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I have a maytag quiet series 100 dishwasher and it makes a grinding noise as it washes the dishes. Any suggestions as to why?

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Pump motor gear possibly

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SOURCE: Maytag dishwasher quiet series 400. Dishes have hard stuck on grit and food particles after rinsed and dried.

Very common problem is soap build up in these machines. Try putting it into a wash cycle with no dishes, and no soap. Let it wash for about 5 minutes, and then open the door. If you see alot of soap suds, then soap build up is the problem. Try doing a couple loads with no soap, and no dishes, and throw a cup of vinegar into the machine halfway through the wash. Repeat as necessary. This should solve your problem.

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Our dishwasher is making a loud noise during wash cycle.

if you have a torx 20, and torx 15 screw driver, you an remove the screws from the top plate of the wash motor, and underthere youll see another t15 screw converingthe "chopper" assy, sounds as if a seed, of chicken bone, perhaps apiece of glass hasgottne down there

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag Quiet Series 300 dishwasher,

Our control panel is fine. For now. (The machine is only 3 months old). This is our problem--and I haven't yet seen this complaint at all over the internt: The lower wash arm is getting stuck on the bottom rack and stopping immediately. This seems to be a design flaw. The bottom rack is just built too low. A service man was out once. He tightened the wash arm. Didn't work. The service department at the dealership is now ignoring our subsequent calls!! So I wonder if the "not cleaning" problem you have is because of this.

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag Quiet Series 300 dishwasher, dishes come out dirty

A water softner will not make the dishes any cleaner, it just makes it so they don't have water spots on them.
If the dishes are dirty, it is most likely that the nozzles (holes) in arms may be plugged.
Also check to make sure you are getting plenty of water to dishwasher. Make sure all water valves are full turned open.

If the control panel does not work all the time, it is very likely you have either a shorted wire, or a fualty main board which is very common in newer machines.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore Ultrawash Quiet Guard 5 making buzzing/grinding noise

I have a very similar dishwasher, with a very similar problem. I fixed it by removing debris from the water evacuator pump located towards the front of the bottom of the machine (the last motor before the drain hose. In my case, grape stems had clogged it up. Once emptied, it purrs once again. NOTE: don't disassemble the motor, just flush it out, there is an o-ring gasket that is a bear to re-install.

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Hi All,


I have had a Maytag Quite Series 300 for some years now and have done basttle with it on may occasions. I now consider myself somewhat of a veteran, although by no means a repair expert!


Grinding Noise: From either a clogged/blocked impeller or not enough water getting to the impeller.
For a clogged impeller, it is fairly easy to disassemble the washer to get at the impeller to remove any debris or blockages.
For not enough water it can be a number of things. First of all, you will notice that the noise lessens if you add a jug or two of extra water. This is because if the water level is too low, the pump impeller will get some air mixed with the water & this is LOUD! Now for the causes:
Float – If the float gets stuck in the wrong position (debris or water deposits), it will not fill enough.
Float Set Wrong – Seems thats some of these dishwashers have the float set a little too low to let the dishwasher perform without grinding. A few pennies attached to the float with a rubber band seems to help here. Don't go too far or you'll flood your kitchen!
Timer – Some folks have mentioned that dishwashers that fill on a timer will not fill enough in the allotted time, if the water pressure is low. While this is true, I have looked over the electrical & parts diagrams for the QS300 and I do not see a timer listed anywhere. Also, the wiring diagram appears to show that this dishwasher only uses the float to achieve the correct water volume. I could be mistaken here.
Note that in VERY hard water areas (like mine – TDS of 850 hardness or 49 Grains), the plastic fins on the cover of the impeller get very choked up with water salts and this can impede flow, leading to a low-water symptom, when in fact, there is plenty of water.


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Top Spray Wand Not Meeting Receptacle – The top spray wand is attached to a pipe that mates with a port (well, one of two ports, depending on if you have the top rack in the “Upper or “Lower” position). The pipe seems to have a tendency of missing the port. A well placed elastic band will help here. Note that on our dishwasher, by the time the first elastic band wore out, the pipe had been permanently moved to the correct position by the gentle pressure.
Tines/Dish Holders On Top Rack Falling Over – The tines (metal spikes) that hold dishes on the top rack fold down by design. Issue here is that they do it sometimes during the wash, causing the dishes to fall over and block the spray. A few well placed rubber bands help here as well.
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