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CDB1500AWB Magic Chef Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for CDB1500AWB parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the dishwasher repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the CDB1500AWB
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Unusally noise

  • Customer: Gregory from North Las Vegas NV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Remove and replace a washer impeller. Simple

Dishes on bottom rack not clean

  • Customer: Kathryn from Apopka FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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I examined the arm on the floor of the dishwasher and found that it had collided with something sticking through the bottom of the lower rack. One of the jets on the tip of the arm, which was supposed to spray sideways to make the arm spin, was missing its top and now sprayed up. This put the arm off balance and kept it from spinning. I ordered a new arm from PartSelect. It arrived much sooner than I expected. With the pliers, I unscrewed the nut holding the arm on, replaced it with the new arm, and refastened the nut. The next time I used the dishwasher all the dishes on the bottom rack were clean.

Broken Handle

  • Customer: Anthony from Corsicana TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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I took the screws out that held the inner door on, propped the inner and outer door apart. The hardest part was getting the wires out of the old handle, once that was done set the handle latch assembly in the hole, put the screws back in to hold the inner and outer door together. Poofff instant appliance repairman. lol

Top washer arm clip broken

  • Customer: Christopher from Elgin SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Used flat blade screw driver to unclip the holding bracket. Snaped new bracket and wash arm on. Took all of about 30 seconds.

Handle broken, door would not open

  • Customer: Susan from Hammond LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took out all screws on inside door. Ordered the part, unplugged the old handle and plugged in the new one. Just two wire plugs to work with. I am a 67 year old female with some mechanical ability. This was so easy. Thanks.

poor water flow into the dishwasher

  • Customer: kevin from crystal lake IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
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Replaced the valve from the side. Easy and quick. The program to identify the part is excellent. The big concern is getting the right part.

The dishwasher stopped receiving water

  • Customer: Donald B from Orem UT
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I went online and determined what the possible dishwasher parts would cause no water entering. The most recommended part was a valve. I ordered it and afterword obtained a ohmmeter and determined the part in my washer was not faulty. It tested the same as the new part I sent for. The real problem was the connecting metal flex hose that I had installed when I put it in. It had a valve built in that prevents water to flood the kitchen if the hose becomes broke. Even though I tested it out and found water flowing through it, the valve when under pressure had gotten plugged up with dirt particles that caused it to malfunction. I changed the hose and Wa La everything worked fine. I in fact did not have to change the so-called faulty valve. I suggest a detailed evaluation of the problem before purchasing parts. With electrical components it is practically impossible to know if they are faulty without an ohmmeter. Some valves become stuck and if unplugged then plugged back in they will reset themselves. I suggest that if one does not know what they are doing, refrain from messing with electrical parts. Don J.

Broken latch

  • Customer: Thomas from Globe AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed door frame. removed electrical leads. removed broken part. replaced parts in reverse order.

Handle on Dishwasher Broke

  • Customer: Derrick from Woodbridge VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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This was probably one of the easiest repairs I have done. First I shut the power off to the dishwasher from the electrical panel. Then I opened the dishwasher door and unscrewed the screws with a allyn wrench. Once the screws were out I disconnected the 2 electrical wires going to the handle by pulling them off of the handle. Put the new handle in and reconnected the electrical wires to the new handle, put the screws back on the door and closed it. Turned the power back on at the electrical panel and tested it out.

The handle broke

  • Customer: Rebecca from Reno NV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I took the inside cover off the door. After I determined that the latch was broken inside, I located the part through PartSelect. I ordered the part Tuesday afternoon with regular FedEx ground shipping. It was supposed to ship Wednesday and arrive in 3-5 days. It arrived Thursday! The thing I forgot to do when uninstalling the broken part was to unplug the dishwasher...minor shock. After unplugging it, I used a screwdriver to remove the broken assembly, plugged in the new one, put the inside cover back on and plugged in the dishwasher. It works perfectly! Thanks, PartSelect!

Water leak right front

  • Customer: Mark from Tallahassee FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Simply removed switch and float a d replaced them. A real no brainer!

door would barely open

  • Customer: William from Magna UT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Remove inside plastic cover off main door by removing the phillips head screws.carefull lift plastic cover up and remove the switch assembly. if needed use pliers to remove old switch wires from old switchs. Reattach wires to new switches and place bracket assembly back in place. Lay plastic inside door back in place and reinstall screws.

Dishes and glasses were left with little specks of food on them.

  • Customer: Vaughn from Great Falls VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We watched the very excellent video on this web site for replacing the Accumulator Filter and followed the instructions it provided. It's possible that we could have just cleaned our existing accumulator filter once we understood what it was and how to get to it, but the results of replacing it have been dramatic. It's like a new dishwasher.

Door latch broke. Dishwasher would not open.

  • Customer: Robin from Bend OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We noticed that the dishwasher latch was getting harder and harder to open until finally one day it totally broke and I wound up with a full load of clean dishes stuck inside the dishwasher. Luckily my husband was able to yank the door open to get to the dishes out and perform the repair. With the dishwasher open, we unscrewed all the screws that hold the plastic panel on the inside of the door (they also hold the door latch in place). We unplugged the old latch from the wire clips, plugged the new latch in and screwed everything back together. Super simple and now it's as good as new!

Latch Handle broke/door difficult to open

  • Customer: Raymond from Sedona AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Remove all tork head screws on inside door. Lift interior cover enough to lift out old handle and pull or pry off electrical and carefull reattach to same side of new handle and replace handle in to proper position and reattach interior cover care not to over tighten tork screws.
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