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MDB4000AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB4000AWW 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.

All Instructions for the MDB4000AWW
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Replaced rusted rack

  • Customer: Richard from Olympia, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Remove rack, untwist spray tower and remove wheels (these have easy to remove plastic clips). Put tower on new rack and replace wheels on the NEW dishrack that were brocken on arrival with wheels from old rack. All done in 5 minutes.

Leaking between door and bottom panel

  • Customer: Jamie from Polson, MT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Removed the old strip - cleaned the channel and installed the new gasket. Soooo easy. Unfortunately it's still leaking so now I'm ordering the gasket kit. Should have done it to begin with - like everyone else does!!!

noisey belt system

  • Customer: thomas from west sacramento, CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
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The ironic thing is it wasn't broke! I had ordered new rollers, new belt and new tensioner, before I took the front off. The video was helpful. The tough part was reinstalling the tensioner as it did not screw down. But live and learn. I set the tensioner in place and used small wire to bring it over to the moter drive, then assembled the new belt together and cut the retaining wire.

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered a plastic part from supplier and installed the part, door works fine now.

The pop-up prongs for plates vs bowls had failed due to broken peg clip

  • Customer: Robert from Clearfield, UT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Removed lower dish basket, removed the two original peg clips,then snapped in the two new peg clips and adjustable prong assembly worked as required. No further problems experienced. Appreciated the rapid receipt of parts. Will definitely remember this web site for future appliance parts.

Motor runs, no water sounds, poor cleaning

  • Customer: Harlan from Santa Maria, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
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Disassembled spray arm the way the website describes. Found an amazing accumulation of scale and soap scum. Everything was seriously gunked up. Cleaning and rodding out the spray arms and pump housing screens takes a minute. Be careful not to break or puncture the screens. Dont try slapping the pump housing filter on the driveway. Its brittle and will break. Suggest buying a new one anyway. Its nearly impossible to clean. Simply clean it all up and re-assemble. Oh and bask in the praise from your wife.

Water leaking out the lower right corner of the door.

  • Customer: Edward from Leominster, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just removed the old door gasket and the 2 water deflectors.Too easy.

I Needed To Remove And Replace The Sprayer

  • Customer: ROBERT from GARDEN GROVE, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After viewing usless videos, I finally read other comments and discovered how easy it was to just twist the sprayer.

Dishwasher would pump the used water out.

  • Customer: Robert from Bandon, OR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Changed float switch to no avail! Ladeled out the water. Disassembled the entire pump unit inside down to the motor shaft and checked all pieces for trouble. Could find nothing wrong. Now trying to determine if the problem is in the timer or motor.

Cracked Silverware Basket

  • Customer: Mary from York, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Easiest ever. Recycled the old one and put the new in its place. We are trying to place the silverware in, rather than dropping it in. It was suggested in the video from this website.

Plastic door spring link was broken on one side

  • Customer: Steve from Desert Hot Springs, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched video, very helpful. Pulled dishwasher out a foot from counter, which was the most difficult part due to tight fit, carpet, and copper tube water connection. Once the washer was out it was easy to replace the linkage and while it was out did both sides.

dishwasher door was going to the kitchen floor

  • Customer: Darrell from Ludlow, MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I pulled out the dishwasher. Saw that a plastic part linking the door and spring was broken.I was able to ID the part easily on PartSelect. The part came quickly and was installed within 30 minutes. Dishwasher feels like new.

The moveable plate holder on the bottom rack was nearly rusted through. Everything else in the machine worked well, and now our plate rack is like new.

  • Customer: Marilyn from Saline, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was just a matter of popping out the old "bowl tines" from their clips and popping in the new ones. Without this repair, we may have had to look for a new washer!

The old door spring Linkage broke from wear.

  • Customer: Paul from Fernandina Beach, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I slid the dishwasher out about a foot and easly replaced the Door Spring Linkage. I took more time to remove and replace the screws than it did to replace the Door Spring Linkage. Very easy repair that anyone can do.

Leak from right side at the top of the door.

  • Customer: Victoria from Warminster, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I watched the video when I ordered the part and then watched it again just before installing the door gasket. I pulled the existing gasket out of the channel. The air space inside the new and old gasket is triagular so make sure you take note which side of the gasket goes into the channel first(you'll understand when you see it). I wiped out the channel and gently fed the gasket into the dishwasher's channel with my fingers. Before I installed the new gasket the door latch closed with no resistance. Now I have to push the door in hard with my thumbs at the top of the door in the middle to get it to latch when I run the dishwasher. It all was so easy and there is not a drop of water leaking. The week before I ordered the door gasket I ordered and installed the tiny little gasket that seals the detergent door latch. I didn't realize anything was leaking at that time. The only reason it was discovered was because the detergent door wouldn't pop open to release the detergent and we were working on that issue. When taking the dishwasher door apart we noticed that the cardboard insulation was wet as well as the other insulation and could tell it was coming from the circular opening in the metal. We dried out the cardboard. Then cut off the bottom that had been wet. We cut a double thickness of cardboard to size from a large box. Then taped it on to the bottom of the piece that hadn'et gotten wet. It's important to have that cardboard intalled because it protects the outside of the door from getting dented as well as for sound. When the new little gasket was delivered we installed it and the detergent door worked fine again. We ran the dishwasher through a cycle and that's when we discovered that the door gasket was leaking. I wish I would have ordered both gaskets at the same time. If I would have read the postings on this website when I ordered the detergent door gasket, I would have ordered the door gasket. Oh well, everything worked out. I just spent an extra shipping charge. Still an enormous savings over hiring a Maytag repairman.
All Instructions for the MDB4000AWW
646-660 of 873