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Our Maytag model MDB4010AWW (8 1/2 years old) is leaving food stuck on the dishes and glasses on the top rack consistently. We've run several bottles of Dishwasher Magic through in the past few weeks which has only helped the problem a little. We posted this question to a similar forum a few weeks ago, and it was suggested that the wash pump might need replacement. What's the average life expectancy of a lowend dishwasher like ours? would it be more cost effective to replace it rather than to sp


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It would cost you at least the 200.00 to have it replaced since the pump cost 150.00 and you would have labor added. It should last longer than it did if that's what's wrong with it. I would first observe to see if the upper spray arm is spinning and if water is coming out. It could be locked up and not spinning or there could be crack allowing the water to come out other places and not spinning the arm. If the force of water doesn't seem like enough then it's probably the pump. It it's bad and a new one can be found for 3,4 or maybe even 6 hundred I would get a new one as you would have all new parts and some warranty coverage. You'll have to decide that part yourself based on your situation.
A lowend dishwasher can be picked up for around $100 and if the unit you have cost $200 to repair you may be better off buying a new one. Try placing 4 cups in the top rack of the dishwasher face up and run a cycle to see if they all fill with water. If they do not then there is a problem with the wash arm getting stuck or not spinning or the water holes in the arm being plugged. Also chec k to see how much water is going into the dishwasher it should fill to just below the heating element.
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