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MDB7100AWB Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB7100AWB parts

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All Instructions for the MDB7100AWB
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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:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

mounting strip warped and wheels worn

  • Customer: leo from north chittenden VT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replaced mounting strip and two wheels

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:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

No problem

  • Customer: Ramon from Orfordville WI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I pulled the washer put from cabinets to gain access to the springs and linkage, and in the process I broke the seal on the water line, and fixing that seal is what took the time in my repair. I would warn other do it yourselfers to be careful about that when doing the repairs. My repair was successful even if I caused a leak.

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.

The upper rack of my dishwasher kept falling because of deteriorated/ broken plastic parts

  • Customer: Lois from Branford CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the old pieces and snapped the new ones into place. For one part I watched the online tutorial to make sure that I did the replacement correctly. It was all very easy. The delivery and installation took less than 24 hours. I couldn't have gotten a repairman that quickly.

water leak - tub overflow

  • Customer: walter from salisbury NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

Dishwasher heating element burned out.

  • Customer: Alandra from Perkinston MS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First I was surprised to even find a part for our old disherwasher. The price was fair, shipping was very fast and there was a how to install page.AAA PLUS COMPANY

door would fall down

  • Customer: Louis Jr. from Trinity FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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!

Upper Basket wheels wore out.

  • Customer: Gary from Burnsville MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Dissassembled wheel mounting strip and wheels from basket and did a reverse replacement with new parts.Thank you for the prompt service and deliver of the right parts.I first tried to order these parts from Sears, but their on line system was too slow and I gave up.

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.
All Instructions for the MDB7100AWB
691-705 of 850