Fried Timer on a Maytag MDB5000AWW Dishwasher

by Samurai Appliance Repair Man on July 30, 2008

in Dishwasher Repair

So you’re happily running your Maytag dishwasher one day, getting the Alpo scrubbed off of your dinner plates when your nostrils are assaulted by a burning smell. You quickly check the pair of skivvies you’re wearing and, finding them to be (reasonably) clean, you discover that Da Schmeel is indeed wafting from your Maytag dishwasher. Your mind shifts from peering intently into your britches and snaps into troubleshooting mode as you open the control panel on the dishwasher, seeking the source of the burning smell. Your keen Vulcan squinties immediately spot a group of burnt wires on the timer harness, similar to what’s shown here:

Fried Timer on  Maytag MDB5000AWW Washer

“WTF?” you exclaim, in astonishment and horror.

Turns out that there is a recall on this dishwasher for a problem with the rinse aid dispenser. Although the depicted problem was not caused by this, but was instead due to loose connections at the timer wire harness, there’s still a good chance that Maytag will cover it for you. Worth a call, right? Here’s the number to the Maytag Recall Team: 1-800-675-0535.

And in case they don’t cover it, here’s the part link to the timer if you want to replace it yourself. Easy job, half a mug on the world-famous SUDS-o-meter.

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