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MDBTT59AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

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Dishes not getting clean

  • Customer: Lesley from Saint Louis, MO
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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We recently purchased a new home and it didn't matter how hot we ran the water in the sink before starting the dishwasher, the dishes, especially glasses, were filthy. Extra rinse cycles, pots and pans cycle, nothing worked. After finding this site, we took the chance on what the troubleshooter recommended and bought the accumulator filter and wash impeller. The parts came so fast! We followed the videos on this site step by step and we were successfully able to replace the filter and impeller. The impeller was COATED in nasty slimy grossness; it was obvious the previous owners never rinsed their dishes before running the dishwasher. After replacing these two parts, we have clean dishes! We have switched from tablets to liquid detergent which also helped (not sure why, tablets have worked at our old house just fine).

Dishes and glasses were left with little specks of food on them.

  • Customer: Vaughn from Great Falls, VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We watched the very excellent video on this web site for replacing the Accumulator Filter and followed the instructions it provided. It's possible that we could have just cleaned our existing accumulator filter once we understood what it was and how to get to it, but the results of replacing it have been dramatic. It's like a new dishwasher.

Water leak right front

  • Customer: Mark from Tallahassee, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
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Simply removed switch and float a d replaced them. A real no brainer!

Plastic handle retainers broke

  • Customer: Christopher from Suttons Bay, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Simply removed the interior door panel liner by removing several screws. Unplugged the handle from the switches and removed from equipment. Plugged in new handle which came with switches and reinstalled the interior liner panel. Simple as that !! Very, very easy. I did however have to remove the vent to take off the interior panel and in doing so broke some little plastic part that was not available for purchase separate from the entire vent unit. In the end I needed a $27 handle, but had to buy a $49 vent - it still cost less than the service call alone !! And, the delivery was super fast - unbelievable !!! Probably faster than the service man !!!!

poor water flow into the dishwasher

  • Customer: kevin from crystal lake, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Replaced the valve from the side. Easy and quick. The program to identify the part is excellent. The big concern is getting the right part.

The dishwasher stopped receiving water

  • Customer: Donald B from Orem, UT
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I went online and determined what the possible dishwasher parts would cause no water entering. The most recommended part was a valve. I ordered it and afterword obtained a ohmmeter and determined the part in my washer was not faulty. It tested the same as the new part I sent for. The real problem was the connecting metal flex hose that I had installed when I put it in. It had a valve built in that prevents water to flood the kitchen if the hose becomes broke. Even though I tested it out and found water flowing through it, the valve when under pressure had gotten plugged up with dirt particles that caused it to malfunction. I changed the hose and Wa La everything worked fine. I in fact did not have to change the so-called faulty valve. I suggest a detailed evaluation of the problem before purchasing parts. With electrical components it is practically impossible to know if they are faulty without an ohmmeter. Some valves become stuck and if unplugged then plugged back in they will reset themselves. I suggest that if one does not know what they are doing, refrain from messing with electrical parts. Don J.

Very little water getting into the machine, would not clean .

  • Customer: john from crisfield, MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First turn off power and water then Removed the two screws on the bottom plate, took the plate off. To remove the valve , I took one screw out of the bracket and just loosened the other,Pulled the valve out ,removed the water lines,then reused existing brass connection, put the hoses on the new valve then put it back together .Turned the water on checked for leaks, then closed it up..Turned the power on and it works great.....

Water was only filling once in a while with water

  • Customer: Timothy from WHITE CLOUD, MI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
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my dishwasher is located in a island so i pulled the paneling off the back & the covers off the bottom of the dishwasher. my water shut off is under the dishwasher. i shut it off unhooked the water line at the union shut off the electric, unpluged the valve, pulled 4 screws out of the valve bracket , slide the clamp off the hose and removed the hose from the valve took the valve unit out removed the water line from the old valve put it on the new valve reassembled it turned water on checked for leaks turned the electric on and tried it out.

The dishwasher door latch was broken and would not hold the door closed.

  • Customer: Ruth from Canyon Lake, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I unplugged the dishwasher under the sink. I opened the dishwasher up and took out the 12 screws holding the inside door facing on. I gently moved the door facing down towards the dishwasher to reveal the door locking mechanism at the top of the door. I unplugged the mechanism and plugged in the new one. I put the door back together the same way I had taken it apart. In all it took about 12 minutes. Works like a charm.

door wasn't latching and started its cycle before door was shut

  • Customer: Randall V from Loveland, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I just followed another persons directions that was in the system already. He had a great idea by taking the new switches out of the new latch and replacing them with the old ones from the bad latch. The old switches are still good and it made for a simple repair. This way you didn't have to disconnect the wire from the switches and now you have two new switches on hand. The old switch had a burnt spot on the connector.

knives had cut the plastic on the racks and rust encroached in the racks.

  • Customer: April from Hopedale, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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slide old racks out and slide new racks in

Upper and lower racks had broken and rusting prongs.

  • Customer: Edith from Lancaster, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Removed old racks -- easy. New lower rack slid right into proper position. Upper rack -- had to unclip the rotating water supplier from underside of old rack and position it on the underside of the new rack, carefully noting the removal process to facilitate re-placing the water supplier onto the new rack. No tools needed -- very easy. New upper rack slid right back into proper position.

Normal wash cycle would start, run for 20 seconds, then pause and repeat 3 times then stop all together. Other wash cycle buttone were inactive ion the control panel

  • Customer: Eric from Newton, WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Opened the door, removed the 11 screws (torks) holding the inside door panel on, lifted the panel and took a pic of the wiring connections for reassembly, then disconnected about 5 wire harnesses between the doors and on the control board, set inner door panel aside. Removed three hex head screws on control panel, depressed tabs holding circuit board in place, replaced with new panel and reassembled. The other parts were just snap on inside the dishwasher except for the inlet which is for future replacement as my lower sprayer arm is still functioning but is wearing out. Now the problem is fixed, and all buttons on the control panel function as well

broken door latch

  • Customer: Donald from St. Pete Beach, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removed door frame screws. Pulled front panel from frame. Removed white plug,than removed black plug. Switch was tnan loose removed and replaced with new. Pushed door together and replced screws. Successful repair. Thank You!

latch handle on dishwasher was broken

  • Customer: Loren from Fulda, MN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I used a screwdriver with a torque bit and took off the inner door panel. Move the panel to the right side (as you face the dishwasher). Disconnect the two wire connnectors with a needle nose plier and discard the handle and connections. Install the new latch by making sure you attach the wires to the proper connectors. Make sure the connectors 'snap' in place. Place handle in proper slot and replace the inner door panel making sure that the two small flaps on the bottom of the inner door panel go inside the dishwasher (they cover the hinges). Tighten the screws and you are done!
All Instructions for the MDBTT59AWW
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