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Dishwashers

Maytag MDB4709PA[M]
 
Approximate retail price:
$550
Discontinued
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
Broke after 13 Months!!
10/27/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I concur with the other review. I have the previous model dishwasher(mdb7749sbm0) and the control panel suffers from the a huge problem. After owning for 13 months, yes, 13 months(read, just out of warranty), the control panel started to run the dishwasher in a constant cycle. I pulled the control panel(since Maytag/Whirlpool wasn't going to fix it without charging me $250) to find a burned out flex circuit. Some others have complained about silver whiskers, which cause shorts on the same circuit. Bottom line, DON'T buy Maytag dishwashers.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
 
1.0
avoid maytag
7/9/2014
Pros
None To Speak Of
Cons
Doesn't Clean Thoroughly
Doesn't Dry Well
Long Cycle
Loud
Newer Model Of Mdb7749
This Is The Newer Mode Of
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
The Maytag model I have is the previous model, MDB 7749. This current model, MDB 4709, appears to use the same control panel which is a know part that fails all the time on the MDB 7749. Within 6 months of use the first control panel failed and 11 months later it failed again. If it had not been for the extended warranty it would have cost me $160 to get the washer fixed.<br />Beware of this unit.<br />In addition the dishwasher is noisy, doesn't clean dishes very well, runs for long periods, and doesn't rinse well.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Great dishwasher !
7/8/2014
Pros
Cleans Well
Easy To Load
Quiet
Cons
Best Uses
General Purpose
Comment:
Not sure what these other people are talking about.<br />Awkward loading? With all the different size dishes and glasses, I suspect some won't fit well. I have had some very large loads and they have all come out clean. There are so many things that can effect the perfomance (detergent, pre-rinse, water hardness, etc.) Obviously if you have defects then that's something to complain about. Outside of that, what are your expectations?
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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