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MDB4000AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

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All Instructions for the MDB4000AWW
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Silverware basket

  • Customer: Larry from Gleason TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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ordered the basket and put it in its place.

The Top Shower Pump Hose (actually a preformed plastic tub) cracked and was leaking.

  • Customer: James from Ventura CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I opened the door, and looked at the upper shower fixture ( a spining arm with holes in it) and saw there was a star shaped object that appeared to be the attaching screw device for the top shower. With my rignt hand I grabbed the points on the star and easily rotated them counter-clockwise, until the upper shower fixture came off in my hand. Next, I removed the top end of the pre-formed plastic tube from the top of the tub. I laid on my back so I could see under the tub (where the plastic tube is joined to the actual pump). The tube is connected to the tub via a rubber hose fitting. I unscrewed the rubber hose clamp and removed the pre-formed plastic tube. Disassembly was then complete and you simply reverse the procedure. Took less than 15 minutes. My diswasher is now back to working properly.

silverware basket

  • Customer: Patty from Golden City MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I ordered the basket on Sunday and received it on Tuesday. It is a better basket than what originally came with the dishwasher. Very happy with the prompt delivery and service.

diswasher leaked

  • Customer: tom from hicksville OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Exactly like the video...everything went well

Soap dispenser failed to open

  • Customer: Thomas C from Knoxville TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Opened circuit breaker feeding dishwasher Removed the 10 screws from the inside panel on the door. Unplugged two quick disconnect plugs. Removed the wax motor (actuating solenoid). Installed the new one from Parts Select. Reconnected the plugs. Replaced the cover and 10 screws. Turned the breaker on and ran a load of dishes. worked perfectly.

water leak from disher on wooden floor

  • Customer: Charlotte from Carriere MS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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replaced hose

Clip broke holding adjustable rack for dishes

  • Customer: Jennifer from Plattsburgh NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Extremely easy to repair. I can't believe I didn't do this earlier.

Dishwasher Leaking

  • Customer: H Richard from Twinsburg OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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Pulled the old gasket. Cleaned gasket channel very well. Centered middle of new gasket with the door latch. Then worked gasket in both directions to both ends. Closed the door and left with door tight for several hours to allow it to seat with the new gasket. When use was resumed the leak, at least to this point, has stopped.

upper dishrack had rusted and needed to be replaced

  • Customer: James from Calabash NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I found a short video on YouTube that showed me how easy it was to remove the old dishrack and install the new one. I would have never figured out how to get old diskrack out without watching short video clip. And, all I needed was my fingers to undo the end clips.

the right side folding shelf on the upper rack rusted through

  • Customer: Judith from Old Greenwich CT
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I took the suggestion of a previous reviewer to bend the new part in. But instead of using pliers to remove the old part, I tried bending it to get it out. This was so that I could see how much force would be necessary to bend it without breaking it to get the new part in. I bent it in the middle and was able to get it unhooked from one side without too much force. To get the new piece in, first I made sure I had it lined up correctly. Then I inserted the circle over one of the side prongs to hold it and gently but firmly bent the piece in the middle until the circle on the other side could slip over the other prong. It was not bent enough to stay bent, just to compress it into the space and have it spring back to full length.

water leak - tub overflow

  • Customer: walter from salisbury NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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remove panel on front to acess float @ float switch.Remove phillips screw to float switch,remove palnut from float shaft with 5/16 nutdriver.Remove float from inside washer.Reinstall new parts reverse order.

No water from rotating lower spray arm or center spindle; soap dispenser lid would not open.

  • Customer: ROBERT from MORTON IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Had service man: stated I would need new motor/pump at $400 complete. I didn't like the interior of new dishwashers. Nothing to lose, so I verified that the motor was working; reviewed short PartSelect video. Ref: very helpful PartSelect assembly diagrams with parts list. THANKS PS! Removed two dish racks (top rack: extend fully and flip the roller-keeper clips. Pull rollers and rack-pins apart) Then I started taking the pump apart all the way down to the pump base (fits into tub with seal - did not replace that seal). Very intuitive - some parts are tight and must be encouraged to come apart; take care of seals and o-rings; take notes of sequence if necessary. Look for parts requiring replacement. Unscrew Spray Tower Lower Extension Nozzle and lift off Spray Arm and two lower spray arm seals - check seals for wear. Unscrew pencil-like Spray Arm Support Nut. Cause: I found a totally-clogged Pump Housing Filter, a bit of steel wool about the size of my thumb (same size as water supply opening in bottom), and small piece of broken glass. Cleaned all parts coated with lime; new Pump Housing Filter (could not clean adequately). Cleaned the screens underside of filter support (difficult) with brush and wire. Replaced o-rings for Wash Impeller and Drain Impeller as a matter of principle. Only alignment requirement is with bottom water supplly hole. Everything works like new now! Recommendation: clean Pump Housing Filter annually.

door would fall down

  • Customer: Louis Jr. from Trinity FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Real easy. I checked out the instruction video. It was great no problem making the repair....Thanks

Nasty appearing pump seal

  • Customer: Jerry from Nevada City CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Unscrew round keeper on top of spray arm -CCW. Lift off spray arm. Remove the six Torx head screws aroun pump housing. Lift off pump housing. Unplug unit and obtain a small piece of 2 x 4 wood to block up the motor underneath. Push the white plastic lever near the left side of motor towards the back to loosen the entire unit. Place the wood block uner the motor and you will see the seal is accessable inside the dishwasher. Remove the seal and very carefully clean the area that accepts the new seal. Remove the block and pull back on the white plastic lever. Done!

Not cleaning properly due to clogged parts.

  • Customer: Maurice from Wappingers Falls NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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I disassembled parts from the lower Spray arm to the Rinse Arm. Everything was gunked up, nothing was broken. I replaced the Lower Spray Arm, Secondary Filter, Pump Housing Filter and the Rinse Arm. I re-used The Radiant Shields, Filter Plate, Lower Spray Arm Seals and the O-Ring. Much of my time was spent cleaning before re-assembly. Assembly was no problem. I ran the machine afterward with no problems and very good cleaning results. I ran the videos once before starting. They were very helpful, as were some other people's experiences.
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