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Grinding noise - Maytag dishwasher MDB7100

I suspect something hard like a fragment of chicken bone or a citrus seed is at the inlet to the drain pump (my favorite was a plastic pull strip from a frozen juice concentrate can - that was LOUD). Many dishwashers have a chopper similar to that in a garbage disposal right before the pump inlet, but some things like bone won't go through it. It could be something light enough to float and only hits the pump when the water level drops. You may have to remove the pump cover in the bottom of the dishwasher to find it. This would be a good time to clean any garbage out of the lower spray arm and check the spray arm bushing for excess wear.
2/5/2024 6:01:23 PM • Maytag... • Answered on Feb 05, 2024

Our Maytag Quiet Series 400 has stopped getting


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.

Dishwasher Residue and Film on Dishes



1/4/2024 7:11:33 PM • Maytag 24 in.... • Answered on Jan 04, 2024

My Maytag quiet series 200 is not cleaning and despite many attempts it is also leaving terrible residue on dishes.

I found this on ehow I believe it will help. How to Troubleshoot Dishwasher Residue By Dale Yalanovsky eHow Contributor 5Found This HelpfulGeorge Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty images Dishwater residue is a fairly common occurrence, and several things can cause it. Even the newest dishwashers may leave residue, and it might have nothing to do with the actual dishwasher function itself. However, there are things you can do to prevent, limit or completely remove dishwasher residue during every washing cycle.

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  1. Detergent Residue
    • Modern phosphate-free detergents are the main culprits when it comes to detergent residue. After every wash, many leave a slight whitish residue behind. After several washings, the residue becomes caked on and leaves a noticeable white tint to your dishes. Some dishwasher detergent brands are better than others, and either minimize residue or do not leave any. Once residue is present, however, the only way to remove it is by hand scrubbing or scraping.
    Hard-Water Residue
    • Hard-water residue comes from non-softened water from your hot water tank. Non-softened water leaves a white tint on dishes, but no amount of scrubbing will remove it. Only by wiping a small patch of the dish with vinegar or lemon juice will you be able to ascertain whether the white residue left is hard water or detergent. The slight acidic action of the vinegar or lemon juice removes hard-water stains, but they have no effect on detergent residue.
    Greasy Residue
    • If the dishes feel greasy when they come out of the dishwasher freshly washed, you are dealing with a greasy residue. There are two main reasons for this: either the detergent is not an effective grease remover, or the hot water inside of the dishwasher, either from the hot water tank or the dishwasher's heating elements, is not hot enough. Boosting the hot water temperature on the water tank may solve the problem, and a second wash cycle may be needed for the dishes. A preventive measure of running the dishwasher empty with a full load of detergent also removes the residue inside of the dishwasher.
    Streaking and Spotting Residue
    • If you have spotting or streaking on your dishes, that may be a sign you need a rinse agent. Many modern dishwashers recommend a rinse agent to prevent spotting or streaking, and without one, your dishes will never be crystal clear or streak-free. The next time you do a dishwasher load, add a rinse agent. If the dishes come out spot- and streak-free, the problem is solved.
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1/4/2024 7:07:34 PM • Maytag... • Answered on Jan 04, 2024

Maytag dishwasher clean light is blinking and it won't start

This is caused from a power cut or by the door being opened during a mid cycle.Or from a power cut.
7/18/2023 9:29:46 AM • Maytag... • Answered on Jul 18, 2023

Flashing lights

Try unplugging for a minute. If this don't work it may need a board.
6/18/2023 10:03:42 AM • Maytag MDB6658... • Answered on Jun 18, 2023

GE dishwasher clean light blinks continuously and does nothing else. This is with a new circuit board.

This is an old thread but here is the REAL answer to nonstop flashing 'clean' light after swapping out main board. Hopefully will help someone else. When you replace the mainboard YOU HAVE TO REMOVE THE MODEL SELECTOR PLUG FROM OLD BOARD AND TRANSFER TO NEW BOARD. If you do not do so, the 'clean' light will flash continuously. It is easy to accidentally throw out the old board without removing the resistor plug from the bad board as it looks like it's part of the board. Look for a 3 pronged plug top middle of the old board. You can see the resistor wires. You could probably rig something up if you have some inline resistors and threw out the old plug. I suspect you could google what the resistance is supposed to be and cross wire pins in a pinch.
10/27/2022 7:20:13 PM • Maytag MDB8959AW... • Answered on Oct 27, 2022

My Maytag dishwasher turns on and runs for just under 2 minutes. At this point it switches off and shows 2 minutes remaining on the cycle as it drains out.

i don't know. sounds like a fault in the program. consider unplugging machine for 10 mintes. plug it back in and run a short wash to see if the program has reset itself. if not OK, call for repair estimate then decide if you can live with it as is,-- have someone try to repairit -- or replace it with a new one which may offer extended warranty for $$.
8/29/2022 8:06:11 PM • Maytag... • Answered on Aug 29, 2022

Maytag dishwasher installation problem

You will need a new hose that is longer for your dishwasher and a new water pipe and a new hose installed for the dishwasher to run.
6/26/2022 7:37:12 AM • Maytag... • Answered on Jun 26, 2022

Maytag Quiet series 300 Handle and latch seem broken

google Maytag Quiet series 300 Handle and latch there are several new handles about $30-35. link to how to replace handle copy and paste ..
6/14/2022 2:15:44 PM • Maytag... • Answered on Jun 14, 2022

The latch is sticking on my dishwasher. How can I

replace the door latch and the handle check to see if the console loops that hold the latch are broken if so replace the console
6/12/2022 4:47:42 PM • Maytag 24 in.... • Answered on Jun 12, 2022

Older maytag dishwasher- pf signal post power outage - does not have on/off switch- how to restart

no info generic answer unplug or disconnect power
3/28/2022 8:08:14 PM • Maytag... • Answered on Mar 28, 2022

What are dimensions for Maytag dishwasher Model # DWU7400AAX?

google maytag dwu7400aax dimensions for your answer less than 3 seconds. This is just a standard size dishwasher model. Dishwashers in general are going to be standard size unless you get a portable dishwasher or a 30 inch wide dishwasher. There are very few of these models. Your size dishwasher is just 24" wide 24" deep and 34 1/2 inches tall but the height can be adjusted somewhat
12/27/2021 7:58:42 PM • Maytag... • Answered on Dec 27, 2021

I have a Maytag dishwasher and the water is not coming in? How to fix it?

9/2/2021 6:33:14 PM • Maytag... • Answered on Sep 02, 2021

My maytag W10199645 dishwasher won't start and no lights on

Those units are shipped without a power cord so they can be hard wired into a conduit box. Check the power cord where it is wired into the box ON THE MACHINE and make sure all the connections are correct and are secure.
8/14/2021 4:23:17 PM • Maytag... • Answered on Aug 14, 2021

Impeller is spinning counter clockwise on the wash motor.

Did anyone find out why the motor was spinning what seemed to be the wrong direction? My motor went out and I installed and new one same connectors and everything. Then the dishwasher wouldn't clean I bypassed the door switch and view the wash cycle and the arms weren't turning.. they are clean and not damaged. So I took it apart and viewed the impeller turning what appears to be the wrong direction.. even spinning to where the dull side off the chopper blade is the leading edge... could there be an issue with my new motor or a circuit board or some other issue. Wondering if there is a way to change the motor rotation with out causing other issues
8/10/2021 6:11:41 AM • Maytag 24 in.... • Answered on Aug 10, 2021

Portable dishwasher won't stay connected to the kitchen faucet

it the faucet connector has a lever u push in order to latch on to the faucet, just jam something under it so it maintains upward pressure and wont come unlatched when the water starts flowing
7/31/2021 10:38:38 AM • Maytag MDB9600A... • Answered on Jul 31, 2021

On model mdb7749sbb2 Maytag Dishwasher, I am unable to press the start button. I can select cycle, but when start button is pushed, nothing happens.

Hello. The membrane touch panel has failed. If this unit is black, part number is W10475784
7/21/2021 5:56:30 PM • Maytag MDB9100A... • Answered on Jul 21, 2021

Cleaning out dishwasher

Hi I checked the manual on line. Here's what it said.

Dishwasher has an odor

Run dishes being held in the dishwasher through a Rinse Only cycle.
• Many dishwashers have a “new” smell when first installed. This will dissipate with use.
• Dishwasher may not be draining properly. (See “Dishwasher Will Not Drain” section.)
• For a strong odor, place baking soda in both sides of the detergent cup. Select Light
Wash cycle and allow the water to circulate for about 10 minutes. Interrupt the cycle
by unlatching the door and let it stand overnight. Restart the dishwasher by latching
the door and allow it to complete the cycle. Another alternative is to use a dishwasher
cleaning product such as Jet-Dry Dishwasher Cleaner*.

Good Luck
6/22/2021 4:37:16 AM • Maytag 24 in.... • Answered on Jun 22, 2021

Maytag Dishwasher flashing lights

I have the same problem with the lights flashing on the control panel. It pops up every 4 or 5 months. The only solution I have found is to press the delay/resume button one time then press the drain/off button twice. You may have to hold the keys down for a couple of seconds. This seems to reset something in the panel. Make sure you haven't pressed the 3 second lock button or it won't work.
5/9/2021 12:54:40 AM • Maytag... • Answered on May 09, 2021
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