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Quiet series 300 maytag water won't drain

Hi I need help, got my quiet series 300 maytag 2 months ago at sears, now it won't drain the water, I canot find the drain hole to check for debri, I hope it's not the pump but somthing stuck on the drain, can saome one tell me where the drain hole is, is there a schematic diagram to find it, if it is the pump I'll have to take to to sears, but first I hope I't somingh stuck on the drain hole, p[lease help.

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  • Silvernail Jan 01, 2009

    My Maytag Quiet Series 300 has a tendency to not drain after it has not been used for about a week. It did it this past spring, summer, and now it is doing it again. In the past the pump corrected itself, but now the pump is running and not pumping any water. After it has sat for awhile do you need to prime the pump? If so, how?


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This is more of a tip than a solution as I am having a partial-draining problem and have discovered by accident how to have the Quiet Series 300 "drain only" (which is not an option on the control board and the manual doesn't seem to address this).
TIP 1:  The "drain-only" function can be activated by selecting "Rinse Only", pushing the "Start" button, and then pushing the "Start" button again (which cancels the start).  This activates the drain pump which will drain any remaining water.  
I think I might have a partial clog below which I have been able to access so far as I removed the top drain cover (3 --I think the term is star screws) and used a screw driver to take debris out from between the drain blades.  This improved things but didn't solve the problem. As of now, I just completely drain the machine by cancelling the "Rinse only" as described in TIP 1 above.   
TIP 2: If you don't have a star or hex screwdriver, you can pick up one very cheaply at a discount store (e.g., Odd Lots, Marcs, or even some Dollar Stores).  Check out their tool section.  I've bought a bunch of stuff, sure it is not the highest qualilty, but how often do you use most of your tools?  I bought the star-screwdriver set for about $1-2 and will probably use it 10-20 times in my lifetime. I bought it to change a bulb in out minivan and have now used it again.  In my cynical opinion, more and more companies are NOT using straight or phillips-head screws as a way to force many to use their repair services.  I'm not a professional, just a guy who's using the internet to feel his way around in the dark.

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  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    OK, after running the dishwasher with about 2 cups of vinegar poured into the bottom, recleaning between the drain blades gently with a flat-head screwdriver (after partially taking off the drain cover), and running another complete cyle with 1-2 cups of vinegar, I am getting complete drainage.  I now think it is well worth your time to regularly clean between the drain blades as the space between the drain blades is large enough for small, but significant-enough sized debri to settle.  Also, I use well water which tends to leave a deposit in water-using appliances so I think that is why the vinegar helped.  Finally, while you have the dishwasher blade off to take the drain cover off, check the holes in the blade.  About half of mine were clogged with deposits which I was able to crush or remove with a tiny screwdriver.  I then ran water through the blade. 

  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2011

    worked perfect...thanks!!!


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To jy13: Terrific nugget of information on the 'Drain-Only', works like a champ. That D-O phase only needs to be run for about 1/2 minute. I, too, had water at the bottom, probably within the 'normal' range, but still, it's nice to get it all out in one fell swoop.

My problem was heavy water leakage from under the door during operation. It screamed drain blockage, so I Shop-Vaced all standing water out of there and completely dismantled the floor mechanism - the bottom water blade and the (2) circular, toothed pieces star-screwed in. The lower piece maintains 5 or 6 chambers, covered by a fine screen mesh, and inspection showed that about 80% of these chambers had packed, I mean packed, food debris in them. I ran hot water through the mesh, eventually loosening and removing all the grit stuck in there. And while I had everything exposed, I gave the drain hole a good Shop Vac enema for good measure.

All is well (and dry!) now.

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  • Namidar May 02, 2011

    The drain cycle reveal helped a great deal. I thought that I was going to have to shop vac the whole thing out.

    I too had a totally clogged (and gross) filter system. Cleaned it out. Running the dishwasher with a few cups of vinegar in it now to finish off the job. Thanks for advice.



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Hi there,

since it's under warranty, call Sears to send out a techncian. the drain is usually located behind the d/w. you can check the drain pump internally by removing the pump cover and bottom spray arm.

go to and under Repair Parts type in your full model. this will give you the exploded view diagram.

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