Maytag Quiet Series 300

by Regina R.
(Wood Dale, IL)

We bought our dishwasher from Sears. Sears took care of everything from delivering it, to removing our old machine.


We purchased our dishwasher in December, 2006 after our previous dishwasher failed. (Just in time for my holiday baking & major mess clean-ups!)

We especially like the quiet feature since our kitchen is near our family room where we watch TV. Previous dishwashers we've had have been ear-deafening. This dishwasher is well insulated and is very quiet!

The dishwasher has been very reliable. It cleans well with a minimal amount of soap. I also ran out of my special rinse agent that I use to keep spots off of glasses. And I found that the dishwasher does a good job of keeping glassware spot-free, even without the rinse agent! That's a plus, and a cost-saver! It also has a light feature to tell us the load is done and is drying. The light remains on until I open up the dishwasher to empty it. I highly recommend it.

We had a GE dishwasher previously. I can't recall the model number. But it was extremely loud!

I highly recommend the Maytag Quiet Series 300 dishwashing machines. They are great value. High reliability at a decent price-point. After owning this one, I would not stray from this model as it's been extremely reliable and very quiet while it does its job!

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Dec 02, 2015
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Fairly Good Dishwasher
by: Anonymous

I bought a Maytag Quiet Series 300 in 2006 and it's worked fine up until 2015. I did have to replace the handle in 2014, but a new one was only in the neighborhood of $30 and was easy to replace. After 8 years of opening and closing the door I guess that is acceptable. I don't understand comments on here saying the racks had rusted? The racks on mine are rubber coated, there isn't a sign of rust after 9 years and you can't actually see any bare metal inside the dishwasher. Maybe older units had metal racks?
Compared to todays models these are louder and don't have some of the features, but for what is now an older mid range model they are ok.

Nov 02, 2015
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control panel
by: Anonymous

Had the dishwasher for three years....I am now in a situation where I will have to buy a third (yes third) control panel. I would have never bought the second one if I knew this was going to happen

Apr 13, 2015
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Ours Works
by: Anonymous

We bought this after owning another dishwasher (no name brand i think) that didn't clean WHATSOEVER, so maybe anything seems great to me compared to that one, but I actually think it cleans really well. I agree with the comments that it isn't very quiet, I think the one I bought is about 7 years old, and it's quite loud. However, the dishes look incredibly sparkly and smell nice when they come out.

Feb 23, 2015
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Rusted Racks
by: Tami

We have had this machine for almost 8 years and I don't have any complaints with the functionality of it. However, the racks have rusted out and separated in many places. It seems that to replace these racks will cost $350 plus tax, etc.

I have had many dishwashers in various homes and have never seen the racks rust and disintegrate like this. We are looking at buying a new machine rather than just replacing the racks. Not sure that we'll buy another Maytag.

Jan 10, 2015
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Dissatisfaction guarnateed
by: Rick M.

Let me add my dissatisfaction. We had the dishwasher installed about 4 years ago and true to form the motherboard or control panel has stopped working. We just had a service repair person tell us it was the motherboard that is not working and told us how rare this is for this to happen so early in the life cycle of a dishwasher. But judging from other comments this is true to form for this dishwasher.

Dec 01, 2014
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Maytag JUNK!
by: Anonymous

The Maytag Quiet Series 300 Legacy dishwasher currently has the quality what MADE IN JAPAN had before WW2. Back then everything from Japan was JUNK and now Maytag has somehow copied Japan's prewar quality control and produced pure JUNK.

I paid $500 for mine and it began disintegrating within a month. Controls, parts just falling apart and going bad within months after being new.

REALLY UNBELIEVABLE that Maytag is still in business, they cannot be in business must longer selling this kind of pure JUNK!!!

Feb 22, 2014
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Control Panel
by: Anonymous

I had this dishwasher installed 3 years ago and have replaced the control panel after 1 year and now it appears the replacement has failed. All the buttons will light when pushed but of course the most important button, the start button, no longer works.

At $150 for a replacement panel if I go that way again I will have spent $300 just on control panels.

Now I will say when my dishwasher works, it does a fine job of washing the dishes but this control panel issue is getting quite old.

I guess it is time to start shopping for something that isn't a Maytag.

Oct 28, 2013
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Dont waste your time
by: Anonymous

I bought this dishwasher and have nothing but problems. The control panel went within the first year. Luckily I bought the extended warranty because I could have bought another dishwasher for the cost of the replacement plus repair. A year later.. it went again. I had the service guy at my house once a year after that because the dishes came out dirtier than they went in. I would NOT recommend this dishwasher to anyone !!!!

Jun 27, 2013
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Maytag Whisper 300 - Crap
by: Fedup!

We have had our Maytag Whisper 300 about 6 years.
Pieces broke off the racks within months of owning it. We were told at that time you couldn't even buy replacement parts.

It is quiet enough, but does not clean very well at all. We are constantly taking it apart to clean it out. We have to use the heavy cycle every time and still the glasses have to be rewashed by hand, they are covered in the grit that according to this board seems to be a very common problem.

The handle just broke - and like a lot of people here I don't want to waste good money fixing parts on a piece of crap. I will never buy Maytag again, and Whirlpool is off the list too due to the problems we have had with our very expensive fridge that we bought.

Apr 14, 2013
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Dishwasher is supposed to CLEAN the dishes
by: steve

Well, for about 1 1/2 - 2 years it did clean the dishes but now they for the most part are dirtier then when they start. Especially the glasses.

Any ideas. Has to be some type of wear item or filter maybe??

Dec 30, 2012
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Noisy/dirty dishes
by: Anonymous

This "quiet" dishwasher used to work well but four years is the life span. The soap dispenser opens on special occasions and now no water enters the f@#$!%* thing to wash the dishes. We just paid a repair man($120) to look at why it doesn't clean the dishes and the noise.

All he found was the water was not hot enough and it had grease build up in the drain(which he cleaned and turned up water heater) He said its not worth fixing if anything goes wrong again. Very upset. I can't afford to replace one every four years. POS

Aug 08, 2012
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My American Made one works good
by: Ken Horn

I bought my 300 in 1992 and other than the lower rack rusted for some reason it's worked everyday without fail, of course back than it was all American made. I can't speak for the Non-American stuff they are selling now though.

Apr 08, 2012
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Don't buy this!
by: Cinda from MN

I thought I did my research well before buying my first "new" dishwasher. I have had quite a few hand me downs, and they all worked very well, way better than this pile! My laminate floor is wrecked, and I am still hand washing all my dishes AFTER they come out! What is this gritty crap all over my glasses? Who designed the inside of this beast that takes two hours to run? After reading everyones complaints, which I wish I had seen before, I have no idea what to try next. I had a Gibson that worked well once. I have more choice words, but being MN nice, I won't say them here! Like everyone here, I have tried cleaners, vinegar, extensive cleaning, new parts, etc. The only logical next step for us ~ replacing it ~ and then, since we are not wasteful people, and would NEVER hand this headache off to someone else, placing it in front of our shooting berm for target practice before taking it to the recycling center! ~ Thank you!

Apr 02, 2012
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I could create a better dishwasher
by: Nikki in Jax

At least others share my pain (well, sorry about that). I can't say how many times this has broken down - and now that we spent almost as much repairing it as it cost (electrical panel, and panel again....), the wire racks are rusting, leaving rust streams down the sides and front (and on our dishes). Wish I knew of a dishwasher that was decent. Any recommendations?

Mar 25, 2012
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Horrible- do not buy!!!
by: Anonymous

I bought the Maytag Quiet Series 300 as a replacement after a housefire. I had a GE dishwasher that still worked great. But since the contractor had to pull the dishwasher to replace flooring and cabinets, and to clean the dishwasher. I decided to replace it with a Maytag, who I have always heard is so dependable. That is a load of bull. Just about 2 years the electronic panel starting acting up right at a holiday. An awful time. Some of the buttons would light up, but we could not get it to start. After checking online, it is for sure that Maytag is aware of this problem, with hundreds of people complaining about the same issue. I contacted Maytag, they said my unit was out of warranty, but they would be glad to set up a service call at my financial responsibility. Thanks but no thanks, I will replace this unit with a reliable GE model. So much for the "Dependability People". DO NOT BUY!!! They should do a recall on this product. I will never buy Maytag again!!!!

Mar 24, 2012
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WORST DISHWASHER EVER - DO NOT BUY
by: Anonymous

MAYTAG SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THIS PRODUCT - ALL THE HARD WORKING PEOPLE WHO PURCHASED SHOULD BE REIMBURSED FOR THEIR TROUBLE AND CONSTANT FRUSTRATION ... BOY - WOULDN'T IT BE NICE FOR MAYTAG TO GIVE US ALL A NEW DISHWASHER AND THIS TIME ONE THAT WORKS! THANKS FOR NOTHING MAYTAG

Mar 22, 2012
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Maytag...Boo!
by: Anonymous

Same here...will never buy another Maytag item again. Too bad, as this brand was once known for top quality. Honestly, my dishes end up dirtier when the cycle is complete than when they went in. A great mystery, indeed!

Mar 21, 2012
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same problem over and over
by: Anonymous

planned obsolescence. control panel broke again. i am done with maytag. i don't know how they get away with it.

Mar 11, 2012
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Issues with Panel, grinding noise, dirty dishes
by: Unimpressed in Maine

Bought a house with this dishwasher from 2007 (now 2012).
Issue 1: Back left on bottom rack does not get clean. This can't be used for anything dirty.
Issue 2: Panel went beserk. Stopped working. I turned off electric many times, finally I have it now set on all highest settings (previously it would only do a rinse after the panel electrics went crazy with strange codes).
Issue 3. So I keep it on this high level wash....it takes 2 hours!!!! to run!
Issue 4. Dishes are not clean. I use cascade powder. I do have hard water but it is (somewhat) treated. Now I am trying borax in with the wash and vinegar in rinse aid (read about this online....we shall see) I am so sick of washing dishes by hand I have to try this.
Issue 5. The grinding noise. Not only that, loud strange sounds like a huge vibrating hum.

I don't want to stop it mid stream, even with these strange sounds, because that is what causes the electric panel to go bonkers. I am giving it a last chance to work. Trying to give it good thoughts and try all the suggestions I find online. I don't want to call a repairman...that could cost as much as a new one.

I wish this dishwasher did not have so many issues. I have had to baby it and didn't use it for a few months because of these issues.

Mar 08, 2012
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Junk Junk Junk
by: Anonymous

Our Maytag 300 series control panel has been replaced 3 times before the warranty ran out. The last time the repairman came out, he said he'd repaired a bunch like this and basically, it would break again in a few months and it has. Water gets inside the panel...something not sealed properly. I will not buy another Maytag appliance. Washing machine is a Maytag also, and is also a piece of crap.

Feb 26, 2012
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why is it so loud?
by: Anonymous

This thing sounds like it should be a vaccuum. I bought the unit used and the previous owner said that it was very quiet. Before I hooked it up I took the blades and the filter apart and cleaned it out. When I started the first cycle of my ownership, I thought that I might have put it back together wrong, which would have been pretty hard because it was easy to do and straight forward, because it sounded like it was going to take off from a runway and head south to a tropical island. Quiet series? I don't think so!

Feb 25, 2012
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mine works fine
by: Anonymous

I bought the dishwasher used from a family in 2006. I did have to replace the control module which cost $100 and was easy to do, not that I wanted to. It is still louder than I would like but I let it run at night when I go to bed or when I leave for work. I have not had any other problems with it. Based on other reviews I won't recommend it or not, but it is Feb 2012 and it still works.

Feb 25, 2012
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Garbage
by: Anonymous

I doubt I even need to add to the choir of discontent, but should you need one more reason to never purchase this dishwasher, I am ready to oblige.

This is an honest to goodness piece of garbage. Flimsy, poor cleaning, and the best part of all? The control panel will stop working on you, this is assured.

As I begin my Saturday by hand washing my dishes, I felt the need to discourage anyone from making the same ignorant purchase I did.

Screw you Maytag, never again.

Feb 23, 2012
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JUNK
by: Anonymous

incase you didn't read it the first time- this thing is JUNK!!! nothing fits in it, at all, the dishes come out dirty on all cycles with cascade and a rinse aid- doesn't matter. the control board on ours broke so did all of the plasic crap this thing is made out of. i have 3 houses and 4 different dishwashers. this is the WROST dishwasher i have EVER had to use. JUNK JUNK JUNK

Jan 29, 2012
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bad control board
by: Anonymous

This dishwasher is a piece of junk, defective control board after 2 years of service. I ripped this junk out and threw
out into the yard. I will purchase a new
dishwasher and it will not be a maytag
I cannot believe the low quality products
american manufacturers or selling to consumers. Just another sign of the times
america is going down the tubes

Jan 08, 2012
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Maytag quite series 300: junk under your counter
by: Joe cahill

This peice of junk started to fail within the first 2 years. It is basically shot 3 years on. The plastic brackets to hold the upright plate holdrs have cracked and are replaced with wire ties. The coating on the basket has worn though and the basket wire has rusted through in a number of places.
And the number one problem is that dishes dont get clean. Actually that wrong, the food material they went in with is removed most of the time and replaced with a new layer of sandy crap. No amount of cleaning the machine to help.

Maytag the dependability peope, depend on thier stuff no to work.

Jan 08, 2012
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Maytag quite series 300: junk under your counter
by: Joe cahill

This peice of junk started to fail within the first 2 years. It is basically shot 3 years on. The plastic brackets to hold the upright plate holdrs have cracked and are replaced with wire ties. The coating on the basket has worn though and the basket wire has rusted through in a number of places.
And the number one problem is that dishes dont get clean. Actually that wrong, the food material they went in with is removed most of the time and replaced with a new layer of sandy crap. No amount of cleaning the machine to help.

Maytag the dependability peope, depend on thier stuff no to work.

Jan 06, 2012
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Maytag Quiet Series 300 is a lemon
by: Anonymous

Our control panel on this model went before the one year warranty was up. Six months after replacing it, it died again. This time, Maytag wants us to buy a pricey extended warranty that will get us a control panel with a 90 day warranty. I'm confident that the panel will break at day 91. Our other option is a $425 repair bill. We have 5 Maytag appliances in our home. We have had continual problems with each one. The stove's control panel has broken three times in the three years that we've had it, the refrigerator freezes everything, and the washing machine only works on one setting, sometimes.
Maytag needs to be made accountable for this. Buyer beware!

Jan 04, 2012
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maytag quiet series
by: wolfe

just ripped out this junk of a dishwasher. good riddens!!!

Jan 04, 2012
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3 control boards since 2005
by: AJL

I have had to replace the front control panel like clockwork every 2 years. Steam degrades the ribbon cable. You would think the replacements which have been higher revisions would have remedied the problem ... but no. I guess it is more profitable to have the consumer (assuming they can do it themselves) shell out the $80 every 18-24 months for a new one.

Jan 02, 2012
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Leaking after only a couple of years
by: Anonymous

The Maytag Legacy Series Quiet Series 300 is junk and should not be purchased ever. After only a couple of years it started leaking and causing a mess. Maytag used to make good appliances. Not any more. DO NOT BUY ANY MAYTAG PRODUCTS!

Jan 02, 2012
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Leaking after only a couple of years
by: Anonymous

The Maytag Legacy Series Quiet Series 300 is junk and should not be purchased ever. After only a couple of years it started leaking and causing a mess. Maytag used to make good appliances. Not any more. DO NOT BUY ANY MAYTAG PRODUCTS!

Jan 02, 2012
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Leaking after only a couple of years
by: Anonymous

The Maytag Legacy Series Quiet Series 300 is junk and should not be purchased ever. After only a couple of years it started leaking and causing a mess. Maytag used to make good appliances. Not any more. DO NOT BUY ANY MAYTAG PRODUCTS!

Jan 01, 2012
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junk
by: Anonymous

Piece of junk. We have replaced 5 control panels, the dispenser replaced 2x and worked only a few months. I use the tablets which a little more expensive to wash the dishes. I will never have another Maytag product!!!!!

Dec 17, 2011
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Piece of Junk..who wants to start the lawsuit??
by: Chris N.

I had to pull the dishwasher out from under the counter because of water leaking from underneath. After I pulled it out, the paper/cardboard from underneath was separated from the unit and stuck to the floor because of a leaking drain hose. What is totally disturbing to me is all along the right side of the cupboard and in one area in the back right hand corner is mold. The mold in the back right corner is a complete circle where it appears to have been leaking since I got the unit but it was contained by the cardboard but made it's way to along the cupboard wall. The reason for bigger leak was a tear in the drain hose. After replacing the hose, I watched underneath before fully putting it back under the counter to make sure I had attached everything back properly, there was dripping from the back right hand corner. It's where the metal plate meets the tub. I believe this unit has been leaking from day 1 and thanks to the hose really causing a mess, I just now discovered it after 5 years!!!! I wish I took a picture before cleaning up the disgusting mold! This added to the broken handle after a couple months, the dirty dishes constantly, the 2 1/2 hour cycles, the disgusting gunk underneath the door fold. This unit is absolutely the worst ever and it's like highway robbery the way the companies keep putting junk out and never being held accountable for it. DO NOT BUY!! BTW, it's the quiet series, model MDB6600aww. I'm first in line for a class action!

Dec 15, 2011
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help setting up bottom rack
by: renter

I am renting a home with this type dishwasher.. I did not receive a manual and therefore can not figure out way to set up the inside of the bottom rack it appears as though it is missing pieces up not sure what the racks to hold the dishes keep falling and I keep getting broken dishes. Also where do you put the silverware holders? This takes up a large portion of the bottom rack. I am having to wash dishes every day for just 2 people because I can't place the dishes properly. Where can I get a picture of how the inside is suppose to be set up my email is jamie.runburg@yahoo.com if you can help.

Dec 13, 2011
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dirty dishes
by: Anonymous

Seriously, I agree with ALL these negative statements! my dishes are cleaner before I wash them in this POS! My cups and bowls are so gross when the cycle is finished. Too bad I didn't find this web site before I spent my money on this! I wish I could tell everyone NOT to buy a Maytag dishwasher! Maybe ill post it on my Facebook page....everyone would see that.

Dec 13, 2011
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Control Board POS
by: Glenn Fowler

Not only did my control board go out just after 1 year but then the replacement control board went out also. There is obviously a problem with this product and judging from their recall web page a lot of their other products. DONT BUY MAYTAG !!!!!

Nov 25, 2011
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Circuit board failure, replaced and second failed - junk dishwasher
by: Anonymous

Electronics board failed a year after we bout the Maytag QS300 so we got it replaced under warranty. Then the new board failed just affter warrantly. A service technician will cost $129 plus the price of the part. There is no way I am going to sink more money into this lemon. I talked to an independant repairman - he told me that this is highly common for Maythag QS300. There should be a recall.

Nov 09, 2011
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ditto: control panel failure
by: Brian Lee

I want my $400 back - this isn't even 4 yrs old!!!
Ridiculous! Dishwashers used to last 10 yrs or more. I'll be contacting the store where we bought it. Also contacting the Attorney General's office in Nebraska about this.

Nov 09, 2011
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Control panel problem.
by: Anonymous

Issue with the control panel. Lasted less than 5 years.

Nov 06, 2011
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How to fix ONE problem: dirty top Rack: Ernie fix.
by: Rusty Drainplug

Here's a fix for your top rack: the showers aren't turning and have low pressure: This is for adjustable racks with 2 holes in the back: Raid your kids playschool set, or go on ebay: get Ernie. cut his head off: JAM the shoulder/body into the TOP hole and make sure the rack is set on the Lower hole/setting: The rack will hold Ernie in there and you'll have your pressure and clean top rack back. You could maybe use a bottle cap or some such, but Ernie was all I could find....

Oct 12, 2011
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TOO SLOW TO WASH A LOAD
by: Anonymous

It takes 2 hours for this Maytag to wash a medium load of dishes. It seems like forever!!!!!!!

Oct 10, 2011
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POS!!!!
by: Anonymous

I owned this POS for two yrs maybe, and im ready to throw it outside. It leaves my dishes dirtier than when i load them with little black speckles of crap all over them....now my soap dispenser door wont open to let the soap out!!! This is my third Maytag diswasher in 11 years, the first two were fire recalled and i got money to buy another one but of course i had to buy maytag again, some more garbage!!! Now im stuck with this piece of crap that should have lasted alot longer than two years.........I WILL NEVER SPEND A DOLLAR AGAIN ON A MAYTAG IN MY LIFE....WHIRLPOOL THE WHOLE WAY FOR ME!!!!!!

Oct 09, 2011
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Bad Control Panel
by: Stephen Brown

Same problem here....just would like to know if a lawsuit has been filed yet.

Maytag never again.

Oct 07, 2011
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quite series 300
by: Anonymous

we bought this POS a couple of years ago and evrything seemed peachy. Flash forward to the present and now I have a machine that does not clean, does not dry and the god#$%m soap dispenser won't open, not just occasionally, but more often than not. I realize there is a spring to release the door that may be worn, but Jesus Christ when you spend HUNDREDS of dollars on an appliance that is supposed to be reputable you expect a decent service life. No more Maytag ever again, Whirpool or whatever the hell it is now. Whoever designed this thing ought to have their balls nailed to a tree stump and pushed over backwards.

Oct 07, 2011
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DO NOT BUY MAYTAG
by: Mad in Fort Collins

Terrible dishwasher. Does NOT clean. I was told it was because drain line, garbage disposal, installation. Nothing has helped make this thing work. Glases have nasty food particles stuck in them, handle breaks easily due to poor design. Complete waste. I bought all new Maytag appliances at the same time and the dishwasher is worthless and the double oven will not hold the temperature. I will never even consider Maytag brand again (which is really Whirlpool now). AVOID no matter how good a deal you get.

Oct 05, 2011
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P.O.S
by: Anonymous

We have had this POS for 3 years now and after the first year the quiet operation died. Seems to be common on these units. The unit makes a noise between cycles but continues on. Seems to clean ok.
I will never buy Maytag or anything they are tied to.the last dishwasher was 12 years old GE.it still functioned just was loud .WOW what a upgrade....Again what is wrong with these companies they charge us for a "quality product" and we get crap.FROM NOW ON I AM ONLY BUYING AMERICAN MADE PRODUCTS.lol is there such a thing anymore????

Oct 02, 2011
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love it
by: Anonymous

Sorry to see all the complaints on here! we've had ours for years and with a full house we use it every day! never had a problem quiet running ans leaves us with spotless dishes even when the kids throw em in covered in food!

Sep 19, 2011
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Control Board dead - do not buy
by: MJW

Like many others on this site and others, control board for my Maytag Model MDBS561AWW@3 died less than two years after install. Customer service was not helpful as not trained other than how to schedule appointments for $129 to show up repairman appointments. Part quoted for $135.00 if shipped for me to install. Not worth the gamble or price point to do this and then have it die within a couple of years ago. Warning to those that are looking at this model. Some may have lasted so far but it is likely you are not seeing all the complaints. Do not buy Maytag. They are not the reliable brand or provide the service they are once known for.

Sep 13, 2011
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Dodgy but looks good
by: BlkBess

We purchased our dishwasher when we built our house in 2003. It was quiet for about 6 months, then it became like every other noisy dishwasher that I have ever owned.

PROS: 1. It looks great! 2. Ours has 3 racks so flat pots can go on the bottom and get cleaned properly....the reason I bought it.

CONS: 1. Not sure that Maytag knows what quiet means. 2. The plastic handle broke after about a year. We replaced it. It has broken again but we can still use the machine. 3. Glasses on the top rack are frequently not clean. 4. Does not dry at all! 5. You MUST heat up the hot water in your faucet before you run the dishwasher or else it will just fill up with cold water to wash your dishes.....Yuck! 6. It takes 2 hours to run even with just a load of glasses?!?!?

What I have learned: 1. ALWAYS run the faucet hot before starting. 2. To get consistently clean dishes, put your settings at Auto Clean, Tough Scrub and Extra Rinse. 3. Open the door to dry and shake the racks to get excess water off right away. 4. Do not put glasses over the stems to hold them in place. The stems will capture and hold food particles.

Overall, it's been OK, at least I haven't had the control panel issues everybody is mentioning. It might be because I set my settings as above and never change them.

I think it is finally seizing up and when it does, I will be looking at a different brand for sure.


Sep 07, 2011
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Disappointed with the Maytag Name
by: gman

I was searching the web to find a parts diagram for my Maytag Quiet series 300 when I came across this site. After reading all the issues people have posted I've decided to not replace the broken parts and wait to see if this thing totally fails. I will have at least save the money to put towards a new non-Maytag brand. So far the problems I'm having are the coating on the racks have come off and is starting to rust, my door handle broke and the bottom of the utensil basket fell apart. I fixed the bottoms by stringing and looping plastic zip ties through the holes. Even though the door latch handle broke, if I slam the door shut, I'm able to start the cycle. Knock on wood, my control panel still works, but if that fails like everyone is writing about, then I will get a different dishwasher. No sense throwing money on an on going problem. Like many of you, I bought this unit based on the Maytag name and was truly disappointed with how it’s held up so far. My in-laws swore by their old Maytag washer (20+ yrs ago). But now that I've read about Maytag's problems in their other products, I'm not going to risk being burned again. So much for all the years Maytag spent on building up their name just to have Whirlpool trash it.

Aug 23, 2011
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control panel dead
by: Angela

Wow, I started to do a search on my dishwasher thinking maybe I could fix it myself. Looks like I have the same problem as the rest of the consumers on this site. It worked for about a year then one problem after another. Certainly not worth repairing. Until I can afford to buy a new one I use it to store pans.

Aug 11, 2011
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Too short a life, customer service awful
by: Lake Worth Owner

Less than 4 years ago we bought a bunch of Maytag appliances (Dishwasher, Convection Oven, Micro, Washer & Dryer). My wife's favorite was the dishwasher for running silent, all of the space, and functionality. The heating element went out within the first year. When replaced it was never quiet again, but still worked very well. The front panel went out 2 days ago and customer service was dismal: not friendly and no help whatsoever.
The machine wasn't a total disaster but 4 (closer to 3.5) years isn't nearly long enough for an appliance of this caliber and price. I imagine we got nearly 4 years from it because we often shut it off before completing the dry cycle, preferring to air dry the plastic containers which often fill much of the upper level. Cutting the amount of heating time I’m sure extended the life of the control panel.
If I could rate Maytag's customer service, they would get less than 1 star. They provided no reason to remain loyal to Maytag, rather compelling reasons for us not to use purchase their products in the future.

Aug 06, 2011
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Terrible Dishwasher
by: Anonymous

just to add my two cents.. terrible machine. plan to keep spare handles on site to replace the constantly broken plastic ones. Now the control panel is failing like everyone else.

Aug 05, 2011
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Still works like it did on day 1
by: Ian

I just stumbled upon this site while looking for wash cycle information & I can't believe all the negative reviews on this model!

I've never had any problems with it. I live in a house with another guy & we aren't the most kitchen cleanly so it might get "packed full" loaded once a week. I've used all the wash features at one time or another & the outcome is still good.

I did spend quite some time getting the mixture of soap & rinse aid just right to counteract the hard water issues in the house, but that's not the washers fault.

Other than that, its worked perfectly well for a washer in its price category.

Jul 23, 2011
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star
poor quality
by: Anonymous

I like the way the dishwasher looks in my kitchen, clean lines, stainless etc.. But, once again the touch control panel has frozen up. I cut the power to the unit for more than 2 hours, still no luck. It's still under warranty, hope I can get this resolved. What a rotten product.
PS- I previously had a Maytag range that required the repairman twice in 4 years...Maytag has gone downhill, shame.

Jul 18, 2011
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star
this dishwasher SUCKS
by: Anonymous

The worst dishwasher ever. Do not buy!!!

Jul 18, 2011
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star
The worst dishwasher ever
by: Mary

Didn't clean, didn't dry, gets crude around the corners, had to take the washer arms apart bc they would get food particles in it and plug the nozzles. I WOULD NOT EVER recommend this dishwasher. Probably would never buy another Maytag Dishwasher again.

Jul 18, 2011
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star
terrible dishwasher
by: Anonymous

It doesn't clean, it's NOT quiet. Would never buy a Maytag again. Very disappointing purchase.

Jul 01, 2011
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star
Maytag 300 TOTAL P.O.S.
by: average joe

Maytag quietseries 300: bought 2006 worked OK for a couple of years and then...controls failed.

Changed out the controls and it worked for two weeks and then again failed. Apparently its the membrane but who knows. If I let it sit for a couple of weeks it starts working again for a couple of cleans and then won't start.

Never.Buy.Maytag.Again. I have friends who have kitchenaid units from 1970s that still work just fine.


Jun 30, 2011
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star
Maytag Quit Series 300
by: Unhappy customer

I WILL NEVER BY MAYTAG AGAIN!!! This dishwasher keeps braking down due to the control panel! it just stop working for no reason -- can't get the buttons/touch pad to turn the machine on!! We had a Kenmore for more than 10 years before we replaced it with Maytag quiet series 300 -- what a waste of $$$$. We are going back to Kenmore or a different brand after we do our homework.

Jun 27, 2011
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star
This dishwasher sucks.
by: Anonymous

Keypad goes out every 4 months. It is made by a company named Parlex. Instead of using real wires, they use a printing process where the "wires" and "buttons" are printed on a film. If steam reaches this printed material it causes corrosion. Hmmm... Steam out if a dishwasher? They should have thought of that! I highly agree with the first post.... a class-action suit. Whether it's Maytag or Parlex I don't care. I'm sick of constantly fixing this P.O.S.! I'm sure everyone else is too. What happened to the days of buttons and knobs that lasted 20 years plus!

Jun 18, 2011
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star
Maytag and Misery
by: Dippedoreo75

I bought the 300 quiest series from HomeDepot in Feb 2009. The control panel on it had died 3 times already, and the 4th one just stopped working this week. The last control panel lasted 2 months and 3 weeks, the company that serviced the dishwasher is mailing me back my money for the last service so they dont have to work on this lemon anymore. The maytag customer service rep said that this is the fisrt she had heard of this issue. If anyone starts a Class Action Lawsuit for this, count me in.

Jun 07, 2011
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star
flooded
by: Anonymous

The outer tub on our quiet series cracked and ruined the whole kitchen floor! This was a manufacturing defect and suggest to open the door ins do a quick inspection of the top of the tub around the radius, could save you lots of money!

May 23, 2011
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star
Disappointed!
by: Chelsie

Wow look ath these reviews. We purchased this unit about 4 years ago and with in two years the racks started to rust out. Called on and asked them if it was under warranty and they said our model racks were not coated with a special coating so NO. There is no quiet series in it. Its loud. Now the soap dispender wont open when its supposed to because there is always soap left in the machine. Very disappointed that it has only lasted this long!

May 20, 2011
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star
I agree with everyone this dishwasher is crap!
by: Anonymous

We bought ours 3 years ago and within 6 months the start/stop button quit working so they replaced the control panel and told me it was because I must have srayed it with cleaner or water and ruined the panel. It was covered under warranty, now it is not and it keeps flashing 9 on it and it will not let me start a load of dishes. So I am guessing the control panel is out again... It also leaks ont he floor every time now for the last 6 months must be a bad seal. Junk, Junk, Junk where is our refund for this!!!

May 20, 2011
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star
Regret Purchasing This Machine!
by: Anonymous

We bought the QS 300 about 4 years ago, because the appliance dealer 1) had it on sale for about $500 and 2) said that it was rated in the top 2 or 3 in consumer report testing. We should have researched this better. We didn't like it the moment it was installed. Poorly laid out racks. Not as quiet as we expected. Too many "rules" about how to load it, pre-warming the water, leaving excess food on dishes, yadda yadda yadda. It never has cleaned the dishes completely. For the past two years, it has been leaving food bits on the inside of all the top rack cups/mugs. Evey cup and mug must be rinsed after washing. Did not have this problem with our prior machines. Already had a service guy come out a few years ago and spend $$$ to fix it. Not going to do it again. Time to buy a new machine and it won't be Maytag or Whirlpool!

May 20, 2011
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star
Dissappointmet in Maytagville
by: Anonymous

I will never buy anything with a Maytag or Whirlpool name again. I have experience the same issues. Bought for the name, but this piece of carp is not even worth paying to fix. I printed all of these nice reviews and am taking these to my local Home Depot, original purchase loc., and letting them know how I feel about their continued partnership with Maytag.

May 20, 2011
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Absolute piece of crap
by: Anonymous

I won't bother repeating the sad details since everyone has the same frustrating story. This is truly a piece of garbage! On the plus side it's been 18 months since we bought this model and the handle has not broken off (probably because we rarely bother loading dishes into it anymore). I certainly won't buy Maytag again and will definitely do a lot more research before buying a replacement. Wish I had done a better job the last time...

May 17, 2011
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star
Please tell me how to clean this machine.
by: Anonymous

After having my dishwasher for about 2 years it did really good, started getting louder though. Now my dishes are always dirty. Husband comes home and thinks we've let food dry on the dishes....okay, then explain the glasses? Foggy, streaked, nasty all the way to the bottom of the glass. My daughter said we needed to find out how to clean it.. Maybe that would help. So here I am tonight stumbling across this page! Much to my suprise, I'm not the only one!! To the guy about the part in the back of the machine. I don't know how to take it off but I ran my finger around the edges and it doesn't seem to be cracked or brittle. Would it be where I wouldn't feel it? If so I'll order the part. Heck I've wasted that much money in detergents and streak free stuff.

May 16, 2011
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star
Fraud
by: Anonymous

Stainless legacy series 300. What a piece of junk. Quiet for about a month. Then it sounded like the space shuttle was taking off from my kitchen. The door handle literally broke apart withing months. Can't run it. I am never buying Maytag products AGAIN!

May 06, 2011
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Never Been Used but Defective
by: Anonymous

We bought a brand new unit from Home Depot. It was installed properly, and tested briefly by the contractor. We did not use it for a while, since there was very little dishes to do. We finally decided to use after a small party, that was a year and a half after it was installed. The light will come on only in certain options, but the cycle won't start.

We called Home Depot, and they referred us to Maytag. Both Home Depot and Maytag said they only give 1 year warranty, and we need to pay for a serviceman to check it out. That's it. Everything looks shiny and new inside, but it's useless. We're very frustrated and upset. We might have to throw this out, and replace it with another brand. We thought Maytag was a quality and reliable brand, but not anymore!

May 03, 2011
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star
don't buy it
by: Anonymous

Doesn't clean dishes, noisy, takes hours, dishes get chipped, dish holder doesn't roll without getting stuck. Piece of junk.

May 02, 2011
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star
junking it
by: Anonymous

Started making noise two days ago. I wanted to fix it but the start button now died too. I would have replaced the motor or pump, but Maytag cannot verify if my problem disabled the touch panel. Their support is pay for a repairman. I know the repair is $300-$600 dependent on if they want to sell me a control panel in addition to the motor or pump that failed. Basically this 49 month old dischwasher is officially junk.

Apr 30, 2011
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star
Junk Stay Away from this machine!!
by: Darleen

So, I have had this garbage machine called a dish washer for 5 years. I have to wash my dishes before putting them in this, they come out DIRTY! All kinds of food particles inside glasses & bowls. This is SOO loud that we can hardly watch TV when it is running. And today the soap dispenser door refuses to stay latched. There is no visable broken parts to soap door. I would NEVER recommend this to any of my friends OR even my enemies. Save your money and buy a better dishwasher. This replaced a Kenmore which was even junkier, if that is possible.

Apr 17, 2011
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star
Maytag is robbing consumers
by: MayTag Hater

Have the Maytag QuietSeries 300 for about a year now. buttons on panel have gradually stopped being lit and periodically dishwasher doesn't work. Contacted Maytag, because its still under warranty, it has been 2months since I contacted them, without any response. Now, dishwasher will not start at all, no lights, nothing. checked circuits all good. The last maytag I will buy. I own oven, maytag, burners going out 1 at a time, 2years new. washer and dryer worked for 2years before both failed. Maytag is a sorry brand, will never buy again. save your money and do the same.

Apr 14, 2011
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Shame on you Maytag!
by: Anonymous

This dishwasher is the biggest piece of crap you can buy, don't waste your money!!!!! everything that can go wrong, will go wrong. My biggest complaint is the steam release which ruined my counter top, the panel is always flashing 9 and sometimes I can't even run the stupid thing!! When I do get to "use" it, sounds like a mac truck starting up and about to pull out of the kitchen. I've learned my lesson, you get what you pay for!

Apr 09, 2011
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star
Frustrated in Fort Collins, CO
by: Piece of Junk!!! Don't buy!

This is our worst appliance purchased ever. We have this dishwasher for a little bit over a year and we had to call at least 5 times for service. This piece of junk doesn't clean the glasses; it leaves a very hard deposit inside all the glasses. We tried rinsing the dishes before placing them inside this dishwasher; however, nothing seems to work.
We are planning to buy another dishwasher this week because we are just tired of washing after this piece of junk. A light load takes at a couple of hours; so if we were to wash the dishes by hand we would have saved both money and time.

Maytag QS 300 = PIECE of CRAP!

Apr 03, 2011
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star
100% Junk
by: Anonymous

I have the same problems as everybody. We also bought a maytag stove and fridge at the same time. All are junk... what a waste. Door falls off the stove and the fridge is a rattle trap. NEVER AGAIN!

Mar 29, 2011
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star
Let's all sue these a-holes
by: Anonymous

Bought QS 300 from Lowes and it worked for less than a year and the handle broke. This peice of crap will not clean the dishes, will not dry the dishes, takes 2 hours to run a light cycle, and now is leaking. We are done with this POS. Shame on Maytag and your lazy fat ars repairman. Shame on Lowes for selling junk!!!!! Shame on me for being such a sucker! Don't buy Maytag or Whirlpool (Cesspool).

Mar 19, 2011
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star
300 Series has got some issues!
by: Dishwasher Expert

Here is the skinny on this model. Dont be surprised if you own this model is you have broken wheels on the racks and it doesnt clean the dishes correctly . Also the front control panel will only last about 18 months with normal use as the ribbon wire that connects it to the brain box will release from the back of the front panel on ALL of these from the steam coming up inside the door!!! It is only held to the back of the front display by a glue that lets go on every one of them!!! The bottom of the handle where the little ears are that receive the cross pin that holds the handle together is a faulty design and the ears should have been about twice as thick and deeper; they snap off leaving the handle in your hand after about a year or so on EVERYONE of these 300 models............ one last defect is that the gaskets that receive the flow tube that run the shower arms are also poorly designed and most of the problems of poorly washed dishes can be traced right back to those gaskets leaking and no or very little water then makes it out to the shower arms and hence very poorly washed dishes.......... this thing is truly junk and there should be a class action law suit brought up against Maytag on this model as it is now obvious that they have hundreds with the same problems and they act like they have never heard of it when you call in............ at the very least tell everyone you know to stay away from them and lets put them OUT OF BUSINESS............. they recently lost a law suit on another model with similar faults and had to pay $500 per model to everyone that was involved in the lawsuit!

Feb 26, 2011
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star
pos&%#
by: biggus

Does not get dishes clean, noisy, and broken front latch - just like several comments below. I guess I believe the Maytag commercials. We also have other Maytag appliances and these products are crap.

Feb 23, 2011
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star
Same here in Missouri
by: Carey

Sounds like we could copy and paste the same comment. Just a few weeks after waranty was out the door Latch broke and Maytag refused to help us out in any way. After 2 years and alot of manual washing its time to replace. This time I will buy a cheaper unit.

Not maytag!!!........ o stars

Feb 22, 2011
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star
Maytag Man should be working his ___ off
by: Another long time complainer

I have had my QS300 stainless unit since 2006 when we bought all our appliances on a kitchen remodel. This is by far the worst. I have had 4, you heard me 4 control panels and the piece of crap just broke down again. I have all three of the old panel as there was only one that broke under warranty. Lets file a class action. I'm in

Feb 10, 2011
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star
Pure junk, never again Maytag
by: Antony

Doesn't wash since first day of use! It keep on washing for 2 hours and dishes are still not cleaned. It is supposed to heat water when cold but it doesn't accomplish this task. There are black spots where glasses will always be dirty. I must use tough scrup plus, heavy wash combine with high temp cycle to hope get some clean dishes. The worst dishwasher I bought in my life.

Feb 08, 2011
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star
Ruined 2 rooms!
by: Anonymous

Evidently the water pump went on this and was just shooting water out without stopping. Best part, I was on vacation so there was 3 inches of water/flooding before it was found by the person watching my house. My kitchen floor, cabinets, and wood floor in the dining room are ruined! POS!!

Feb 03, 2011
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star
Victim #100000000000000
by: Anonymous

Everyone just about covered it. Piece of crap.

Feb 02, 2011
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star
Complete disappointment
by: Jim K.

Our QS 300 is less than 2 years old, replaced an older model that was around 10 years old. We have had the electronic control panel replaced once. Now, six months later, I start the wash cycle around 11:00 PM. Awoke next day to find the machine still running - it had completed the cycle and restarted itself - maybe 3 times in a row. The last time through I watched it happen. Now the electronic panel is dead again. Same problem as before, now out of warranty.

To say that I will never buy Maytag again is putting it mildly - unless they make this right. I have read multiple negative reviews on this machine, centering around the same issues, since encountering the control panel issue. My theory is that moisture is ruining the control board and/or connections. At my first opportunity I will be contacting the place where we bought it. If they cannot or will not stand behind the machine then I guess I have to find a new store and a new brand.

Maytag reliability? I'm not feeling it. This is the kind of thing class action lawsuits are made from but I'm thinking more in terms of going to the local media with it.

Jim K.

Jan 29, 2011
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star
Pure Junk, Shame on Maytag
by: Anonymous

Purchased new from sears. Immediately the rolers broke, was sent replacement, the y broke about 1 month later, third try same thing. Finally rigged it with metal screws and gave up with their parts.

The door latch broke after one year and the plastic door around the latch has since cracked.

Racks are inferior keep breaking and now are rusting. I replaced a dishwasher that was still working and still had intact racks of over twenty years old.

Shame on Maytag. Buy American????? Not sure anymore and definately not maytag not even worthy of the junk pile

Jan 26, 2011
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star
Piece of Crap
by: Donovan Hensiek

I would like to join the lady below in a lawsuit as well. Only 1 1/2 years old and the same problems as everyone else. Dishes never clean. Then latch broke. Now control panel not working. Glad I read this site before putting more money in it. I am going to trash this hunk of junk and go buy something else. I didn't realize Maytag had lost all integrity. I guess this is why our foreign competetors are taking over. I will go by a Bosch I guess. I am so ticked I will tell every person I talk to. I am in sales and I talk to alot of them. Oh yea did I say never again will I buy a maytag product.

Jan 25, 2011
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star
Wish there was a Zero star option
by: Anonymous

About to buy the third utensil basket for this 3 year old dishwasher. Biggest disappointment I ever wasted money on. Specifically bought a MAytag thinking it would last. Within a year and a half(and I don't even run it everyday) the control panel freaked out. Had to take the door apart and now I can get it to run one cycle only with no timer and only if its in the mood. Then the cheap plastic door latch broke. ITS PLASTIC! You have to squeeze the dumb thing every time you open the door. OF COURSE ITS GOING TO BREAK-IT PLASTIC! NEVER, NEVER,Never will I buy another maytag or any of the brands in this "family" (and there are about a dozen) Maytag was no help..wanted to give me $75 credit toward a new one. This was a new one..less than 2 years old. $75 is a joke. Plus you could give me a free maytag and I wouldn't take it. Thanks for letting me vent. They just don't make 'em like they used to and companies obviously know it if the warranty is only 1 year.

Jan 23, 2011
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star
Piece of Junk - Don't Buy
by: Anonymous

Had serviced within first year because it had become increasingly loud. Repair did not fix noise problem. 1 month after warranty expired, control panel stopped working - cannot start the unit. Repair costs are nearly as expensive as puchasing a new unit.

Will never purchase from Maytag again.

Jan 22, 2011
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star
Maytag Class Action series 300
by: Richard, Canada

Speak of misrepresentation! Quietseries? The snowplow can't drown out the noise this flimsy dishwasher makes...same problems up here with the control panel, dirty dishes and broken rollers etc.

And to think that we trusted the brand...

Jan 21, 2011
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star
Boo- Maytag 300 series dishwasher
by: Anonymous

Maytag 300 Series- piece of junk

Shame on you Maytag/Whirlpool or whoever is responsible for this piece of junk dishwasher. My husband bought this for me 18 months ago-only. The start/cancel control button stopped working. Other buttons come on, but go off after a few seconds.I complained to Maytag but they said to be fair they had to honor the warranty period. I say with so many people complaining about this model, someone in cooperate needs to do something for these people. Treat it like a recall.I will never buy another Maytag or Whirpool. I replaced a fourteen year old Kenmore that was STILL working to have matching appliances. Boy,am I sorry. Step up to the plate Maytag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 13, 2011
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star
Why give it even one star?
by: Disgruntled

I wish I had read these reviews before I called the repairman twice. The control panel went -- about $300.

They offered us a choice of a repair or $150 off a new Maytag dishwasher to avoid the fire hazard this machine had become. We had them fix it.

It doesn't clean the dishes, leaves crud on everything. Wash the dishes before I put them in? I've been rinsing but it seems that isn't enough. I can't say enough bad about this machine. I've owned about 3 other machines already and would expect one to last 10 years. Not this one.

Jan 11, 2011
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star
Warranty for QS 300 is a fraud
by: Anonymous

Having bought a new QS 300 from Maytag was the worst decision I had made in a long time. The dishwasher broke down a couple times, Maytag sent someone over who apparently was not trained to treat customers' complaints with respect. The guy had no interpersonal skills. In ensuing contacts with Maytag, they failed to provide adequate coverage in refusing to send someone claiming that dishwasher had a problem and therefore they will make no payment to have the problem corrected unless it was something else.

Now the Start/Cancel would not work. I am thrashing it and cannot wait to do the same with my MayTag refrigerator, dryer and washer. This is a nightmare.


Jan 07, 2011
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star
Maytag dishwashers
by: Anonymous

If you want to throw your money down the toilet buy a Maytag

Jan 07, 2011
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star
Maytag Quietseries 300 is JUNK.
by: Anonymous

Worst dishwasher I have ever had, will NEVER BUY MAYTAG again, they are junk.

Jan 06, 2011
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star
Don't be fooled by the Maytag Name anymore
by: Anonymous

The Maytag man must have retired just in time for me to have to learn the hard way on what a pile of junk it is. 2 years old and the rinse light will not go out. Can't run it :(

Jan 05, 2011
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starstarstar
One Possible Solution
by: Anonymous

Our QS 300 worked for 2 and a half years, then developed numerous problems, including but not limited to neither washing nor drying any dishes. Sometimes the puck wouldn't pop out, and if it did, it wouldn't dissolve. Dishes, especially in the top rack, had more dirt on them after a wash than before. Glasses were covered in some sort of flaky grime which still hasn't come off after 3 bottles of CLR.
I had our repairman (who also sold the machine to us) look at this disaster 3 times. He replaced virtually every part in it -- except for the pump and control panel -- to no avail.
While this was going on, and while I was phoning Maytag Central (which has mastered the art of dodging questions on this dishwasher), I found this site, and other sites, listing thousands of complaints similar to mine. I even ended up on an online handyman site, and paid an appliance expert over 15 bucks for his online opinion. He suggested new blades, a vinegar rinse, soft water, and using only liquid detergent, none of which made one whit of difference (including the soft water conditioner, which cost me over 2 grand).
Here is what I finally discovered, a couple weeks ago. For those of you hopelessly stuck with this piece of garbage dishwasher, this solution may work as a last resort.
As I said, our repairman never changed the control panel. I began to suspect that it wasn't working properly. Often, dishes seemed to have soap, and other garbage, "burned" onto them. I decided that the dishwasher was randomly throwing in the "heated dry" cycle, so I simply removed this option from my regular washing routine (by pressing the button). Then, I pressed the "Tough Scrub Plus" and "Hi Temp Wash" buttons, which work with Light, Normal, and Heavy wash settings, but not the Instant wash.
Lo and behold, my piece of junk dishwasher is back in use -- and just in time, because my kids, now washing everything by hand, were going to rebel shortly.
I will never buy a Maytag again in my life, like so many people on this and other sites. If anyone wishes to start a class action suit, count me in. On the other hand, maybe the solution I discovered will work for you. It sounds like of all the defective parts on these dishwashers, the control panel is the worst offender of all...

Dec 26, 2010
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star
POS
by: Anonymous

It only took a month for it to break down, now one year later it's completely dead. My dog sleeps in it now, so we're satisfied, NOT!!!

Dec 25, 2010
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star
Conned by the repair people as well!
by: JBG

The dishwasher was nice and quiet when we first got it. It sounded like a coffee maker! Well, within about 10 months or so that all changed. Plus, my dishwasher would be dirty at the end of the cycle, and the dishes as well! I added it to a service contract after I purchased it. I called them repeatedly and they would come and clean it out and they claimed that it was staying dirty because it wasn't installed correctly. There really isn't that much to installing a dishwasher and I have been told that it is installed correctly. After calling them back three times and them not fixing it, I simply canceled the service contract and have been living with a dishwasher that necessitates us eating off of paper plates and cups, since my family refuses to eat off the dishes that come out of this machine. Plus, the clips inside the machine broke so that little rack pieces that were movable have come out. The plastic coating for the racks has deteriorated and the pieces are rusting, just to make matters worse.

Dec 23, 2010
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star
Disappointed
by: Joe

This Maytag QS300 series dishwasher was our first dishwasher. I am very disappointed in its inability to clean the dishes.
I will never buy a Maytag/Whirlpool product again.
I advise others to not purchase Maytag/Whirlpool.

Dec 19, 2010
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star
very very very scabby dishwasher
by: Anonymous

Its the worse dishwasher I ever had. It worked ok for a couple yrs now all that I get is all of these codes on the keypad thats it machine wont run. junk maytag should be ashamed of their self

Dec 18, 2010
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star
Junk
by: Anonymous

Worst dishwasher I've ever owned. Compared to 2 other Whirpools and a Bosch. I have never had a cycle where every dish has come out clean. Some dishes come out dirtier than they went in. I have ran countless dishwasher cleaners with not much help. Absolute garbage from day 1. I have a maytag fridge as well, and I hate that too.

Dec 11, 2010
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starstarstar
Extremely loud
by: Anonymous

I bought these dishwasher because our kitchen is next to the family. I was impressed the first 2 years on how quiet it was. But after the 3rd year I've noticed a change on the noice level, it's so loud that we have to turn the t.v. volume up to even here it. Now I'm wondering is it the dishwasher or do all start going bad after 5 years.

Dec 09, 2010
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starstar
works but breaks
by: Anonymous

Bought our washer in 2009.Didnt have any problems for the first year.then the upper rack wheels broke,more like crumbled.I replaced all of sleaves with brass screws and teflon tube.Then the handle broke.After that the piece that switches from a plate holder to a larger space broke.
still works but slowly falling apart.

Dec 02, 2010
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starstarstarstar
very easy to use
by: Anonymous

Pros
- this diswasher is big
- the tub fits lots of pots and pans as well as plates and glasses - there is a seperate basket for spoons and knives
- the basket is removable
- there are two tiers

Cons
- dishwasher runs for a very long time on the Normal wash setting
- it takes about two hours to wash a normal load
- the dryer setting does not dry very well
- the dishes are left a little too wet to put away

I recently bought a new Maytag Quiet Series 300 dishwasher. I wanted a dishwasher with a big tub to wash more dishes at one time. My old dishwasher was too small. I had to run the dishwasher too often. This new dishwasher is very easy to use. A child can loan and run the dishwasher. Because it is roomy you may not have to run the dishwasher for a couple of days. You can easily fill the washer with at least two days of breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes.

Description of settings: There are 5 wash settings, Heavy, Normal, Light, Rinse Only and Insta Wash. You also have 4 options, Heated Dry,Sanitize, Tough Scrub and Hi Temp Wash. There is rarely a need to run the dishwasher on anything but Normal Wash. To reiterate, this takes over two hours to run and does a good job, but takes too long and the dishes do not dry thoroughly.

Nov 30, 2010
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star
Worst Dishwasher I have ever owned.
by: Anonymous

This is a horrible dishwasher. When you put the knives in they cut through the bottom of the silverware tray. It is flimsy. All the plastic pieces break. Do not buy - horrible.

Nov 30, 2010
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star
worst dishwasher in the world
by: customer

waste- this lousey product is also reported to be fire hazard.

Nov 19, 2010
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star
Don't Waste Your Money! Junk!
by: Paul

I bought the Maytag 300 Series Quiet Dishwasher in June 2009 from Sears. I thought I had done my research on the dishwasher but the appliance must have been relatively new that there weren't many reviews. In just over a year, the door panel no longer works and the dishes were never really clean. In a home of 2 adults, the dishwasher did not get used much. I called Sears and was informed the manufacture warranty was only for one year. I called Maytag Customer Service and the representative I spoke with was beligerent, rude, and lacked diplomacy. Maytag certainly no longer had the reputation it did years ago, and certainly don't stand behind their product. Both Sears and Maytag were quick to offer the service of a technician to come by the house to repair but at my expense. Now I am faced with the expense of another dishwasher since I have read other reviews and fixing the door panel is only a temporary fix. Repairing it will be in addition to an expense well over $500 and it is certainly not worth junk. Don't buy this product!

Nov 18, 2010
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Whirlpool owns and is the problem
by: suzanne

Maytag was bought out by Whirlpool and thus has declined in quality. Such a shame because they were a great company that had a reputation for quality appliances. Whirlpool produces junk and do not stand behind any of their products.

Nov 18, 2010
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Pure Junk!!
by: Don

We purchased the unit new a couple of years ago. We haven't had problems with the touchpad as so many others here have complained about, probably because it hasn't been used much. It simply doesn't clean the dishes! We tried everything: Different soaps, adjusting the heat on the hot water heater, rinsing the dishes first, compared to not pre-rinsing them, but absolutely nothing has worked. I called Maytag customer service and was advised to "not" pre-rinse the dishes, as the soap activates by hitting the dirty particles. We tried not rinsing, and it didn't help,it made matters worse!! This is one $500.00 pink elephant that sits in the kitchen and does nothing. Have to admit that it does look good though. BTW, I agree that the positive comments here sound more like an advertisement, then an honest rating!!

Nov 18, 2010
Rating
star
Maytag NOISE Series 1000
by: Dragan

Simple – piece of junk name should be Maytag Noise Series 1000. Worked quiet for bit more than a year after that is worst than any previous dishwasher that we had. Will not buy Maytag neither Whirlpool

Nov 18, 2010
Rating
star
Control Panel won't light or work
by: Lisa G

Loved this from the start. No problems for over 1 1/2 years then bam!!! Worked 2 days ago and now went to run a load and there are no lights on the control panel. Tried to troubleshoot from manual and the web. Did everything. Took kick board off. Power is still there, not burned out.

From what I have been finding the latch and control panel are major issues.

I called Maytag, first they offered to send serivce rep. I told them I wanted more from them. Now they are willing to give me a 50% discount on the part. Better than nothing but shouldn't be happening in the first place.

Won't buy this brand again!!

Nov 06, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Hey Thanks!
by: Anonymous

I wanted to thank the person who posted about the Station D part. We have tried everything also, soaps, rinses etc., and nothing worked. We were just shopping for a new dishwasher and were going to get rid of this one, but the dishwasher is pretty new and for the last year I haven't even used it and have been washing dishes by hand, but with Thanksgiving coming up and having a large family, I am so happy to hear that there may be hope for my dishwasher. I ordered this part tonight! Thank you so much for letting the rest of us know what the problem is with soap residue and food particles!

Nov 04, 2010
Rating
star
MAJOR ISSUES
by: Anonymous

After researching online, I see that I am not the only one with issues with this dishwasher. The control panel and/or control board make the dishwasher unusuable. I only bought this product about 20 months ago.

ALSO, there is a recall on the heater. CALL MAYTAG. FIRE HAZARD !!!!

Nov 02, 2010
Rating
star
Junk
by: ScottyP

Bought this QS300 3 years ago. It never really cleaned the dishes all that well and is very loud.Then about four months ago the push button panel stopped working. It was a bad control board. Replaced with a new board and cleaned all water ports. Worked well for 3 months, same problem with control board. From other reviews this seems to be a moisture problem in the door/ control panel housing. Had enough with dumping more money into this peice of junk. Should have taken the money from the recall and spent on something else. Will never buy a maytag or any whirlpool products ever again.

Nov 02, 2010
Rating
star
OMG I'm not the only one
by: Anonymous

Sheesh, I was kicking myself for buy a floor model. The worst dishwasher EVER. My dog can clean the dishes better than this thing can. I can load it up with completely clean dishes and they will come out dirty. The handle broke, I'm waiting for the day that my dirty supposed to be clean dishes become hostage inside. Going to try the $20 part and see if that helps get the sand off the glasses, if not it's gonna be yard art.

Funny thing you go look on Maytag's website and you can find 10 articles about how "it must be something else other than the dishwasher" problem.

Check the Water pressure, check the temp of the water, turn on the disposal first yada yada, been there done that, was a WASTE of time. Taken the complete thing apart and cleaned with pipe cleaners, bleach, vinegar, the whole 9 yards. Still dirty dishes. I would have saved time if I had just washed them all by hand. I could have installed a trash compactor instead what was I thinking.

Ok now I feel better that I'm not the only one.


Nov 01, 2010
Rating
star
Always has issues
by: Scott

Our 300 is junk. Wish we would have researched it more before we bought it. In the first year the rollers for the plate tray broke while they covered it service stunk in Milwaukee WI. Took four trips for them to finally fix it and six weeks. then it broke again right after warranty expired. Ouch that cost me. Then the cleaning of the dished have been an issue on and off. Usually it leaves a sandy like mess on things. Then the door handle broke, but it kinda works. It pees on the floor time to time. Now it's been leaving water in the bottom right up to the seal. Well time for a new washer. 3 years of this crap is enough!

Oct 13, 2010
Rating
star
Quiet Series 300 stinks
by: Anonymous

I absolutely hate this machine. My 20 year old Kenmore worked great, just didn't look good from the outside. Door handle broke, control panel is out, makes noise and doesn't clean anything on the top shelf. Plate dividers broken after first 6 months. It really is the worst dishwasher I have ever had, used or seen. Would never buy another Maytag. Guess I was suckered into this one with the commercials! Wrong, Maytag man would never sleep at my house!

Oct 13, 2010
Rating
star
RECALL
by: Anonymous

I just received a letter that this machine is defective, a FIRE HAZZARD and I can either replace with a minimal rebate or have it repaired by them. Just wanted to let everyone know.

Oct 13, 2010
Rating
star
Piece of garbage
by: Sandy

I will never buy another Maytag appliance again. We bought a new Maytag dishwasher a little over a year ago. Right before the warranty expired, the on/off button quit working. They came out and replaced the panel. We were without a dishwasher for a couple weeks because their warehouse doesn't stock these panels. It's now 2 months later and we are having the same problem. We have another week to go before they can come out and fix the control panel again. Fortunately, they are warrantying out the panel. I spent $500 on this piece of junk and will probably just buy another dishwasher instead of having to spend a bunch of money every few months when the panel goes out. I would be willing to be part of a class action lawsuit. Contact me at beark90@yahoo.com.

Sep 27, 2010
Rating
star
Maytag sucks
by: Anonymous

This is the worst dishwasher E V E R !

Sep 27, 2010
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star
Maytag really sucks
by: John Holmes Architect

This is the worst dishwasher I have ever owned. After two years, the rubber gasket and plastic parts are melting leaving "black" rubber pellets on my dishes. This is a health hazard. I sincerely hope that All of the managers, designers, repair persons, and factory workers at Maytag are ashamed of the way their equipment fails to deleiver a good value to the United States consumer. This is exaclty how the American car industry went down in the sixties with poor quality and poor design. I hope every future dishwasher buyer reads this and takes note of all the complaints on the web site. Yes there are a couple of good ones, but not many!

I will always tell my clients to avoid Maytag!

Sep 26, 2010
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starstar
BROKEN HANDLE!
by: $ not well spent!

We had the recall - they came out and it was repaired - parts for the top rack fell off - hubby had to hold it up with a screw!!! It is still ok now - but now the Handle BROKE and it won't close therefore I have no use of my dishwasher!
BUNK!

Sep 06, 2010
Rating
star
Quiet - NOT
by: David in Alabama

bought my dishwasher and it served me well for about 12 months. key pad became inoperable. replaced keypad myself. 6 months later same problem. after third replacement my wife and i decided no more repairs and we will get another brand. 3 months and the keypad became inoperable. found a website that instructed me to hold cancel button and lock button - fixed that problem. Now suddenly the dishwasher is making a sound like it is grinding dishes instead of cleaning them. I would not advise buying one and further more i am incouraging others to avoid - even if it were given to them!!

Jul 27, 2010
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thanks to the Station D guy
by: Anonymous

I just ordered the Station D part. After a few years (and a new pump) our washer stopped cleaning effectively. I read the post about the Station D part and just ordered one. I'm excited to have a possible solution. Thanks!

Jul 05, 2010
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Running Like New Again! for $20
by: Anonymous

After a few years, we were very frustrated with the Maytag dishwasher not cleaning right, leaving soap residue and food residue on the dishes, especially the upper rack. We tried all kinds of different soaps, rinses, settings etc. But I think I've found the problem and solution and want to help others having the same problem - at the back of the dishwasher where the upper rack "plugs in" to the water source for the spray arm, there is a removable "socket". The rubber seal where the spray arm plugs in was deteriorated. It seems like the water must have been gushing out of the connection instead of upper two spray arms and likely affected the water pressure for the whole dishwasher (not just the upper rack). Replacing that part in the back, a $20 piece, has made our dishwasher run like new again. It's called Station D and is available at many online parts stores. I ordered mine from www.appliancepartspros.com. I still rate the dishwasher a 3 star because our door handle is broken although that hasn't affected the operation, and the dishracks are splitting/rusting. Now that it is working right, we might just replace the racks instead of buying a new dishwasher. Hope this helps get your dishes clean too.

Jun 22, 2010
Rating
star
I HATE THIS MACHINE!
by: Anonymous

My husband and I received this machine for an anniversary present in 2005, it has been nothing but issues! Our control keeps dying, we had a repair man come out and he said that the plastic on the board shrinks and causes the buttons to move underneath so they don't match up on the surface. AWESOME!! So a few hundred dollars later and 1 year later it is happening again! I have always had a grinding noise and the machine itself is LOUD! Just like the others we have to rewash the glasses etc because of the grittiness on the bottoms. I can't wait to get a new different machine!

Jun 03, 2010
Rating
starstar
Problems!
by: Anonymous

I have owned this model since the fall of 05. I too have experienced some of the problems that others have. The grinding noise - happens occasionally, the sandy residue on the dishes happens often. If you put any plates in the front half of the bottom rack without balancing out in the back half the rack falls forward off the track.

NOTHING placed facing down in any way gets clean on the bottom rack....NOTHING, even if lightly soiled.

We are on our third utensil rack. The first one semi-melted then broke, the second and third have broken too. All in the same place. They last about a year. I do not use the sanitizing or heated drying, just the heated wash. It's the area just above the heating element in the center of the utensil rack that breaks. Very frustrating.

Luckily I have not had any problems with the latch or the touch pad. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Jun 01, 2010
Rating
star
Cleans poorly, runs noisily
by: Anonymous

Worst. Dishwasher. Ever. I worked in the appliance business for years and I trusted the Maytag name. No more. Whenever we unload glasses, we have to check the bottom of each one for sandy residue. I have taken apart/cleaned the arms and increased the water temperature, ran vinegar through the empty machine, tried six different brands of detergent. Machine drains fine, no blockage in filters. No improvement. Replaced the touch pad a year ago and the "new" one is now starting to fail. Our previous dishwasher did not have these problems. If we didn't have two kids in college, I'd junk this useless appliance now.

And don't bother to look for a recall, except for a very few early models in the series(electrical problem).



May 23, 2010
Rating
star
Don't purchase/Return if possible
by: Anonymous

I bought this crap before doing my internet homework. if you did the same and you can still return it, please do and save your self money and trouble. The latch and buttons stop working, maytag will not do anything but recomed a tech to come and check it. Then they will want another $200 aprox for repairs. NOT WORTH EVEN LOOKING AT!!!

May 12, 2010
Rating
starstarstar
Maytag Quietseries 300
by: Anonymous

Owned this Maytag Quietseries for 1-1/2 years.

Latch for opening door is cheap, crappy feel.

Now making a high-pitched grinding noise, likely bad motor, impeller or gunked up requiring fixing.

Racks sometimes hit the bottom spinner (too close).

Can't put plates in bottom shelf up front or its front weels tip and whole rack tips towards you.

Regretting picking this dishwasher.

May 11, 2010
Rating
star
Poorly engineered trash
by: Anonymous

This pathetic machine has been in our household for about 5 years now and has given us the fits from nearly the time it was placed in service. As many others have stated in their reviews, the Q.S. 300 simply doesn't get dishes clean-no matter how you arrange them. An authorized technician came in and gave us the same advice about pre-warming the water at the faucet the supply line is tied into, not rinsing the dishes before loading, etc. We followed these steps and recognized little or no benefit from them. After disassembling the water impeller apparatus and analyzing the device (a little perforated piece of sheet metal) that is supposed to grind up food left on the dishes, I have concluded that this device was not engineered with the object of reliability or longevity in mind. Instead, they took the low road and engineered the product as inexpensively as possible-likely knowing that it will limp through the warranty period and afterwards nickel and dime you until you get fed up and get rid of it. I will never by another Maytag product again.

May 09, 2010
Rating
star
Whirlpool now owns and that is the problem
by: Suzanne

Whirlpool bought out Maytag and this the quality products are gone. Whirlpool does not stand behind it products and they have taken advantage of the good name of Maytag to sell their poor quality. I purchased 2 Whirlpool refrigerators and both completely gone in less than 2 years.

May 08, 2010
Rating
star
The "LOVERS" of this dishwasher WORK AT MAYTAG
by: Anonymous

LOL, This is obviously a piece of junk, including mine.

Correct, if you do google the Maytag quiet series 300 it is NOTHING BUT BAD NEWS.

Notice some of the "well thought out" and professionally written statements in here about how great the dishwasher is and that "it matches my coffee pot and my frilly knickers" hehehehehe...Good Grief, It's obviously written by people who work at Maytag.

No one who owns this model could possibly have anything good to say about it, especially in the way its written like a college thesis book these Maytag employees wrote below.


May 08, 2010
Rating
star
Very Poor Quality Machine
by: Anonymous

Ultimately for $450 bucks this dishwasher is a complete piece of crap.

The silverware never comes clean (We know how to load it :-) ) The water DOES NOT fill up all the way. When I cancell the cycle and restart it fills up all the way but you can only do that on the initial start up.

The water level does not fill up so the pump does not have enough water to run and clean.

Since the dishwasher is only a few months old this is absolutely unacceptable.

Do NOT buy this maching. Not sure how the other maytags work but this one is not good. Search google for the maytag quiet series 300 and it's nothing but bad news, I wish I would have done that before buying it.

If maytag sells something as bad as this maching I would have to fathom that their desire to sell a quality product overall is nill. I would suggest a higher end model from another mfger., maybe a little more money but it will work

May 01, 2010
Rating
starstar
CRAP E OLA
by: belinda

We've had this dishwasher for a few years now and I will admit it worked pretty well for a while. however it is far from a "quiet" series as stated in its title. As time went by our dishes got more cloudy and the noise got to the point it wanted to take off like some sort of military jet engine. Its insanely loud. We cant afford a new dishwasher so we having been doing dishes by hand so replacing it isnt an option at the moment, therefore Im in the process of trying to clean this piece of junk in hopes that it may help, but I doubt it.

Apr 06, 2010
Rating
star
maytag "dirty 300"
by: Anonymous

Our washer came with the house 3 yrs. ago. We used it a few times and had to hand wash the dishes afterwords. We are in the process of removing it and installing a useful cupboard.
BYE BYE MAYTAG P.O.S

Mar 29, 2010
Rating
star
Awful dishwasher.
by: Anthony

My first home came with this dishwasher, and it is terrible. My previous units were a GE Portable and Kenmore built-in, both around 5-7 years old, both budget models (around 400-500 dollars). They actually got the dishes clean most of the time, didn't work too good with severely dirty cooking dishes or ones with food caked on, but could handle anything else. This Maytag unit does nothing, it has been correctly referred to by others as a "dish swirler" -- it makes noise, costs you money to run, but leaves the dishes dirtier than when you started. I am not joking, I put dishes in there without any food on them and they came back full of gunk and pieces of dried soap. So I tried putting soap in manually after the cycle had reached a high level of heat -- same result. I tried turning up the water heat via water heater but this, too, did nothing. I checked the dishes each time I tried to run it -- they came out steaming and hot. And filthy. Absurd! This unit is pure garbage. Oh, and the handle broke off before I even got to it. It is going into the garbage where it belongs.

Mar 05, 2010
Rating
star
Terrible Dishwasher
by: Anonymous

I bought this dishwasher a year and a half ago. It does a poor job at cleaning the dishes, and often leaves debris in the glasses. The lights on the front panel have stopped working, and now the buttons on the front panel wont start the dishwasher at all. I've seen dozens of complaints about this problem on this review board as well as others. The lowest price I've found for a replacement front panel is $100. I've had enough, and am just going to replace the whole dishwasher-- with anything but another Maytag!

Feb 19, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Maytag Quietseries 300
by: DavidH (San Antonio)

I have read many of the criticisms of the dishwasher and I also have a problem. The soap appears baked onto the dishes leaving white residue on ever surface. My first clue as to the cause was when I started noticing soap tracks down the inside of the door after the cycle had completed. That leaves only two items that can cause the problem: 1) from the pc board there is a linkage to a solenoid that releases the soap door. The linkage is usually controlled by a signal from the PC board which energizes the solenoid which queues the latch to the door. If there is a timing problem on the pc board the soap door may open late (during rinse cycle) and the rinse water would disperse the soapy water all over the dishes just prior to the sanitizing rinse and heated dry which bakes to saop on to the dishes, or 2) the soap door linkage becomes encrusted with caked on soap which delays opening the door until the rinse cycle starts, or 3) the solenoid that controls the soap door linkage has become sluggish in its operation.

Check by loading dishwasher. Leave soap door open. Do not add soap. close door and start the cycle. Open the front door and add soap once you hear the water agitating. Do NOT close the soap door. Check your dishes after the wash completes. If it is clean then one of the aforementioned parts are the problem.

Start with the soap door latch mechanism. There should be no resistance. Next check that the solenoid plunger enters and exits the solenoid body very smoothly, if not then replace it. Actually replace it anyway because it is the most likely culprit. And lastly replace the pc board.

To help remove baked on soap scum try running a load of the stained dishes with 2-cups of vinegar in the water. Use the procedure in the first paragraph as to when to add the vinegar.

Sure hopes this helps.
DavidHooge@yahoo.com (use keyword: Maytag)

Feb 13, 2010
Rating
star
When Turkeys Fly
by: Dan in Texas

The Maytag Quiet Series 300 was appropriately named because it is real quiet when it never works. The control board ribbon cable behind the outer control panel seems to be subject to corrosion from a poorly designed seal. Maytag maintains that this is a unique problem but a 5 minute review of hits on Google when searching "Maytag quiet series 300 problems" reveals many, many, others are having this problem too. Some people report changing the control board several times over a 5 year period. The Maytag repairman (Mr Carlson from WKRP) must be busting his hump trying to keep up with all the repairs. I can almost hear his voice as he opens the dishwasher door panel and discovers water getting in; "as god as my witness, I thought it would stay dry".

Nov 28, 2009
Rating
star
The buttons don't work!
by: Malinda

I've only had my dishwasher for about 3 years and now the buttons don't work...ugh! Is it best to replace the board or get a whole new dishwasher? I'm so frustrated...

Nov 01, 2009
Rating
star
Legacy Quiet Series 300 not as good as old model
by: Andy

This dishwasher is frankly terrible. It's baseline operation is annoyingly loud, but if food gets caught in the little grinder, then the there is a miserable grinding noise. We had it fixed under warranty once, but were told the same fix would be at least $120 out of warranty and that it would likely break again.

Of course, that would maybe be acceptable if it actually cleaned dishes! We rinse our dishes almost completely clean to get them cleaned in the dishwasher, and even then it bakes on food.

This replaced a 20 year old hotpoint - frankly, that old model was quieter and cleaned better, and we replaced it because it was not particularly good on either account.

Oct 31, 2009
Rating
star
whirlpool quiet series 300
by: Anonymous

The worst dishwasher ever!

Oct 21, 2009
Rating
star
Maytag QuietSeries 300 -TRASH
by: Pam

I have owned 4 dishwashers and this one is the WORST!! Dishes come out dirtier than when they went it!!! I paid $750 for this piece of trash.
It is 3 years old and problems started 10 months after purchase.
I have replaced: the door latch 4 times, the control panel, the cutlery basket (it just cracked and flatware would fall thru and stop the wash arm) and the docking stations for the water supply to the wash arms. Wash arms keep filling up with food, as if dirty water was getting in the clean water supply. But Maytag says this can't happen. The service tech replaced all 4 wash arms because he couldn't understand why the dishes came out dirtier than went it after checking water temp, pressure, hoses, garbage disposal, filters.
Very disappointed in Maytag's customer service. They know this model is a lemon and won't stand by it.

Sep 19, 2009
Rating
star
Maytag Update
by: Steve C

My original posting regarding the Series 300 has been removed, probably due to a politically incorrect comment about product testing using rice bowls and chop sticks.

My 300 has also been removed. Even with hours-long cycle times, it simply did not clean dishes. After only about 6 months of use [if you can call it that], I pulled the unit out and tried to GIVE it to a used appliance dealer. He WOULD NOT take it - even for FREE - so I had to pay to take it to the dump. I promised myself never to buy another Maytag product.

So I replaced it with a Whirlpool Quiet Partner I. Some of you already know where I am headed with this story - another trip to the dump. I did not realize that Maytag & Whirlpool are the same company and two very good product names have been completely destroyed. I'll grant you that both ARE quiet, a feature accomplished by using a grossly undersized water pump. They should be called dish swishers instead.

I added another name to my never purchase again list and as an electrical contractor, I pass that information on to all of my customers. Oh No, they own AMANA too?? Please say it isn't so !! My 28 year old microwave is bound to give out SOMEDAY.


Sep 13, 2009
Rating
star
The good ratings are probably written by maytag!
by: Anonymous

Horrible dishwasher!

Handle broke. Panel kept switching to rinse only (watch for that if you ran a load and the soap was not used). Now the front panel is totally gone, just a few random buttons work one in a while.

Notice how all the positive reviews sound too much like advertisements? Yes, it is quiet, I'll grant that, but it is a piece of junk otherwise. Maytag, if you are astroturfing this site, knock it off! Nobody is being fooled!

Sep 10, 2009
Rating
star
Piece of trash!
by: Betty Rutherford

This dishwasher is a piece of trash. We bought this dishwasher on February 10, 2008 while we were remodeling our kitchen. It seemed to work fine for about 6 months, and then I complained to my husband constantly that the dishwasher would not start and that the control panel acted as if it had no power to it.

My husband did not believe me that this dishwasher was having any problems because each time he would come to check it, it would start right up for him. I continued to have problems with the control panel, and it would work intermittently. Sometimes it would start, sometimes it would not.

This dishwasher is now 7 months outside the manufacturer warranty, and now the control panel is completely out and the dishwasher will not work. I did some research online to find out if there was possibly some type of reset button we were missing, and lo and behold I find this website with numerous complaints about problems with the control panel.

I have read these complaints and see where individuals have actually paid for new control panels themselves on defective dishwashers. Anyone interested in a class action suit against Maytag? I am NOT going to pay to have this thing fixed.

It is defective, and I will file whatever complaints with whatever entities I have to until I get this resolved. I don't give up easily. I will also find an attorney who will take this class action complaint if I can find enough people to join in.

Sep 10, 2009
Rating
star
This product should be RECALLED!
by: Janice

We've had multiple problems: door latch broke, lower rack rusted after about a year and part of it broke off and it smells when we run it. The inside black rubber is literally burning away - this is the smell! Wouldn't recommend this product and it should be RECALLED!

Sep 08, 2009
Rating
star
Absolutely Terrible Machine!
by: Anonymous

Have owned this model since Mother's Day and have had nothing but trouble since it has been installed. Dishes have come out dirtier than what they have gone in (most of the time) and now the soap packs are not being dissolved after a full wash on Hi Heat. Have had local tech come and service 4 different times and have been given a different reason for dirty dishes each time. We will definitely never buy a Maytag again!

Sep 04, 2009
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
As the name implies, it is very quiet
by: Karen

I purchased my Maytag dishwasher from Best Buy about 4 years ago and I love it! As the name implies, it is very quiet. I can carry on a conversation right next to it and hear everything that is said. I love the adjustable racks that allow me to put almost anything in to be cleaned.

It has a simple flat front with no buttons to push, just finger pads, so no dirt and grime build up. There are multiple cycles, such as pots and pans or sanitize to allow for any combination to get the job done. One of my favorite features is the ability to set it to start a few hours after I go to bed.

The dishwasher runs while I’m asleep and there is no worry about using all the hot water, and in the morning, all the dishes are clean, dry and ready to put away. This dishwasher is also more energy efficient. It uses less water and electricity, saving me money. I would definitely recommend this brand and model to others.

Sep 03, 2009
Rating
star
Worst Dishwasher Ever Purchased
by: Anonymous

I've had the Maytag for a couple of years. When it was installed the first three didn't even work! The door latch breaks easily and sticks making the door very hard to unlatch and open. Dishes on the top rack such as glasses or bowls might as well be left out as they come out dirtier than when they went in. I have had 3 repair men out to do various work on it from replacing the circuit board, replacing the door latch, and fixing the seals that the plumbing in the racks plug into.

This thing takes over 2 hours to do a wash cycle but half the time I still end up rewashing greasy bowls and glasses.

Save your money and buy a different brand. Maytag, never again.

Sep 03, 2009
Rating
star
Maytag STRESS SERIES 300
by: Matt

Have had washer 3.5 years. Replaced the motherboard three times. rack wheels twice. Two latches. Spent $700.00 on the Maytag and will never buy a Maytag appliance agian. Have had over fifteen service calls in the time I have owned it. Stressing us out. A&E services for warranty can't get it right ---Sears for that matter. Now we are not sure to extend the warrant for $300.00 or buy new after such a short time owning it. Argggggg.

Sep 03, 2009
Rating
starstarstar
Maytag is not Dependable
by: Anonymous

We purchased our maytag two years ago and now the thing is falling appart. I had to replace the door latch assembly a very simple task. Now the thing turns off during the wash cycle. I can say this when it did work properly it was a great machine. Now, well lets just say maytag IS NOT dependable. Two years and the thing starts going heywire. I guess for the price I can't complain to much.

Aug 23, 2009
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
UPDATE
by: Anonymous

Ok, washer started to work again, not sure what I touched or did but I am not questionint it just crossing my fingers with each load.


Aug 23, 2009
Rating
star
worst ever
by: Heidi, Georgia

This is the worst dishwasher ever! The control panel went dead one day after warranty ended. Six monthes later the door handle broke into two. The dishes don't always get cleaned and there are always spots on the glasses. The adjustable rack systems have all cracked, so they don't work. Now the wheels on the top rack have broken off! This machine is only four years old. I will never but another Maytag.

Aug 23, 2009
Rating
star
sucks
by: Anonymous

It Sucks! One problem after another. The latch broke, the soap remanin in the dispenser and the dishes do not get clean. I have only had it for 4 years and it only worked the first year.

Jul 16, 2009
Rating
starstar
Probelms with latch
by: Sarah

This dishwasher has worked well for us for a few years, but we are fighting with Maytag about the door latch assembly.

We replaced the assembly once last year and already the thing is broken again! Maytag only warranties parts for 90 days, so even though NUMEROUS people are having issues with the door latches, they refuse to stand behind it, and act as if they are unaware of the issue.

Look up Maytag dishwasher door latch on your search engine and see how many people have had problems. I will probably go with another company next time I purchase a dishwasher.

Jun 28, 2009
Rating
starstar
Doesn't remove tough dirt
by: Anonymous

2 stars

I have owned a Maytag Quiet Series 300 for a couple of years now. Admittedly, it does live up to its name and wash dishes quietly. It must be easy to make a quiet dishwasher when it does not have to do a good job. It also needs two hours for a full wash cycle.

This dishwasher usually cannot get off anything that is cooked onto a pot or a baking dish. It has trouble washing all the way to the bottom of large plastic cups, regardless of where they are placed in the washer. Sticky stuff like oatmeal or rice is often left in bowls and on silverware. Sticky stuff can also be transferred into any dish able to hold the smallest bit of a puddle during the washing process.

On a more positive note, the 300 does have a useful amount of flexibility in arranging dishes on the racks. It has a basket on the upper rack for small items and an optional lid for the silverware basket. Some of the racks can be rotated down to create space for large items.

I do not prewash, though I do scrape down dishes before putting them in the washer. I do not let them sit for more than a couple days without a rinse cycle to keep things from getting too dried on. I do not use the drying cycle so that debris does not get baked on. Even so, I still do a fair amount of post-washing of bowls, plastic cups, and pots and pans.


Jun 07, 2009
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Quiet Series 300 - Don't Buy
by: Anonymous

We have owned the QuietSeries 300 for about 6 years and were happy with it for about a year. Then it started getting VERY noisy on and off and wouldn't clean well. We have run cleaners thru it as well as white vinegar, but still the cleaning is not great (we have soft water as well). But that is not the worst of it. Thank goodness I purchased a 60 month extended warranty (something I rarely do), as we have had to have the handle/latch assy replaced once and the control panel replaced twice. Also, both the upper and center racks have had corrosion problems with many tines breaking off - and these are NOT covered by warranty. Overall we are not pleased with this machine, are researching for a new dishwasher, and will NEVER buy a Maytag again.

May 07, 2009
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Pretty loud
by: Anonymous

We purchased our Maytag Quiet Series 300 at Sears. Overall, it is a good dishwasher. The name of the model, however, is misleading. It is pretty loud. Also, the cycle time is very long. It takes well over an hour to wash the dishes. From an aesthetic standpoint, it is very nice. It is stainless steel and does not leave fingerprint marks.

Apr 09, 2009
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Trouble free for 4 years, well done Maytag
by: Jason Beckley

When my house was built all the appliances inside were from Kenmore and all was fine for the first 3 years. Then the dishwasher started to leak and it would not clean very well. I price shopped Sears, Best Buy, and Lowes and found the best deal on a Maytag quiet series 300 at Lowes who offered at the time a rebate on delivery.

I was able to find a color that would match my other appliances and it was reasonably priced. I, along with most of the world, have seen the 'Maytag Man' commercials at some time and that did influence me someon the purchase. The biggest difference I noticed after the plumber installed the washer was how quiet the machine ran compared to my old Kenmore, the difference being compared to a car driving by and a tractor trailer rumbling past.

The options on the washer to have high temp wash and also to sanitize are great because my kids seem to have every bug that goes around school. There is the ability to delay the machine for it to start when you are sleeping and also heavy duty wash for pots, the interior is designed to hold almost anything and the rinse aid is helpful as well.

I can say that it has been 4 years now and trouble free and if it ever does need replaced it will be with another Maytag very well done!!

Apr 07, 2009
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Worked great for 2 years
by: Anonymous

This dishwasher worked great for 2 years with no problems. Then it seemed that it was starting to become quite noisy. Next the handle broke and my husband had to repair it. Now it is not cleaning the dishes on the top rack. They are full of gunk. We will be buying a new dishwasher soon and it won't be a Maytag.

Feb 19, 2009
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Really quiet machine
by: Annette

I love this dishwasher. It lives up to it's name - it's wonderfully quiet, which is great for us, since we practically live in the kitchen. The jets are powerful and thoughtfully arranged, with reconfigurable racks that make it easy to load the machine with anything from dozens of small plates to huge roasting pans. I’ve never once noticed any food or soap residue on any pan, plate or glass – even on the normal cycle.

The “sanitize” cycle is a huge bonus; it super-heats plates and glasses and makes you feel really comfortable about the cleanliness of your kitchen. The variety of settings is useful, too – being able to choose a light wash when you only really need to rinse lightly-used plates is great for the environment and for your water bill. The potscrubbing cycle is incredibly robust, and can blast even baked-on grease and cheese from a lasagna pan with no problem.

The time delay, which give you an option of 2, 4, or 6 hours, is a nice addition as well; it means we can program the machine to start well after we’ve gone to bed, so we can wake up to sparkling-clean dishes in the morning without having to listen to the cycle!

The washer looks pretty good in my newly remodeled kitchen, to, which is nice. A brushed stainless steel front and black details make it look very up-to-date and unobtrusive. The soft rubber-coated racks (no cracks I can see after three years of constant use) are, as I mentioned, reconfigurable – there are several extra snap-on folding pieces that can accommodate almost any arrangement of plates and cookware.

All in all, a really great mid-range dishwasher, especially for people like us who live in an open-plan house and REALLY LIKE a quiet machine.

Feb 14, 2009
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Rinse cycle light always on
by: Anonymous

I have the same problem as many other owners of this dishwasher. The control panel doesn't work right. It used to be hard to activate - I would press a button and most of the time it wouldn't work. After 4 or 5 tries it would finally work.

Now, it just doesn't work at all. No matter which cycle I select the rinse cycle keeps coming on. I can't even do a regular wash. I have only had it for about 2 years. This is the worst appliance I have ever had.

Jan 15, 2009
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Frustrated
by: Anonymous

I've had my 300 Series for about 18 months and I'm terribly frustrated with it. The control panel has stopped working properly. I will go to run it, either on normal or auto wash and within a few minutes it switches over to rinse only and then follows that cycle. I have to try multiple times before the system finally 'takes', and the regular wash cycle is processed. It's a waste of money and water. In my research, this is apparently a regular issue. The touch panel is about $50 to replace. Something I shouldn't have to do.

Jan 13, 2009
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Full of great options
by: Pauline

My dishwasher the is a Maytag and I really like it. I bought it about 2 years ago from an appliance center. The color had to be black to match my stove and other appliances like the coffee maker,toaster, etc.

This machine is full of great options; it has 5 cycles: heavy, normal, light, rinse, insta wash, auto clean, delay option and heated to sanitize.
The Sanitize feature says it gets rid of 99.9% of bacteria. I don't how this is verified, but I guess they have done tests.

Some of the recommendations are to set my hot water heater 120-140F for optimum cleaning. I haven't even checked on this. It also recommends using a rinsing agent to improve drying results.

There is a support line 1-800-888-9900 which to date I haven?t had to use. I guess that?s a good thing.

The dishwasher has proven to be reliable and cleans very well. The inside is a large capacity and I can load it up with lots of dishes and pots.
The silverware tray has different slots for the size of forks, knives, and spoons.

The top tray can expand or contract depending on what I need to clean.

I would recommend this machine to anyone who is looking for sleek, easy to use, and who need all those wash cycles for the tough jobs.

Now that I have really looked at the options, I might try some of them instead of just using the light or regular wash cycle.
Tonight I will try the sanitize option, just to see if I can tell the difference.

Dec 08, 2008
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I own one too
by: Anonymous

Mine stopped working well after one year & just keeps getting worse no matter what. Dishes come out dirtier than they went in!

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