Maytag dishwasher requires extra drain cycle?

Old 07-08-15, 06:20 PM
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Maytag dishwasher requires extra drain cycle?

hi, all - first time here!
geez, you guys must be tired of getting dishwasher drainage problems! but Ive got to add one more, please?
I have a 3 yr. old Maytag that has two problems;(1.) dishes have lots of food bits left on them after washing, and (2.) a pool of dirty water left in the bottom of the tub after running.
About the (2.), I had read somewhere that, after the washer has run the whole cycle, you could turn the washer back on, then turn it off right away and it would run an additional drainage. This is what I currently have to do to get the dirty water out of the tub, and it works, so i guess the drain pumps is o.k.

I've stripped the inner parts all the way down to the pump to clean out bits, and still there's occasional food bit left and water in the tub.

any thoughts would sure be appreciated!
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Old 07-08-15, 06:34 PM
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A particular issue that causes that problem is the drain hose orientation. It's very important that the drain line be attached up high under the countertop to act as a trap.

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