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MDB5600AWB Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB5600AWB parts

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Door Latch handle broke

  • Customer: Michael from Kendallville, IN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I just followed the instructions from your video. The video was vary informative. Thank you so much! Mike

plastice door handle broke on the inside

  • Customer: Malcolm from Woodville, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
ordered new handle and the installation was real eazy

Door latch kept sticking, was hard to open unit

  • Customer: Buford from Mena, AR
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed online instructions. Was very easy to do. Turned off power to dishwasher, unhooked old part, replaced with new part.

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!!

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
R & R of part

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

Door latch broke

  • Customer: Norman from Waterloo, IN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed all but 2 of 11 screws from door, unplugged 2 switches, removed old latch, plugged in new switches and replaced screws.

Handle Broke

  • Customer: Kurt from Marquette, MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
(First unplug or turn off circut breaker or fuse) Undo the 10 star screws on the inside of the door. Lift up the panel, Pull out the handle assembely, mark the top of the electronic plug in's left and right, wright on the top so you will know what side is the top. Unplug the plugs by prying with a screw driver. Plug them into the new handle the same way they were on the original. put new handle back in place in dishwasher, put in all screws. Done

The door latch was not operating

  • Customer: Peter from Garland, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First and most important; TURN OFF THE POWER. I had to do this at the circuit breaker. Second, just open the door and remove the 11 torx (sp) type screws. Lift the inner panel from the front door. Lift out the old switch. The most difficult problem I had was to unplug the old wires from the 2 side switches. I had to remove the switches from the "OLD" door latch and then use pliers to remove the switch connectors from the plugs. Next take the new switch with the handle positioned toward the door opening and plug in the wire connectors. Place the new switch in its location, set the inner panel in place and loosely install the 2 screws that hold the switch in place. Then loosely install all 9 remaining screws. Then go back and gently tighten all 11 screws. Your DONE!

The plastic handle on the door broke

  • Customer: Gery M from CONWAY, SC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I first watched the repair video on the site which I thought was very helpful. I turned the power off and then took the inside door cover off which exposed the latch. I removed the wire connectors from the old latch and removed it. I placed the wire on the new one and put the new latch into position.I then retached the inside cover, Turned the power back on and I was ready to go.It took me less than 15 minutes.

Plastic door latch was broke

  • Customer: Garrick from Crystal Lake, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the repair video on your website and followed those directions. Very easy repair.

The handle and latch were falling apart

  • Customer: Walter from West Milton, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I took off the inner door Pannelof the dish washer to find out what needed to be fixed or replaced. Then i googled maytag and found the latch mechanism but it did not have a handle and the website suggested the latch and handle part that worked on many brands of dishwashers. I was skeptical but I needed the new handle that wasnt available with the other part. To my surprise it was just like the origional except for black color. I ordered the part online that night and had the new parts in just a few days. I watched the video to see how to put it together. It turned out to be easier than I thought.The dishwasher is working great and probably saved $75 or more in labor. Part number PS2180047
All Instructions for the MDB5600AWB
856-870 of 952