I had this same problem. The shaft that lost the battle was totally nylon or plastic and the nylon/plastic threads were destroyed. The replacement part was improved with metal threads.
You must pay very careful attention when dismantling all the parts to get to the stripped out shaft. There are screws which are almost the same but some are a little longer than others. It's easy to get them confused. And some parts look like they fit a certain way and you can get them back on in the wrong order.
I bought Maytag because of it's reputation. However, this dishwasher is only 5 years old and has had several parts, including the door latch (again, all nylon/plastic and new part reinforced with metal) and some little rubber flapper valves in the back, fall apart because of poor materials.
I am thinking they make these things with inferior parts so the Maytage repair man won't be lonely. In any event, no more Maytag for me.