20 Most Recent Maytag 24 in. MDB5651A Built-in Dishwasher Questions & Answers


Hi I checked the manual on line. Here's what it said.

Dishwasher has an odor

Run dishes being held in the dishwasher through a Rinse Only cycle.
• Many dishwashers have a “new” smell when first installed. This will dissipate with use.
• Dishwasher may not be draining properly. (See “Dishwasher Will Not Drain” section.)
• For a strong odor, place baking soda in both sides of the detergent cup. Select Light
Wash cycle and allow the water to circulate for about 10 minutes. Interrupt the cycle
by unlatching the door and let it stand overnight. Restart the dishwasher by latching
the door and allow it to complete the cycle. Another alternative is to use a dishwasher
cleaning product such as Jet-Dry Dishwasher Cleaner*.

Good Luck

Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on May 30, 2018


Turn everything off first then turn off the power at the switch. Wait 10 minutes, then turn all power back on..the electronics should reset itself..also, verify it is draining properly... cheers

Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on Nov 14, 2017


We have the same problem of not being able to select a wash cycle, or the 9 min rinse keeps flashing.

What I found was to turn off the breaker to the dishwasher, unscrew the inside panel ( about 12 Torx screws ), remove the black cover on the computer ( 1 hex head screw ) remove the ribbon cable coming from the front panel by easing down the plastic locking tab, then take a soft clean cloth and gently wipe the end of the ribbon cable (both sides) and reinstall. This keeps our machine working for another couple of month, when I go thru the same exercise again. I think it is condensation that makes the ribbon cable connection bad or short across two of the lands.

The handle is another problen, I have changed this 3 times.

Went out this weekend and bought a Bosch.

Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on Feb 12, 2016


Check spark plug and replace

Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on May 07, 2014


Try pressing heated wash, heated dry, then heated wash, heated dry. It should reset it. Also try pressing and holding the cancel button for 5 seconds to see if that works if the other doesnt.

Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on Oct 17, 2012


I had no lights on my control panel, eventhough power was good.
I replaced the control panel ($265 part), it worked for 2 weeks, then I now have the same problem.
Frustrated, I am probably going to buy new from a different manufacturer.
Whirlpool/maytag does not warranty electronic parts if you do it yourself.

Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on Apr 24, 2012


Hi

What L??? I mean the unit should flash two letter error code, please check again and if you can elaborate & please post back for further assistance.

Daniel

Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on Sep 20, 2011


Hi



If you are noticing that the dishes are not clean, then there are a few things to check for. Check the soap powder if it's kept in a dry environment. Also try replacing the powder with something like a gel or liquid. Next thing to check for is the water pressure and fill valve. Check if the water is filling in and the spray arms are throwing the water with enough pressure. Try and listen to the sound if you hear a proper spraying action sound.

If it seems as a low water pressure then check the fill valve. Now, check if dishwasher is draining the water or not. While the dishwasher is working check whether the dishwasher is draining and there is not much left out water after the cycle is complete. Try cleaning the spray arm with a soft brush. The water temperature plays a major role in cleaning of dishes. The temp should be between 125 and 150 F for dishwasher to clean the dishes.


Hope this helps... Please post back if you need more information.


Daniel

Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on May 19, 2011


Hi, I have an older dishwasher also and recently mywife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I amtried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installedthem in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also foundthat if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad...So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to makesure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the onlinebuying...
Dishwasher SprayArms not Spinning

How to Buy ApplianceParts Online

A bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers...

Dishwasher Problems The HeatingElement not Working

DishwasherMaintenance DishwasherResidue and Film on Dishes

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Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on May 01, 2011


First perform a vinegar cycle wash in the dishwasher. Pour a cup of vinegar into the bottom of the dishwasher. Keep the temperature at the highest setting possible and perform a wash cycle.Then start using a dishwasher most probably that would solve the problem. If this does not solve the problem then there must be some parts worn out or faulty creating the problem.

There are many probable causes of failure .

To clean the dishes the water temperature is essential.It the water is not hot then the dishes will not be cleaned properly.So check the water temperature.

Also check the filter in your dishwasher.Clean the filter if there is accumulation of debris in the filter.

Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on Apr 04, 2011


Hi,


I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad... So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...


Dishwasher
Spray Arms not Spinning

How to Buy
Appliance Parts Online

A bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers...

Dishwasher Problems The
Heating Element not Working

Dishwasher Maintenance


Dishwasher Residue and Film on Dishes



heatman101

Asker

Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on Mar 27, 2011


Hi,



I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad... So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...


Dishwasher
Spray Arms not Spinning

How to Buy
Appliance Parts Online

A bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers...

Dishwasher Problems The
Heating Element not Working

Dishwasher Maintenance



Dishwasher Residue and Film on Dishes



heatman101
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Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on Feb 22, 2011


Glass where should always go on top.
larger dirtier items in base (pans etc)

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Maytag 24 in.... | Answered on Feb 13, 2011

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