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

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Before You Call

Check the following if...

Spots and Film on Glasses and Flatware:

Spotting can be caused by all of these things–

• Hard water.

• Low inlet water temperature. • Overloading the dishwasher.

• Improper loading. • Old or damp detergent.

• Not using rinse aid.

• Too little detergent.

Due to the varying local water conditions and personal preferences, try different brands of detergent to find one that
gives the best results for you.

To remove the spots and film from glassware–
1. Remove all metal utensils from the dishwasher.
3. Select the NORMAL WASH cycle.
4. Start the dishwasher and allow to run for approximately 20 minutes. The dishwasher will now be in the main wash.
5. Then open the door and pour 1/2 cup (125ml) of white vinegar into the bottom of the dishwasher.
6. Close the door and allow the dishwasher to complete the cycle. Try using a vinegar rinse twice a month. Consider

a home water softener.

Glassware is Cloudy:

If vinegar does not remove the cloudiness, it is“etching.” The film is permanent.
To Prevent:
1. Use less detergent if you have soft water.
2. Avoid manually pre-rinsing the dishes.
3. The temperature of water entering the dishwasher should be 120˚ F – 140˚ F.

Dishwasher Will Not Drain:

• If hooked up to a food waste disposer, be sure the knock-out is removed from the disposer inlet.
• Be sure the drain hose is elevated at least 32” so water cannot siphon back into the tub.
• Check for 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.

There are Suds in the Tub:

Sudsing detergents are not meant for dishwashers. USE ONLY AUTOMATIC DISHWASHER DETERGENTS TO
AVOID SUDSING. Try another brand if sudsing continues.
To remove suds from the tub:
1. Open the dishwasher door and sprinkle 1 cup of salt on top of the suds to help collapse them.
2. Close and latch the dishwasher.
3. Turn the dial until a drain is reached or select the drain pad.
4. Repeat if necessary.

Dishwasher Leaks:

• 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.

• To avoid rinse aid leaking from the dispenser, be sure the lid is securely attached. Wipe up any accidental spills.

Dishwasher has an Odor:

• Dishwashers will have a “new” smell when installed. This will decrease with time.
• Soiled dishes held too long. Use Rinse Only, if available.
• Dishwasher not draining properly.
• A chemical odor is usually due to chlorine bleach in dishwashing detergents. You may want to try another brand.


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