Welcome ................................................... Safety Instructions 1 ................................ 2 Loading ................................................. .3-5 Dishwashing Essentials (Hot water, Detergent, Cycles Rinse Aid) ..................... 6-7 at a Glance ................................. 8 Operating "lips ........................................ Water Conditions ••• ; 9 10 . • Special Care Items .............................. 11 " Maintaining ............ 12 _ Before You Call ................................ 13-14 • Warranty _ the Dishwasher .................................. Back Cover Models: MDB4800 Welcome , ....................................................................... Congratulations on your choice ofa Maytag Jetclean ®dishwasher! As you use your new appliance you will appreciate the many features that have made it the Consumer Rated No. 1 Dishwasher. Please attach your sales receipt here. Keep this information for your records (should you ever need warranty service). Your satisfaction is very important to us, so please read this guide carefully. You will find instructions on the proper operation and maintenance of your new appliance. Enjoy your new dishwasher and thank you for choosing Maytag ! go wrong, we suggest consulting the "Before You Call" section in the back of this Save time and money. If something should book. It is designed to help you solve basic problems before consulting a servicer. However, should you need assistance in the future, it is helpful to: 1) Have complete model and serial number identification of your dishwasher. This is located on the upper left of the tub opening. Record these numbers below for easy access. ModelNumber SerialNumber 2) Have proof of original date of purchase. For additional questions, please contact us: Maytag Appliances Sales Company Attn: CAIR TM Center P.O. BOX2370 Cleveland, TN 37320-2370 1-800-688-9900 USA 1-800-688-2002 CANADA 1-800-688-2080 USA TTY (for deaf, hearing impaired or speech impaired.) (Mon.-Fri., 8am-8pm Eastern Time) Internet: http://www.maytag.com I_ WARN1NG: Check with the installer to make sure the appliance has been properly grounded to avoidpossible electrical shock. Be sure you read the Important Personal Safety Instructions on page 2 before you use this dishwasher. Note: In our continuing effort to improve the quality of our dishwashers, it may be necessary to make changes to the appliance without revising this guide. Important Safety Products with a @label Underwriter's Laboratories, Instructions have been listed with Inc. - those with a CSA tag o ooeo eoo eoo _ go oo,e eo • oo • oo • eo • eo 9. tricity and moving parts, there is a potential hazard, • !! bottom of the tub during or at the completion cycle. It may be hot. have been listed with Canadian Standards Association. Nevertheless, as with any other equipment using elec- ooo of a Use only detergents and rinse additives designed for an automatic dishwasher. Never use soap, fol- laundry detergent, or hand washing detergent in your dishwasher. Keep these products out of reach of children. 1. Read all instructions before using the dishwasher, 10. Do not sit, stand on or abuse the door or dish racks of the dishwasher. 2. Use the dishwasher 11. Under certain 3. Disconnect WARNING - When using your dishwasher, low basic precautions including the following: electrical only for its intended function. power to dishwasher before conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in a hot water system that has not been used for two weeks or more. Hydrogen gas is attempting to service, To avoid electrical shock hazard, the sides and back must be enclosed and the front panels must be attached before electrical power is applied to explosive. If the hot water system has not been used for such a period, turn on all hot water faucets and let the water flow from each for several minutes. This will release any accumulated the dishwasher. Refer to the installation tions for proper grounding procedures, instruc- hydrogen gas. As the gas is flammable, do not smoke or use an open flame during this process. 5. Connect to a properly rated, protected and sized power supply circuit to avoid electrical overload, 6. Children should never be permitted to operate, or play in, with, or around this dishwasher, 12. Do not wash plastic items unless marked "dishwasher safe" or the equivalent. For plastic items not so marked, check the manufacturer's recom- 4. 7. 8. mendations. 13. Do not tamper with controls. To reduce the risk of injury when loading items to be washed, sharp or pointed items should be located with the handles up. Also, load sharp items so they are not likely to damage the door seal. 14. Always remove the door to the washing compartment when removing an old dishwasher from service or discarding it. Be careful not to touch the heating element on the 15. Use caution when unloading the dishwasher. Dishes will be hot if unloaded shortly after a cycle has completed. Save These Instructions 2 i : Loading ..... ................... ... .................. ...................... Before You Start • Don't Prerinse. Simply scrape off any bones or large food particles. The disposer in your dishwasher will handle the occasional pits, fruit seeds and popcorn. These items will be chopped into small pieces during the drain and removed with the drain water, • Remove certain foods (such as mustard, mayonnaise, lemon juice, vinegar, salt or dressings) from stainless steel flatware as soon as possible. These foods may cause rusting and pitting if allowed to remain in contact with the surface for an extended period of time. You may hear a chopping noise during the drain. This is normal, • If connected to a food waste disposer, make certain • Scrape or soak items with burnt on foods as they require more energy than the rest of the load to clean satisfactorily. the disposer is empty before starting the dishwasher. This allows proper draining, • Scrape off large amounts of tomato-based food soils (see page 12). • Soak or wipe a starchy film from utensils used to cook foods such as potatoes, pasta, rice, oatmeal, etc., as they require more energy than the rest of the load to clean satisfactorily. General Recommendations • Place all items in the racks so they are separated and facing center. This ensures the water spray can reach soiled surfaces for good washing and rinsing results, • Load items so they do not rest over the top of the wash tower. This water spray is needed to properly clean items in the upper rack. • Wedge flat, lightweight items (such as plastic lids) next to the silverware basket or along the sides and back of • Avoid blocking the upper and lower spray arms by not allowing items to extend beyond the racks, the racks. • Items can be centered behind a single tine or loaded at an angle to maximize space. • Caution: Dishes will be hot if unloaded shortly after cycle is completed. Your new Maytag _ dishwasher is designed to accommodate a variety of dishes, glasses, stemware, utensils and pots and pans. It also has the capacity to accommodate 10 to 12 place settings, with some Maytag ®models able to accommodate up to 13 place settings. The following illustrations and information will help you become more familiar with your dishwasher racking system. After a few dishloads, you will be able to determine the best arrangement for your items. How to Load 10 Place Settings Upper Rack Lower 1 cup and 3 saucers are on the rack under the StackRack 3 Rack Upper Rack (Features vary depending on model) The upper rack is designed with flexibility and versatility. Glasses, cups, stemware, light-weight plastics, small plates, bowls, pans, long-handled utensils, etc. can be loaded in this rack. Do not load glasses over the tines. Correct The Stack-Rack design on the right side of the upper rack folds up or down for loading flexibility of a variety of items. Fold it down to hold long-handled knives, spatulas and spoons or short items like cups or juice glasses. Fold it up for taller items like glasses, bowls, plates, etc.. The curved wire is designed to hold stemware in place. eeeeeoeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeoeeeeeeeoOeeeeeeee Lower Rack Removable Utensil Basket (Design varies depending on model) The basket can be removed for ease in loading and unloading items. Place items in the basket with some handles up and some down. This prevents them from nesting together and improves cleaning results. (Knives or sharp, pointed items should be placed in the basket with the handles up. Be sure thin, finely pointed items do not extend through the basket and block the lower wash arm.) Use the covered section of the basket for small, lightweight items like baby spoons, plastic measuring spoons, small plastic items, etc. Close the cover. 4 Incorrect ooo__o____o_eo__oeeI____o_eo_e_e_o_0oo__ooooI_oeo_____o___oO_e__o___oo_o_oo____o__ Lower Rack (Features vary depending on model) The lower rack is designed to accommodate a variety of large items such as dinner plates, mixing bowls, pots and pans, baking dishes, etc. With the Stack-Rack shelf raised, thin items like cookie sheets or pizza pans may be placed along the left side. With the shelf down, two levels of glasses and cups can be loaded. i!Z!_ ; ! Tall items such as bakeware and large platters can be placed on the left side or across the back of this rack. : • !! i! !ii?i • • • : Back _, Back J i ] ! i i i'! i_ !ii/_ i!_ii.,, i_'i!!ili_: i_:iii :iii !i:! i!•i• • • ) • • •Q• Convertible tines in the back-right corner can be adjust- :: Create-A-Space '_'tines are located across the center of the lower rack to the left and right of the center spray nozzle. These allow small dishes or saucers to be loaded between rows of plates. ed to provide narrow spacing for loading plates or wide spacing for loading deep bowls, pots or pans. Dishwashing Essentials eeoooeoeeoeoeooeooeeoomooeoonoooeoeoooo HOT Water To check the incoming water temperature, turn on the hot water faucet nearest the dishwasher and let it run into a glass in the sink. Place a candy thermometer in the For optimal cleaning and drying results, hot water is necessary. The incoming water temperature should be 120-140°F to properly activate the detergent and melt greasy food soils, If for any reason (such as laundering, showers, etc.) the incoming water temperature is below 120°F (49°C), glass and check the temperature once it has stopped rising. If the temperature is below 120°F (49°C), have a qualified person raise the water heater thermostat setting. select the Temp Sense option to have the dishwasher thermostatically heat the water to proper temperature, Before starting the dishwasher, turn on the hot water faucet and let it run until the water is hot. ooeoooooooeooo4ooaooetooeooogeoeooooeeooleeoomooeeo* Detergent Use a detergent designed specifically for use in an automatic dishwasher. Be sure it is fresh and stored in a cool, dry place (not under the sink). parts from the damage that hard water deposits can cause. r Recommended J Amount I Never use laundry detergent or hand dishwash- ] ing detergent in your dishwasher as it will cause hardness (measured in grains gpg) the The amount of detergent to per use gallon depends on theand water amount of soil on the dishes. Too little detergent results in poor cleaning, hard water filming/spotting and poor drying. Too much detergent can cause permanent etching/cloudiness. [ severe oversudsing and possible leaks. As a rule, use 1 teaspoon of detergent per grain of water hardness, using a minimum of 3 teaspoons in soft water situations. Place the recommended amount of detergent in both cups for Normal and longer cycles. Do not divide the recommended amount between the cups. The following chart includes specific recommendations. Each line in the detergent cup represents 3 teaspoons. Water Hardness* Detergent Use Detergent Soft (0-3 gpg) 3 teaspoons Add detergent just before starting the cycle. Medium (4-9 gpg) Hard (10-12 gpg) 4-9 teaspoons 10-12 teaspoons For Normal or Pots and Pans cycles place the recommended amount of detergent in both the PRE WASH and MAIN WASH cups. Close the cover. The dishwasher automatically releases detergent. *Yourlocal water utiliO,or state university extension sen,ice can tell you the degree of water hardness in your area. Placement For water hardness of 13-14 gpg add more detergent (1 teaspoon for each gpg above 12) to the beginning of the main wash portion of the cycle. Unlatch the door, open it slowly and add detergent to the bottom of the tub. After relatching the door, the dishwasher will continue through the cycle, A Light/China cycle requires detergent in the MAIN WASH cup only. Close the cover after adding detergent. The detergent will automatically be dispensed. The Quick Wash/Rinse cycle needs detergent in the PRE WASH cup only. Close the cover after adding detergent. The detergent will automatically be dis- If water hardness is 15 gpg or harder, it is difficult to achieve good results with any dishwasher. The solution is a mechanical water softener to improve water quality, detergent effectiveness, and to protect the dishwasher pensed. Do not use detergent with the Rinse & Hold cycle. Leave the detergent cup lid open when running Rinse & Hold. 6 I oeeeeeeeeoeeeeOeeeeeeoeeeoeoIooeeOeeoeeeeeeeeeooeOeeeeeeeooeeeeeoeeeeeoeeeoeIooeee Rinse Aid Regular use of a rinse aid improves drying, reduces spatting and filming; and reduces realsture left on the dishwasher interior, To add rinse aid to the dispenser, turn the cap counterclockwise to open. Remove the cap and pour liquid rinse aid into the opening. Replace the cap and turn it clockwise. Your Maytag Jetclean ®dishwasher features an automatic rinse aid dispenser located near the detergent cups in the door. The clear window in the center of the dispenser cap allows you to see if there is rinse aid in the reservoir. When the window is colored, there is rinse aid in the dispenser. When the window becomes clear, it is time to refill the dispenser. (As a guide, check the dispenser monthly.) iii_!iiiiiii! i!i;i%iii .................................................... Usage Tips • Use HOT Water Hot water dissolves and activates the detergent, dissolves grease from the load and improves d_ing results. Refer to page 6 for more information. • Use the Proper Amount of Detergent • Select the Proper Cycle • The cycle selection depends on the amount of food soil on the load. See page 8 for cycle descriptions. Select Heated Dry For improved d_ing select Heated Dry. For best soil removal, good drying results and pre- Energy Saving Tips vention of filming, etching and spotting, the proper amount of detergent must be used. Refer to page 6 for recommended amounts. i_!::i_ i • :_: , ', ; .d:? • • Don't prerinse! Use a Rinse Aid Regular use of a rinse aid improves drying results and reduces spotting and filming. See above for more information. Load the Dishwasher • Wash full loads. The same amount of electricity and water are used. • Load correctly for best washing results. ° Operate the dishwasher during off-peak Cheek your local utility for rates. Properly To ensure soiled surfaces get adequate wash action, carefully follow the loading instructions on pages 3-5. 7 hours. i !!i!i !:_! at a Glance Cycles pOTS_PANS ON OFF I ....... eeoeoeoeoeeeoeeoeeoeoeoeeeoooeeeoeoeeeoeeeoeoeeeoe SaMWASH OFF J TEMPSENSE ON OFF I HSArEDDBY ON OFF ON - - _ L.......... Number of buttons and indicator lights may vary depending on model. Your dishwasher features several cycles and options to clean and dry a variety of loads• The following information will help you select the appropriate cycle and options for each situation. Cycles Options Located around the knob on the right side of the panel. Located on the pads on the left side of the panel. • CYCLE SEQUENCE POTS & PANS provides a longer cycle for items with heavy food soils. Prewash Prerinse Main Wash Prerinse Hi-Temp Rinse Dry ,,,, ,,,.• ,,, NORMAL WASH is designed to wash loads containing dishes with normal amounts of food soils. eeee • eeee• Prewash Main Wash Prerinse Hi-Temp Rinse Dry Pots & Pans provides temperature checks in the main wash and final rinse. If necessary, the cycle is interrupted to heat water to the proper temperature; the HEATING DELAY light is illuminated during this time. Use the Pots & Pans option to aid in removing tough food soils. WATER USAGE 10.3 Gal. ,.e. eeee .,,,, Sani Wash checks the main wash and final rinse temperature. If necessary, the cycle is interrupted to heat water to the proper temperature; the HEATING DELAY light is illuminated during this time. Sani Wash also provides additional heating during dry. When the Sani Wash option is selected with the Quick Wash/Rinse cycle, additional heat is automatically added to the wash. The Sani Wash option does NOT add dry time in Quick Wash/Rinse. Use Sani Wash to aid in the removal of tough, more diffi cult to remove food soils (such as starches and fats) and to boost drying results. Temp Sense ensures proper water temperature when using the Pots & Pans, Normal, or Light/China cycles. If needed, the wash or rinse portions of the cycle are extended until a proper water temperature is reached. When the wash or rinse portions of the cycle are being extended, the HEATING DELAY light is illuminated Use this option if the incoming water temperature is below 120 ° F (49° C) due to other household demands such as showers and laundry. Heated Dry ON improves drying results by turning on the heating element during the dry portion of the cycle. •• 8.2 Gal. .............................. LIGHT/CHINA is M']n'Wash a .................... designed for washing Prerinse 6.1 Gal lightly soiled loads or Hi-Temp Rinse china and crystal items. Dry .......................... QUICK WASH/RINSE Wash is designed for use when Rinse 42 Gal lightly soiled dishes are • needed *• tee,, ••*in •.,,, a hurry. I•• •,,.,, ,o** , eeeee***.oe.•eee•, ee••ee••eleeg, RINSE & HOLD is for Rinse rinsing dishes being held until the dishwasher is 1.9 Gal. full. This helps reduce the potential for odors. .......................................... Heated Dry OFF turns the heating element off during Delay Start allows you to program the dishwasher to operate at a more convenient time or during oft- peak energy rate hours. Simply turn the cycle selector knob to the desired number of delay hours and latch the door. the dry portion of the cycle. Towel drying of some items may necessary with this selection and more moisture may be noticed on the dishwasher interior. [ Note: With either dry option, it is normal to notice I vapor coming out of the vent area. I Note: For optimal cleaning and drying results, hot / water is necessary to activate detergent and to break / down greasy s0iis. 8 : Operating ....................................................... Starting The Dishwasher Adding a Forgotten Item  After loading the dishwasher and adding detergent, set the control knob to the desired cycle and press For best cleaning, the forgotten item should be added early in the cycle. the appropriate option button(s).  Unlatch the door.  Run the water from the hot water tap to clear the  Wait for the water circulation to stop. line of cold water before starting. Press the door until it latches. The cycle will begin with a drain prior to fill.  Open the door and add the item.    Close and latch the door. The cycle resumes automatically. Note: Water heating and dry options can be used separately or together. I eeeeeeeeeoeoeeeeloeeeeeoueeeeeeooeeeeoeeoeoeeeeeeeee Indicator Lights ! f i ii i)ii i!_! i! ii Delay Start glows when this option is selected. The light stays on until the start of the cycle, _ Heating Delay glows to indicate that the cycle is being extended to heat water to the proper temperature. The location of the _2 symbol around the knob corresponds to the heating delay portions of the cycle. Water Conditions ................................................... Hard Water contains minerals that cause a film to develop on dishes, the dishwasher tub,and can deposit on the mechanical parts of the dishwasher. You may first notice this as °'cloudy" glasses. To confirm if the film is removable, soak a glass for approximately 5 minutes in undiluted white vinegar. Rinse and dry. If the film is removed, it is probably due to hard water (if not removed, see Soft Water). To correct." To remove film fi"om the dishwasher: 1. Adjust the detergent amount to the degree of water hardness. (See pg. 6) (Try one oftheJbllowing.) 1. A damp cloth and mild scouring powder. 2. Check the water temperature. (See pg. 6) 2. Run a Normal cycle with detergent in the MAIN 3. Use a rinse aid to improve the sheeting action of the water. (See pg. 7) WASH cup only. Pour 1/2 cup of white vinegar into the water in the bottom of the tub after the first fill. 4. See page 14 for further information if, after following the above guidelines, wash results are still not satisfactory. Soft Water can promote etching if too much detergent is used, items are prerinsed or the water temperature is too high. Etching is a permanent pitting or eroding of the surface of the glassware. The beginning stages can be identified by a "rainbow" effect-- shades of blue, purple, brown or pink when the glass is held at an angle to the light. In advanced stages the surface appears frosted, spotted or cloudy. To prevent: 1. Adjust the detergent amount to water hardness. (See pg. 6) 2. Adjust the water temperature. (See pg. 6) Etching can happen in any dishwasher and there is no relationship to the cost or quality of the glass. 3. Do not prerinse. This aggravates etching. Rust Minerals (iron and manganese) can turn dishes or the tub interior a brown, red or bIack color. To prevent: To remove: 1. Drain your home's water heater once a year to flush away any mineral deposits. (Do not use this method on metal items.) 1. Use a rust removing compound like RoVer Rust 2. Check with a water treatment company like Culligan or Kinetico to see if a filter is needed in the home. Remover* (available from an authorized Maytag Parts Retailer by using Part No. 057961). Do not use RoVer with dishwashing detergent. 2. Fill both detergent cups with RoVer. Complete a Normal wash cycle. Follow with a shorter wash cycle using dishwasher detergent. 3. The only permanent solution is to install special filters which can remove iron and manganese from the water. 10 i:i Z i .... Care Special Items ............................................... Knowing what can and cannot be washed in your dishwasher is important. Most tableware, cookware and sil- wash one small item for several washes before attempting to wash an entire set. have verware anycan doubts be washed about an safely item,incheck your dishwasher. with the manufacIf you turer. If you cannot reach the manufacturer, simply test- Note: It is the user's responsibility to determine if] dishware shouldbe washed in a dishwasher. Material Dishwasher Safe? Aluminum Yes,except anodized aluminum and some cookware. O4 *e II O* OI *e I*l O* I* • *Q •l I S pecial Information High water temperature and detergents may affect finish. Check cleaning instructions. • •• *• •* ••* ••• •l ••O •e •• •• l* •* I• •• •• •• •t • • * •• Cast Iron No Seasoning will be removed, and iron will rust. China/ Stoneware No, if antique or handpainted china, Otherwise, check with manufacturer. Always check manufacturer's recommendation before washing. Antique hand-painted or over-the-glaze patterns may fade. Gold leaf may discolor. If in doubt, test wash a small item for several weeks before washing entire set. No, if antique or lightweight delicate crystal, Otherwise, check with manufacturer. Always check manufacturer's recommendation before washing. Some types of leaded crystal may etch with repeated washings. If in doubt, test wash a small item for several weeks before washing an entire set. Glass Yes, except milkglass. Milkglass will yellow with repeated dishwasher washing. GoldPlated Flatware No Will discolor. Pewter No High water temperature and detergents may discolor or pit finish. Disposable Plasties No Cannot withstand high water temperatures and detergents. Plastics Yes, top rack (If labeled "dishwasher safe") Always check manufacturer's recommendation before washing. Plastics vary in their capacity to withstand high water temperatures and detergents. Stainless Yes Run a Rinse & Hold Cycle if not washing immediately. Prolonged contact with foods containing salt, vinegar, milk products or fruitjuice could damage finish. Sterling Silver or Silverplate No, if has commercial "darkening". Otherwise, check with manufacturer, Always check manufacturer's recommendation before washing. Run a Rinse & Hold Cycle if not washing immediately. Prolonged contact with food conraining salt, acid or sulfide (eggs, mayonnaise and seafood) could damage finish. Commercial "darkening" may be removed by detergent. Tin No Wooden Items No Crystal Steel Always check manufacturer's recommendation before washing. Wood may warp, crack or discolor. ee_eOeeeeeeeeeeeeOeeQeoeeeeO_e_o_#_oo_o_oe_o_o__eee_e_oe 11 Maintaining the Dishwasher Your new Maytag Jetclean ® dishwasher requires little maintenance attention. However, if you are going on vacation, leaving a summer home or storing the dishwasher for an extended period of time, you may want to review the following information. 2. Use a commercial dishwasher cleaning product such as Jet-Dry Dishwasher Cleaner*, according to package directions, Dishwasher Interior Fill both detergent cups with a fresh-scented dishwasher detergent or baking soda and select a Normal cycle. Allow the dishwasher to complete the cycle. Then turn the water supply off and drain the dishwasher. To drain, start any cycle as all cycles begin with a drain. Listen for the drain to complete, then open the door to interrupt the cycle prior to the fill. Operate the drain twice to ensure most of the water is removed. Last, disconnect the electrical supply and prop open the door. Storage/Moving Cleaning The inside design is normally self-cleaning. However, you may want to periodically check the bottom of the dishwasher tub to see if any large particles have not gone through the strainer portion of the module, You may also want to wipe the edge of the inner door liner to remove any food soil splashes which occurred Dishwasher Exterior during loading. The color from some tomato-based food soils has been known to occasionally adhere to today's dishwasher tubs, causing discoloration. To help prevent this, when washing a load of dishes soiled with tomato sauce: Scrape excess tomato-based prior to loading. Cleaning The front of the dishwasher can be cleaned with a soft damp cloth and liquid spray cleaner. Do not use any abrasive powders or cleaning pads. food soils off of dishes, Select the Pots & Pans cycle on the dial. Do not use the Temp Sense or Sani Wash option if the incoming water temperature is already 120°-140 ° F (49°-60 ° C). Odors An)' odor inside the dishwasher is likely related to a chemical (chlorine) odor from the detergent or a food odor from soiled items sitting in the dishwasher. Try, using a different detergent, especially a lemon- scented one, or purchase a fresh package and see if the odor decreases. It is recommended that the Rinse & Hold feature be used if dishes are to be held for a couple of day-sbefore washing. This will remove most food soils that may develop an odor. For a strong odor, try"one of the following: 1. Place baking soda in both sides of the detergent cup. Select Light/China and let the water circulate for about 10 minutes. Stop the dishwasher by unlatching the door and let stand overnight. Restart the dishwasher by latching the door and let it complete the cycle. 12 Before You Call .................................................. Check these points to help save you time and money: _eQ_e_e_e_e_o_e_e_eo_eee_e_eo_e_e_o_e_Qe_eeee_eeee_ee_eoe_• • Be sure door is latched securely. • Be sure the water is turned on. • • • • Won't Fill Check Allow Check Check that the dial/pad is properly selected for a cycle. time for select models to drain/pause before filling. your home's circuit breaker or fuse box. inlet hose for a kink. • Check water valve inlet for sediment and clean if necessary. • If hooked up to a food waste disposer, be sure the knock-out is removed from the disposer inlet. • Be sure the drain hose is elevated at least 32" so water cannot siphon back into the tub. Won't Drain/Water Detergent in Tub Bottom • • • • .................................................................................................. • ..... ...... .,..... ,...... ...... • Use fresh detergent which has been stored in a cool, dry place. • • • • Seems Noisy Cycle Takes Too Long-(Heating Delay light stays on) ...... Has An Odor for a food obstruction in the drain or disposer drain hose for a kink your home's circuit breaker or fuse box. that the cycle is completed • Check that the cycle is completed. • Be sure dispenser is not blocked Cup Not Empty .................................................... •. ,o. .,,. Check Check Check Check A water valve hiss during fill is normal Water circulation sounds are normal. A ticking noise is a normal timer sound (certain models) A thumping sound may be a wash arm bumping an item that is extending beyond the racks • Chopping or grinding sounds may be heard during drain as the internal food disposer chops hard items like fruit seeds, nuts, etc. • Humming during drain is normal • A snap noise is the detergent cup lid hitting the door liner when the dish washer door is opened at the end of the cycle. This is normal • Proper installation affects the noise level ... • A water heating option (ie Temp Sense, Sani Temp, Sani Clean, etc.) has been selected and the cycle is extended if the water temperature is low. (See pg. 8) Check to see that the incoming water temperature is 120°- 140° F (49°-60 ° C) • Dishes being held for a full load may need to be run through a Rinse & Hold cycle while waiting • Many dishwashers have a "new" smell when first installed It dissipates with use. • A chemical odor is usually the chlorine bleach in dishwashing detergents. You may want to try another brand. • Dishwasher not draining properly. (See "Won't Drain" section.) Leaks • Check that the dishwasher is level. (Refer to the Installation Instructions.) • Suds can cause the dishwasher to overflow. Measure the detergent carefully and use only detergents designed for use in a dishwasher. Less detergent is needed in soft water. Try another brand if sudsing continues. • Follow directions closely on how to add a forgotten item (see pg. 9). • To avoid rinse aid leaking from the dispenser, be sure the lid is securely attached. • Occasionally moisture droplets may be noticed on the door vent in the area where heated air escapes from the tub. This is normal. If the door is opened before the droplets have evaporated, they may fall to the floor. 13 i :_i i,_,i!,_ • • • • • • • • Food Soil Remains On Dishes Run hot water at the sink before starting the dishwasher. Select Temp Sense and San• Wash. Check water hardness and adjust detergent amount accordingly. (See pg. 6) Use fresh detergent stored in a cool dry place. Select proper cycle for the soil level. Load items so they do not block the wash arms or center tower. (See pgs. 3-5) Load the utensil basket with some handles up and some down to prevent nesting. Do not place glasses over tines. • Adjust detergent amount to water hardness. (See pg. 6 and page 10) • Check water temperature. Incoming hot water should be between 120°-140 ° F (49°-60 ° C). • Use a rinse aid such as Cascade Rinse Aid* regularly. • Don't prerinse. The detergent needs food soils to act on. • If the problem persists after following the above guidelines, it may be due to other factors. In this case, try the following: • Lower the incoming water temperature to 120°- 130° F (49°-56 ° C). • Decrease the amount of detergent in the MAIN WASH cup to 3 teaspoons. • Set the control dial to the Pots & Pans setting. • Deselect water heating options. Glasses Are Cloudy/Spotted Items Washed in the Dishwasher or the Dishwasher Tub Itself are Stained/Discolored • Aluminum utensils or pans can leave marks when they rub against other items. Leave a slight space between items. • Iron in the water can leave a yellow, brown or orange film on dishes or the dishwasher tub. A filter may be needed. RoVer Rust Remover* can be used to remove rust. • Color from tomato sauces may adhere to the tub (see page 12). If light staining has occurred, leave the door open to oxidize the stain away. For removal of heavier stains, try a dishwasher cleaning product (such as Glisten*) that contains citric acid. Changing to a lemon-scented detergent (such as Sunlight*) may also help. Items Not Properly Dried/ Moisture is present on the dishwasher interior after the dry cycle. • • • • • • • • Dishware • Load dishes according to instructions so they do not strike each other. (See pgs. 3-5) • We do not recommend washing fine antique china/crystal in the dishwasher. • Do not load glasses over the tines. • Do not overload. is Chipped Be sure Heated Dry is selected. Water droplets may form on the inner door as part of the drying process. Use a rinse aid like JetDry* or Cascade Rinse Aid* regularly, to improve drying. Check water temperature. (See pg. 6) Select Temp Sense and San• Wash. Increase detergent amount to match water hardness. Load properly. (See pgs. 3-5) Plastic and teflon items are inherently difficult to dry because they have a porous surface and tend to collect water droplets. Towel drying may be necessary. • Glasses and cups with concave bottoms hold water and require towel drying. • A Quick Wash/Rinse cycle does not dry the dishes. Towel drying is required. • Brand names are trademarks of the respective manufacturer. For further assistance contact Maytag Appliances Sales Company, 14 Maytag Customer Assistance: U.S. 1-800-688-9900 Canada 1-800-688-2002 :: : Dishwasher Warranty ........................................... Full One Year Warranty For ONE (1) year from the date of original retail purchase, any part which falls in normal home use will be repaired or replaced free of charge. Limited Second Year Warranty After the first year from the date of original retail purchase, through the second year, parts which fail in normal home use will be repaired or replaced free of charge for the part itself, with the owner paying all other costs, including labor, mileage and transportation. Limited Third Through Fifth Year Warranty After the second year from the date of original retail purchase, through the fifth year. all of the following components which fail in normal home use will be repaired or replaced free of charge for the part itself, with the owner paying all other costs, including labor, mileage and transportation. These components include: Any parts of the Jetclean ®system for all models, including the complete power module assembly, sensor, center spray nozzle, spray arms, top wash arm hose. and motor. Computer Touch Control models only - any microprocessor and touch pad assemblies, All models against rust, including exterior cabinet and front panels cffconvertible models, the exterior front panels and accessory side panels of built-in models, and nylon coated racks (available on selected models(, Full Twenty-Year Warranty First through the twentieth year From the date of original purchase through the twentieth year, should the tub develop a water leak in normal home use. the dishwasher itself will be replaced FREE OF CHARGE. First through the twentieth year From the date of original purchase through the twentieth year should the door liner develop a water leak in normal home use. repair or replacement of the door liner will be made FREE OF CHARGE, PLEASE NOTE: These full warranties apply only when the dishwasher is located in the United States or Canada. Dishwashers located elsewhere are covered by the limited warranties only, including a limited warranty for pans which fail diwing the first year. Canadian Residents These warranties cover only those dishwashers installed in Canada that have been listed with Canadian Standards Association unless the dishwashers are brought into Canada due to transfer of residence from the United States to Canada. The specific warranties expressed above are the ONLY warranties provided by the manufacturer. These warranties give yon specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state. ' To Receive Warranty Service To locate an authorized service company in your area contact the Maytag dealer from whom your appliance was purchased; or call Maytag Appliances Sales Company, Maytag Customer Assistance at the number listed below. Should you not receive satisfactory warranty service, please call or write: i Maytag Appliances Sales Company Atm: CAIR TM Center RO. Box 2370 Cleveland, TN 37320-2370 U.S. 1-800-688-9900 CANADA 1-800-688-2002 U.S. customers using TTY for deaf, hearing impaired or speech impaired, call 1-800-688-2080. : _' , i NOTE: When (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) writing about an unsolved service problem, please include the following information: Your name, address and telephone nmnber; Model number and serial number (found on the upper left comer of the tub opening) of your appliance: Name and address of your dealer and the date the appl ance was purchased; A clear description of the problem you are having; Water hardness, detergent brand and amount, water temperature, and cycle used; Proof of purchase (sales receipt). What1.IsConditions Not Covered By These resulting Warranties: and damages from any of the following: a. Improper installation, delivery, or maintenance, h. Any repair, modification, alteration or adjustment not authorized , by the manufacturer or an authorized servicer, c. Misuse, abuse, accidents, or unreasonable use. d. Incorrect electric current, voltage or supply, i e. Improper setting of any control. 2. Warranties are void if the original serial numbers have been removed, ', altered, or cannot be readily determined, 1 3. Products purchased forservice commercial 4. The cost of service or call toor: industrial use. a. Correct installation errors. b. Instruct the user on proper use of the product. c. Transport the appliance to the servicer. 5. Consequential or incidental damages sustained by any person as a result of any breach of these warranties. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential or incidental damages, so the above exclusion may not apply. User's Guides, service manuals and parts catalogs are available from Maytag Appliances Sales Company, Maytag Customer Assistance. MAYTAG 6 914589 C • One Dependability l__-L_ Square • Newton, Iowa 50208 h/t o,'//www, mayts_, cam Litho U.S.A.