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Dishwasher won't drain--Maytag Quiet Series 300
A clog in the drain line or air gap (if there is one) is the usual
reason that a dishwasher won't drain. Often the problem is at the point
where the drain line attaches to the garbage disposer or household
drain line. If you remove this line, you can clear any debris from the
hose or hose connection. Be sure to reattach the hose before starting
the dishwasher again.
Many dishwashers use a drain valve with an
electric solenoid. When electricity flows to the solenoid, the valve
opens and diverts the water to the drain. Sometimes the solenoid, or
the diverting lever, sticks and prevents the dishwasher from draining
or filling properly. Try to free up the solenoid to lubricate the
lever. Otherwise, you may have to replace the solenoid or pump
assembly. With these systems, the motor always rotates in one
direction. When it's energized, the drain valve diverts the water.
dishwashers simply reverse the direction of the motor to drain the
dishwasher. These units don't have a drain valve. Instead, there's a
drain hose connected directly to the pump housing.
on Mar 22, 2010
My dishwasher model #mdb4651wont shut off
Sorry I only have more questions. If you observe the following things it may help rule out the thermostat or heating element . There are similarities to my problem. My dishwasher run for 4 seconds and stops briefly and starts again and will do that for ever.
1. Will it run properly in RINSE ONLY mode?
2. Does it run constantly or stop /starts continuously?
3. Does the soap dispenser open?
4. Does the timer count down? Ie cycle reads 2H and counts down, at least on my model.
5. Finally noticing if all the normal sequencing is happening. Ie turns on, pump empties the dishwasher, fill occurs, arms spin, and so forth. you should be able hear the unit empty and refill again and the rinse light goes on.
Sorry I could'nt be more help but possibly we can help each other.
on Mar 07, 2020
MY MAYTAG DISHWASHER MDBH969AWS1 IS FLASHING LIGHTS AND WONT RUN
First step is similar to a computer. Reboot. Turn off your dishwasher at the breaker box. Hopefully your electrician designated a separate breaker for your dishwasher, otherwise whatever else is on that breaker will be off. Shut the breaker off; wait 10-15 minutes; turn breaker back on. This will resolve many issues and is the first step to try.
on Jun 08, 2019
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