Plastic handle mounts broken.

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher

Modelmdb6650awb

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Jeff From South Saint Paul, MN

Dec 31, 2011

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Finished the project in 50 minutes, including eating lunch in between. Steps involved: 1. Open the dishwasher door and remove the 10 screws holding the inside door to the front of the unit (need to use a star head with your screw driver for the special screws). 2. Close the inside part of the door and insert a screw, pencil or anything that will fit in the latch to keep the door closed (this will keep the door from continually falling onto you while you work). 3. Gently pull the front latch off it's mounts (the latch is snapped into two plastic anchors and has to be "popped" out. My plastic anchors where broken so the latch came out very easy). Also, you may have to disconnect the two wire harnesses from the sides of the latch unit. Look closely and you will see two plastic stems that hold the wired parts in, you just have to push the two stems back just a bit and gently pull the wiring units away from the latch. Make sure you remember which side you removed them from. 4. There is a plastic sheath protecting the main control module from getting moisture on it. It is glued on so you have to remove it. This is the only thing I wasn't prepared for as I had no glue to replace it. I found some double sided sticky tape that I used which seemed to work well. 5. Find the screws holding the main control module and the rest of the screws in for the front panel cover that you will be replacing and remove them (you will need a small socket wrench for this) 5. The main wiring module is also held into place with approximately four smaller plastic moulded clips on the top and 3 or 4 longer plastic moulded clips on the bottom. You will be replacing this plastic part so you don't have to worry if they break while removing the control module (it's still a good idea to never force anything to the point of breaking). 6. Once you have the main control module and the front plastic panel removed, replace it with the new part and screw it back into place saving the control module for last. 7. Snap the control panel module back into place and replace the screws you took out when removing (this was the most difficult step in the entire project as the control module is hard to snap back into place. I finally tilted the upper part of the module into place under the top-smaller clips and then snapped the bottom into place. Make sure the entire control module snaps in and be very careful not to break any of the plastic clips). 8. Replace the plastic sheath that covers the control module (I used double sided sticky tape) You will also notice the plastic sheath has two cuts in it for the latch area. You can just put those over the latch and line up the sheath where you have to glue it back. 9. Snap the center latch into place and then reconnect the wiring harnesses. 10. Close the inside door panel and put the 10 screws back in (make sure to go around the outer edge of the door with a flat screw driver and make sure it "pops" into place behind the plastic outer cover)... 11. Check your dishwasher to make sure it works. Some of the push buttons seemed stiff but this was due to having a new front panel, just need to push a little harder to run it). Good luck!!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Control Panel - Black

Part Number: PS2340881

$76.55
In Stock