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MDB5600AWB Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

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latch no longer worked

  • Customer: Karen from Clarks Summit PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The difficulty in the repair was with the electrical connections - they wouldn't come off the old handle, but they went on the new one in seconds - if anyone has a trick for this let us know. The handle works better now than when I first purchased the unit. Thank You for getting it here so quickly(2 days).

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:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

Handle broke at axel

  • Customer: Thomas from Moncks Corner SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove all torx screws on inside of door, remove electrical connections to both switches (not easy), remove handle, hook up new switches, reinstall door.

The door latch was broken.

  • Customer: Jewell from Smithville MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed a viedo on the computer which led me through the installment of the handle....provided by parts-select on the web site...

My Maytag dishwasher is 6yrs old and the handle used to open/close the door broke and was just flopping around in its slot

  • Customer: Bruce from Springfield MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First off, I'm really glad I found this web site. I watched the video on how to change a broken handle and felt confident I could do it before I ordered the part. The handle came completely assembled and was honestly quite easy to replace. My door has six sided screw heads so had to find a screwdriver that would work then took about 2 min to unscrew the inside of the door. I then used a little tupperware qt containor to prop the door open while I used a pair of pliers to unplug the electric plugs...they were the hardest thing I had to do to fix my handle. Those things are really hard to get off but after I unhooked them the handle assembly just popped right in, I conneted the plugs back, screwed the back of the door back and wa-la it worked just perfectly! Only took 10 or 15 min...but the video was a great help. I would recommend using their products anytime and will come back to this site if/when I need appliance repair help again. THANK YOU!!

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:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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!

Broken door latch

  • Customer: RONALD from Satsuma FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the instructions of the video and found it very helpful. The part was very easy to find and was delivered a lot sooner than I expected. I just removed the Torx screws as directed on the video, noting which way the wiring was plugged into the assembly and simply snapped it into place, plugged wires back in and reinstalled the screws. Works great. Didn't forget to kill the power first, thanks to the helpful video.

Broken plastic handle

  • Customer: William from Polson MT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Simple as 1,2,3! TURN OFF THE POWER!!! Open dishwasher...Remove 9 screws inside and around the door that hold the door cover on...Pull out the latch/switch and using a flat-blade screw driver GENTLY pry the two wire harnesses off the old latches micro switches (there is one on each side of the latch.) Attach the wire harnesses to the new switch and reverse the process. This whole job should take even the most novice person 10 to 15 minutes to complete! FYI the handle was the only thing broken but they don't sell just the handle...so you gotta buy the whole handle/latch/switch combination.

Dishwsher handle broke and would not seal

  • Customer: michael from Austin TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
remove about 10 Torx screws using cordless driver to remove the rear of the front door. Then remove to electrical connectors on the two door switches. Remove broken part and replace with new. Reconnect the two switches and screw door backing in place. Close door and test. Took about 10 minutes.

latch broken

  • Customer: Barry from Fall City WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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Upper Door Panel Cracked and Handle latch broken

  • Customer: Conrad from Bullhead City AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the 11 torq head screw from inside the door panel, separate the inner and outer door panels, remove the 2 screws holding the black elect box disconnect the wiring from the latch assembly,remove the 4 screws holding the upper and lower outer panel together,remove the broken upper panel, reverse this procedure and reassemble, Need a torq screw driver and a 1/4 inch nut driver. Now wash your dishes Thanks

plastic latch assembly broken

  • Customer: Michael from Franklin TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
What I though would be a big ordeal, turned out to be a simple fix with the help of this website! I had a handle that would not work anymore and so looked up the make of the dishwasher and found the latch assembly part right away. I looked at the online video and pictures and it was really quite simple to do. Common sense told me to turn off the power to the dishwasher first and I did so at the circuit breaker. I have a electrical tool that tells me if power is flowing through a wire by making a loud beeping sound and I double checked to make sure the power was off. Then I took out the star shaped screws in the dishwasher plastic panel using a socket screw driver set I had (which happened to have the right attachment) Then, I saw the latch assembly which came off easily after removing the 2 screws holding it in place. The latch assembly had 2 wires attached on each side to the switches. I used a skinny screw driver to gently push back the plastic levers holding the switches in place and they slid off the old assembly. Then, having the old assembly in hand, I compared it to the online version and it matched exactly, so I ordered it. I took 2 days to arrive which was awesome. This was routine shipping. The rest was easy. I simply used the old switches still attached to the wires and slid them onto the new latch assembly after removing the new switches. I kept the old ones in case I need them later. I put everything back in place and the screws back in and turned on the power. It closed perfectly and worked perfectly! This was a piece of cake and I saved over $100 I am sure it would have cost to have someone come out.

Door latch broke on dishwasher.

  • Customer: Blair from Bonita Springs FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched your "how to video" and dug right in. No real skill involved once you see how to do it. Think it took me 15 -20 minutes.ust have saved $100 dollars on the service charge and repair markup on the part.
All Instructions for the MDB5600AWB
841-855 of 949