Before you call, Check the following if – Maytag PDB1100AWE User Manual

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Before You Call

Check the following if...

Dishwasher Will Not Run:

• Be sure door is latched securely.
• Be sure the water is turned on.
• Check that the dial is properly selected for the cycle.
• Allow time for select models to drain before filling.
• Check your home‘s circuit breaker or fuse box.

Dishwasher Seems Noisy:

• 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 the 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.

• Improper installation affects the noise level.

Items Are Not Dry:

• Check the rinse aid dispenser to see if it needs refilling.
• Select the Heated Dry option.
• Check water temperature (incoming water should be 120° – 140° F).
• Load properly. Dishes should not nest together. Avoid overloading.
• Unload the bottom rack first. Water from dishes in the top rack may be spilling into the bottom rack.
• Plastic and teflon items have a porous surface and tend to hold water. Towel drying may be required.
• Glasses, cups, etc., with concave bottoms will hold water.

Food Soil Remains on Dishes:

• Check water temperature (incoming water should be 120° – 140° F).
• Run hot water at the sink before starting the dishwasher.
• Select water heating (select models) options.
• Check water hardness and adjust detergent amount accordingly.
• 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.
• Load the utensil basket with some handles up and some down to prevent nesting.
• Do not place glasses over tines.

Detergent is Left in Dispenser Cups:

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

Stains or Marks are on Dishes or Tub:

• Aluminum utensils can leave marks when they rub against other things. Leave a slight space between items.
• Iron deposits in the water can leave a yellow, brown or orange film on dishes. A filter may be needed or

periodically use RoVer Rust Remover.*

• Food soil stains normally require hotter water and more detergent to remove and prevent.
• Use a detergent that contains chlorine bleach.

Dishes are Chipped:

• Rough handling can cause chipping. Load with care. Make sure glassware and china are secure and cannot jar loose.

Do not load glasses over tines. Make sure tall glasses and stemware will clear the top of the tub when you push the
rack into the dishwasher.

• Refer to the previous chart on “What Can and Cannot Be Washed”.

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