Model #MDB4100AWQ MAYTAG Dishwasher

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Q:

Can I operate my dishwasher without the soap cover on it.?

A:

Dishwashers add the detergent during the cycle and it ends up in the unit during the wash so it seems logical that it should operate by just adding it to the bottom. I found a previous expert post that if you check the answer , also feels it should work. I would try it once and see what happens. I attached that link below.

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Barbara H. -
March 10, 2011
A:

You can use the dishwasher with the soap cover off but you will lose a wash cycle.

This may be a problem with heavily soiled dishes.

It would be like having only a Quick Wash cycle.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
March 11, 2011
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Why won't my dishwasher propel water around the dishes for cleaning?

A:

You will need to replace the nozzle part 99001787 that you found broken. If you still have trouble with the dishwasher spraying properly after replacing this part, follow these steps:

  • Check the water level in the dishwasher. Let a cycle fill and then crack the door to stop the dishwasher before the normal spray would start. Open the door fully and look at the water level in the bottom of the tub. It should be just touching the heating element. If the water level is too low, the dishwasher will not spray properly. If you detect a low water level, manually add water to the dishwasher with a bucket and see if this improves the spray performance.
  • Check for cracks or splits in the spray arms. Check the spray holes for deposits that could inhibit proper spray.
  • If you are able to disassemble the lower dishwasher spray arm assembly, you can check the seal ring (Key 3 in the image below) to see if it is damaged. This could prevent the dishwasher from spraying properly.
  • Check the pump filters for debris or buildup that could inhibit water flow.
If these tips don't help, you could have a pump or motor failure. I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair this type of problem.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
March 06, 2009

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