the tub then the spring fit into that linkage and the liknage fits onto the door hinges.

This link is a parts breakdown for your model and item #6 is the spring and item #11 is the linkage..their is 2 of them (one on the left and one on the right) and its reccomended that both are replaced at the same time

Here is that link so are can get a good look of how and where they go http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Maytag-Parts/Dishwasher-Parts/Model-MDB4000AWA/3048/0130000/M0512217/00002?blt=06&prst=0&shdMod=MDB4000AWA


Maytag 24 in.... • Answered on Sep 10, 2011


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There is possibly a filter screen on the pump that you can get at and clean. It sounds like the pump is not pumping enough. Remove the lower arm and clean it out. Also Part of what the timer does is control the motor and drain valve.

The timer motor regulates the length of time power is routed to each component. If the timer motor does not function properly, it can result in a wide range of problems. Common symptoms include sticking in a cycle, cycle times running too long, or failure of the dishwasher to start at all. If the timer doesn't work properly, the water may not drain and you need to replace the timer.

In many cases dishwashers heat the wash and/or rinse water to a higher temperature, as the cycle requires. In these cycles, the dishwasher pauses after it has filled with water, waiting for the water to reach the pre-set temperature. On some units, the pause is timed and the unit continues after the allotted time. On others, the cycle can't continue until the water reaches the higher temperature. If you have this type of dishwasher and the water isn't being heated (say, because of a problem with the heating element or thermostat), after the unit stops at the heating cycle, it never continues. When you repair the heating-system problem, the "cycle problem" is fixed too.The heating element is used to heat the water and/or dry the dishes. If it does not function properly it can result in unsatisfactory cleansing of the dishes or the failure of a cycle to complete properly.Also you can test the thermostat whether it is bad or not.So these are the probable reasons that you have to consider when you troubleshoot your problem when the dishwasher won't proceed to rinse cycle.

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Maytag 24 in.... • Answered on Jun 23, 2011


The scum, film and white residue problems have started since the reduction of phosphates in dishwasher detergents.

Here is a tip that will help you to solve the problem of films, residue, and scum in your dishwasher.

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Maytag 24 in.... • Answered on Mar 03, 2011

I have the same problem with my dishwasher. I have replaced the door seal and it still leaks. It seems like the channel where the seal fits is just a little too deep for the seal. As a temporary fix, I pull the door seal out of the channel about 3/8 inch on the side that leaks before closing the door to run the dishwasher. When the door closes, it pushes against the seal and that seems to work for me. A more permanent solution would to be to add about a 1/8 inch filler gasket into the channel then put the door seal back. That way the seal will press on the the gasket instead of bottoming out into the channel. Hope this helps you.

Maytag 24 in.... • Answered on Dec 07, 2010

shut power off to machine, take the door apart and see if control panel came unplugged

Maytag 24 in.... • Answered on Oct 29, 2010


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Maytag 24 in.... • Answered on Oct 27, 2010

Check the arm, the hose and check the pump for any obstruction or leaks

Maytag 24 in.... • Answered on Oct 15, 2010

check spray arm for food residue build-up,if its clean then it may be the water feed conduit from the bottom tub up to the arm on top that leaking by and losing water pressure

Maytag 24 in.... • Answered on Oct 14, 2010

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

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


Here is a tip that I wrote about dishwashers and them leaking.Leaking Dishwasherheatman101


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


Thanks for using FixYa. Dishwasher not draining properly or not draining at all issues can arise due to different reasons. Usually, these issues are related to kinked hoses, knocked out disposer unit (if connected with the dishwasher drain hose) & clogged drain pump & filter. Also note that dishwashers do not drain completely after a finished cycle and this is normal. Dishwashers are designed to leave some water in the unit to ensure that the heating element doesn’t overheat. If you suddenly begin to experience a large amount of water being retained in your dishwasher, you have a problem. Some of the most common reasons include that the drain hose isn’t working properly, the drain pump isn’t working correctly, or possibly there is a plumbing problem in your home’s drain lines. First check whether the drain is not clogged or blocked and the line is not kinked. Check all the hoses for blockages & also clean the air gap. If you have checked the drain hose and can’t locate the problem, then it is an issue with the drain pump of the dishwasher. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


Maytag 24 in.... • Answered on Sep 07, 2010

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Here is a tip that will help you to find out why water will not come into the dishwasher...

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Maytag 24 in.... • Answered on Aug 31, 2010


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Sometimes a buildup of junk behind the filter screen and under the cover at the bottom of the dishwasher where we also find standing water that was not draining. It seems does not have enough pressure to properly function. Tap the delivery tube that feeds this nozzle and might be the water pressure jumped immediately. So the problem lies either with the pump or maybe the impeller. Also for some reason the full flow of water is not making it to the upper spray arm. The problem was not enough water to get the arm to spin. To test this just adds a pan of water to the wash cycle and see if the arm spins. If it does then the problem may be with the water intake line. There is a screen at the connection where the intake line enters the dishwasher. So turn the supply valve off and disconnect the intake line and remove particles that may be trapped in the screen. The cause of the particles is from the hot water tank that tends to accumulate a bit of corrosion on the bottom of tank. To remedy this just open the valve at the bottom of the hot water tank and drain it in a pan until the water is clear.

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Maytag 24 in.... • Answered on Jun 08, 2010

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