I have a Maytag mdb6601aww dishwasher that has been "leaking". After pulling the dishwasher out from under the counter it appears that there has been water splashing out of the INLET- AIR, Part Number PS2099993. There is no foam nor felt in the inlet. Should there be 1 or more Air/Water Inlet Foam Insert(s), Part Number PS2100193 installed? I see that there is a "foam block, air/water inlet (discontinued), Part Number: PS804400" and a "felt, air/water inlet (discontinued), Part Number: PS804399" listed in the parts section. If I need this part (Part Number PS2100193), where exactly does it go and how any do I need?Thanks for your help.Bruce.
You basically twist the air water inlet 1/4 turn counter clockwise I believe ( don't force it could be clockwise) and the seal goes over it and then when you put it back on it seals up between the inlet and the tub
It will smush down and leak over time, so if you seem to not have one chances are you have it it's just really flat
You should remove it, not put a new one over it
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It is not leaking at the seal. Water is spraying out of the top of the air water inlet. You have not addressed my question.
When spraying in the unit, or when filling?
When spraying in the unit.
1st check your spray arm
see if it's cracked, it could be spraying directly at it
If nothing is cracked then you need to change the air inlet assembly, it must be cracked
They are supposed to be basically water proof
But they aren't really sealed fully (most of the time I can't tell from the diagram)
The spray arms and associated plumbing appear to be intact with no cracks anywhere. The air inlet assembly is not cracked either but the top is completely open. My origional question is about Air/Water Inlet Foam Insert(s), Part Number PS2100193. Should there be such a part(s) installed on my machine?
They don't show it seperately on the diagram, usually this means it is there on some "series's" and not others .... the lookup doesn't specify so your serial number won't help there, I can say for SURE if there is no tiny white balls, or a piece of foam inside it there wasn't ever one. I'm assuming this is a problem that came along, not a problem you have had from day 1 correct?
The dishwasher is installed "under the counter" so small amounts of water would not be detected. It has been working successfully (I thought) since 2006. In December 2010 I noticed water dripping through the kitchen floor into the basement under the dishwasher. I was away from Jan through Mar. After returning from my trip south I pulled the dishwasher out from under the counter to find "the leak". The inlet and outlet hoses are intact. There was, however, calcium deposits on the insulation near the air inlet. This indicates that water has been wetting this for some period of time. I ran the dishwasher in the middle of the kitchen floor and water was spraying/splashing out of the top of the air inlet.
The yes I would try the foam block
They could have lost it during shipment
Since there wouldn't be that much leaking and it would take forever to do some damage
It just sets on top of the air water inlet portion, and could easily be lost
I was assuming you had no leak and now out of the blue you do
Since you have the part number do you need a place to order from or do you have a local distributor
I will need to place an order. The Partselect.ca website lists this part as a special order. Do you have a better solution?
I'm in the USA, Marcone here has it in stock
Pretty sure they can ship to CA
It's a 4.00 part though, not sure it's worth import tax
99002867 is marcone/maytag's number
You can order from Marcone by calling at 1-888-464-2853
They have it in stock, I don't know of another canadian dealer, since I'm in the USA and all
Partselect.com (in the USA) also says they stock the part. I will order from one of the two places.
Thanks for your help.
no problem, lemme know if you need anything else
There won't be a difference on the ca and usa version of the foam block
it is just a foam block