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MDB5600AWB Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB5600AWB 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 MDB5600AWB
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Dishwasher would not start

  • Customer: Lawrence from Winter Springs, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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removed door liner and removed and replaced the electronic control board. reinstalled door liner and reconnected electrical power by closing the circuit breaker. Started the dishwasher and ran it through a normal wash cycle to flush out and clean the dishwasher. All operations were normal. Piece of cake repair thanks to your troubleshooting guide. Thanks for including the tech data with the replacement control board. Lawrence Faison

Dishwasher would not proceed through a cycle.

  • Customer: Putnam from Valparaiso, IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
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1.Shut off electric power. 2. Remove 11 torx screws around the inside door panel. 3. Unplug connectors on control board. 4. Remove control board from the door. 5. Install new control board in the door. 6. Install connectors on control board 7. Install 11 torx screws around the inside door panel. 8. Turn on electric power. 9. Run the diagnostic program listed in the instructions to be sure the cycle completes properly.

Dishwasher Was Leaking - Air/Water Inlet Port Design Flaw!

  • Customer: William from Asbury Park, NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The toughest part of this repair was figuring out where the leak was. All the connections were tight. Had to run almost a full cycle before it was apparent that the water/air inlet port was the culprit. Had no idea initially why it was leaking so I ordered all the parts for that component (rental house, 40 miles away). When I pulled the unit out I ran another cycle to see what was leaking and discovered that just enough water was being splashed back into the port from the spray arms and a little was splashing out the top of the component body. I ordered the Air/Water Inlet Foam Insert (although this piece is not shown in the diagrams nor is any description given of where it goes). I surmised that the insert needed to go behind the inlet cover on the inside of the dishwasher with the rounded side up. The cover snaps back into place to hold it in position. Had I know the design flaw in the inlet port exists it would have been a 30-second fix, pop off the inlet cover place the foam in and snap the cover back on. As it was I spent hours diagnosing it and seconds to actually fix it!

Door latch quick working

  • Customer: Bruce from Concord, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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I turned off the power supply, unscrewed the inside door panel, unplugged the wiring harness from several switches and unscrewed the control board housing box. I unscrewed the front control panel from the outside door panel. Installed the new parts in reverse order. Turned on the power and everything worked like it is supposed to.

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!

Leaking and water level

  • Customer: Ferrellin from Gleason, TN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Lifted Float out....Located Float switch ...replaced

Upper and lower racks had broken and rusting prongs.

  • Customer: Edith from Lancaster, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Removed old racks -- easy. New lower rack slid right into proper position. Upper rack -- had to unclip the rotating water supplier from underside of old rack and position it on the underside of the new rack, carefully noting the removal process to facilitate re-placing the water supplier onto the new rack. No tools needed -- very easy. New upper rack slid right back into proper position.

Lower Dishrack began to show areas of rust.

  • Customer: Garry C from Yucca Valley, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I simply removed old lower dishrack from dishwasher and discarded. Then I removed new lower dishrack from box and installed it into dishwasher, no tools necessary. How easy is that?! New lower dishrack is a perfect replacement and now our dishwasher is good to go. Thank you PartSelect for your fast service.

knives had cut the plastic on the racks and rust encroached in the racks.

  • Customer: April from Hopedale, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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slide old racks out and slide new racks in

Dishwasher not drying dishes water not hot

  • Customer: Joseph from San diego, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Removed dishwasher unplugged heating element wires unscrewed nuts removed old element replaced with new one. Tightened nuts snapped wire connecters back reset dishwasher ran quick cycle hot steam and dry dishes.Thanks Joe (saved me 1,500 for a new one)

Our dishwasher was not heating up to dry dishes

  • Customer: Claude from Helotes, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
All steps were easy except the Maytag layout made it hard to get to the fittings to remove and reconnect the water line. After that we just moved the dishwasher from beneath the counter and laid it down on the front. Removing and testing the old heater element was easy. The hardest part of installing the element was the odd clips inside the dishwasher. I need to return the o-ring and nuts because you included them with the heating element.

Normal wash cycle would start, run for 20 seconds, then pause and repeat 3 times then stop all together. Other wash cycle buttone were inactive ion the control panel

  • Customer: Eric from Newton, WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Opened the door, removed the 11 screws (torks) holding the inside door panel on, lifted the panel and took a pic of the wiring connections for reassembly, then disconnected about 5 wire harnesses between the doors and on the control board, set inner door panel aside. Removed three hex head screws on control panel, depressed tabs holding circuit board in place, replaced with new panel and reassembled. The other parts were just snap on inside the dishwasher except for the inlet which is for future replacement as my lower sprayer arm is still functioning but is wearing out. Now the problem is fixed, and all buttons on the control panel function as well

Mounting Bracket and Door Handle broke

  • Customer: Hillary from Minden, NV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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To replace the Door Handle, I had to remove the inside of the door with the 12ish Torx scres. It was a slide out slide in thing. To replace the brackets, I detached hoses, electricity and slid the DW out. More torx screws to come out, the three on top and the two on the sides allowed for me to bend down the white plastic tub away from the Aluminum square channel holding in the top mounting brackets.

Mis-installed pump seal (motor gasket) from factory.

  • Customer: Edward from Greenleaf, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
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Dissassembled dishwasher, replaced gasket and reassembled dishwasher.

impeller in pump was broken

  • Customer: Jaynee from American Falls, ID
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
changed impellers and it went really smooth only thing we forgot to hook waterline back and had a pool in kitchen how fun to clean
All Instructions for the MDB5600AWB
721-735 of 952