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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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broken door handle (plastic piece)

  • Customer: Robert from Sumter, SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Considered calling repairman vs purchasing new...decided to take a look removed roughly 10 screws..saw broken part did online search...did not know where to look for model number (owners manual did not have parts list) web site showed where to look...did not know part name typed door handle... part came up roughly $40 including shipping... arrived in ~3 business days unplugged 2 wires installed entire experience less than 1 hour. This is the way technology is suppossed to work.

Washer door would not latch close

  • Customer: Derek from Baton Rouge, LA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplug the dishwasher. Opened the washer door. Removed the screws on panel on the inside of the door. Placed inside door panel off to the side. Removed old door latch unplugged the two wires attached to the latch. Replaced two wire to new latch and placed latch back in its original spot. Replace door panel, plug washer back in and I have been washing dishes ever since .

Unit was leaking

  • Customer: Mark from Miramar Beach, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Diagnosed that the latch was inoperable. Removed inside panel on door and removed old latch. Installed new latch, buttoned up the dishwasher and ran through a cycle. No leaks! Quick and easy fix.

Sticking Door

  • Customer: John from Bartlett, TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Thought the striker was not matching the door, so tried to adjust it slightly. DO NOT DO THIS - I broke it. MDBH965AWB does not list a striker - Part Number PS1735065 is a suitable replacement. Actual problem turned out to be the black plastic door handle, so purchase the "latch, handle, switches" not just the latch.

handle broke, latch assembly broke

  • Customer: George from Bude, MS
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took the inside of door off. Had to order entire switchboard.New part came in, put it into door and realized the handle does not come with.the latch assembly. You should advise customer that they come separately. It made me loose three more days. Everything works fine now

door handle broke

  • Customer: Joeph from Hazle Twp, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After watching your video on replacinging the door handle I was able to change the handle w/o any difficulties. The repair videos are the greatest!!! Thanks

Handle Broke off.

  • Customer: jeremiah from Littleton, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled screws from around frame of door. Put screws in soap cup. Removed electrical terminals from old door mechanism. Attached terminals to new door mechanism. Replaced screws. Informed co-workers that dishes could once again be washed. Crisis averted :)

Broken handle

  • Customer: Gordon from Alburgh, VT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the video, got mislead it show that you remove the handle, spent 15 minutes struggling with this only to find we did not need to remove it. Just go beyond that initial remova and it's a 10 minute job.

Door handle switch assembly broke from age/use

  • Customer: michael from wells, ME
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
1. Secure power to the dishwasher via the circuit breaker on the main electrical service. 2. With the door in the horizontal position, remove star bit screws around the perimeter of the inside door panel. 3. Remove the inside door panel to expose the switch assembly. 4. Unplug the switch assembly and plug in the new one. 5. Set the new assembly in place and reposition the inner door panel. 6. Re-install screws around the perimeter of the inner door panel. 7. Re-energize circuit providing power. 8. Done

Exterior handle was broken from interior mechanism.

  • Customer: James from Pikeville, KY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
With the dishwasher door open and horizontal, remove 10 screws with torx driver that secure the inner door liner. Once that is done, gently lift the inner liner a few inches to expose the handle mechanism and lift the old handle mechanism to remove. There should be enough length in the connection cables to allow you to work out side the inner liner. Remove the two connections, one on either side, to the safety switches and discard the old handle mechanism. On the new mechanism, reconnect the connections to both safety switches and place the new mechanism in the opening of the door. Replace the inner liner, ensuring all holes line up and replace the 10 screws that secure it.

The door handle latch was really loose and it was extremely hard to get the door to open.

  • Customer: Rae Jean from Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My husband watched the video which was great it gave step by step instructions. It took my husband less than 30 minutes to change out the part. Now my dishwasher is back in perfect condition. We have ordered several parts from Parts Select for different appliances and have never been disappointed. Affordable prices, good deliver time and easy installation instructions.

Door handle broke

  • Customer: MARTY from GREENFIELD, IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordering and delivery went well. Following the video I had no problems. One word of caution. All I really needed was the handle and I almost bought the Assembly without a handle. Fortunately I read close enough to note not all assemblies come with the handle. So if you need a handle make sure you don't buy an assembly without it.

Handle not releaseing properly

  • Customer: Paul from Yarmouth, ME
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove all nine screws replace unit, replace all screws

Handle wouldn't open the door any more

  • Customer: Eugene from Galt, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged the dishwasher, then I removed all the screws in the door to split the outer and inner panel apart. Then I removed the two door handle wire connection points at the micro switches and removed the old door handle. Installation is just the reverse of this.

The latching mechanism in the handle broke.

  • Customer: Paul from New Hope, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After you remove the 11 screws in the door the latch and switches come out really easy. The hard part was getting the wires from the 2 switches disconnected. It took some prying from a flat screwdriver to remove them. After that it was pretty easy to put back together.
All Instructions for the MDB5600AWB
841-855 of 952