Maytag MDB6657AWB User Manual
Glasses Are Cloudy/Spotted:
• Select Extra Rinse (select models).
• Check water temperature. Incoming water should be 120° -140° F (49-60° C).
• Always use a rinse aid.
• Confirm that the cloudiness is removable by soaking the item in white vinegar for approximately 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 perma-
nently damaged. To prevent further etching, adjust the detergent amount to match the water hardness, stop prewashing, and be sure incom-
ing water temperature is not greater than 140° F (60° C). Use water heating options only when incoming water temperature is below
120° F (49° C).
Food Soil Remains on Dishes:
• Check water temperature (pg 5).
• Run hot water at the sink before starting the dishwasher.
• Select Tough Scrub
Plus (select models).
• 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 (pg. 2-3).
• Load the utensil basket with some handles up and some down to prevent nesting.
• Do not place 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.
Items Washed In The Dishwasher Or The Dishwasher Tub Itself Are Stained/Discolored:
• Aluminum utensils or pans can leave marks when they rub against other items. Leave a slight space between items.
• Iron deposits 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 sauces may adhere to the tub (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 contains chlorine to better fight staining.
Items Not Properly Dried/Moisture Is Present On The Dishwasher Interior After The Dry Cycle:
• Be sure Heated Dry is selected.
• Water droplets may form on the inner door as part of the drying process.
• Use a rinse aid like Jet Dry* or Cascade Rinse Aid* regularly, to improve drying. Turn the rinse aid cap towards the MAX setting.
• Check water temperature (pg. 5).
• Select Sanitize.
• Increase detergent amount to match water hardness (pg. 5).
• Load properly (pg. 2-3)
• Plastic and teflon items are difficult to dry because they have a porous surface which tends to collect water droplets. Towel drying may be nec-
• Glasses and cups with concave bottoms hold water and require towel drying.
Dishware is Chipped:
• Load dishes according to instructions so they do not strike each other (pg. 2-3).
• Washing fine antique china/crystal in the dishwasher is not recommended.
• Do not load glasses over the tines.
• Do not overload.
Sanitized Light Does Not Illuminate at the End of the Cycle (select models):
• Sanitize was not selected.
• Sanitization can only be achieved with the Auto Clean (select models), Heavy, Normal or Light 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.
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