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Maytag MDB4409PAW 24" Built-In Dishwasher Prices, Specifications and Reviews

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  The Maytag MDB4409PAW is a mid-range dishwasher with a plastic tub and vinyl racks; it should handle the dishwashing needs of a small household (up to three people). It won't be as quiet as some of the high-end models, but should be much less noisy than older dishwashers. While it doesn't have the adjustable racks and fold-down tines of more expensive models, it does include a stainless steel chopper to prevent food particles from plugging the jets or leaving specks on the dishes, as well as delay start and high temp wash features and a heated dry cycle.

Models: MDB4409PAW (White), MDB4409PAB (Black), MDB4409PAS (Stainless Steel)


(Prices as of 09/1/2012)
White      Black      Stainless  Source
$330$330Sears (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$329$329$399Home Depot (Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$329$329$399Lowe's (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping)
$296$296$359Abt Electronics (Typical shipping/delivery $0-$78)
$291$291$354AJ 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)
$40-$150+Extended warranty, depending on retailer, terms and length


DimensionsHeight: 34.5"
Width: 23.88"
Depth: 24.5"
Weight85 lbs.
Capacity10 place settings
ColorsWhite, Black
Decibel levelManufacturer's estimate: 59dB
(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, $22 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models $20-$50)
Cycles5: normal, light, heavy duty, quick wash, cancel & drain
Additional Settings2: Delay wash, high temp/sanitary rinse
ControlsElectronic controls, top front panel
Sensor WashNo
Silverware basketStandard basket, lower rack
FilterSelf-cleaning, with 4-blade disposer/grinder
Tub heightTall tub
Tub materialPlastic
Rack materialVinyl
Other FeaturesCycle status lights
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor

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

What People Are Saying:

Consumer Reports rated the Maytag MDB4409PAW very good for washing and energy use, good for ease of use and only fair for noise levels. There are only a few online user reviews for these dishwashers, but the ones CostHelper found are primarily positive. Most recommend this machine, saying it works well, is reasonably quiet and cleans the dishes well; a few say they purchased it as a relatively low-cost dishwasher for a rental unit. Those who don't recommend this machine say it's too loud and doesn't clean or dry the dishes adequately.