Model #MDBH979AWB3 MAYTAG Dishwasher

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  • Door And Latch Parts
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  • Fill, Drain And Overfill Parts
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  • Tub And Frame Parts
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  • Pump And Motor Parts
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  • Upper Wash And Rinse Parts
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  • Heater Parts
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  • Upper Rack And Track Parts
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  • Lower Rack Parts
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  • Lower Washarm Parts
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Where can I find instructions to run the diagnostics for a MDBH979AWB3 maytag dishwasher.

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Dishwashers are great for cleaning the dishes and they help save time. I did some research on your model number but was not able to find out how to enter the diagnostics mode. Your expert will be able to help answer your question. It may take 24-48 hours. I do hope everything works out with the dishwasher.

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Marc -
September 19, 2012
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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

To invoke the Diagnostics Cycle, perform the following key presses or actions in less than 6 seconds while in standby:

Heated Dry---Normal---Heated Dry---Normal

I also added images below with the technical data sheet. The technical data sheet is located under the tub or behind the lower access panel.

I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
September 20, 2012
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Thank you for the info. I attempted to run the Diagnostics Cycle, however the Normal key does not function. I conducted the keypad operation test. The control is working properly, without the keypad attached. It appear that steam is leaking out of top right front corner of the dish washer and doing damage to the countertop. I read another post about putting washer behind the door latch to make close the door tighter, will this help? I ordered a new control panel, I assume this is a new keypad as well. This is the second new control panel that has been replaced in the last eight months. Thanks Again

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Denny -
September 23, 2012
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Denny: If the door is not sealing in the upper right corner it may need a new door seal or the dishwasher may not be sitting square or level. Also, check the seal where the vent assembly mates to the inner door panel. Steam could be leaking past the vent seal into the control panel area too.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
September 24, 2012
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OK Thanks, looks like I will have to take it out from under the countertop to see the extent of the damage. I'll check the level. The seals look good. Just waiting on the control panel to arrive.

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Denny -
September 24, 2012
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Joey, could the dishwasher being wired without a three prong plug be causing this control panel issue?

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Denny -
September 24, 2012
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Denny: It could cause electrical issues but it would not cause steam. Steam or moisture can cause issues with the touch panel or control. The dishwasher should be grounded if it's not. The dishwasher should be connected with a ground wire.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
September 24, 2012
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I have this model dish washer. When I reset the panel all the lights come on but will not reset when I push the cancle button. What test can I do to find out if the problem is the panel,board or other. I don't want to replace good parts.

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Bill -
December 13, 2015
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where do I find the model number on my kenmore elite refrigerator? MDBH979AWB3 Maytag Undercounter dishwasher

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Searspartsdirect.com is always a great resource to find the answers to your parts questions. Your Sears partsdirect expert will research your question and respond within two business days but usually sooner. Thank you for using Searspartsdirect.com!

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Yadira B -
July 31, 2013
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Thank you for choosing SearsPartsDirect.com. I understand how important it is to have your refrigerator model number. This number is located inside the fresh food section on the wall.
If you would like more assistance, reply to this thread and I will be glad to assist you further. Please let me know if you have a question on your dishwasher as well. Thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com.

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Lokelani -
Sears Technician
July 31, 2013
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Upper Rack wont wash MDBH979AWB3 Maytag Undercounter dishwasher

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I understand that your upper rack dishwasher is not washing. While you are waiting for an expert to respond, I have attached some helpful links below that may provide information to assist you with your question. Have a great day!

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Alina -
April 20, 2013
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Thank you for your question.  I am sorry you are having a problem with your Maytag MDBH979awb dishwasher

I suspect there is a problem with the feed tube up the back wall.  The feed tube has two docking ports.  If you have an adjustable rack then first try lowering/rasising the rack to dock in the other port.   The port not in use should seal itself.  If not then the water may exit there instead of the upper spray arm. 

The lower spray arm is getting water but at some point you would want to check the filters and chopper screen for partical restrictions.   

I hope this helps.  You can reply below with any additional details for further asssitance. 

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
April 22, 2013
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