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Maytag MDBH940AWB dishwasher leaves, gook, food and crusty everywhere but all water drains?

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#1 sixwalkersonco

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:26 PM

Can't wait for the landlord to try and fix this any longer. He won't replace.

Our Maytag MDBH940AWB leaves a bunch of gross slimy gunk and gook at the bottom of the washer. The dishes will be covered with white particles (I am use a liquid soap). The water drains out completly as far as we can see (no visable water is left in the machine).

The landlord has taken this appart before and it seems to be worse now. White strings/lumps are coming out of the spray arms and clogging them, I pull them out with tweezers each morning.

I would be willing to take this apart if I could find the correct schematic so I could put it back together. I have found many close model numbers on this forum but worry if it isn't the correct one I may be left with extra pieces.

It is attached to a air gap and garbage disposal. We are on city water and they claim we do not have hard water.

Suggestions on where to start first? How to get correct schematics?

I have googled the model number and haven't been successful. I have attached a couple of photos, please note we cleaned out the dishwaser insides last weekend. This is what is left after one week of using it.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:54 PM

How long has this been going on ?
What brand of detergent are you using ?
Shouldn't have to take it apart.
Depending on what it is . . .
one cup of vinegar in the Wash cycle may help.


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Posted 10 March 2012 - 04:12 PM

We have been suffering through this for a least a year.

I have tried every single brand and type of dishwaing detergent. I have found several NOT to use by doing this. We have tried the vinegar trick, it helped clean it out but the problem persists.

we have to clean out the fins (for lack of better/proper terminology) a couple of time a week since they clogg with gunk and tiny food particles. The water seems to drain but anything bigger than water will not.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 04:53 PM

The shaft extension on the motor shaft is most likely stripped out and you'll need to install the motor shaft seal and chopper kit ==> http://www.repaircli...6919539/1469683

You'll need to disassemble from the spray arm downward to get to it.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 05:58 PM

... and remember, no matter what the salesman says,
it’s a dishwasher, not a garbage disposal.
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:07 PM

This has been quite the adventure.

We took everything apart and we have found what we are calling barnacle's stuck to everything and clogging every nook and cranny. My son had to use the power washer to begin to remove the years and years and years and years of built up soap (aka barnacles). We have scrapped and scrubbed and power washed and now, Thanks to your diagram, we are putting everything back.

We will keep our fingers crossed (pray for no left over parts) and hope now that water can flow and the years of soap build up are off all the parts and the filter screens we can have clean dishes.





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