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MDB5600AWB Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

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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.

door would fall down upon opening

  • Customer: merritt from easton PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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took foot plate off, took screws holding into cabinet,slid dishwasher out about 12" and changed spring. you don't need to unhook any water lines. very simple

No water

  • Customer: Richard from NEW WINDSOR NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed lower covers.Unplugged wires to valve.Removed hot water supply to valve.Removed two bolts holding valve to bottom of tub,removed hose(lossen hose clamp).Remove elbow from old valve,install on new.Connect both hoses to valve,reinstall valve(two bolts),plug in wires.Start up check for leaks,works great!!!!!!!!!!

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.

missing plastic nut on lower wash arm

  • Customer: James from Poughquag NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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Remove lower basket. put nut on verticle shaft, turn clockise by hand, use pliers gently to secure and replave lower basket.

Dishes on bottom rack not clean

  • Customer: Kathryn from Apopka FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

Unusally noise

  • Customer: Gregory from North Las Vegas NV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove and replace a washer impeller. Simple

Dishwasher started making loud grinding noise

  • Customer: Lorelei from Collinsville IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the bottom spray arm, the filter cover the filter ane the impeller. Then put it back together. Worked like a champ.

I got my parts from you

  • Customer: Angela from Whitehall WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I haven't gotten to our rental to get the job done yet but it should go real easy because the broken one came off real easy these should go on just as easy. Thanks again for the parts

The wheel axle snapped off so the bottom dishwasher tray didn't close correctly

  • Customer: Norman from Worthington MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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eash as pie. snap them onto the piece of frame on the bottom rack and the problem is solved

wheels on lower broken

  • Customer: susan from shady shores TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Removed the broken wheels. Snapped the new wheels on and replaced the basket

2 wheel roller attachments broke

  • Customer: Patricia from Novato CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the video instructions. Couldn't have been easier. Bought 2 extras for the inevitable breakdown of others.

Bottom rack wheel replacement

  • Customer: Teresa from Santa Fe NM
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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snapped it on to the rack shaft

Dishwasher started leaking

  • Customer: Peter from Natick MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled the dishwasher out from the counter. Wiring and supply hose were long enough that I did not need to disconnect them. Suspected a leak in the injector hose but the evidence was circumstantial. That is mineral deposits collected around the area where the house connects to a small plastic box and then into the dishwasher. I replaced the hose in a few minutes and added a clamp on the box side where no clamp was called for. So far, no leaks.

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!
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