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MDB7100AWB Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB7100AWB parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the dishwasher repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

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Dishwasher made a grinding noise

  • Customer: Sarah from Gettysburg, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I made the repair easily by watching the step by step video supplied on the web site...easy peasy! Thank you so much. Saved me lots of money I'm sure. Could have saved $5 more if my dog hadn't chewed up the wheel from the rack! HA! Thanks so much. My dishwasher runs more quietly than it has in awhile!

Replace Dishwasher Door Gasket

  • Customer: Jim from Stratford, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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It was very easy. Simply remove old seal with a pair of needle nose pliers. Clean or scrap any build-up from old seal location and then push-in the new door seal. Close door and let the new seal form to the door.

rusted plastic coated steel rack needs replacement

  • Customer: James from Audubon, IA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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replacing the rack was easy - but first we had to swap out the plastic spay tower that twist-locks onto the new rack. My smart wife figured this one out, despite the lack of any trace of instructions (the less astute amature repairperson would have mangled the whole shootin' match attempting to make the change); that said, the rack was not a "one-to-one" match, as it lacked the original's high left sidewall and a few other minor differences that did not affeect the overall performance of the part - a not uncommon occurance in the aftermarket parts world.

Leaking Door

  • Customer: John from Overland Park, KS
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Pulled the old gasket out, put the new one in place.Used a screwdriver and fingers to push the new gasket firmly into its seat. Repair done. I've done a few repairs in my day, none easier than this.

The lower dish rack was not a duplicate.It was a replacement with 2 less wheels

  • Customer: Daniel from Grant Park, IL
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
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I had to cut the old rack for 2 axles and add 2 wheels from the old rack to the new one that was sent. the new one had 2 less wheels.I used white zip ties and wheels from the old rack. Placing the wheels in the right place I used the zip ties to hold them in place. Without the extra wheels like the old rack had the new one would fall into the bottom of the dish washer. Working just fine so far.

lack of two wheels

  • Customer: Michael from Scottsdale, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Replacement part has only 6 wheels. The original part has 8 wheels. The lack of the two extra wheels allows the dish rack to get stuck in the space between the inside of the dishwasher and the door. The extra set of wheels allows the rack to bridge the gap. It is a problem even if you put the rack in the other way around only a bit worse to deal with. The part was designed with four sets of wheels for a reason.

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.

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.

Maytag Dishwasher

  • Customer: Jim from Old Bridge, NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
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Top holder was turning black and disintergrating. I orderder the part and the box arrived but I havem't had time to install it

Rusted rack

  • Customer: Hank from La Habra, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The Whirlpool page had a link to a YouTube step by step instruction with pictures. The dish rack stop was very non intuitive - without the YouYube, it would have been impossible

The lower dish rack has only six wheels three on a side the original had eight wheels four on a side. This new rack does not stay on track.Is there any way to add two more wheels .If not how can I return for the correct rack?

  • Customer: Theodore from East Greenwich, RI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Need correct lower rack

Dishracks were worn, pieces broke off

  • Customer: Richard from Lyndhurst, NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Replaced both upper and lower Dishracks, the Parts Select video shows how to replace the top rack but doesn't mention the lower one. Had a bit of a problem trying to figure out how to remove the spout on the bottom rack. Finally figured out, twist it counter clockwise to remove it and turn it clockwise to reinstall it onto the new lower rack.

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