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Maytag MDB7749SAW 24" Built-In Dishwasher Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  The Maytag MDB7749SA and MDB7759SA dishwasher series are relatively large-capacity machines with stainless steel tubs and interiors, adjustable upper racks and stainless steel choppers to prevent food particles plugging the jets or leaving specks on the dishes. The main differences between these two models are that the MDB7749SA series has visible controls on the top front panel and a recessed handle, while the MDB7759SA series has a bar handle and its controls are hidden on the top door edge. Both should be relatively quiet and handle the dishwashing needs of an average family.

Models: MDB7749SAW (White), MDB7749SAQ (Bisque), MDB7749SAB (Black), MDB7749SAB (Monochromatic Stainless Steel),
MDB7759SAW (White), MDB7759SAB (Black), MDB7759SAS (Stainless Steel)

Prices For MDB7759SA (bar handle)

(Prices as of 09/1/2012)
White      Black      Stainless  Source
$699$699$799MSRP
$650$650$750Sears (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$649$649$749Home Depot (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$584$584$675Lowe's (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping)
$584$584$674Abt Electronics (Typical shipping/delivery $0-$78)
$580$580$670AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $99-$198)

Prices For MDB7749SA (recessed handle)

(Prices as of 09/1/2012)
White      Bisque     Black      Stainless  Source
$649$649$649$749MSRP
$600$600$600$700Sears (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$600$600$600$700Home Depot (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$600$539$539$674Lowe's (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping)
$539$539$539$629Abt Electronics (Typical shipping/delivery $0-$78)
$535$535$535$629AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $99-$198)

Additional Costs:

$0-$200+Shipping/delivery (it can cost $0-$25+ to have the old appliance hauled away)
$0-$150+Installation, with no modifications to existing hook-ups and cabinets
$150-$2,000+Installation, if water/electric lines must be added or cabinetry modified)
$10-$30Dishwasher installation kit (hoses, etc. -- typically required)
$50-$180+Extended warranty, depending on retailer, terms and length

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 34.5"
Width: 23.88"
Depth: 27.5"
Weight92 lbs.
Depth (door open)49.5"
Capacity14 place settings
ColorsWhite, Bisque (MDB7749SA series only), Black, Stainless Steel
Decibel levelManufacturer's estimate: 53dB
(Average levels: 50dB normal office noise; 80dB typical alarm clock)
Energy Star QualifiedYes (meets EPA criteria for better-than-average efficiency)
Estimated Cost Per Year$31 with electric water heater, $24 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models $20-$50)
Cycles6: normal, light, heavy duty, cancel & drain, high temp, quick wash
Additional Settings3: delay wash, sanitize rinse, heated dry on/off
ControlsElectronic, visible on top front panel for the MDB7749SA series and hidden on the top door edge for the MDB7759SA
Sensor WashYes
Silverware basketSplittable basket in lower rack
FilterSelf-cleaning, with 4-blade disposer/grinder
Tub heightTall tub
Tub materialStainless steel
Rack materialNylon
Other FeaturesAdjustable/removable upper rack with no-flip clips
Rinse aid dispenser and indicator
Warranty1 year limited parts and labor; 2nd-10th year limited for racks, chopper blade, tub and door liner

The manufacturer's detailed information on this product is available at Maytag.com.

What People Are Saying:

Consumer Reports rated the MDB7749SAM excellent for washing, energy use and ease of use, but only good (a mediocre ranking) for noise levels. Consumer Reports also estimates that the MDB7759SA series will produce similar results. There are only a few online user reviews; they are mixed for the MDB7749SA series, with about half calling it a quiet, solid machine and about half reporting ongoing repair problems. Reviews are primarily positive for the MDB7759SA series, with about 75%-85% recommending them, calling them solid and sturdy because of the stainless steel tub and interior (although a few had difficulty adjusting to the hidden controls). Those who dislike the MDB7759SA series report problems with rust on the stainless steel exterior or difficulty fitting it into a tight kitchen because of the bar handle.