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MDBTT60AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

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Silverware basket was broken

  • Customer: Jack from Leesburg VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Take out old basket throw it away. Put in new basket. time: 20 seconds. It took longer to open the package. I'm guessing at the brand, and I'm not going to my other house to find out.

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
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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.

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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).

Dishwasher did not clean and drain properly

  • Customer: Noel from Orange TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Routine repair. There are videos on the net that show exactly how to replace the filter unit. However, when you order the filter, order a replacement pump impeller. The impeller must be removed to remove the filter on this model. The impeller was stuck on the shaft, and I had to destroy it with the side cutter pliers to get it off. Before putting the new one on, clean the pump shaft thoroughly and lube the shaft with silicon lube or Vaseline jelly. Clean the bottom of the water pan thoroughly, then reassemble. Then pour one cup of vinegar in the bottom of the dishwasher and run it with no dishes. This will clean the inside of the dishwasher.

The glasses on the top rack had food particles in them after a wash cycle

  • Customer: David from ocala FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I initially took everything out and cleaned everything with the shop vac, and outside with the garden hose. That did not work, so I looked on parts select for a new accumulator filter, as I was not able to clean that very well. To install the new filter, I removed the sliding racks, top and bottom, and the water manifold, then removed the lower wash arm, then the parts under that, the filter plate, the outlet, the impeller, all the way to the accumulator filter. After removing that, installation was the reverse. I also cleaned the middle washing arm, and the lower, as I noticed food particles blocking the outer holes. All is good now, and the dishwasher, which we use almost every day, is working fine.

Food chopper was broken.

  • Customer: Bob from Souderton PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed video. Everything went together fine, but leaked water around motor shaft seal. Read comments section on video and someone had the same problem. I had pushed the seal into base too deep. I pulled it out and reseated it. It worked without leaking after that. Bob

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 !!!!

Dishwasher would not move through the normal cycles

  • Customer: James from Salisbury NC
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
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Removed all phillips screws inside door panel and separated panel form door enough to access the control board. No need to disconnect the wiring harness except where it connects to the control board. Used nut driver to remove screws holding the control panel to the door. Gently tugged the various circuit bundles to remove each from panel except the ribbon circuit in the very first position, this is secured by slide/clamp which should be slid outward with fingertips, ribbon connector will then easily disengage. To install new panel simply reverse the removal process being especially careful to insert the ribbon circuit all the way into the slot before reengaging the slide/clamp. Secure the control panel to the door and then reattach the cover -. Good Luck.

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.

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
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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.....

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)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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 set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 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.

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.

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.
All Instructions for the MDBTT60AWW
721-735 of 793