Loading, Before you start, General recommendations – Maytag MDB6100AWB User Manual

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Before You Start

Don’t prerinse. Simply scrape off any
bones or large food particles.

If connected to a food waste disposer,
make certain the disposer is empty
before starting the dishwasher.

Scrape off tomato-based food soils
(see page 8).

Remove certain foods (such as mus-
tard, mayonnaise, lemon juice, vine-
gar, salt or dressings) from stainless
steel flatware as soon as possible.
These foods may cause rusting and
pitting if allowed to remain in contact
with the surface for an extended peri-
od of time.



Place all items in the racks so they
are separated and facing center.

Items can be centered behind a single
tine or loaded at an angle to maximize

Load items so they do not rest over the
top of the wash tower.

Avoid blocking the upper and lower
spray arms by not allowing items to
extend beyond the racks.

Recommended Loading

(Rack features vary by model)

For best dishwashing results follow the
guidelines below to determine the best
arrangement for your items.

Upper Rack

Glasses, cups, stemware, light-weight
plastics, small plates, bowls, pans, long-
handled utensils etc. can be loaded in this
rack. Do not load glasses over the tines.

The Stack-Rack (select models) on the right
side of the upper rack folds up or down for
loading flexibility. Fold it down to hold long-
handled knives, spatulas and spoons or
short items like cups or juice glasses. Fold it
up for taller items like glasses, bowls, plates,

The Vari-Lock

Snugger (select models)

on the left secures lightweight items in
place. It can be adjusted by grasping the
wavy wire and rotating it left to snug items

against the outer rack or to the right to rest
on top of light items. Do not load items on
top of the wire.

The wavy wire on the Vari-Lock

Snugger (select models) and the Stack-
(select models) is designed to hold
stemware in place. Taller stemware will fit
better on the right side as the upper rack is
deeper on this side.

The Adjustable Upper Rack can be

raised to accommodate taller plates, plat-
ters, pans, etc. loaded in the lower rack.

To raise the rack:

Pull the rack fully out.

Grasp the handle on the rear right side
of the rack.

Lift and pull the rack slightly forward to
lock up into place.

To lower the rack:

Pull the rack fully out.

Grasp the handle on the rear right side
of the rack.

Lift and push the rack slightly back to
lock back down into place.


10 Place Settings


(Select models)


Face soiled surfaces towards the
center of the dishwasher.

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