Maytag MDB6650AWW User Manual

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Does Not Illuminate
at the End of the

Food Soil Remains
On Dishes

Glasses Are

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

Items Not Properly
Dried/Moisture is
present on the
dishwasher interior
after the dry cycle

Dishware is Chipped

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

achieve adequate water heating in the allotted amount of time.

• Check water temperature. (pg. 5)
• Run hot water at the sink before starting the dishwasher.
• Select Sanitize.
• Check water hardness and adjust detergent amount accordingly. (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. (pgs. 2-3)
• Load the utensil basket with some handles up and some down to prevent nesting.
• Do not load 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.

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

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

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

and can be caused by water that is too hot, from using too much detergent or by prewashing.
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).

• 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.

• Color from tomato-based food soils temporarily adhere to the plastic interior components (pg.

8). If light staining has occurred, leave the door open to oxidize the stain away. For removal of
heavier stains, try a citric acid containing dishwasher cleaning product such as Glisten (part no.
18001017)**. Change dishwasher detergent and be sure to use a dishwasher detergent that con-
tains 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.
• Always use a rinse aid like Jet Dry* or Cascade Rinse Aid*.
• Check water temperature. (pg. 5)
• Select Sanitize.
• Increase detergent amount to match water hardness. (pg. 5)
• Load properly. (pgs. 2-3)
• Plastic and teflon items are difficult to dry because the porous surface tends 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. (pgs. 2-3)
• Washing antique china/crystal in the dishwasher is not recommended.
• Do not load glasses over the tines.
• Do not overload.

* Brand names are trademarks of the respective manufacturer.
** To order call 1-800-688-8408.

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