User Manual Maytag MDB4629AWW1 undercounter dishwasher

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THANK YOU for purchasing this high-quality product. If you should experience a problem not covered in TROUBLESHOOTING. please visit our website at for additional information. If you still need assistance. call us at 1-800-688-9900.

In Canada. visit our website at or call us at 1-800-688-2002.

You will need your model and serial number located near the door on the right-hand or left-hand side of the dishwasher interior.

Para obtener acceso a "lnstrucciones para el usuario de la lavavajillas" en espaol. o para informaci6n adicional de su producto visite :

Tenga listo su nQmero de modelo completo. Puede encontrar su n0mero de modelo y de serie en la etiqueta ubicada cerca de la puerta al lado derecho o izquierdo del interior de la lavavajillas.

Your safety and the safety of others are very important.

We have provided many important safety messages in this Quick Reference Guide and on your appliance.

Always read and obey all safety messages.

This is the safety alert symbol.

This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.

All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word "DANGER" or "WARNING." These words mean:

You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately follow instructions.

You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions.

All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is. tell you how to reduce the chance of injury. and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.


WARNING: When using the dishwasher. follow basic precautions. including the following:

[] Read all instructions before using the dishwasher. [] Do not tamper with controls.

[] Use the dishwasher only for its intended function.

[] Use only detergents or rinse agents recommended for use in a dishwasher. and keep them out of the reach of children.

[] When loading items to be washed:

1) Locate sharp items so that they are not likely to damage the door seal; and

2) Load sharp knives with the handles up to reduce the risk of cut-type injuries.

[] Do not wash plastic items unless they are marked "dishwasher safe" or the equivalent.

For plastic items not so marked. check the manufacturer's recommendations.

[] Do not touch the heating element during or immediately after use.

[] Do not operate the dishwasher unless all enclosure panels are properly in place.

[] Do not abuse. sit on. or stand on the door. lid. or dish racks of the dishwasher.

[] To reduce the risk of injury. do not allow children to play in or on the dishwasher.

[] Under certain conditions. hydrogen gas may be produced in a hot water system that has not been used for two weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water system has not been used for such a period. before using the dishwasher turn on all hot water faucets and let the water flow from each for several minutes.

This will release any accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is flammable. do not smoke or use an open flame during this time.

[] Remove the door or lid to the washing compartment when removing an old dishwasher from service or discarding it.




For a grounded. cord-connected dishwasher:

The dishwasher must be grounded.

In the event of a malfunction or breakdown. grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for electric current.

The dishwasher is equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.

WARNING: Improper connection of the equipment grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock.

Check with a qualified electrician or service representative if you are in doubt whether the dishwasher is properly grounded.

Do not modify the plug provided with the dishwasher; if it will not fit the outlet. have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.

For a permanently connected dishwasher:

The dishwasher must be connected to a grounded metal. permanent wiring system. or an equipment-grounding conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and connected to the equipment-grounding terminal or lead on the dishwasher.


Tip Over Hazard

Do not use dishwasher until completely installed.

Do not push down on open door.

Doing so can result in serious injury or cuts.

Prepare and load dishwasher.

Select a cycle and option.


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Add detergent \/'/. _. , for cleaning and rinse aid for

Start dishwasher.

Prepare and Load the Dishwasher

IMPORTANT: Remove leftover food. bones. toothpicks and other hard items from the dishes. Remove labels from containers before washing.

Do not block.

Upper rack Lower rack

Make sure nothing keeps spray arm from spinning freely. It is important for the water spray to reach all soiled surfaces.

Make sure that when the dishwasher door is closed no items are blocking the detergent dispenser.

Items should be loaded with soiled surfaces facing down and inward to the spray as shown. This will improve cleaning and drying results.

Avoid overlapping items like bowls or plates that may trap food.

Place plastics. small plates and glasses in the upper rack.

Wash only plastic items marked "dishwasher safe."

To avoid thumping/clattering noises during operation. load dishes so they do not touch one another. Make sure lightweight load items are secured in the racks.

Whenloadingsilverware. alwaysplacesharp itemspointingdownandavoid"nesting"as shown.


Add Detergent

NOTE: If you do not plan to run a wash cycle soon. run a rinse cycle. Do not use detergent.

Use automatic dishwashing detergent only. Add powder. liquid or tablet detergent just before starting a cycle.

Fresh automatic dishwasher detergent results in better cleaning. Store tightly closed detergent container in a cool. dry place.

A. Cover B. Main Wash section C. Cover latch D. Pre-Wash section

The amount of detergent to use depends on:

How much soil remains on the items - Heavily soiled loads require more detergent.

The hardness of the water - If you use too little in hard water. dishes won't be clean. If you use too much in soft water. glassware will etch.

Soft to Medium Water (0-6 grains per U.S. gallon) [typical water softener water and some city water] Medium to Hard Water (7-12 grains per U.S. gallon) [well water and some city water]

Depending on your water hardness. fill the Main Wash section of the dispenser as shown.

Fill the Pre-Wash section to the level shown. if needed.

NOTE: Fill amounts shown are for standard powdered detergent.

Follow instructions on the package when using other dishwasher detergent.

Harder Water //ard Water/ Haavy so.

Softer _j

SofterWater/ Water " LighterSoU MainWash Pre-Wash

Add Rinse Aid

Your dishwasher is designed to use rinse aid for good drying performance.

Without rinse aid your dishes and dishwasher interior will have excessive moisture. The heat dry option will not perform as well without rinse aid.

Rinse aid keeps water from forming droplets that can dry as spots or streaks. They also improve drying by allowing water to drain off of the dishes during the final rinse.

Rinse aid helps to reduce excess moisture on the dish racks and interior of your dishwasher.

Check the center of the fill indicator cap. Clear means


Select a Cycle (cycles vary by model)

NOTE: Heavier cycles and options affect cycle length.

CYCLES .• ..

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Heavy Wash Use for heavy food soil.

Normal Wash Use for normal food soil. The energy usage label is based on this cycle.

Light Wash Use for prerinsed or lightly soiled loads.

Insta Wash Use for china and crystal.

Rinse Only (no options apply to this cycle) Do not use detergent.

A rinse keeps food from drying on your dishes and reduces odor buildup in your dishwasher until you are ready to wash a full load.

Select Options OPTIONS (options vary by model)

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A high temperature option boosts the water temperature high enough LocKoN to enhance cleaning.

A delayed start option offers the choice to start the dishwasher automatically at a later time.

A heated dry option should be used for best drying of dishes.

A no heat dry option can be used to save energy.

A locked option can be used to avoid unintended use of your dishwasher. Press and hold Heated Dry for 4 seconds.

Lock On glows. If you press any pad while your dishwasher is locked. the light flashes 3 times.



Resume or Cancel a Cycle

Run hot water at the sink nearest your dishwasher until the water is hot. Turn off water.

Push door firmly closed. The door latches automatically.

Press Start/Resume.

You can add an item anytime before the main wash starts. Lift up the door latch to stop the cycle. Open the door slowly and add the item. Close the door firmly until it latches. The dishwasher resumes the cycle.

You may cancel a cycle anytime by pressing Cancel/Drain.

CleaningtheDishwasher Cleantheexteriorofthedishwasher withasoft. ampclothand milddetergent.

Ifyourdishwasher hasastainless steelexterior. stainless steelcleanerisrecommended.

NOTE:Donotcleanthedishwasher interioruntilithascooled.

Cleantheinteriorofthedishwasher. withapasteofpowdered dishwasher detergent andwateroruseliquiddishwasher detergent onadampsponge. anacid. ndusingittoooftencoulddamageyourdishwasher. measuring cuponthebottomrack.Runthedishwasher througha dry option.Donotusedetergent.


Ifyouhaveadrainairgap. checkandcleanitifthe dishwasher isn'tdraining well.

Storing the Dishwasher If you will not be using the dishwasher during the summer. turn off the water and power supply to the dishwasher.

In the winter. if the dishwasher could be exposed to near freezing temperatures or is left in a seasonal dwelling such as a second home or vacation home. avoid water damage by having your dishwasher winterized by authorized service personnel.

First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website and reference FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) to possibly avoid the cost of a service call.

In U.S.A. In Canada.

Dishwasher is not operating properly

Dishwasher does not run or stops during a cycle

Is the door closed tightly and latched?

Is the right cycle selected?

Is there power to the dishwasher?

Has a household fuse blown. or has a circuit breaker tripped?

Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues. call an electrician.

Has the motor stopped due to an overload? The motor automatically resets itself within a few minutes. If it does not restart. call for service.

Is the water shutoff valve (if installed) turned on?

It is normal for certain cycles to repeatedly pause for several seconds during the main wash.

Clean light is flashing The dishwasher has malfunctioned.

Call for service.

Dishwasher will not fill

Is the overfill protection float able to move up and down freely? Press down to release.

Dishwasher seems to run too long

The dishwasher can run up to 3V2hours depending on soil level. water temperature. cycles and options.

Is the water supplied to the dishwasher hot enough? The dishwasher runs longer while heating water.

Is the dishwasher cycle time within the cycle times? See cycle sections wash times. A delay automatically occurs in some wash and rinse cycles until the water reaches the proper temperature.

This dishwasher is equipped with an optical sensor wash that detects water temperature. soil and detergent amount. Wash cycles are adjusted based on what is sensed.

IMPORTANT: The very first wash cycle after installation in your home will be adjusted to include an additional 2 rinses. This cycle must not be interrupted for proper sensor adjustment.

If this adjustment cycle is canceled or stopped before the Clean light comes on at the end of the cycle. the next wash cycle will repeat this sensor adjustment.

Water remains in the dishwasher

Is the cycle complete?

Detergent remains in the covered section of the dispenser

Is the cycle complete?

Is the detergent lump-free?

Replace detergent if necessary.

White residue on the front of the access panel

Was too much detergent used?

Is the brand of detergent making excess foam? Try a different brand to reduce foaming and eliminate buildup.

Odor in the dishwasher

Are dishes washed only every 2 or 3 days? Run a rinse cycle once or twice a day until you have a full load.

Does the dishwasher have a new plastic smell? Run a vinegar rinse as described in "Dishwasher Care."

Condensation on the kitchen counter (built-in models)

Is the dishwasher aligned with the countertop?

Moisture from the vent in the dishwasher console can form on the counter.

Refer to the Installation Instructions for more information.

Dishes do not dry completely

Dishes do not dry completely

Did you use a rinse aid? Your dishwasher is designed to use rinse aid for good drying performance.

Without rinse aid your dishes and dishwasher interior will have excessive moisture.

The heat dry option will not perform as well without rinse aid.

Dishes are not dry

Did you load your dishwasher to allow proper water drainage?

Do not overload. Use a liquid rinse aid to speed drying.

Are the plastics wet? Plastics often need towel drying.

Is the rinse aid dispenser empty?

Did you use an air-dry or energy-saving dry option?

Use a heated drying option for dryer dishes. Excess moisture on racks and dishwasher interior

Check the rinse aid indicator to see that there is rinse aid in the dispenser.

Spots and stains on dishes

Spotting and filming on dishes

Is your water hard. or is there a high mineral content in your water? Conditioning the final rinse water with a liquid rinse aid helps eliminate spotting and filming. Keep the rinse aid dispenser filled. Always use a high-temp option.

If your water hardness is 13 grains or above. it is strongly recommended that you install a home water softener. If you do not wish to drink softened water. have the softener installed onto your hot water supply.

Is the water temperature too low? For best dishwashing results. water should be 120°F (49°C) as it enters the dishwasher.

Did you use the correct amount of effective detergent?

Use recommended dishwasher detergents only. Do not use less than 1 tbs (15 g) per load. Detergent must be fresh to be effective. Heavy soil and/or hard water generally require extra detergent.

Is the home water pressure high enough for proper dishwasher filling? Home water pressure should be 20 to 120 psi (138 to 828 kPa) for proper dishwasher fill. If you have questions about your water pressure. call a licensed. qualified plumber.

NOTE: To remove spots and film from glassware. remove all silverware and metal items and run a vinegar rinse as described in "Dishwasher Care."

Silica film or etching (silica film is a milky. rainbow-colored deposit; etching is a cloudy film) Sometimes there is a water/chemical reaction with certain types of glassware. This is usually caused by some combination of soft or softened water. alkaline washing solutions. insufficient rinsing. overloading the dishwasher. and the heat of drying. It might not be possible to avoid the problem. except by hand washing.

To slow this process use a minimum amount of detergent but not less than 1 tbs (15 g) per load. Use a liquid rinse aid and underload the dishwasher to allow thorough rinsing. Silica film and etching are permanent and cannot be removed. Do not use heated drying.

White spots on cookware with nonstick finish

Has the dishwasher detergent removed cookware seasoning?

Reseason cookware after washing it in the dishwasher.

Brown stains on dishes and dishwasher interior

Does your water have high iron content? Rewash dishes using 1-3 tsp (5-15 mL) of citric acid crystals added to the covered section of the detergent dispenser. Do not use detergent.

Follow with a Normal wash cycle with detergent.

If treatment is needed more often than every other month. the installation of an iron removal unit is recommended.

Black or gray marks on dishes

Are aluminum items rubbing dishes during washing?

Disposable aluminum items can break down in the dishwasher and cause marking. Hand wash these items. Remove aluminum markings by using a mild abrasive cleaner.

Orange stains on plastic dishes or dishwasher interior

Are large amounts of tomato-based foods on dishes placed in the dishwasher?

It may be necessary to use a stain removal product to remove stains from your dishwasher.

Stains will not affect dishwasher performance.


Grinding. grating. crunching or buzzing sounds

A hard object has entered the wash module (on some models).

When the object is ground up. the sound should stop. If the noise persists after a complete cycle. call for service.

Dishes are not completely clean

Food soil left on the dishes

Is the dishwasher loaded correctly?

Did you choose the cycle that describes the most difficult soil in your dishwasher?

If you have some items with heavier soils. use a heavier cycle.

Is the water temperature too low? For best dishwashing results. water should be 120°F (49°C) as it enters the dishwasher.

Did you use the correct amount of fresh detergent?

Use recommended dishwasher detergents only. Do not use less than 1 tbs (15 g) per load. Detergent must be fresh to be effective.

Heavy soil and/or hard water generally require extra detergent.

Is detergent caked in dispenser?

Use fresh detergent only. Do not allow detergent to sit for several hours in a wet dispenser.

Clean dispenser when caked detergent is present.

Is the pump or spray arm clogged by labels from bottles and cans?

Is the home water pressure high enough for proper dishwasher filling? Home water pressure should be 20 to 120 psi (138 to 828 kPa) for proper dishwasher fill. If you have questions about your water pressure. call a licensed. qualified plumber.

Are high suds slowing the wash arm? Do not use soap or laundry detergents.

Use recommended dishwasher detergents only.

Dishes are damaged during a cycle

Chipping of dishes

Did you load the dishwasher properly?

Load the dishes and glasses so they are stable and do not strike together from washing action. Minimize chipping by moving the rack in and out slowly.

NOTE: Antiques. feather-edged crystal. and similar types of china and glassware might be too delicate for automatic dishwashing.

Wash by hand.



For one year from the date of purchase. when this major appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished with the product.

Maytag Corporation or Maytag Limited (hereafter "Maytag") will pay for Factory Specified Parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship.

Service must be provided by a Maytag designated service company. This limited warranty applies only when the major appliance is used in the country in which it was purchased.


Service calls to correct the installation of your major appliance. to instruct you how to use your major appliance. to replace or repair house fuses or to correct house wiring or plumbing.

Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs. air filters or water filters. Those consumable parts are excluded from warranty coverage.

Repairs when your major appliance is used for other than normal. single-family household use.

Damage resulting from accident. alteration. misuse. abuse. fire. flood. acts of God. improper installation. installation not in accordance with electrical or plumbing codes. or use of products not approved by Maytag.

Any food loss due to refrigerator or freezer product failures.

Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States or Canada.

Pickup and delivery. This major appliance is designed to be repaired in the home.

Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.

Expenses for travel and transportation for product service in remote locations.

10. The removal and reinstallation of your appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is not installed in accordance with published installation instructions.

11. Replacement parts or repair labor costs when the major appliance is used in a country other than the country in which it was purchased.






Outside the 50 United States and Canada. this warranty does not apply. Contact your authorized Maytag dealer to determine if another warranty applies.


For additional product information. in U.S.A. visit In Canada. visit

If you do not have access to the Internet and you need assistance using your product or you would like to schedule service. you may contact Maytag at the number below.

Have your complete model number ready. You can find your model number and serial number on the label located near the door on the right-hand or left-hand side of the dishwasher interior.

For assistance or service in the U.S.A. call 1-800-688-9900.

In Canada. call 1-800-688-2002.

If you need further assistance. you can write to Maytag with any questions or concerns at the address below:

In U.S.A.:

Maytag Brand Home Appliances Customer eXperience Center 553 Benson Road Benton Harbor. MI 49022-2692

Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.

In Canada:

Maytag Brand Home Appliances Customer Interaction Centre 1901 Minnesota Court Mississauga.

Ontario L5N 3A7

Please keep this User Instructions and model number information for future reference.

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