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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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The gasket is press fit in a channel around the door

  • Customer: Roy from Shoreline WA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Orient the gasket so that the more squishable hollow side of the gasket faces the door, and check that the length is sufficient to fill ths entire channel. The less compressible side goes into the channel, which requires some skill and strength to seat well. The flat portion of the more or less square gasket has two edges to it. What works best is to put the edge that is toward the inside of the dishwasher into the channel with your fingers, and then press in the other edge firmly with the small spatula of about 2 or 2and 1/2 inches until you can no longer see that edge. This is the visual indication it is seated. in the corners you may only be able to use a corner of the spatula.

water leak from between the inner and outer door panels

  • Customer: Troy from Nashville TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Installed a new grommet on the soap door latch. Replaced door seal at customer request. The door seal ordered was to short. Replaced door spring clips at customer request. Split the door, remove 2 screws from inside the inner panel, grommet is between the inner panel and latch mechanism. Line the new grommet before install.

door the soap dispenser stopped opening

  • Customer: steve from dummerston VT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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unscrewed 7 torx screws with the impact driver. removed the motor from the bracket. comes out pretty easily. moved wires aside. Pulled the wires off the motor using the pliers- one came off very hard, note where they go, corroded in place. installed the new motor by easily re-attaching the leads. Biggest surprise was that there were 2 motors. I initially replaced the lower one which did not solve the problem. When I replaced the upper, it worked. Not sure of the function of the lower motor. The upper one clearly fits into a slot which seems to attach to the doors.

Would not dispince soap

  • Customer: J. Robert from Rensselaer NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removed inside door cover, removed wire connections, & removed what I would call a solenoid device. Then installed new one.

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.

Top right hand wheel gadget needed to be replaced

  • Customer: SHIRLEY M. from WEYMOUTH MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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Watched video you have on the site.... also read the first person's description - both very helpful...since I am 75 y.o.and a woman got my chair to sit and did exactly step by step and actually did it! So happy I wouldnt have to buy a new dishwasher YET - Emailed my friends and said if and when they need wheel replaced I can do for them!!! Thanks for all the help on site.

upper dish rack roller failed.

  • Customer: Archie from North Charleston SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Removed the upper rack rail stops. Removed the upper rack by pulling outward until the rack rollers cleared the rails. Attached the new roller on the upper rack. You can look at the other undamaged rollers to see how they lock into place. re-install the upper rack by feeding the upper rack rollers back onto the rails. Install the rail stops back into the rail ends,and the job is complete. VERY EASY!

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.

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!

injector seal ring was leaking

  • Customer: James from San Marcos TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench(Adjustable)
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simply replaced the ring and the water inlet injector, no tools need on that part of the repair

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.

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

Door Spring Linkage Broke

  • Customer: Todd from Claymont DE
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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simply replaced linkage and reconnected. Very easy

Door would not come up as spring assembly broke

  • Customer: Paul from Perrysburg OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
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Ordered a plastic part from supplier and installed the part, door works fine now.

Door spring broken

  • Customer: James A from Orlando FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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The hardest part was figuring out how to get the dishwasher out from the cabinet. Your instructional video said "no tools are needed" but that turned out to be untrue.
All Instructions for the MDB7100AWB
691-705 of 824