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Maytag MDB4709PA[M]
 
Price range:
$499.00 - $668.00
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Summary: This Maytag dishwasher has
• A soil sensor.
• A delayed-start feature.
• A self-cleaning filter.
• A plastic tub.
• No hidden controls.
• Ample flatware slots.
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Type: Conventional dishwashers
About - Maytag MDB4709PA[M]

The Maytag MDB4709PA[M] is part of the dishwasher test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, dishwasher models like the MDB4709PA[M] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Washing:
Assessed by running the normal or equivalent cycle to clean a full load--10 place settings of very dirty dishes that were scraped but not rinsed. We examine the dishes and glassware for residual food after cleaning.

Energy use:
For a normal cycle. The largest portion is needed for heating water, both at the water heater and in the machine.

Noise:
Judged during fill, wash, and drain, mainly by a listening panel.

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The Ratings applied to untested model Maytag MDB6769PA[ ] come from our tests of model Maytag MDB4709PA[M], which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both. The untested model has sensorwash cycle, holds 14 place settings and has a steam cycle.
About This Brand

A Whirlpool-owned brand, Maytag introduced a steam model in 2008 and will introduce a dishwasher-drawer model later this year. The company positions its products as durable, but its dishwashers have been relatively repair prone, according to our Annual Product Reliability Survey. Prices range from $300 to $900.

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Features & Specs - Maytag MDB4709PA[M]
info Ample flatware slots Yes
info Adjustable upper rack No
info Sensor Yes
info Self-cleaning filter Yes
info Hidden controls No
info Interior material Plastic
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Maytag MDB4709PA[M]
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1.0
Not impressed; returning to store
1/13/2014
Pros
Energy Efficient
Quiet
Simple Controls
Cons
Awkward Loading
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Best Uses
Smaller Kitchens
Comment:
Smaller than previous dishwasher. Cheaper materials, dishes don't stay in place when rolling trays in our out, wine glasses don't fit, glasses don't fit!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Very Frustrating
8/27/2013
Pros
Cons
Awkward Loading
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Loud
Best Uses
Comment:
I thought it cleaned the dishes OK when I rinsed them off good prior to putting them in. If you don't, it doesn't get them clean (example, cream cheese off knife).<br />I am 47 and bending over to try to read the controls is difficult. I just memorized the normal cycle and start location. <br />The noise is louder than our previous LG.<br />The worst thing is the dishes move around every time you open and pull out the trays. Wine glasses don't fit. VERY FRUSTRATING
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
would not recommend this product
8/17/2013
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Doesn't Dry Well
Long Cycle
Unreliable
Best Uses
Smaller Kitchens
Comment:
When I moved into my house it had Kitchenaid dishwasher that was over 20 years. I used it for 30 years but decided I would get a new dishwasher when I redid my kitchen so it would match the rest of the appliances. The Kitchenaid was over 50 years old and although rusty and dented on the outside worked wonderfully. It had a porcelain interior and was still in perfect condition.<br />I have owned this dishwasher for a month over the 1 year warranty. I tried to use it the other night and the start button on the touch pad won't work. I did some research on the internet and found that many others had this same problem.<br /> I called a repairman and was told the part cost $175, they charge $75 just to come to my home and then $35 an hour to install the part. I will not have it repaired because if this part lasts only one year I will be better off buying a better quality dishwasher. Definitely will avoid Maytag, and will look for another Kitchenaid.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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