I have a Maytag dishwasher that is about 10 years old. After it has
completed its cycle, I notice that cups and glasses that are upside down
have water on the base. Also, there does not seem to be hot air coming out
of the vent at the top when it goes through the dry cycle. Any suggestions
as to the cause/fix? Thanks.
I'll add to what Edwin said (Hi Edwin!). With a 10 year old machine, youve
probably reached diminishing returns on having it repaired. The average
lifecycle of a dishwasher is about 12 years. If you are handy and can fix
it yourself, agree with Ed that it sounds like the heating element except I
think you'd also not be getting truely hot water then as well.
If you have to bring someone in to fix it, labor and a 'house call' will run
you at least 50$ (before parts). New machines (simple ones at Maytag) are
Mine blew some sort of gasket 3 weeks ago, was 10 years old. I talked to
the local Maytag repair place (really good people there. Very trustworthy
and honest). They explained that they couldnt tell if it was going to be a
10 min fix and just a new gasket (50$ roughly) or the harder design with
some other type of gasket (200$) until they came out (again, roughly 50$
Since the unit was older, starting to show failure a bit in other ways, and
not as energy or water efficient as the newer models, we got a new one.
Installation of a new machine bought there gives a price break so was 40$
and haul away of old machine was free.
The estimated difference in water and electric for *our* usage levels is
about 75$ a year. 4-5 years from now, it will have paid for itself and
will still be running whereas the old one would have bit the bullet even if
we had had it fixed.
Agree with Edwin and Cshenk. Also, I never use the heated dry. I
just open the door for a couple hours when it's finished and the water
dries out from most of the upside down cups, etc. Only a couple of
real deep ones have any left I make sure to put those on the angled
side of the bin to minimize the water.
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