Maytag Dishwasher W10240116A User's Manual

DISHWASHER
USER INSTRUCTIONS
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Table of Contents
DISHWASHER SAFETY ............................................................. 1
QUICK STEPS ............................................................................ 3
DISHWASHER USE.................................................................... 3
CYCLE AND OPTION DESCRIPTIONS .................................... 5
DISHWASHER FEATURES........................................................ 7
DISHWASHER CARE ................................................................. 9
TROUBLESHOOTING ................................................................ 9
WARRANTY .............................................................................. 12
Dishwasher Safety
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety
messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.”
These words mean:
DANGER
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
W10240116A
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: When using the dishwasher, follow basic precautions, including the following:
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Read all instructions before using the dishwasher.
Use the dishwasher only for its intended function.
Use only detergents or rinse agents recommended for use in a
dishwasher, and keep them out of the reach of children.
When loading items to be washed:
1) Locate sharp items so that they are not likely to damage the
door seal; and
2) Load sharp knives with the handles up to reduce the risk of cuttype injuries.
Do not wash plastic items unless they are marked “dishwasher
safe” or the equivalent. For plastic items not so marked, check the
manufacturer's recommendations.
Do not touch the heating element during or immediately after use.
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 the dishwasher. Refer to the installation
instructions for proper grounding procedures.
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Do not tamper with controls.
Do not abuse, sit on, or stand on the door, lid, or dish
racks of the dishwasher.
To reduce the risk of injury, do not allow children to
play in or on the dishwasher.
Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be
produced in a hot water system that has not been
used for two weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS
EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water system has not been
used for such a period, before using the dishwasher
turn on all hot water faucets and let the water flow
from each for several minutes. This will release any
accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is flammable,
do not smoke or use an open flame during this time.
Remove the door or lid to the washing compartment
when removing an old dishwasher from service or
discarding it.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
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For a grounded, cord-connected dishwasher:
The dishwasher must be grounded. In the event of a
malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of
electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for
electric current. The dishwasher is equipped with a cord
having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding
plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet
that is installed and grounded in accordance with all local
codes and ordinances.
WARNING: Improper connection of the equipmentgrounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock.
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Check with a qualified electrician or service representative
if you are in doubt whether the dishwasher is properly
grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with the
dishwasher; if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet
installed by a qualified electrician.
For a permanently connected dishwasher:
The dishwasher must be connected to a grounded metal,
permanent wiring system, or an equipment-grounding
conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and
connected to the equipment-grounding terminal or lead on
the dishwasher.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
Tip Over Hazard
Do not use dishwasher until completely installed.
Do not push down on open door.
Doing so can result in serious injury or cuts.
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Quick Steps
1
Prepare and load
dishwasher.
3
Select a cycle and option.
2
Add detergent
for cleaning and
rinse aid for
drying.
4
Start dishwasher.
Dishwasher Use
STEP 1
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Make sure nothing keeps spray arm(s) from
spinning freely. It is important for the water
spray to reach all soiled surfaces.
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Make sure that when the dishwasher door is closed no items
are blocking the detergent dispenser.
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Items should be loaded with soiled surfaces facing down and
inward to the spray as shown. This will improve cleaning and
drying results.
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Avoid overlapping items like bowls or plates that may trap food.
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Place plastics, small plates and glasses in the upper rack.
Wash only plastic items marked “dishwasher safe.”
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To avoid thumping/clattering noises during operation: Load
dishes so they do not touch one another. Make sure lightweight
load items are secured in the racks.
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When loading silverware, always place sharp
items pointing down. Mix some of the items
having some pointing up and some items
pointing down.
Prepare and Load the Dishwasher
IMPORTANT: Remove leftover food, bones, toothpicks and other
hard items from the dishes. Remove labels from containers before
washing.
Rack loading
Upper rack
Lower rack
Alternative rack loading
Upper rack
Lower rack
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Hard Water
Soft Water
Soft Water
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Use automatic
dishwasher detergent
only. Add powder,
liquid or tablet
detergent just before
starting a cycle.
Hard Water
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NOTE: If you do not plan
to run a wash cycle soon,
run a rinse cycle. Do not
use detergent.
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Add Detergent
NOTE: For most water conditions,
the factory setting of 2 will give good
results. If you have hard water or
notice rings or spots, try a higher
setting. Turn the arrow adjuster
inside the dispenser by either using
your fingers or inserting a flat-blade
screwdriver into the center of the
arrow and turning.
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STEP 2
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PREWASH
MAIN WASH
STEP 3
Select a Cycle (cycles vary by model)
A. Cover latch
Fresh automatic
B. Main Wash section
C. Pre-Wash section
dishwasher detergent
results in better
cleaning. Store tightly closed detergent container in a cool, dry
place.
The amount of detergent to use depends on:
How much soil remains on the items - Heavily soiled loads
require more detergent.
The hardness of the water - If you use too little in hard water,
dishes won't be clean. If you use too much in soft water,
glassware will etch.
Soft to Medium Water (0-6 grains per U.S. gallon)
[typical water softener water and some city water]
Medium to Hard Water (7-12 grains per U.S. gallon)
[well water and some city water]
■ Depending on your water hardness, fill the Main Wash section
of the dispenser as shown. Fill the Pre-Wash section to the
level shown, if needed.
NOTE: Fill amounts shown
Hard Water
are for standard powdered
Hard Water
Soft Water
Soft Water
detergent. Follow
instructions on the package
Main Wash
Pre-Wash
when using other dishwasher
detergent.
See “Cycle and Option Descriptions” charts in the following
section.
Heavier cycles and options affect cycle length. Some cycles and
options will take up to 3¹⁄₂ hours to complete.
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Add Rinse Aid
Your dishwasher is designed to use rinse aid for good
drying performance. Without rinse aid your dishes and
dishwasher interior will have excessive moisture. The
heat dry option will not perform as well without rinse aid.
■ Rinse aid keeps water from forming droplets that can
dry as spots or streaks. It also improves drying by
allowing water to drain off of the dishes after the final
rinse.
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Add
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Rinse aid helps to reduce excess moisture on the dish racks
and interior of your dishwasher.
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Check the rinse aid indicator. Add rinse aid when indicator
drops to “Refill” level.
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To add rinse aid, turn the dispenser
cap counterclockwise and lift off.
Pour rinse aid into the opening until
the indicator window looks full.
Replace the dispenser cap and turn
clockwise. Make sure cap is fully
locked.
See “Cycle and Option Descriptions” charts in the following
section.
You can customize your cycles by pressing the options desired and
press Start/Resume.
STEP 4
Start or Resume a Cycle
NOTE: For portable models, see the “Dishwasher Features”
section for instructions on how to connect the water and electrical
supply.
■ Run hot water at the sink nearest your dishwasher until the
water is hot. Turn off water.
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Push door firmly closed. The door latches
automatically. Select the wash cycle and options
desired and press START/RESUME OR press START/
RESUME to repeat the same cycle and options as in
the previous wash cycle.
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You can add an item anytime before the main wash starts.
Open the door slowly and add the item. Close the door firmly.
Press the START/RESUME button, the cycle resumes
automatically at the point of interruption.
For fully integrated models (controls on top of console)
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Full
Open
Add
Select the wash cycle and options desired.
Press the START/RESUME button once and close the door.
After a brief pause, the cycle will begin. The door must be
closed within 3 seconds after pushing START/RESUME or the
lights will flash, and the dishwasher will not begin. Press the
START/RESUME button again and shut the door within
3 seconds.
You can add an item anytime before the main wash starts. Open
the door slowly and add the item. Press the START/RESUME then
close the door.
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USE RINSE AID FOR
BETTER DRYING
Lock
¹⁄₄ turn to lock
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Select Options (options vary by model)
Cycle and Option Descriptions
This information covers several different models. Your dishwasher may not have all the cycles and options described.
CYCLE
SELECTIONS
CYCLES
DISH LOAD TYPES
DESCRIPTIONS
WASH TIME (HH:MM)
Cycle
Minimum
Cycle +
Options
Minimum
*Maximum
Use for any loads with
heavy, normal or light
amounts of food soil.
Designed to select the number of water fills
best suited for the soil level of each load.
During the wash, the wash action will
repeatedly pause for several seconds.
0:55
1:21
3:39
Use for hard-to-clean,
heavily soiled pots, pans,
casseroles, and regular
tableware.
This cycle forces maximum time water and
heat. During the wash, the wash action will
repeatedly pause for several seconds.
1:09
1:35
3:50
Use for loads with normal
amounts of food soil.
The energy-usage label is based on this
cycle. During the wash, the wash action will
repeatedly pause for several seconds.
1:04
1:30
3:46
Use for lightly soiled items
or china and crystal.
During the wash, the wash action will
repeatedly pause for several seconds.
0:47
1:13
2:56
Use for rinsing dishes,
glasses, and silverware
that will not be washed
right away.
This cycle does not dry.
0:10
0:10
0:10
Do not use detergent. During the wash, the
wash action will repeatedly pause for several
seconds.
You can customize your cycle by selecting an option.
See option selections. If you change your mind, press the option again to turn off the option, or select a different option. You can change
an option anytime before the selected option begins.
*Maximum wash times depend on water temperature, heavy soil condition, dish load size and options selected.
OPTION SELECTIONS
OPTIONS
DISH LOAD TYPES
DESCRIPTIONS
USE WITH:
Use for loads with tough
food soil.
Depending upon which cycle is being used, adds heat and/
or wash time to the cycle.
Heavy, Normal, & Auto
Clean Plus cycles
Loads containing tough,
baked-on food.
Increases the target water temperature during the wash
portions of the cycle.
Adds heat, wash time and water to the cycle.
Heavy, Normal, & Auto
Clean Plus cycles
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OPTION SELECTIONS
OPTIONS
Heated dry
DISH LOAD TYPES
DESCRIPTIONS
USE WITH:
Heated dry: For best
drying results, dry dishes
with heat.
Turn OFF when loads contain plastic dinnerware that may be
sensitive to high temperatures.
Heavy, Normal, Light, or
Auto Clean Plus
To sanitize your dishes and
glassware in accordance
with NSF/ANSI Standard
184 for Residential
Dishwashers.
Raises the water temperature in the final rinse to
approximately 154°F (68°C). This high temperature rinse
sanitizes your dishes and glassware in accordance with
NSF/ANSI Standard 184 for Residential Dishwashers.
Certified residential dishwashers are not intended for
licensed food establishments.
This option with the use of rinse aid will provide the best
drying performance.
Heavy, Normal, Light, or
Auto Clean Plus
The Sanitize option adds heat and time to the cycle.
Control Lock
To run your dishwasher at
a later time or during offpeak hours.
Delays the start of a cycle up to 6 hours.
Select a wash cycle and options. Press Delay. Press START/
RESUME. Close the door firmly within 3 seconds. For fully
integrated models ((controls on top of console).
All cycles
To avoid unintended use of
your dishwasher, or cycle
and option changes during
a cycle.
To turn on Lock, press and hold Heated Dry for at least
3 seconds.
Anytime
To turn off Lock, press and hold Heated Dry for at least
3 seconds.
When Control Lock is lit, all buttons are disabled. If you press
any pad while your dishwasher is locked, the light flashes
5 times. The dishwasher door can be opened while the
controls are locked.
IMPORTANT: The sensor in your dishwasher monitors the soil level. Cycle time and/or water usage can vary as the sensor adjusts the
cycle for the best wash performance. If the incoming water is less than the recommended temperature or food soils are heavy, the cycle
will automatically compensate by adding time, heat and water as needed.
CONTROLS AND
CYCLE STATUS
CONTROL
PURPOSE
COMMENTS
To start or resume a
wash cycle
If the door is opened during a cycle or the power is interrupted, all lights will flash to indicate a
suspended cycle. The cycle will not resume until the door is closed, and the START/RESUME
button is pushed.
To cancel wash
cycle
Close the door firmly. The dishwasher starts a 2-minute drain (if needed). Let the dishwasher
drain completely.
To follow the
progress and status
of your dishwasher
cycle
The “Clean” indicator glows when a cycle is finished.
If you select the Sanitize option, when the Sanitize cycle is finished, the Sanitized indicator glows.
If your dishwasher did not properly sanitize your dishes, the light will be blinking. This can happen
if the cycle is interrupted, or the water could not be heated to the required temperature. The clean
and sanitize lights go off when the door has been opened for more than 30 seconds or the
CANCEL key is pressed.
The “Washing” indicator glows at the start of the first fill of any cycle (except Rinse Only) and
remains on until the end of the main wash cycle.
The “Drying” indicator glows during the drying portion of each cycle (except Rinse Only).
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Dishwasher Features
Your Maytag dishwasher may have some or all of these features.
Split & Fit™ Utensil Basket
Removable Upper Rack
The split silverware basket can be
separated and placed in various
locations in the lower rack. Load
flatware and utensils into both
sections or just one, depending on
your load.
The removable rack allows you to wash larger items such as stock
pots, roasters, and cookie sheets in the lower level rack.
To split the basket:
Hold the basket firmly along the sides.
Unlock the baskets.
Silverware basket lids:
Use silverware basket lids to provide
optimal spacing and best cleaning
performance.
IMPORTANT: Remove dishes prior to removing the upper rack
from the dishwasher.
To remove the rack (push tab rack stop):
1. Roll the rack ¹⁄₃ to ¹⁄₂ of the way out.
2. Remove each plastic push tab rack stop
from the end of each track by pushing
inward toward the rack on the ridged area
of the rack stop. The rack stop will snap
open and can be easily removed by
pulling straight out. Be sure to support the
track while removing rack stops.
3. Roll the rack all the way out of the track and remove from the
dishwasher.
To replace the rack:
Reverse the above steps 1-3 to replace the rack into the
dishwasher.
Portable Dishwashers (on some models)
Cup Clips
The Cup Clips located in the center of the upper
rack can be used to hold lightweight plastic items,
cooking utensils and knives in place. Clip the item
between the tine and the clip.
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Stack-Rack
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Fold down the extra shelf on
the right-hand side of the
upper rack to hold additional
cups, stemware or long items
such as utensils and spatulas.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
SilverWare Blast™
Connecting the Faucet Adapter
The SilverWare Blast
is designed to focus
cleaning power on
your silverware.
NOTE: A special adapter must be installed on the faucet before the
dishwasher can be connected. Complete Installation Instructions
and the adapter are packed with your dishwasher. (See the
Installation Instructions.)
When moving your dishwasher, make sure the door is latched. Hold
the dishwasher at the top front corners.
Preparing the faucet
1. Remove the screen holder or aerator, screen, and washer from
the end of the faucet.
2. Use the faucet adapter kit that came with your portable
dishwasher to modify the faucet where the dishwasher will be
used.
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NOTE: Remove and save the washer, screen, and screen holder or
aerator for future use.
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Connecting to Water and Electrical Supply
1. Run water at the faucet until it is hot. Turn off the water.
2. Pull the hoses out of their storage compartment on the back of
the dishwasher.
NOTE: Make sure the hoses are not kinked or twisted. Kinked
hoses reduce washing performance.
B
C
A. Washer
B. Screen
C. Screen holder or aerator
Connecting the faucet adapter to faucets with
external threads
3. Pull down on the locking collar while lifting the hose connector
onto the faucet adapter.
Insert the 2 screens and then the thin washer from the faucet
adapter kit into the faucet adapter. Attach the adapter onto the end
of the faucet.
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NOTE: Do not use the thick washer.
B
C
A. Faucet adapter
B. Locking collar
C. Hose connector
A
B
C
A. Thin washer
B. Screens
C. Faucet adapter
Connecting the faucet adapter to faucets with
internal threads
Insert the 2 screens, the thin washer, and then the thick washer
from the faucet adapter kit into the faucet adapter. Attach the
adapter onto the end of the faucet.
NOTE: Use both washers.
4. When the connector snaps into place, release the locking
collar.
5. Turn the hot water on slowly until it is all the way on.
6. Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Disconnecting the Dishwasher
1. Turn off the hot water. (This can be done after the last rinse.)
2. Press the red button on the connector to release the water
pressure.
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B
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C
B
D
C
D
A. Thick washer
B. Thin washer
C. Screens
D. Faucet adapter
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A. Faucet adapter
B. Locking collar
C. Red button
D. Hose connector
3. Lift slightly on the hose connector while pulling down the
locking collar. Pull down on the connector.
4. Empty any remaining water from the connector by turning the
connector upside down.
5. Unplug the power supply cord and return it to the storage
compartment.
6. Return the hoses to the storage compartment.
Dishwasher Care
Cleaning the Dishwasher
Clean the exterior of the dishwasher with a soft, damp cloth and
mild detergent. If your dishwasher has a stainless steel exterior, a
stainless steel cleaner is recommended - Stainless Steel Cleaner
and Polish Part Number 31462.
Clean the interior of the dishwasher, with a paste of powdered
dishwasher detergent and water or use liquid dishwasher detergent
on a damp sponge to clean the cooled-down interior.
A white vinegar rinse may remove white spots and film. Vinegar is
an acid, and using it too often could damage your dishwasher.
Put 2 cups (500 mL) white vinegar in a glass or dishwasher-safe
measuring cup on the bottom rack. Run the dishwasher through a
complete washing cycle using an air-dry or an energy-saving dry
option. Do not use detergent. Vinegar will mix with the wash water.
If you have a drain air gap,
check and clean it if the
dishwasher isn't draining
well.
Storing the Dishwasher
If you will not be using the dishwasher during the summer months,
turn off the water and power supply to the dishwasher. In the
winter, if the dishwasher could be exposed to near freezing
temperatures or is left in a seasonal dwelling such as a second
home or vacation home, avoid water damage by having your
dishwasher winterized by authorized service personnel.
Troubleshooting
First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website and reference FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
to possibly avoid the cost of a service call.
In the U.S.A., www.maytag.com In Canada, www.maytag.ca
PROBLEM
SOLUTION
DISHWASHER DOES
NOT RUN
NOTE: It is normal for the dishwasher to repeatedly pause several times during a cycle.
If the START/RESUME light is blinking, press START/RESUME and close the door firmly within
3 seconds. For fully integrated models (controls on top of console).
Be sure the door is closed and latched.
Be sure you have selected a cycle. (See “Cycles and Options Descriptions.”)
Be sure there is power to the dishwasher. A circuit breaker or fuse may have tripped.
If lights other than START/RESUME blink and the unit will not run, you will need to call for service.
DETERGENT REMAINS IN THE
DISPENSER OR
TABLET IS ON BOTTOM
OF TUB
Check for dishware such as cookie sheets, cutting boards, or large containers, etc., that may be
blocking the detergent dispenser from opening properly.
CYCLE RUNS TOO LONG
NOTES:
Be sure your detergent is fresh and lump free.
Be sure the cycle has completed (green light is on). If it has not completed, you will need to resume
the cycle by pressing START/RESUME and closing the door within 3 seconds.
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To use less water and reduce energy consumption you will encounter cycles that typically run
for up to 3 hours.
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A water heater setting of 120°F (49ºC) is best. The dishwasher will delay longer while heating
cooler water.
Some options will add time to the cycle. (See “Cycles and Options Descriptions” section.) The
Heated Dry option adds ½ hour.
Try the Insta Wash cycle.
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Run the hot water at a faucet close to the dishwasher before starting the cycle.
DISHWASHER NOT DRYING
NOTE: Plastic and items with nonstick surfaces are difficult to dry because they have a porous
surface which tends to collect water droplets. Towel drying may be necessary.
Use of rinse aid along with the Heated Dry option is needed for proper drying.
Use of the High Temp Wash option will improve drying results.
Proper loading of items can affect drying. (See specific loading instructions within this guide.)
Glasses and cups with concave bottoms hold water. This water may spill onto other items when
unloading.
■ Unload the bottom rack first.
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WILL NOT FILL
Locate these items on the more slanted side of the rack for improved results.
Be sure the water is turned on to the dishwasher.
Check that the float is free from obstructions.
Check for suds in the dishwasher. If foam or suds are detected, the dishwasher
may not operate properly or may not fill with water.
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PROBLEM
SOLUTION
WATER REMAINS IN THE TUB/ Be sure the cycle has completed (the green light is on). If the cycle has not completed, you will need
WILL NOT DRAIN
to resume the cycle by pressing START/RESUME and closing the door within 3 seconds.
If dishwasher is connected to a food waste disposer, be sure the knockout plug has been removed
from the disposer inlet.
Check for kinks in the drain hose.
Check for food obstructions in the drain or disposer.
Check your house fuse or circuit breaker.
HARD WATER
(WHITE RESIDUE ON
DISHWASHER INTERIOR OR
GLASSWARE)
NOTE: Extremely hard water mineral deposits can cause damage to your dishwasher and make it
difficult to achieve good cleaning. A water softener is strongly recommended if your hardness is
15 grains or more. If a water softener is not installed, the following steps may help:
Use a commercial cleaner designed for dishwashers once per month.
Always use a rinse aid.
Always use a high-quality, fresh detergent.
Use a detergent booster/water softener additive designed for dishwashers.
ODORS
NOTE: If the dishwasher is not used daily, you can run a rinse cycle with the partial load daily until a
full load is ready to run.
Run a vinegar rinse through the dishwasher by putting 2 cups (500 mL) of white vinegar in an
upright glass measuring cup in the lower rack. Run a normal cycle with the Heated Dry option
turned off. Do not use detergent.
The dishwasher may not be draining properly, see “WATER REMAINS IN THE TUB/WILL NOT
DRAIN” in “Troubleshooting.”
NOISY
NOTES:
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Surging sounds can occur periodically throughout the cycle while the dishwasher is draining.
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Normal water valve hissing may be heard periodically.
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A normal snap sound may be heard when the detergent dispenser opens during the cycle and
when the door is opened at the end of the cycle.
Improper installation will affect noise levels.
Be sure the filters are properly installed.
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A thumping sound may be heard if items extend beyond the racks and interfere with the wash arms.
Readjust the dishware and resume the cycle.
FOOD SOILS REMAIN
ON DISHES
Be sure the dishwasher is loaded correctly. Improper loading can greatly decrease the washing
performance (see “Prepare and Load the Dishwasher”).
Select the proper cycle and option for the type of soils. The Pots Pans cycle with the Hi Temp
option can be used for tougher loads.
Be sure the incoming water temperature is at least 120°F (49ºC).
Use the proper amount of fresh detergent. More detergent is needed for heavier-soiled loads and
hard water conditions.
Scrape food from dishes prior to loading (do not prerinse).
DID NOT SANITIZE
If the sanitized light is blinking, the load is NOT sanitized. The cycle was interrupted in the final
rinse, or your water heater is set too low. Set your water heater to 120ºF (49ºC).
DAMAGE TO DISHWARE
Improper loading can cause dishes to become chipped or damaged. (See specific loading
instructions within this guide.)
BLINKING LIGHTS
If the START/RESUME light is blinking, press START/RESUME and close the door within 3 seconds.
If the Clean light or any other lights are blinking and the dishwasher will not run, call for service.
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PROBLEM
SOLUTION
CLOUDY OR SPOTTED
DISHWARE (AND HARD
WATER SOLUTION)
NOTES:
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Liquid rinse aid is necessary for drying and to reduce spotting.
Use the correct amount of detergent.
Confirm that the cloudiness is removable by soaking the item in white vinegar for 5 minutes. If the
cloudiness disappears, it is due to hard water. Adjust the amount of detergent and rinse aid. See
(“HARD WATER [WHITE RESIDUE ON DISHWASHER INTERIOR OR GLASSWARE]”) in
“Troubleshooting.” If it does not come clear, it is due to etching (see below).
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Be sure the incoming water temperature is set at 120°F (49ºC).
Try using the Hi Temp and Sani Rinse options.
To remove spotting, run a vinegar rinse through the dishwasher.
■ Wash and rinse the affected dishware and load into dishwasher. Remove all silverware and
metal items. Put 2 cups (500 mL) of white vinegar in a glass measuring cup in the lower rack.
Run a normal cycle with the Heated Dry option turned off. No detergent is needed.
ETCHING (PERMANENT
CLOUDINESS)
This is an erosion of the surface of the glassware and can be caused by a combination of: water
that is too hot, from using too much detergent with soft water or by pre-washing. Detergent needs
food soil to act upon. If etching has occurred, the glassware is permanently damaged. To avoid
further etching, adjust the detergent amount to match the water hardness, stop pre-washing, and
use water heating options only when incoming water temperature is below 120°F (49ºC).
LEAKING WATER
Be sure dishwasher has been installed properly and is level.
Suds can cause the dishwasher to overflow. Measure the detergent accurately and use only
detergents designed for use in a dishwasher. Less detergent is needed in soft water. Try another
brand of detergent if sudsing continues.
To avoid rinse aid leaking from the dispenser, be sure the lid is securely attached and avoid
overfilling.
TUB IS DISCOLORED
NOTES:
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High iron content in the water can discolor the tub.
Tomato-based foods can discolor the tub or dishware.
A citrus-based cleaner can be used to clean.
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MAYTAG® MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY
LIMITED WARRANTY
For one year from the date of purchase, when this major appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or
furnished with the product, Maytag brand of Whirlpool Corporation or Whirlpool Canada LP (hereafter “Maytag”) will pay for factory
specified parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a Maytag designated service
company. This limited warranty is valid only in the United States or Canada and applies only when the major appliance is used in the
country in which it was purchased. Outside the 50 United States and Canada, this limited warranty does not apply. Proof of original
purchase date is required to obtain service under this limited warranty.
ITEMS EXCLUDED FROM WARRANTY
This limited warranty does not cover:
1. Service calls to correct the installation of your major appliance, to instruct you on how to use your major appliance, to replace or repair
house fuses, or to correct house wiring or plumbing.
2. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters or water filters. Consumable parts are excluded from warranty
coverage.
3. Repairs when your major appliance is used for other than normal, single-family household use or when it is used in a manner that is
contrary to published user or operator instructions and/or installation instructions.
4. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, acts of God, improper installation, installation not in accordance
with electrical or plumbing codes, or use of consumables or cleaning products not approved by Maytag.
5. Cosmetic damage, including scratches, dents, chips or other damage to the finish of your major appliance, unless such damage
results from defects in materials or workmanship and is reported to Maytag within 30 days from the date of purchase.
6. Any food loss due to refrigerator or freezer product failures.
7. Costs associated with the removal from your home of your major appliance for repairs. This major appliance is designed to be
repaired in the home and only in-home service is covered by this warranty.
8. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
9. Expenses for travel and transportation for product service if your major appliance is located in a remote area where service by an
authorized Maytag servicer is not available.
10. The removal and reinstallation of your major appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is not installed in accordance with
published installation instructions.
11. Major appliances with original model/serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be easily determined. This warranty is
void if the factory applied serial number has been altered or removed from your major appliance.
The cost of repair or replacement under these excluded circumstances shall be borne by the customer.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED
HEREIN. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW. MAYTAG SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS,
SO THESE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND
YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE OR PROVINCE TO PROVINCE.
If outside the 50 United States and Canada, contact your authorized Maytag dealer to determine if another warranty applies.
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For additional product information, in the U.S.A., visit www.maytag.com
In Canada, visit www.maytag.ca
If you do not have access to the Internet and you need assistance using your product or you would like to schedule service, you may
contact Maytag at the number below.
Have your complete model number ready. You can find your model number and serial number on the label located near the door on the
right-hand or left-hand side of the dishwasher interior.
For assistance or service in the U.S.A., call 1-800-688-9900. In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777.
If you need further assistance, you can write to Maytag with any questions or concerns at the address below:
In the U.S.A.:
Maytag Brand Home Appliances
Customer eXperience Center
553 Benson Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
In Canada:
Maytag Brand Home Appliances
Customer eXperience Centre
1901 Minnesota Court
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 3A7
Please keep this User Instructions and model number information for future reference.
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