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MDB5600AWB Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

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Handle Broken on Dishwasher

  • Customer: stephanie from fort mill SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
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The handle for my dishwasher has been broken for several years but still worked if I pushed just the right way on it. I thought it was going to be an expensive and tedious project so I've been putting it off for a long, long time. I finally decided to try it myself, versus using a repairperson. I watched the video on this site and thought, hey, I can do that! I borrowed my boyfriend's torx screwdriver set to remove the screws around the door and pulled out the latch assembly (didn't disconnect, just looked at it) and put it all back together until I the part came in. Part came in soon after and I went back through the same steps. The other reviews are correct. It's really tough to get the latch assembly disconnected from the cable things (sorry! I'm not a dishwasher tech-savvy person!) but once those were free, the new one slid into place with no problems and I reapplied the screws around the door and voila! It works great! I do recommend you watch the video ENTIRELY before working on anything AND when removing the latch assembly, remember which set of cables detached from which side - very important when reassembling. Also, disconnect the power to the dishwasher before starting. Luckily I have a switch on the wall to control that. Happy repairs to you!

The bottom grid of the silverware basket separated.

  • Customer: Irene from Holmdel NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Just ordered a new one, which came VERY quickly, and put it in!

Hatch handle sunk deep into appliance when opened

  • Customer: David from Meridian ID
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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This was a very easy install. I opened the dishwasher door and removed about 11 screws that held the interior panel of the door. Disconnected the wires from the two switches on the old latch and reconnected them to the new latch. Put the new latch and interior door panel in place and put the screws back in. I would like to add that when I received confirmation by email of my order, it also included a link to a video of how to replace the part. You can't ask for much better service than that. Thanks!

The dishwasher door was fitted with a plastic striker. It obviously wasn't meant to last, and eventually broke. This meant that the door would not shut properly, so I couldn't use the dishwasher.

  • Customer: Judi from Katy TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I pulled out the dishwasher a little to expose the screw on the striker, (located on top of the dishwasher. The annoying thing was, it wasn't a regular screw, so unfortunately I had to go out and buy a torx screwdriver (which cost more than the new striker). It would have been so much quicker, and cost effective, if it had been a normal screw. Anyway, I completed the job and pushed the dishwasher back into place.

leaking water

  • Customer: Edgar from Round Lake IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the leaking valve and installed the new one it was pretty easy

Door latch broke

  • Customer: John from Fredricktown OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Shut off the breaker, unscrewed the 11 screws, unpluged the latch assembly. Installed the new one. Switch the breaker bak on. Job Completed.

Latch had broken

  • Customer: Peter from Rochester NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Super easy fix. Remove the inner panel from the dishwasher door using a Torx driver, lift out the old latch assembly, remove the clips from the prongs on the existing handle/latch assembly, press the clips back on to the new assembly, replace new assembly where old assembly was, replace door cover and fasten screws back into place. Make sure you cut the power to the dishwasher before you begin.

broken door latch

  • Customer: john from malden MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I read a few other stories that had the same problem,they were helpful.I unscrewed the 11 star screws as described,separated the front panel from the door.It was easier than I thought,the old latch assembly came right out.I disconnected the wires,mine popped right off,no prying.I reconnected the wires,the latch fit right in,screwed the panel back on,even the holes in the door aligned perfectly,tightened it up,done.20 mins. and no leaks. Jack,Malden,Ma.

Broken door handle

  • Customer: Jason from Franklin WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Took the screws out that lined the inside of the door around the edge. Then took the 2 screws out that held in the door handle, then removed the wire harness. Then installed new handle by plugging in new harness, screwing the 2 mounting screws in for the handle assembly and screwing all the screws that lined the inside of the door around the edge. And had a happy Wife.

Leaking under right front by float switch

  • Customer: James from Three Rivers MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged the power cord and removed front toe kick panels. Used a small mirror to see the location of the screw holding the float switch in place and removed the screw, disconnected the float from inside the dishwasher removed the float switch and replaced. It was a simple repair and so far seems to have solved the leaking problem. There was some unusual wear to my old float and the switch looked like it may have been leaking a small amount as it had lime build up on the switch lever. The part came with an easy to follow instruction sheet. PartSelect has saved me money on repair work I thought I would not be able to do myself. The website is very helpful in resolving what he problem may be and what parts are needed. Fixed four other appliances using this site over the past few years and they ship quick.

The door latch on my dishwasher was broken.

  • Customer: Sheial from Madison MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Easy to install. The part was the correct one and the installation video was so easy to follow. This site is less expensive and delivery was in 3 days!

Door latch broke and was not able to be opened

  • Customer: Erik from Fort Thomas KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Opened door by prying open. Unscrewed inner side of door exposing latch connections. Unplugged connections and put new door latch assembly in place. Screwed inner door back on and it was ready to go.

door latch broke loose from handle

  • Customer: Ernest from Omaha NE
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This was the easiest repair I've ever done, I am usually intimidated by appliance repair, but decided to try this one. Very important: turn the power off to the dishwasher at the breaker, there are exposed terminal connections that are easy to touch. The door handle/door latch assembly is held on by the screws that hold the inside of the door in place, so once I took the screws off the inside of the door, the handle and latch were disconnected except for the wires to the switches. There is one switch on each side with a connector to the wires. I found it easier to slide the switches off the old door latch assembly, rather than unhook the wire connectors. I then slid the switches off the new door latch assembly, and slid the old ones with wires attached onto the new assembly. I put the new door latch assembly back on the door, and reattached the inside of the door with the screws. All done, it's as simple as that.

Dishes weren't getting cleaned fully

  • Customer: William from Bel Air MD
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Checked to see if the disposer was stuck or sprayers filled with food. They were clean so I listened and checked to see if the sprayers were spraying while the dishwasher was running. It was not. Checked online for answers and they said that there might not be enough water in the dishwasher since it did not fill appropriately. I added water during the cycle and then the sprayers were working properly until it drained and filled again. Installed the new water inlet valve and all works properly now.

no wash action

  • Customer: Reno from Lake Montezuma AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
followed directions on video. easy as cake
All Instructions for the MDB5600AWB
721-735 of 949