Before you call – Maytag MDB6650AWW 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 Bottom

Detergent Cup
Not Empty

Seems Noisy

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

Has An Odor


• Be sure door is latched securely.
• Be sure the water is turned on.
• Check that the dial/pad is properly selected for a cycle.
• Allow time for select models to drain/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 connected 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.

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

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

• Sanitize has been selected and the cycle is extended if the water temperature is low.
• 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. This will dissipate with use.
• A chemical odor is usually the chlorine bleach in dishwasher detergents. Try another brand.
• Dishwasher may not be draining properly. (See “Won’t Drain” section.)
• For a strong odor place 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. A dishwasher cleaning product such as Jet-Dry
Dishwasher Cleaner* can also be used.

• 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 (pg. 7).
• Be sure the Rinse Aid lid is securely attached and product is not leaking.

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