Understanding Dishwasher Parts
Get familiar with your dishwasher’s parts and what they do.
Check your owner’s manual for model-specific information.
1. Heating Element
Heats the water for washing and the air for drying
Dispenses detergent and rinse aid at the optimal time during the cycle
5. Spray Arms
Rotate as they blast water throughout the tub
6. Door Latch
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How Dishwashers Work
Learn what’s going on inside your dishwasher and how it beats handwashing.
How to fix a clogged dishwasher
Find out what could be causing your dishwasher to clog, and learn how to tackle it head on.
Upgrading your Maytag® QuietSeries™ Dishwasher
Discover Maytag® dishwashers with powerful features and the same great reliability.
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