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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 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

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.

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

old warn out cracked hose.

  • Customer: Ernest from Tucson, AZ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Removed lower panels. Raised front feet to move dishwasher out from under counter. Kitchen had been retiled over old floor. Loosened hose clamp at washer drain underneath and at garbage disposal. Pulled old hose out. Feed new hose through access hole under counter and proceeded to reconnect new hose at proper locations with hose clamps. Pushed washer back. Readjusted front feet to level washer. Reinstalled lower panels. Loaded washer and ran. No leak, no problems.

Water holes corroded shut

  • Customer: Dary from Colbert, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Whatever you do, don't call a repairman to do this simple replacement task. 1. Remove the lower basket. 2. Locate the round knurled nut holding the spray bar on. (use gloves or a channel lock pliers if it's corroded on) Lift off the spray bar. noting the 'flats' on the bottom of the spray bar. If the knurled nut has lots of corrosion, put it in a container of vinegar for a couple hours. Use screwdriver to remove the metal plates on the ends of the spray bar and install in new one. Then install new one in reverse order. A real piece of cake.

weak spray was leaving the dishes uncleaned

  • Customer: Edward from La Habra, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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removed the lower dish basket; used pliers to undo the lock screw. removed the lower spray arm, transfered heat shields from old part to new, replaced the lower spray arm, hand tightened the lock screw, replaced the lower dish basket....DONE!

Water leaking form left front of door.

  • Customer: Richard from Manitowoc, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Received the parts within two days. Watched the video and it explained everything. Found it hard to believe how easy it would be, and it was very easy. Cleaning up the door in preparation to installing the new gasket took longer than the gasket installation. The gasket just pressed in the channel, frankly I was surprised that the door inner shield did not have to be removed. The water deflector just pulled off and slipped on (probably took 30 secends. Ran the dishwasher a few times, and no leaks. They had cited that the majority of leaks were due to the gasket, and it was right on. Like the dishwasher and can go for another 12 years.

motor running - no spray

  • Customer: Richard from Springfield, MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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removed racks - removed lower wash arm - removed filter screen - removed upper pump cover - removed broken wash impeller - replaced wash impeller - re-installed upper pump cover - re-installed filter screen - re-installed lower wash arm - re-installed racks

Broken wheel mounting strip--top rack sagging

  • Customer: Tamara from Fairfax, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Unclipped end caps. Pulled out rack. Removed mounting strip by sliding until v aligned. Installed new strip. Pushed wheels onto strip. Replaced rack and clips.

The tabs that hold the wheel on were broken

  • Customer: David from Herndon, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
With the help of the video that was part of the ordering process, the repair was VERY easy. It only took a few minutes, My wife did the repair by herself.

Part Broke

  • Customer: Gordon from Swanton, VT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the video and it was a snap. Thanks

The Plastic Wheel Broke From The Mounting Strip

  • Customer: LYNN from PUTNEY, VT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The plastic wheel broke from the mounting strip on the top rack. I removed the top rack, and the broken mounting strip. Just note that one side of the strip needs to be tilted before it can be removed. Clicked in the new wheel and mounting strip. Again, the side requiring you to tilt the strip goes in first. I was good to go in less than ten minutes.
All Instructions for the MDB7100AWB
751-765 of 850