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Old 12-17-2008, 10:39 PM
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Model Number: MDBTT79AWS   Brand: Maytag   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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Dishwasher suddenly started to have a 'grumbling' noise, off and on, in kind of a slow rhythm during wash/rinse cycles. The noise stops when pumping out the water between cycles.

I've pulled apart the lower spinner and pump (from inside the dishwasher) and cleaned out particulate matter inside the filter, and off the blades (under the pump impeller). No loose rack tips this time either. Seems to be a lot of foam when I stop the cycle and open the door, but noise also happens on "rinse cycle" with no soap.

All controls work well, and dishes come out clean, but it's kind of noisy.

Thanks in advance for any/all help


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Old 12-18-2008, 03:18 AM
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Model MDBTT79AWS

If you have suds that may be the problem.
The motor sucks in water/suds due to the air bubbles it cavitates.
Once suds get into a unit it will take several cycles to clear them.

Run a cycle, do not add soap, once filled add a cup of vinegar, let it do the wash, after the rinse fill put in another cup of vinegar let it finish the cycle.
Do another wash cycle, without soap. Let it start washing, open the door, are the suds gone.
Note some people use a tablespoon of vegetable oil to kill the suds. Have never tried this.
Does the pump sound better?
If yes you have to figure out what is causing the suds.
Have you changed your soap or rinse aid lately. Do you do dishes by hand once in a while? Could be they are not getting rinsed well enough. It takes very little dish wash soap to cause suds.

Also a low fill level is a possibility. Let it fill add a quart or 2 of hot water.
Does the pump sound OK?
Most units fill to just under the heating element. Not sure about this one.
If adding water fixes it problem is probably a dirty filter screen on the inlet side of the water valve. remove the valve and clean the screen. Do not remove it, it is there to keep crud out of the valve which could hold it open and cause a flood. Also a good idea to drain some water out of your hot water tank. Use the drain or the pressure relief, let it run till the water is clear.

Here is a troubleshooting chart
http://www.servicematters.com/maytag...TDD-0008-S.pdf
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I have the same dishwasher of the same vintage with the same problem. I will try adding some water to see if that quiets it down, but I have also noticed that I get a small drip from the float onto my floor. I hate this dishwasher and just wish it would die totally already so I could just go out and buy a new one!
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Well, I added water to the cycle and it is still noisy and I still have the foam. Not quite sure where to proceed from here.
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