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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.

All Instructions for the MDB7100AWB
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Water would not go into dishwasher

  • Customer: Erica from Springdale, AR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed kick plate at bottom front of dishwasher. Removed the old water inlet valve by disconnecting the grounding wires. Then I disconnected the hot water pipe and drainage hose. (turn off water and unplug from electric first) Put new water inlet valve on and reconnected all the hoses and it works great. I had to have my husband tighten it up so no leaking but it was relatively easy. I did it and Im a girl.

Broken Impeller

  • Customer: Gary from Stamford, CT
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
All was great until I forgot to put a part back in... Had to modify part because failure to include a part caused a plastic peice on the dishwasher to break..... Thus one of your parts had to be drilled and modified... All is great now... Next time around we will have to purchase a new dishwasher.

wheel was broken

  • Customer: Gio from Wheeling, UT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
per your video thank you

Warped Tub

  • Customer: Richard from Portage, IN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I used 2 foam insulation strips; one on top of each other-now no more leaks.

dishwasher leaking

  • Customer: Garrett from Stayton, OR
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
very simple. I unscrewed the plastic surface of the dishwasher door, took out the old foam pad and put in the new one. It stopped the leak. A very inexpensive and very simple way to fix the problem.

lower wheel assembly broke off

  • Customer: Deena from Litchfield, NH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
just snapped the wheels on. It took less than 10 minutes.

Detergent cup would not open

  • Customer: william from Spokane, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This dishwasher is made by Whirlpool. It is sold under several brand names. My initial information came from this site. Throw the breaker to off. Use a #2 Phillips to out the screws that hold the door liner on. Carefully lift out plastic liner Use a table knife to pry and have an assistant to help you turn liner around and set a kettle or other weight on the door to hold it open. Wiggle the soap cup latch so you can tell which wax motor controls the latch. It looks just like the Jet Dry wax motor. The latch motor is higher in the door. You can tell which is which by monkeying with it a bit. Use this opportunity to clean all the food debris and soap scum off the door liner while it is off. Un-clip the two wire connectors and note which is which. Un-clip the brown wax motor. If you have a multitester, measure resistance across the two male spade terminals. If it has either infinite resistance or no resistance, it is dead. If it has something (resistance) in between, it is probably not your problem. If it tests okay or you don't have a tester, clean the soap scum off the contacts (on both wax motors and harness, put it all back together and cycle DW to see if cup lid opens. If it doesn't open, the problem is probably the wax motor. Order the new motor. When you have it, take the door apart again and install the new motor. Cycle the DW and if the soap cup opens, the motor was the culprit and you fixed it. It is a very easy and inexpensive fix. partselect.com is great!

Dishwasher won't turn on when door closed

  • Customer: Oscar from San Diego, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I was told by you that 99% of the problem like mine was caused by a faulty door handle switch. I looked at my switches and found one side to be slightly burned. I ordered the correct part, thanks to your instructions on where to find the model number. I got the part the very next day, turned off the electricity to the dishwasher and replaced the part in 30 minutes. This saved me over $250 to have an appliance man come and do the repair. I called two repair places and each wanted a minimum of $250. My wife was really pleased with my repair job. Thank you for all your help. The dishwasher works perfectly.

Grinding noise and dishes not getting clean

  • Customer: David from Trussville, AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Upon removing parts in an easy systematic order I discovered glass in the bottom of the machine. Was able to remove all but the Wash Impeller. This seemed to be stuck and I could not unscrew even when holding the impeller with pliers. Finally broke it. Ordered a new impeller and installed a few days later and everything works like new. Total cost less than $20. Wife is happy - I'm happy. Washing dishes by hand for a few days reminds you of how much we take modern appliances for granted. Oh - by the way. Very happy with the PartSelect service.

silverware basket had a hole in it

  • Customer: Kathy from Pasadena, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just replaced the old one with the new one. Now we don't have to avoid the little section that had the hole and I'm much happier since I couldn't get my family not to put silverware in the section with the hole! :)

Removing the spray attachment

  • Customer: John from Naples, FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Had to figure out how to remove the spray attachment and assemble it into the replacement dishrack.

Bottom On The Old Basket Gave Way

  • Customer: JOHN A from SWANTON, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Bought the replacement silverware basket (gray) and it fit perfect and works just as good if not better than the old one. All I did was take it out of the box and that was that. Thanks again.

damaged silverware basket

  • Customer: Robert from Crescent, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Opened the shipping box, removed the basket, opened the dishwasher, removed the damaged basket from the dishwasher, placed the new basket in the dishwasher and closed the dishwasher door. Wife said I was a genius.

Rust And Detioration Of Dishrack

  • Customer: Marilyn from Nebraska City, NE
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I read the other persons who did the same job to find out how to remove and replace the tower on the lower rack. Then just lifted out the old one and replaced it with the new one after attaching tower and replacing silverware tray. I have ordered parts from parts select in the past, and have never had a problem. Thank you

Snap retainer broke.

  • Customer: Garth from krakow, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered new one. Put it in.
All Instructions for the MDB7100AWB
646-660 of 982