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Maytag MDB7100AWQ
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Post# 502004   3/6/2011 at 20:24 (4,879 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        

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My sister is upgrading her kitchen to 'stainless steel' Samsung appliances(including the DW) and granite countertops.

I told her I wanted her old Maytag DW(which was repaired in a recall issue with the rinse aid dispenser)


It is really in great shape with one rust spot on the upper rack.


It is model # MBD7100AWQ

Serial # 15380740YF


Can you give me some information on this machine?

Great performer?

Does it dry with a heating element or a fan assist dry?


Post# 502005 , Reply# 1   3/6/2011 at 20:26 (4,879 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        
Membrane buttons

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Left side


3 sec

Auto Clean




Lights and Digital display countdown:






Heating Dealy


Does this continue to wash while the water heats?


Post# 502006 , Reply# 2   3/6/2011 at 20:27 (4,879 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        
Membrane buttons right side

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Rinse only

Light Wash

Normal Wash

Heavy Wash

Tough Scrub


Heated Dry

Post# 502007 , Reply# 3   3/6/2011 at 20:28 (4,879 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        

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Really in great shape

Post# 502008 , Reply# 4   3/6/2011 at 20:30 (4,879 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        
Another shot

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The right side of the upper rack moves up or down a notch.

Post# 502010 , Reply# 5   3/6/2011 at 20:31 (4,879 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        

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She really was very happy with the Maytag.


Will she be equally happy with the new Samsung with hidden controls?


The Samsung is coming from PC Richards.




Post# 502013 , Reply# 6   3/6/2011 at 20:42 (4,879 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Yes, it continues to circulate the water while it's heating the water.  And i very seriously doubt she'll be happy with that Samsung dishwasher.  I've not heard good things about it at all. 

Post# 502020 , Reply# 7   3/6/2011 at 20:58 (4,879 days old) by gadgetgary (Bristol,CT)        

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I might have to get rid of one Extra Dw.


Would you keep this DW(Maytag) or keep the KitchenAid(KUDJ230Y1)?



Post# 502024 , Reply# 8   3/6/2011 at 21:06 (4,879 days old) by lovestowash (St. Petersburg, FL)        
I had that same dishwasher...

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It's superb...wish I had taken it when I moved...

It doesn't have a fan-assisted dry...

However, I never used a rinse agent, and still got excellent drying results...



Post# 502025 , Reply# 9   3/6/2011 at 21:10 (4,879 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Hi Gary

That's a Wicked tough choice.

I'm these days partial to the Maytag. It does have 2 Full sprays on the top and the bottom, and also I had one briefly and loved it. The only thing I didn't like on the tag was the previous owners had some kind of Scented Rinse Agent that just permeated the Plastic Interior. Since I cannot tolerate fragrances, I gave it away. Other than that, I would say that it cleaned as good if not better that a KA.

Runs a tad bit longer, but that Tower and the Wash Arms make it a Good Cleaning Machine.

I'd say take it, and if you don't want it, I'll gladly take that machine off your hands. As I know where it is coming from. Let me know.

Post# 502027 , Reply# 10   3/6/2011 at 21:16 (4,879 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        
Ok... I'll take it

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I'll be making a trip to NJ soon.

If you want, I'll swap you my Regency for that . Otherwise, e-mail me and let me know what you'd like for it.

Post# 502104 , Reply# 11   3/7/2011 at 06:32 (4,878 days old) by magic clean ()        

that machine is on the recall list. Do you know if it has been serviced?

CLICK HERE TO GO TO magic clean's LINK

Post# 502116 , Reply# 12   3/7/2011 at 08:27 (4,878 days old) by GadgetGary (Bristol,CT)        

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What was the problem?


Your link is not working.

Post# 502153 , Reply# 13   3/7/2011 at 10:52 (4,878 days old) by magic clean ()        

The recall was in connection with the rinse aid dispenser. If the link does not work call Maytag @ 800-675-0535 with the complete model and serial number. Also see

CLICK HERE TO GO TO magic clean's LINK

Post# 502237 , Reply# 14   3/7/2011 at 17:26 (4,878 days old) by Toggleswitch (New York City, NY)        

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My Maytag needed a new heating element as part of its recall. Does your new Maytag need one as well?

Post# 502241 , Reply# 15   3/7/2011 at 17:41 (4,878 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Link fixed Laughing


-- Dishwasher Recall

Post# 502271 , Reply# 16   3/7/2011 at 19:28 (4,878 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Umm Guys, if ya read his first post, he said the machine was repaired in a recall issue about the rinse-aid dispenser. 

Post# 502275 , Reply# 17   3/7/2011 at 19:44 (4,878 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        
Thanks Bob.

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I thought I read that as well.

I believe it was a fire issue.

Post# 502308 , Reply# 18   3/7/2011 at 22:37 (4,878 days old) by GadgetGary (Bristol,CT)        

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I think this is the model that is replacing the Maytag.


What is that about:


"Fan-driven condensing drying system"?


Reviews were not great.




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Post# 502312 , Reply# 19   3/7/2011 at 23:00 (4,878 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        
Maytag vs Samsung!

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Gary - I know some who bought the samsung and was not happy with it. The maytag is a better performer hands down. The Fan-driven condensing drying system is mearly a fan and nothing more. Those reviews are correct. They retutned the Samsung to sears after having it for less than a month!

Post# 502314 , Reply# 20   3/7/2011 at 23:04 (4,878 days old) by GadgetGary (Bristol,CT)        

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Should I keep the KA or keep the Maytag?

What is your opinion of those machines?



Post# 502325 , Reply# 21   3/7/2011 at 23:31 (4,878 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        
Maytag vs Samsung!

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Hi Gary,
I would keep anything that works good and uses enough water and doesnt take forever to run. The cycle on the samsung is also well over 2 hours. And after that is not a good cleaner. The older maytag and kitchenaids are far better!

Post# 502341 , Reply# 22   3/8/2011 at 05:06 (4,877 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Guys, his sister is getting the Samsung not him.  READ.  Comprehend.  Gary, don't you already have one KitchenAid?  Keep the Maytag and get rid of the Kitchenaid that you show above.  You need varity. 

Post# 502348 , Reply# 23   3/8/2011 at 06:34 (4,877 days old) by GadgetGary (Bristol,CT)        

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You are correct.  I have a Superba 22 series in my Kitchen as my daily driver.

Just wanted to be assured that the Maytag is a great performer too(as good as the KA or GE2800?)


I will give the '23' series on loan so if I ever want it back, I have that option.


Post# 502357 , Reply# 24   3/8/2011 at 07:39 (4,877 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        

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Not only did Gary say that the MT DW had already been fixed you can see the green sticker below the model # tag which indicates that the machine has been updated for safety.

Post# 502545 , Reply# 25   3/8/2011 at 21:08 (4,877 days old) by GadgetGary (Bristol,CT)        
Manufacture Date

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Can anyone tell me the manufacture date of the Maytag?


Post# 502561 , Reply# 26   3/8/2011 at 22:03 (4,877 days old) by peteski50 (New York)        
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Gary I don't know the date but this was taken out of a 1999 brochure!

Post# 503827 , Reply# 27   3/13/2011 at 12:17 (4,872 days old) by GadgetGary (Bristol,CT)        
Storm Wash

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Just saw my sister's new DW that replaced the Maytag.


So far she is happy with it and said that it takes less time than the Maytag.


Interesting concept about the 'Storm wash' feature.




Post# 504106 , Reply# 28   3/14/2011 at 17:58 (4,871 days old) by roto204 (Tucson, AZ)        

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TurboZone meets SilverShower :-)

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