20 Most Recent Maytag MDB6000 Dishwasher Questions & Answers


More than likely it is your food disposal. Remove your drain line from the disposal and clean and inspect it, then clean out where it connects in the disposal. This should allow it to drain, if not remove the drain from the bottom of the dishwasher and clean it out there. This should fix your problem.

Maytag MDB6000... | Answered on Nov 06, 2014


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Maytag MDB6000... | Answered on Aug 13, 2011


If you take the bottom panel off there are two springs, if one is still in place you can see where the other one goes. Hope you found this helpful.

Maytag MDB6000... | Answered on Jun 18, 2011


  1. For some reason the water valve is not opening. Check the valve solenoid coil to see if it is burned out. If not, check for voltage on the coil when the dishwasher is supposed to be filling. If you get voltage, but no water, the valve is either stuck shut or somebody turned off a water shutoff valve upstream. If you never get voltage on the coil, check the circuitry back to the timer; or
  2. You get water, but it isn't spraying. Check the pump, pump motor and timer.




Maytag MDB6000... | Answered on Jan 14, 2011


Check the latch it may have a loose screw or something. Also check the door switch.
Hope this helps.

Maytag MDB6000... | Answered on Dec 23, 2010


Hi, I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife alsocomplained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried invain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them inminutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that if theheating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad... So I wouldbuy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it isworking... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...
Dishwasher Spray Arms not Spinning

How to Buy Appliance Parts Online

A bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers...

Dishwasher Problems The Heating Element not Working

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Maytag MDB6000... | Answered on Oct 27, 2010


Hi, Yes, it is not hard to replace...
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Maytag MDB6000... | Answered on Sep 29, 2010


Hi,
Check your heating element..

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Maytag MDB6000... | Answered on Aug 07, 2010


I had the problem with dribbles of water from the right side lower edge of the door, causing puddles across the floor.
Found there was a RECALL on MDB6000AWW models. The door inside panel was replaced by the dealer for free. No more puddles.

Maytag MDB6000... | Answered on Jul 07, 2010


Check thermostat. If it is Ok check other parts that triggers heater circuit.

Maytag MDB6000... | Answered on Apr 05, 2010


Before repairing the door springs, unplug the dishwasher or shut off the power at the fuse box or breaker panel to avoid an electrical shock hazard. The door opens and closes with the aid of springs. If the springs (or the cables that connect them on some dishwashers) break, the door will drop open hard. The door will also be heavier when closing. If the door drops open, it may also bend the doorhinges out of shape resulting in a door that does not close properly and possibly leaks. When replacing the springs or cables, all of them should be replaced at the same time. To access the door springs and cables remove the lower panel located beneath the door. The panel is usually held in place with two screws either above or below the panel. It may be necessary to first open the door to the dishwasher to get to the screws over the panel, then close the door to remove the panel. There are two common types of spring assemblies. One type connects the springs from a hook on the dishwasher cabinet of to a tang on the door hinge (as seen below). 076b4f7.jpg
The other type of assembly connects the springs to cables which run through pulleys and connect to the door (as illustrated below). click on the link directly to get the picture http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/dishwasher/repair/doorsprings2.php You could try taking off the toeplate at the bottom and take a look at the spring. Sometimes you'll see a set of holes that one end of the sping goes into. Moving the spring to increase the tension might help but the spring is more for the balance and closing of the door than an adjustment. If the spring is too tight the door will fly back up when you open it. It's certainly worth a try. click this link directly to see how the dishwasher door can be removed or replaced from the dishwasher http://www.ehow.com/how_5046117_replace-dishwasher-door.html This will help. Thanks please keep updated.please do rate the solution positively .thank you for using fixya

Maytag MDB6000... | Answered on Jan 26, 2010


Yes what happens is it gets past the rubber seal somewhere higher during the cycle and gravity pulls the water down to where you see it leaking. 11 years is a good lifespan of a door seal. Plus they are easy to pull out and replace. Just yank it out and push the new one in. Hope this helps.

Maytag MDB6000... | Answered on Jan 25, 2010


First thing you must check, when dishwasher not washing dishes, is how hot is your water. Water has to be atleast 120 degrees F. If you're water isn't that hot you need to adjust your water heater..

Maytag MDB6000... | Answered on Jan 13, 2010


Usually this is caused by a bad door seal.
It can easily be removed and replaced.


If this helps you, please select YES to the first two ratings questions. Thank you, and Good Luck.

Maytag MDB6000... | Answered on Oct 13, 2009


HI. this is a inlet assembly issue. The water inlet valve can be identified by the water hoses connected to it. One hose will lead from the valve to the pump/motor assembly in the center of the dishwasher. Check that the hoses are securely connected to the valve and that there are no kinks in the hoses which could restrict water flow. There are two wires (four, if it has two solenoids) connected to the water inlet valve. Label the wires and connections so that you can properly reconnect them later. The wires are connected with slip on connectors. Firmly pull the connectors off of the terminals (do not pull on the wire itself). You may need to use a pair of needle-nose pliers to remove the connectors. Inspect the connectors and the terminals for corrosion. If either is corroded they should be cleaned or replaced.

Use a continuity tester or multimeter to test for continuity. Set the multimeter to the ohms setting X1. Touch one probe to each terminal. A reading of infinity indicates a bad solenoid that must be replaced. Different brands and models will have various measurements, but the valve should show some resistance if it is functioning properly. If your valve has two solenoids, test the second one in the same way as the first.

If the solenoid is working properly, but water leaks through the valve even when the dishwasher is off, then the valve itself is the problem. Debris may be preventing the valve from closing. If the valve cannot be cleaned, it will have to be replaced. The valve can also fail mechanically. So even if it passes the electrical test, it may still require replacement. If you have ruled out all other possibilities, go ahead and replace the valve.

***(((NOTE-- It i possible that the valve housing has cracked as well. make sure that the hoses are connected properly during your testing. If there are no hose issues, this will be a defective valve assembly)))

Maytag MDB6000... | Answered on Sep 12, 2009

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