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Maytag Heritage Series
Fully Integrated Dishwasher

PowerDry PowerBlast™ 2X Life Tested Motor
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Electronic Display
Electronic Display An electronic display monitors the progress of your wash cycle so you can know when the cycle is finished.
Adjustable Upper Rack
Adjustable Upper Rack The adjustable upper rack is great for making room below for large pots, pans, and cooking sheets, or also for long stemware in the upper rack.
Stainless Steel Interior
Stainless Steel Interior A stainless steel interior is better than a plastic interior because they can handle higher cleaning temperatures without warping, they contain noise better, and they’re more energy efficient.
Rinse Aid Dispenser
Rinse Aid Dispenser This dishwasher includes a Rinse Aid dispenser to help in reducing water spots on glassware and flatware.
Delay Start
Delay Start Use the delay option to have the dishwasher start at a specific time so your dishes are cleaned on your schedule.
Hard Food Disposer
Hard Food Disposer Achieve the ultimate in clean plates. Food particles are pulverized during the wash cycle so they don’t remain in the wash water and settle on your plates and other items.
High Temperature Wash
High Temperature Wash The high temperature wash cycle is perfect for heavily soiled pots and pans, and it also results in faster drying times too.
Quick Wash Setting
Quick Wash Setting Perfect for small wash loads or during holiday meals, the quick wash cycle will wash your dishes in half the time as a standard wash cycle.
Heavy Duty Wash
Heavy Duty Wash Say goodbye to steel wool scouring pads. Heavily soiled pots and pans have met their match with this dishwasher’s heavy duty cycle.
Energy Star Rated
Energy Star Rated Energy Star products save energy without sacrificing on performance. They’re great for the environment, and they lower your monthly utility bills. Plus, some customers can receive tax breaks or rebates for buying Energy Star-rated appliances.
quick specs
Width: 23 7/8 Inch
Depth: 24 1/2 Inch
Height: 33 1/2 Inch
Control Type: Touchpad
Control Style: Fully Integrated
Wash Features
Cycles: 5
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Product Information
Brand: Maytag
Series: Heritage Series
Model: MDB8979SEZ
Type: Built In
Color: Stainless Steel
Accepts Panels: No
Width: 23 7/8 Inch
Depth: 24 1/2 Inch
Height: 33 1/2 Inch
Control Type: Touchpad
Electronic Display: Yes
Control Style: Fully Integrated
Adjustable Upper Rack: Yes
Rack Material: Nylon
Cutlery Tray: No
Stainless Steel Interior: Yes
Number of Spray Arms: 2
Rinse Aid Dispenser: Yes
Wash Features
Cycles: 5
Delay Start: Yes
Dry Type: Heated
Hard Food Disposer: Yes
High Temperature Wash: Yes
Quick Wash Setting: Yes
China/Crystal Setting: No
Sensor Clean: No
Heavy Duty Wash: Yes
Technical Details
Star-K Certified: No
Energy Star Rated: Yes
CEE Rating: Tier I
ADA Compliant: No
Approved for Outdoor Use: No
Amps: 15
Voltage: 120 Volts
UPC: 883049377063

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Maytag Fully Integrated Dishwasher with PowerDry Option
This quiet dishwasher has all the cleaning power of Maytag without the ruckus, including the new PowerDry option that boosts drying power for completely dry dishes every time. It's Better Built with the most powerful motor on the market and a 4-blade stainless steel chopper to chew up food scraps and rinse them away with the PowerBlast™ cycle. Maytag built this large-capacity dishwasher with tough stainless steel in the tub, spray arm and silverware basket, and even added a Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel exterior so it stays sparkling. Then they made it their quietest dishwasher ever at only 47 dBa, even quieter than coffee brewing. This large-capacity dishwasher is also backed with a 10-year limited parts warranty, and it's assembled in Findlay, Ohio, with American pride.

About Maytag
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. Available at AJ Madison.
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Configuration and Overview
Tub Material:  
Stainless Steel
Rack Material:  
Number Of Racks:  
Upper Adjustable Rack:  
2 Position
Water Filtration System:  
Hard Food Disposer
CEE Tier:  
Tier I
Decibel Level:  
47 dBa
Tub Material:  
Stainless Steel
Rack Material:  
Upper Rack Extras:  
1-Fold Down Wire Cup Shelf, 2-Light Item Clips
Lower Rack Extras:  
2-Wire Cup Shelves
Silverware Basket Type:  
Full Length Non Splitable
Cycles and Options
Number Of Wash Cycles:  
Cycle Selections:  
Auto Clean, Normal, PowerBlast™, Quick Wash, Rinse Only
Number of Options:  
Option Selections:  
1-24 Hour Delay, Control Lock, Heated Dry, Hi Temp Wash, PowerDry, Sani Rinse
Delay Wash:  
Energy Star:  
Dimensions and Weight
23 7/8"
Depth with Door Open 90°:  
49 1/2"
33 1/2" - 34 1/2"
Shipping Weight:  
110 Lbs.


Fully Integrated Maytag Dishwasher with PowerDry Option

PowerDry Option
  • The PowerDry option decreases humidity in the tub and dries your dishes 50% better without using rinse aid.
Most Powerful Motor on the Market
  • Maytag dishwashers feature the most powerful motor on the market, so you can be sure that what you put in comes out clean.
4-Blade Stainless Steel Chopper
  • The 4-blade stainless steel chopper disintegrates food particles that come off dishes so they don't end up recirculating and sticking to dishes and glassware during the wash cycle.
Built for the Long Haul
  • Made of sturdy stainless steel, this dishwasher will stand up to years of the toughest cleaning and the worst wear.
PowerBlast™ Cycle
  • The PowerBlast™ cycle removes stuck-on food with high-pressure spray jets, increased temperature and hot steam to finish the job.
10-Year Limited Parts Warranty on the Racks, Chopper Blade and Stainless Steel Tub
  • Maytag dishwashers are covered by a 10-year limited parts warranty on the racks, chopper blade and stainless steel tub.
Designed, Engineered and Assembled in the USA
  • From Ohio to you, every Maytag dishwasher is designed, engineered and assembled in the U.S.A.
Industry-Exclusive Stainless Steel Silverware Basket
  • This industry-exclusive stainless steel silverware basket is built tough to handle whatever you throw at it.
47 dBa Quiet Rating
  • This dishwasher performs at only 47 dBa, so you can enjoy the cleaning power of a mighty Maytag dishwasher without the ruckus.
2X Life Tested Motor
  • This 2X Life tested motor is built to last and tested to prove it. Twice life testing based on accelerated 20-year life testing, normal cycle, average use.
Full Stainless Steel Tub
  • The tub is built of stainless steel from top to bottom, so it's tough enough to handle high heat and resist cracking and staining for years.
Premium Rack Adjusters
  • Premium rack adjusters on the upper rack allow you to move the rack up or down, giving you the flexibility to fit your glassware, cookware and more.
Tiered Upper Rack
  • The tiered upper rack is designed like stadium seating to hold large plates and taller items. In the lower rack, this creates enough space to place two 9" x 13" pans vertically.
Premium DuraGuard Nylon Racks
  • Premium DuraGuard nylon racks have a heavy-duty coating that resists rust.
Metal Wire Cup Shelves
  • Metal wire cup shelves ensure that you've got plenty of room for all those juice glasses, coffee mugs and sippy cups once the upper rack is full.
ENERGY STAR® Qualified
  • Energy Star qualified dishwashers use less water and energy than standard models helping to save money on utility bills.
End-of-Cycle Countdown
  • The end-of-cycle countdown tracks the time remaining in your wash cycle with a three digit display on the console, so you'll know right when your dishes will be done.
End-of-Cycle Indicator
  • The end-of-cycle indicator lets you know exactly where the dishwasher is in the wash cycle: when it's in process, when it's finished and when the Steam Sanitize option is in use.

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