Maytag 6 915928 A User Manual

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Glasses are Cloudy/Spotted

Food Soil Remains
on Dishes

Items Washed in the Dishwasher
or the Dishwasher
Tub Itself are Stained/ Discolored

Items Not Properly Dried/
Moisture is Present on the
Dishwasher Interior after the
Dry Cycle

Dishware is Chipped

Sanitized Light Does Not
Illuminate at the End of
the Cycle

• Select Extra Rinse.
• Check water temperature. Incoming hot water should be between 120-140º F (49-60° C).
• Always use a rinse aid.
• Confirm that the cloudiness is removable by soaking the item in white vinegar for

approximately 5 minutes. If removed, the problem is due to hard water. Adjust deter-
gent amount being used to match water hardness (pg. 5). Be sure detergent is fresh,
stored properly and a high quality brand.

• If cloudiness is not removable, it is etching. This is an erosion of the surface of the glass-

ware and can be caused by water that is too hot, from using too much detergent or by pre-
washing. Detergent needs food soil to act upon. If etching has occurred, the glassware is
permanently damaged. To prevent further etching, adjust the detergent amount to match
the water hardness, stop prewashing, and be sure incoming water is not greater than 140°
F (60° C). Use water heating options only when incoming water temperature is below
120° F (49° C).

• Check water temperature. (See pg. 5)
• Run hot water at the sink before starting the dishwasher.
• Select Tough Scrub


• Check water hardness and adjust detergent amount accordingly. (See pg. 5)
• 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. 2-4)
• Load the utensil basket with some handles up and some down to prevent nesting.
• Do not place glasses over tines.
• Prior to loading, scrape off burnt on foods and wipe the starchy film from utensils used

with pasta, rice, and oatmeal. These soils require more energy than the rest of the load
to clean.

• 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. Check with a water treatment company. RoVer Rust Remover*
(part no. 057961)** can be used to remove rust. Do not use RoVer with dishwashing deter-
gent. Fill both detergent cups with RoVer. Complete a Normal wash cycle. Follow with a
short wash cycle using dishwasher detergent.

• Color from tomato sauces may adhere to the tub (page 8). 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* (part no. 18001017)** that contains
citric acid. Change dishwasher detergent and be sure to use a dishwasher detergent that
contains chlorine to better fight staining.

• 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 Jet Dry* or Cascade Rinse Aid* regularly, to improve drying. Turn

the rinse aid cap towards the MORE setting.

• Check water temperature. (See pg. 5)
• Select Sanitize.
• Increase detergent amount to match water hardness.
• Load properly. (See pgs. 2-4)
• Plastic and teflon items are 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.

• Load dishes according to instructions so they do not strike each other. (See pgs. 2-4).
• Washing fine antique china/crystal in the dishwasher is not recommended.
• Do not load glasses over the tines.
• Do not overload.

• Sanitize was not selected.
• Sanitization can only be achieved with the Auto Clean, Heavy, Light, or Normal wash.
• The incoming water temperature was too low, interfering with the dishwasher’s ability

to achieve adequate water heating in the allotted amount of time.