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Maytag Dishwasher Not Cleaning

MDB7609AWB1

The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Dishwasher not cleaning are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Dishwasher not cleaning

Cause 1Water Inlet Valve

The water inlet valve opens to allow water to enter the dishwasher. If the valve is clogged or defective, the dishwasher won’t get enough water to clean dishes properly. If the water inlet valve is clogged, replace it. Do not attempt to clean the water inlet valve—cleaning the valve could make it more likely to fail.

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Parts
Water Inlet Valve for your MaytagDishwasher
Water Inlet Valve - Part # 3015273 Mfg Part # W10648041

Dishwasher water inlet valve.
New design no longer includes or requires the mounting bracket. Valve mounts directly on the frame.
If the dishwasher won't fill properly, then the water valve is likely restricted and will need replacement.

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Cause 2Center Wash Arm Assembly

The center wash arm circulates water to the dishes in the upper rack. If water can’t flow properly through the center wash arm, the dishes in the upper rack won’t be cleaned properly. Over time, food particles can get trapped in the tiny holes in the wash arm. If your dishes are coming out dirty, the wash arm might be clogged. To unclog the center wash arm, remove the wash arm and dislodge any debris from the holes. If the wash arm is extremely clogged, replace it. In addition, make sure that the center wash arm assembly is mating properly with the water supply nozzle.

Parts
Center Wash Arm Assembly for your MaytagDishwasher
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Cause 3Pump and Motor Assembly

The motor drives an impeller to force water up through the wash arms. If the motor is defective, the pump impeller is broken, or some part of the pump is clogged, dishes won’t be cleaned properly. Make sure that power is getting to the circulation pump and motor. If power is getting to the pump and motor assembly but it still won’t run, replace the pump and motor assembly.

Parts
Pump and Motor Assembly for your MaytagDishwasher
Pump and Motor Assembly - Part # 4211703 Mfg Part # W10806701

Complete circulation pump & motor assembly

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Cause 4Upper Wash Arm Spinner

The upper wash arm circulates water to the dishes in the upper rack. If water can’t flow properly through the upper wash arm, the dishes in the upper rack won’t be cleaned properly. Over time, food particles get trapped in the tiny holes in the wash arm. If your dishes are coming out dirty, the wash arm might be clogged. To unclog the upper wash arm, remove the wash arm and dislodge any debris from the holes. If the wash arm is extremely clogged, replace it.

Parts
Upper Wash Arm Spinner for your MaytagDishwasher
Upper Wash Arm Spinner - Part # 1059750 Mfg Part # 8193983

Upper spray spinner kit

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