Before you call – Maytag 6 915928 A User Manual

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Before You Call

Check these points to help save you time and money:

Won’t Fill

Won’t Drain/Water in Tub

Dishwasher Adds Water
at END of Cycle

Detergent Cup Not Empty

Seems Noisy

Cycle Takes Too Long––
(Heating Delay light stays on)

Has an Odor


Display Time Suddenly Drops
or Increases by Several Minutes

• Be sure door is latched securely.
• Be sure the water is turned on.
• Check that the pad is properly selected for a cycle.
• Allow time to pause before filling.
• Check your home’s circuit breaker or fuse box.
• Check 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 dis-

poser inlet.

• Be sure the drain hose is elevated at least 32” so water cannot siphon back into the tub.
• Check for a food obstruction in the drain or disposer.
• Check drain hose for a kink.
• Check your home’s circuit breaker or fuse box.
• Check that the cycle is completed.

• This is normal. The Auto Clean sensor in the pump must stay submerged so a short

fill of water is added after the cycle’s last drain.

• Check that the cycle is completed.
• Be sure dispenser is not blocked.
• Use fresh detergent stored in a cool, dry place.

• A water valve hiss during fill is normal.
• Water circulation sounds are normal.
• A thumping sound may be a wash arm bumping an item that is extending beyond the


• 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 dishwasher door is

opened at the end of the cycle. This is normal.

• Proper installation affects the noise level.

• Tough Scrub

Plus or Sanitize has been selected and the cycle is being extended to heat


• Check to see that the incoming water temperature is 120-140º F (49-60° C).

• Run dishes being held in the dishwasher through a Rinse Only cycle.
• Many dishwashers have a “new” smell when first installed. It dissipates with use.
• A chemical odor is usually the chlorine bleach in dishwashing detergents. Try another brand.
• Dishwasher not draining properly. (See “Won’t Drain” section.)
• For a strong odor try placing baking soda in both sides of the detergent cup. Select

Light Wash and allow the water to circulate for about 10 minutes. Interrupt the cycle
by unlatching the door and let it stand overnight. Restart the dishwasher by latching the
door and allow it to complete the cycle. Another alternative is to use a commercial dish-
washer cleaning product such as Jet-Dry Dishwasher Cleaner*.

• 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. 7).
• To avoid rinse aid leaking from the dispenser, be sure the lid is securely attached.

• This is normal when the Auto Clean Cycle is selected and the dishwasher decides to

skip or add a drain and refill.