I've owned a piece of crap Maytag dishwasher for just over a year.
I've had 4 service calls so far because it doesn't clean well. I
leave residue on dishes -- particularly on glasses on top shelf.
Each time the service man found dog hair in the filter that covers the
grinder. He says that's to blame. It makes no sense to me. Yes we
have a hairy dog but we aren't the only ones who do. So I'm left with
the following questions.
1. Why do that have a very fine filter BEFORE the grinder. It's so
small that nothing of substance could ever be ground.
2. Would it hurt to remove the filter? What's the worst that could
happen -- the impeller gets matted up with hair?
3. Has anyone else had this problem.
4. Is their a cure other than just getting rid of it -- the
dishwasher, not the dog.
I see no reason to wash dishes BEFORE putting them in the dishwasher
go get everything off of them that's bigger than a grain of sand.
Residue is from water quality, try different soaps or a softner. Dogs
should not be washed in the dishwasher, plates should not go on the
floor and should be rinsed of food and dog hair first. How do you get
hair in a dishwasher, I have 3 that shed like falling leaves and never
had that issue.
In the dishwashers I've seen, the filter is there to filter the water
while it's being recirculated, collecting any particles. Then, when
the pump out begins, water is drawn from BEFORE the filter, taking
whatever collected there and sending it out through the grinder.
I would think hair could present a problem, because unlike the
expected food particles, it might get embedded in the filter so it
won't easily wash out. I guess I'm wondering how any significant
amount of dog hair can get in there to begin with. If you're putting
dog feeding dishes in there, the obvious solution is to wash those by
Have you called the Maytag helpline to ask them?
I'm sure I'm not a troll and you're a moron. I've been on-and-off
hold for about an hour with Maytag. They say you should completely
rinse EVERY dish that goes in the dishwasher. So why bother to have
the darn thing?
We've had dogs for 30+ year and never had a problem with the DW and hair.
Nor have I ever heard of anyone else with that problem. I can only imagine
your house is a hairy mess or you get a slobbering hairy dog lick the plates
clean first and hair sticking on them. Thank you for not inviting me for
dinner at your place. Find the real problem and quit blaming Maytag.
replying to Ed Pawlowski, Amanda wrote:
I rinse my plates every time, I don't allow the dogs to eat any people food,
especially off of dishes, and I wash all dishes and toys by hand or in the
washing machine. I still get small amounts of hair on the blade, which ends up
blocking the tiny exit enough that water recirculates food particles. I have to
take the whole dishwasher apart to clean the grinder, about a 2 hour job. So now
I'm going to buy one that does not have a grinder and only has a filter.
We never rinse our dishes, but only scrape off any major residue. We
have a Bosch dishwasher that has no grinder, but does have triple
filtration. Bosch recommends against pre-rinsing anything that does in
their machines. We have four cats that all have short hair. I have
never seen hair in or dishwasher. Our cats live indoors 24/7 and eat
their own food from their own Corelle bowls. I have no reservations
about washing their bowls with our regular load of dishes. We always
run the dishwasher on its "Sanitize" cycle.
~~ If there's a nit to pick, some nitwit will pick it. ~~
Thank you. At least I dont have dog hair clogs in my dishwasher and i have
a dog and a cat (medium to long hair) and have had cats for neigh on 20
years now (long hairs) as well as maytags for diswashers. I do not
pre-rinse my dishes unless its pet bowl stuff.
The last repairman who looked at my very old Kitchen Aid (ancient..they
don't make them like that one anymore) told me to always rinse the dishes
off regardless of the brand or model. He said there is not a dishwasher on
the market that can handle washing the dishes and eliminating the food too.
I replaced the KA with a cheap GE (on his advice) and it's works perfectly.
BTW: We only replaced the KA because the parts are getting expensive and
hard to find. The new KA's are not the same. They are good but not worth the
We always pre-clean and use that time to get the water hot for the washer.
We have soft water too and I think that helps too.
How in the world someone gets dog hair in their dw is beyond me??!!
I'm on the fourth KA in about 40 years. Each is better than the previous.
Present one is four years now, not a problem and the only less than perfect
dish was a couple of times they were not loaded properly and water could not
get to the surface. Only rinsing is a quick psst under the water to get big
stuff off, or if it is not going to run right away to get any potential
smelly stuff off.
Never had a dog hair clog either.
That's good to hear. Ours was so old it was back when Hobart made them. I
know they got sold out. The guy said they are still good. If I had extra
cash I would of got one. But I could buy 4 or 5 GE's for the price of one
The GE works well and is very quite. $380.00. ;-) We have one of those open
designed living/dining/kitchen area so quite was a priority.
Tip: they can only call social services if you turn it ON. Just say the
kid was playing, and got locked in. If there's water in there, they know
someone turned it on from the outside. An hour or so in there gives them a
lot of time to reflect and readjust. And if it don't, the next time, just
the threat will get them to be good.
For a while, anyway. After that, there's always dark basements, sheds, and
other isolation attitude adjustment booths. Read 1984. Everyone has their
Just kidding. But it works.
replying to cshenk, RobbD wrote:
This is our 2nd Bosch dishwasher. Our first Bosch was over 20 years old and was
still in perfect working condition when we sold the house it was in., Neither
Bosch ever required a repair. We never rinse dishes. I clean the filter
weekly, and use a dishwasher cleaner monthly. With proper maintenance a really
good dishwasher will last many years. Overall, it pays to never buy a cheap
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