Controls at a glance, Indicator lights, Cycles and water usage – Maytag MDB6657AWB User Manual
Page 7: Options
The SANITIZED (select models) light illumi-
nates at the end of the cycle when condi-
tions have been met to achieve sanitization.
The CLEAN light illuminates at the end of
the cycle and remains lit until the door
has been open for 30 seconds continu-
The DRY light illuminates during the entire
dry period and goes out when the cycle is
The WASH light illuminates during all rinse
and wash portions of the cycle.
The HEATING DELAY light illuminates
when the cycle is being extended to heat
The CLEAN and SANITIZED (select mod-
els) indicator lights will not re-illuminate
after a power failure until after the next
cycle is run.
Cycles and Water Usage
Manufacturer’s recommended cycle choice
for all day-to-day soil types.
Normal dishloads vary from day to day.
Auto Clean is recommended because it
selects the number of fills and wash time
best suited for the soil level of each load.
Depending on the number of fills required
water usage ranges from 4 to 10 gallons.
Long cycle for heavy food soils. 10 gal-
Medium cycle for average food soils.
Depending on the number of fills, water
usage ranges from 4 to 8 gallons.
Short cycle for light food soils. Depending
on the number of fills, water usage ranges
from 4 to 6 gallons.
Rinses dishes being held until there is a
full load. Controls odors. 2 gallons.
Select Tough Scrub
Plus (select mod-
els) when washing loads with hard-to-
remove food soils. Tough Scrub
can be selected with any cycle (except
Rinse Only). Depending on which cycle is
being used, selecting Tough Scrub
adds fills, heat and/or wash time to the
For baked-on, dried-on soils, select Heavy
Wash along with the Tough Scrub
Select Sanitize with Auto Clean (select
models), Heavy, Normal, or Light Wash
to sanitize dishware. At the end of the
cycle, when the cycle monitor recognizes
that the proper conditions have been met,
the SANITIZED light illuminates.
Select Extra Rinse to add a rinse to the
cycle. An extra rinse helps to improve
results in hard water situations. The extra
rinse is already built into the cycle when
Heavy Wash is selected.
Select Heated Dry to turn on the heating
element during dry for enhanced drying
results. When Heated Dry is not selected,
towel drying of some items such as plastic
and teflon may be necessary and more
moisture may be noticed adhering to the
dishwasher interior. With either dry option,
it is normal to notice vapor escaping from
the door vent.
To drain the dishwasher and then turn it off,
press Drain/Off once. Press Drain/Off twice
to turn the dishwasher off without draining.
CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
When Sanitize is selected,
cycles are monitored to assure
sanitization. Unusually low water
temperature will prevent the san-
itization protocol from being satis-
fied and the SANITIZED light will
not illuminate at the end of the
Cycle times shown in the numer-
ical display (select models)
increase or decrease, based on
each load’s soil level, water tem-
perature and selected options.