not cleaning properly

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers

Allan From Mansfield, OH

Aug 27, 2011

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First I removed the spray arms. I discovered that some holes were plugged and unplugged them. I checked the pump filter and it was OK. To make it easy to access the upper arm I removed the upper dish rack. Hint: push the plastic clips toward the center of the dishwasher to remove them. I noticed that the water level was too low. It was not filling in the time that the dishwasher allowed for the fill. I removed the valve and found that it was plugged with some black silt. I bought a new valve and replaced it. I let the water run for a while until the water ran clean before I connected it to the valve. The dishwasher is cleaning well now.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Water Inlet Valve - 120V

Part Number: PS2098994

In Stock