Maytag Jetclean Plus Series MDB8959AWB
Fully Integrated Dishwasher with 6 Wash Cycles, DuraGuard Nylon Racks, 6 Hour Delay Start, Silverware Blast Spray Jets and Silence Rating of 56 dB: Black


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Dishwasher Installation Kit with Power Cord

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Together, Whirlpool and Maytag emerge a more compelling company positioned to deliver the most innovative portfolio of products and services to consumers throughout the world. Together, they will continue to find new ways to delight consumers while striving to fulfill their vision of "Every Home . . . Everywhere with Pride, Passion and Performance."

Now more than ever, they believe that their bold innovation and designs will connect with consumers in meaningful ways that will last a lifetime.

Maytag Dishwashers
Effective cleaning and power and ample space are the goals of every dishwasher. They're trying to raise the bar even further. That's why each Maytag dishwasher is constructed with a keen eye to what matters most - superior strength, maximized space and reliable performance. Every detail in a Maytag dishwasher, from the rack finish to intense cleaning cycles, is made to deliver just that.

This Maytag dishwasher features Silverware Blast Spray Jets that focus 3 times the water pressure to clean your dirtiest silverware. An Oversize Capacity Plus Tall Tub allows you to clean items like cookie sheets, pitchers and mixing bowls in this oversized tub, while the JetClean Plus Wash System uses high-pressure spray jets to remove tough food particles.
Energy Info
This dishwasher uses 291 kWh/yr and has an estimated yearly operating cost of $32.27.

The estimated yearly operating cost is based on a 2011 national average electricity cost of $.1109 per kWh. For more information, visit
Width: 23 7/8"
Depth (not including Handle/Console): 24 1/2"
Height: 33 7/8" - 34 1/2"
Gross Weight: 90 lbs.
ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
Oversize Capacity Plus Tall Tub: Yes
Silverware Blast Spray Jets: Yes
14 Place-Setting Capacity: Yes
100% Stainless Steel Tub Interior: Yes
QuietSeries Sound Package: 400
Wash System
5-Level Jetclean Plus Wash System: Yes
High-Pressure Spray Jets: Yes
Rinse-Aid Dispenser: Yes
Control Features
Microprocessor Controls with Touch Pads: Yes
Fully Integrated Controls: Yes
Automatic Temperature Control: Yes
Precision Clean Turbidity Sensor: Yes
Heavy/Normal/Light Wash: Yes
Rinse Only: Yes
Auto Clean Plus: Yes
InstaWash: Yes
SteamClean: Yes
NSF Certified Sanitize: Yes
Hi-Temp Wash: Yes
Extra Dry: Yes
2-4-6 Hour Delay Start: Yes
Control Lock: Yes
Rack Flexibility
Premium Dark DuraGuard Nylon Racks: Yes
Ball-Tip Tines: Yes
Strong Grip Tiered Upper Rack: Yes
Adjustable Upper Rack: Yes
Removable Upper Rack: Yes
2 Upper Rack Light Item Clips: Yes
High-Side Lower Rack with Shelves: Yes
Lower Rack Fold-Away Tines: Yes
Split & Fit Silverware Basket: Yes
Electrical Requirements
Frequency: 60 Hz
Voltage: 120 V
Amps: 15 A
  • Better Built to Clean Your Toughest Jobs
  • Silverware Blast Spray Jets
  • SteamClean Option
  • 100% Stainless Steel Tub Interior
  • ENERGY STAR Qualified
  • Fully Integrated Controls
  • Twice the Life Motor
  • QuietSeries 400 Sound Package
  • JetClean Plus Wash System
  • InstaWash Cycle
  • Auto Clean Plus Cycle
  • Adjustable Upper Rack
  • Oversize Capacity Plus Tall Tub
  • Premium Dark Duraguard Nylon Racks
  • NSF Certified Sanitize Option
  • Strong Grip Tiered Upper Rack
  • Split & Fit Silverware Basket
  • 14 Place Setting Capacity
  • Fold-Away Tines
  • Heavy Wash Cycle
  • Normal Wash Cycle
  • Light Wash Cycle
  • 2-4-6 Hour Delay Start Option
  • Heated Dry Option
  • High Temp Wash Option
  • Control Lockout
  • Easy Latch
  • Precision Clean Turbidity Sensor
  • Ball Tip Rack Tines with Cradle Cushion Grip
  • Microprocessor Controls with Touch Pads
  • Automatic Temperature Control
  • Removable Upper Rack
  • Rinse-Aid Dispenser
  • High-Side Lower Rack
  • Stack-Rack Shelves
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Product Reviews
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 18 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Don't buy it! We have had this washer 2 months. I use the jet dry, detergent, and Lemishine each wash. (I did not have to use jet dry in my much loved old Kitchenaid). The dishes always end up with a cloudy film that you can also feel. The spray arm in the bottom is already rusted as well as the opening to the door and the door itself. It also is very difficult to load, as there are obstacles all over the place. Not many glasses fit in the upper rack...because of the strange design. 10/18/09
Rated 4 out of 5 by Maytag Jetclean Plus MDB8959AW So far so good. Quiet and works well. Have not encountered any negatiove issues. 12/9/09
Rated 4 out of 5 by excellent product I must address statements by a previous reviewer, who must have some issues unrelated to this product. This dishwasher has vinyl wash arms, which cannot rust. It also has a high-quality stainless steel tub and door liner, which cannot rust. It washes extremely well and dries completely with optional heated dry. (The only way a film can be left is if the incoming water is less than 120F, or someone is using cheap, cheap detergent.) Glasses load easily and efficiently. 5/2/10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Choice!! The best example of this dishwasher is that basically it's a "high end" dishwasher at a "mid range" price. Stainless steel interior/steam and has most of the bells and whistles! Regarding the reviewer below, I felt compelled to add this information that many may not be aware of. As of this past July, phosphates were no longer being included in automatic dishwasher detergents. It's likely that the recent box of detergent you bought is "suddenly" phosphate free........Companies are having a really hard time to find an alternative to phosphates. I suspect that suddenly many people are going to think something is wrong with their dishwasher when in fact it's likely the detergent.....One of the symptoms is cloudy glasses. It's especially bad in hard water areas, as phosphates "condition the water so the detergent can work well. Folks in soft water areas may not have an issue with non-phosphate detergents...... I have no issue fitting many glasses in the top rack. I do not understand this problem. This is a Whirlpool built machine who now owns Maytag. Great, quiet, large dishwasher :) Good luck 8/22/10
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  • Type : Built In
  • Color : Black
  • Accepts Panels : No


  • Width : 23 7/8 Inch
  • Depth : 24 1/2 Inch
  • Height : 34 1/2 Inch


  • Capacity : 14 Place Settings
  • Control Type : Digital
  • Electronic Display : No
  • Control Style : Fully Integrated
  • Child Lock : Yes
  • Adjustable Upper Rack : Yes
  • Fold-Down Tines : Yes
  • Rack Material : Nylon
  • Cutlery Tray : No
  • Tall Tub : Yes
  • Stainless Interior : Yes
  • Number of Spray Arms : 2
  • Rinse Aid Dispenser : Yes
  • Water Filtration : Yes
  • Water Heating : Yes

Wash Features

  • Cycles : 6
  • Delay Start : Yes
  • Dry Type : Both
  • Hard Food Disposer : Yes
  • High Temperature Wash : Yes
  • NSF Certified Rinse : Yes
  • Quick Wash Setting : Yes
  • China/Crystal Setting : Yes
  • Sensor Clean : Yes
  • Heavy Duty Wash : Yes

Technical Details

  • Star-K Certified : No
  • Energy Star Rated : Yes
  • CEE Rating : Tier II
  • ADA Compliant : No
  • Amps : 15
  • Voltage : 120 Volts
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