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Maytag quiet series 300 MDBH955AWW won't clean my dishes!

My machine won't clean my dishes! The food particles are still in my dishes and in the later left in the bottom of the washer after a ( so called ) wash cycle. I researched a little more and discovered that all the sprayer arms are not turning. Water is coming out of them but it seem like there is a loss of pressure. I can't fully tell because I can't watch the dishwasher work while it is running. I took apart the washer all the way down to the moter. I didn't know what to look for. But, I wanted to see how it worked. And see if there was anything clogged in there. I cleaned it up and discovered nothing. Of course I didn't know what to look for in my situation. It did make some loud clicking sounds and grinding noises about a month ago. The machine is about 2 to 3 years old. It doesn't seem like it is draining right or getting enough water pressure. That is my guess. Anybody familiar with my situation? Please help!

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  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    I have a Maytag mdb9100aww doing the same thing. Water pressure seems fine, When I open the door after running, I see the jets still blowing water, but the arm does not turn. I've taken the lower wash arm off, along with the filter guard, and secondary filter and cleaned everything thoroughly, but to no avail. Is there a motor that turns the lower wash arm, or it simply by water pressure?

  • Kate09190 Apr 21, 2009

    I have the same dishwasher but a slightly different problem, sorry -- I also have a Maytag Quiet Series 300, I do not know how to clean out the filter and it seems to be not getting the dishes all the way clean and re-depositing food from the filter into the bottoms of cups and on dishes. At the bottom of the dishwasher there were food particles around the large circle and on the bottom just inside the door. I cleaned that out but it still doesn't seem to be getting everything clean. Is there a filter somewhere else I can clean out?

    Please let me know at: [email protected]
    Thanks. :)



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I have this model. They have been recalled due to a heating element problem - possible fire hazard. You need to check to see if the ending letters in the serial are NL. Contact Maytag via website or the phone 1.800.544.5513. I think I had the same problems as all of you and the solution was to call the pros and find out. I needed to have a special hook-up in my plumbing installed. It was a T fitting or something. The water flow was not coming out right, so it vomitted back down on itself. Basically the plumbing under my sink had to be re-done so the flow was correct. Not problem after that. Good luck, sometimes DIY doesn't always work.

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