Machine began making noise as if something had let go and was beating on the machine

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher

ModelMDB5100

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Michael From Lost Creek, WV

Aug 23, 2007

12 out of 14 people found this instruction helpful

I removed the plastic retainer that held the lower spray arm in place. After removing the lower spray arm I was able to remove the 6 hex screws that held the cover over the filter screen and the discharge housing assembly. I was then able to remove the bolts that held the upper part of the discharge housing assembly, and replaced it with the new part that I received. The rest of the job was simply putting it back together.

Note: While repairing the broken part, I noticed a small leak under the machine around the float assembly. This was simple to fix. Remove the small lock ring on the bottom of the float. Pull the float out and clean the grease and soap scum out of it. Put it back in and attach the lock ring. No more leak and the water gets turned off when the float activates the switch. Something that everyone should check periodically.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Discharge Housing Assembly (Now subbed to Discharge Pump Housing)

Part Number: PS2340910

$21.78
On Order