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MDB4000AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB4000AWW parts

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All Instructions for the MDB4000AWW
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Dishwasher stopped starting more than a year ago

  • Customer: Robert from Bloomfield NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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First problem was finding out whether Dishwasher had power at all, since nothing happened when you tried to start it, and I really didn't want to have to pull it out and disconnect the power cables at the box on the back of the dishwasher. Used the video instructions from PartSelect and opened the inside door panel and exposed the switch, then put a continuity tester (light with two prongs) across opposite sides of switch (white one side, black the other). With the test light on, knew I had power and was able to locate circuit breaker to turn off power to dishwasher, all without dismounting it from the cabinet at all. From there, followed the video. Hardest part was disconnecting wires from the old switch, which was slightly corroded. Plier trick on video didn't do it, and had to use large screw driver blade to carefully lever wires off of the switches. NOTE: Look at the new switches before doing this, and you'll be able to visualize how the wire clips slip on the switch connectors. Great site, and dishwasher started right up after the repair.

Dishwasher would run then turn off. When touching the handle it would start up again.

  • Customer: Rita from Newport News VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the video found on the website. Very simple repair. Saved $120 by getting the part and fixing myself.

Dishwasher would not start

  • Customer: Bryce from Monticello WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I didn't have a clue how to fix this dishwasher so I did a search for Maytag parts and found your site. It looked like the door switch was the likely problem. I watched the video that Steve did showing how easy it is to fix and ordered the parts. I got the parts in the mail a couple days later. I did the repair in about 15 minutes. Just pulling the connectors off the old switch took some strength, just like Steve said. Put the switch in and back together and bingo the dishwasher works like new. Thanks Steve and PartSelect!

Not getting water, or enough water in the diswasher.

  • Customer: Thomas from Abington PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
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First I turned off the fuse and h2o, then replaced the intake valve. This was tricky b/c there is very little room underneath to maneuver the wrench. I had my son watch to see if h2o came out of the intake hose while I turned the h2o on and off from the main valve. Knowing I had h2o, I replaced the intake valve and turned on the machine. Still not working properly. Next, I ordered a new float and fill switch (the little computer chip looking thing). Replacing those was a snap. Remove a couple screws, replace the switch, screw back in place. The float was even easier, using pliers, I removed the nut from the float stem underneath, then simply pulled out the old float and dropped in the new. While keeping the door slightly ajar and holding the float down in place, I pushed the securing nut back into place. Again, I started the dishwasher, and again it did not fill. Frustrated, I removed the intake valve again. I used a wooden skewer to pull out some sediment that had been in the intake line (my son did not pick up on the irregular h2o flow during the initial test). Put the valve back in place again and viola, it works perfectly!

Lower rack wheel missing/replaced

  • Customer: Jane D. from Parker CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Popped the wheel part on the rack. No problem and the dishwaher was ready to go.

2 wheel roller attachments broke

  • Customer: Patricia from Novato CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the video instructions. Couldn't have been easier. Bought 2 extras for the inevitable breakdown of others.

leaking water

  • Customer: CLAIRE from WINTHROP MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I took out the old gaskets and replace them after I clean and dried them. very easy. I'm a woman and if I can do it anyone can. Although I used the parts it did not fix the problem. So with help of parts select I'm on to the next solution. They're great fast fast on your supplies.

leak @ bottom of door

  • Customer: Ron from Westwood NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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First replaced the door seal, that slowed it down substantially, but not totally. Next replaced inner door foam insulation strip and that took care of it, no more leaks. There was some corrosion evident after I scraped off the old strip, sanded that smooth with emery sandpaper and then installed new strip. Job done!

Age made the clips brittle and they broke

  • Customer: Douglas King from Evansville IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Snapped in the new ones in a skinny minute. Just make sure you leave the old ones in the dishwasher rack until the new ones come in it can be confusing if they are removed. My wife took them out so I had to figure out how they went back in but was not a big issue. I did have to swap ends to make it right but less than fifteen minutes and like new again.

I needed a replacement silverware basket

  • Customer: Jillene from Green Bay WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I took the old one out of the dishwasher and put the new one in. The new one is much nicer and heavier than the original one!

Basket Tray wore out on bottom and silverware would not hold.

  • Customer: Suzanne from South amboy NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I just opened the package, pulled out the baskets, separated them and put them directly in the dishwasher. The video showed the part and size of the baskets which was very helpful. The delivery was EXCELLENT!!! I would purchase from PartSelect again!

Replace silverware basket.

  • Customer: Jerry from Lubbock TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Lifted old one out. Set new one in.

Silverware basket had worn out in places and knives were slipping through it

  • Customer: Maria from Benson AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Simply took out the old basket and put in the new basket. Fits beautifully.

None

  • Customer: Billie from Mount. Airy NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took old basket out put new one in.

Silverware Basket replacement

  • Customer: jennie from Walpole MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This company is a KEEPER !!! fast, perfect service !! The part was different than what I had, BUT, it was BETTER !!!! No kidding, it was far sturdier than the lousy basket that was originally with the dishwasher.....this basket also can be split into 2 smaller baskets and relocated to other areas of the dishwasher, as well as having removable "lids" to keep flyaway things in place......I was so pleasantly surprised at this great service, great product and great price......for once, something was totally 100% hassle free !! :))))) One very happy customer here !!! This store is in my "favorites" stash!
All Instructions for the MDB4000AWW
721-735 of 748