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24 in. Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel Top Control Built-In Tall Tub Dishwasher, 47 dBA

  • Most powerful motor on the market among leading brands
  • Heated Dry ups temperatures to get dishes nice and dry
  • Touch controls provide seamless access to powerful cleaning
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Maytag builds a strong, yet quiet dishwasher with a Fingerprint Resistant Stainless-Steel exterior and stainless-steel tub for years of tough cleaning. With the most powerful dishwasher motor on the market and a 4-blade stainless steel chopper, enjoy mighty cleaning power that’s quiet at only 47 dBA. Plus, we stand behind it with a 10-year limited parts warranty.
  • Maytag dishwashers feature the most powerful motor on the market. Powerful enough to handle dried-on egg yolk and peanut butter without pre rinsing, this motor can handle your dirtiest dishes
  • No more scraping plates. The 4-blade stainless steel chopper disintegrates the food particles that come off your dishes so they don't end up recirculating and sticking to your dishes and glassware
  • PowerBlast cycle removes stuck-on food with high pressure spray jets, increased temperature and hot steam to finish the job
  • Up the temperature to reduce excess moisture inside your dishwasher and get dishes nice and dry
  • You're in control with a simple tap of your finger. Smooth, tap-to-activate settings give you quick and seamless access to powerful cleaning
  • Easy-to-clean, fingerprint resistant stainless steel helps prevent smudges and keeps your dishwasher looking as good on the outside as it works on the inside
  • This dishwasher is made to perform at only 50 dBA, so you can enjoy the cleaning power of a mighty Maytag at a low noise level. (Per IEC standards)
  • Maytag dishwashers are covered by a 10-year limited parts warranty on the racks, chopper blade and stainless steel tub. So when we say you can count on your dishwasher for years, we mean it. (See warranty for complete details)
  • We packed in sturdy stainless steel that's ready for cycle after cycle of tough cleaning. Built for high heat and less likely to crack than plastic, stainless steel materials also resist stains to help keep your dishwasher looking good for years to come
  • The Steam Sanitize option lets you confidently wash important items with a high-temperature rinse that removes 99.999% of food soil bacteria
  • Our 2X Life tested motor is built to last and tested to prove it. (Twice life testing based on accelerated 20-year life testing, normal cycle, average use)
  • After a big meal, you'll need room to fit all your glasses or plates. The tiered upper rack is designed like stadium seating to hold everything from small saucers to large plates and taller glasses
  • Premium DuraGuard nylon racks have a heavy-duty coating that resists rust
  • The end-of-cycle indicator lets you know exactly where the dishwasher is in the wash cycle: when it's in process, when it's finished and when the Steam Sanitize option is in use
  • ENERGY STAR certified dishwashers use less water and energy than standard models, helping you save money on utility bills
  • Whirlpool Corporation started in 1911 as a small company in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Today we are a global home appliance business selling products around the world. We are proud of our American heritage and ingenuity that have driven innovation for over 100 years
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Specifications

Dimensions

Cut-Out Depth (in.)
24 in
Cut-Out Height (in.)
34 in
Cut-Out Width (in.)
24 in
Depth - Door Shut (with Handle) (in.)
26.75
Depth - Door Shut (without Handle) (in.)
24.5
Depth With Door Open 90 Degrees (In)
49.5
Dishwasher Size
24 In.
Height - Maximum (in)
34.5
Height - Minimum (in)
33.5
Product Depth (in.)
26.75 in
Product Height (in.)
34.5
Product Width (in.)
23.88

Details

Amperage (amps)
8.1 A
Appliance Category
Dishwasher
Appliance Type
Dishwasher
Color/Finish
Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel
Color/Finish Family
Stainless Steel
Control Location
Top Control
Control Type
Touch
Custom Door Panel Ready
No
Decibel (Sound) Rating
47 dBA
Delay Start Option
Yes
Dishwasher Cycles
Auto,Quick Wash,Rinse and Hold,Standard Wash
Dishwasher Cycles
Quick Rinse,Quick Wash,Sanitize
Dishwasher Features
Cycle Status Lights,Filtered Water,Fingerprint Resistant,Hard Food Disposer,Hard Food Filter,Hidden Controls
Dishwasher Rack Configuration
1st Rack- Silverware Basket
Energy Consumption (kWh/year)
270
Energy Efficiency Tier Rating
Tier I
Handle Type
Bar Handle
Hose Length (ft.)
6
Number of Cycles
5
Number of Place Settings
14
Product Weight (lb.)
54 lb
Rack Material
Nylon
Returnable
Non-Returnable
Silverware Basket Location
In Rack
Sound Rating Range (Decibels)
Quieter
Steam Function
With Steam
Steam Function
No
Tall Tub
Yes
Tub Material
Stainless Steel Tub
Voltage (volts)
120
Wash/Dry Options
Delay Start,Heated Dry,High Temperature Wash

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
NSF Certified,Star-K,UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
10-year limited parts

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Dishwasher Features3rd Rack,Automatic Temperature Control,Cycle Status Lights,Hard Food Filter,Sound Reduction System3rd Rack,Automatic Temperature Control,Cycle Status Lights,Filtered Water,Fingerprint Resistant,Hard Food Filter,Hidden Controls,Sound Reduction System3rd Rack,Automatic Temperature Control,Cycle Status Lights,Hidden Controls,Sound Reduction System,Tall TubCycle Status Lights,Filtered Water,Fingerprint Resistant,Hard Food Disposer,Hard Food Filter,Hidden Controls
Dishwasher Size24 In.24 In.24 In.24 In.
Tub MaterialStainless Steel TubStainless Steel TubStainless Steel TubStainless Steel Tub
Height - Maximum (in)3534.534.6334.5
Depth - Door Shut (without Handle) (in.)23.7524.524.524.5
Control LocationFront ControlTop ControlTop ControlTop Control
Sound Rating Range (Decibels)QuietestQuieterQuietestQuieter
Wash/Dry OptionsDelay Start,High Temperature Wash,SanitizeDelay Start,Heated DryDelay Start,Extra Dry,Quick RinseDelay Start,Heated Dry,High Temperature Wash
Handle TypeRecessed HandleBar HandleBar HandleBar Handle
Dishwasher CyclesSensor WashSensor WashRinse and Hold,Standard WashAuto,Quick Wash,Rinse and Hold,Standard Wash
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Questions & Answers

20Questions10Answers

The height of my dishwasher section is 33 3/4, however, the max height for this product is 34 1/2...

Asked by jennifer July 13, 2020
1
Answer

jennifer, the feet are adjustable on the Dishwasher. Hopefully this information is beneficial to you. Thank you for your inquiry regarding our Maytag appliances!

This Maytag Just installed and after long heated drying is wet on the inside of door and back wall? Is there a problem

Asked by Marcel April 23, 2020
1
Answer

Hi Marcel. Please make sure that your venting is not kinked or clogged. If it is, it can cause heat to enter back into the Dryer. If you need further assistance, please don't hesitate to call us at 1-800-344-1274. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am-8:00 pm EST.

Does the filter need cleaning? Can you turn off all sounds? Thanks!

Asked by Jeff February 22, 2020
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Answer

Jeff, the Dishwasher has the Clean Water Wash system that continuously removes food particles from the wash water for excellent performance. So there is no need to ever remove and clean the filter. as for turning of all sounds, this Dishwasher does not have this option.

Just received and did not come with an insulation blanket. Should this model come with insulation blanket?

Asked by Kb27 February 16, 2020
2
Answers

Yes. Ours had one.

Does this unit have direct wire to the power source, OR does it connect by plugging into an outle...

Asked by Bo February 15, 2020
1
Answer

You can install the dishwasher with a power cord or with direct wire.

How do you adjust the top rack on the black cast iron model

Asked by Bet February 3, 2020
1
Answer

Hello Bet, please look at page 11 on your Use and Care Guide at the link below for more information. Hopefully this information is beneficial to you. Thank you for your inquiry regarding our Maytag appliances! https://images.homedepot-static.com/catalog/pdfImages/4e/4e02e310-8630-4fc2-8c99-a66caeb92d84.pdf

is there a way to lock it during operation?

Asked by Nicole December 11, 2019
1
Answer

Nicole, you are unable to lock the door.

Can you open the door of a top control if something goes wrong or does it lock while running?

Asked by JC November 20, 2019
1
Answer

JC, you are able to open the door.

This seems to be a beautiful finish, the CAST IRON. Are you coming out with more fridges? Microwa...

Asked by Homedepotlizzie October 27, 2019
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what is the length of time for the dry cycle?

Asked by Ro October 21, 2019
1
Answer

To meet government electrical standards, dryers have been designed not to use as much energy as your previous dryer. They now have sensors that determine the amount of moisture and heat that is in the dryer, regulating when the heater should come and for how long.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.6
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Easy to install, operates, very quiet, clean nice
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought this 3 month ago ,we are so happy...Works very good.....
by Sate
All of our dishes come out clean and dry. Great addition to a busy kitchen!! Would highly recomme...
All of our dishes come out clean and dry. Great addition to a busy kitchen!! Would highly recommend.
by CSmooth
Sharp!
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Easy installation. Works as good as it looks. Super quiet operation.
by Coach77
So far so good. Dishes, perfectly clean and actually dry when done, and it’s quiet. I also like...
So far so good. Dishes, perfectly clean and actually dry when done, and it’s quiet. I also like the silverware organizer with the slots. I think it helps clean them better. Best dishwasher I’ve had.
by Kim
Love the quiet yet powerful features
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I purchased this a month ago and found it very simple to use and am very happy with it's look as well. It is so very quiet as it runs and the dishes turn out very clean as well. It has a large capacity for stacking dishes as well as silverware. I'm very happy with this new dishwasher and would highly recommend this to anyone.
by Di 52
Extremely quiet dishes very dry
Extremely quiet dishes very dry
by Dar
Quite
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Very quiet, does a great job. Had a Maytag refrigerator and loved the no fingerprint stainless so I wanted to match the other new appliances. Updating kitchen, painting cabinets, new countertops and backsplash coming soon.
by JAA1
Top control panel easy to use.
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I replaced a three year old frigidare dishwasher which was garbage with this Maytag model. I am totally pleased with this Maytag unit. It cleans very well and dries everything on the normal setting. It is also very quiet you do not realize that it is running.
by Larry M.
Top of the features and cleaning abilities.
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Bought a used house and these old sears dishwasher went bad. Our other house has a Maytag dishwasher and in seven years never had a problem. We also like not having a filter to clean like others. The best part is a 10 year warranty and USA made.
by Md180
We purchased Model # MDB8969SDM in January 2016 and were pleased with the effectiveness of the cl...
We purchased Model # MDB8969SDM in January 2016 and were pleased with the effectiveness of the cleaning and the low noise level. We felt like we were buying a quality product that would last, but like the previous reviewer, the Start button suddenly stopped working after only 3 years, rendering the unit completely useless. You cannot even use the delay start feature as a work-around. The cost of repair is almost as much as new unit! We are so disappointed and thought at $700 dishwasher from a brand like Maytag like would last. Do not buy this product!
by poppygram
Response from MaytagTeamMar 13, 2019
Thank you for your review. We would like to inquire further about your review with you. Please respond back to this email address, Maytag_Reviews@Maytag.com , with your name, phone number, street address, zip code, model & serial number and date of purchase on the appliance. Also with a brief description of what you are experiencing with your appliance. We look forward to your reply. MaytagBrand
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