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MDB5600AWB Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

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Broken Latch Handle

  • Customer: Michael from Latrobe, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Removed screws on the inside of the dishwasher door revealing broken part. Used schematic diagrams on the web site to identify and order the part. The old part was easily removed and replaced just by slipping off a couple of wires and slipping the new ones back on. They were a little difficult to pull loose, but I was prepared for that from reading a previous review on the Parts Select website. This gave me the confidence to keep pulling until I got them loose.

Latch Assembly WITH door Handle

  • Customer: Norma from Huntsville, AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The how-to video was very helpful. Word of caution. If you get the latch assembly WITH the door handle, disregard the first part of the video. I just unscrewed the 10 screws around the door, carefully unplugged the old assembly, plugged in the new one just as it came in, replaced the 10 screws and presto!, I was done. Easier to do than expected. Saved lots of money by doing it myself.

handle broke , door hard to open

  • Customer: mark from Newark, DE
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Turn off breaker to washer. remove 11 torques head screws from inside door. lift up inside door panel to pull out switch. remove 2 wire harness attached to each side of latch. note: the micro switches may break apart but that's okay not needed. attach wires to new handle and position back under panel . align panel and tighten screws. turn on power.

The handle and lock had broken and the door to the dishwasher would no longer stay shut.

  • Customer: Christine from Uxbridge, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Following the instructions of another home repair, we took off the old part and attached the new one. Super easy! We figure it saved us at least $90 for a service call!

Door had become difficult to open

  • Customer: Martin from Crete, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Turned off power to machine, then used Torx driver to remove 11 screws attaching interior door panel. Lifted door panel for access to latch assembly and pulled out. I used a screw driver to pry the electrical connectors from the switches. After removing some broken handle parts from the interior of the door, the assembly was reverse of disassembly. Don't tighten any of the door panel screws until you have all of them started because a very slight misalignment at one attachment point can propagate to a very big misalignment further on. It's also probably best to install the two center top screws first, since they hold the latch in place. This was by far the easiest appliance repair I've ever had to do, and it was really all due to the fact that the latch comes as a unit replacement. . . switches, handle and latch all together. A straight swap.

Plastic Latch That Opens Dw Broke. Dw Difficult To Open For Some Time

  • Customer: Doris from Llano, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Open the dw door. Remove 10 3/16 torque head screws (you will need a torque driver) from inside door. Lift front inside of door (you may need someone to hold it up for you). Take a screw driver and gently pry the two wire clips attached to the latch/switch mechanism. Lift out the latch and drop in new latch/switch (it just rests in place). Reconnect wire clips (doesn't make any difference if you mix them up). Replace inside of door and reattach using 10 torque screws removed earlier. After the new switch was installed it worked like new.

Broken Latch Assenbly

  • Customer: William A. from West Islip, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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Shut Power to the dishwasher. Remove all screws from the inside of the door except the bottom one on each side. Those two should just be loose but not removed. Pull the inside of the door up enough so you can pull out the the latch assembly. Disconnect the two plugs from the switches, connect to the new assembly and re-install. Can use a couple of toothpicks to line up the door panel and latch assembly to make it easier. Replace and tighten all screws.Turn the power back on.

Door latch handle broke

  • Customer: Charlie from St. Cloud, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Turn off power. Remove 11 screws, raise inter door panel, disconnect the 2 wire harnesses on each side of handle assembly. Compare existing part with replacement part. Install the 2 wire harnesses on each side of the new switch, position door switch in the door recess, close inter door panel, install 11 screws. Close door and check for mechanical operation of new handle. Turn on circuit breaker and test electrical functions. Run load in dishwasher to self assure operation.

Door latch wasn't working

  • Customer: Nancy from Roscommon, MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I Googled Maytag dishwasher broken latch and got all kinds of hits. One was for this web site that walked me through what I needed to order. Others were for YouTube videos showing me how to replace the latch and switch. It all looked like something I could do - and it was. The model in the video wasn't exactly the same as my Maytag - but close enough that it was quite easy to figure out. My husband was here but I didn't even need to get him involved. We were looking at the possibility of a new dishwasher and this saved us a lot of money. Thanks.

Door would not shut.

  • Customer: Kyle from Guymon, OK
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The repair video helped me a ton. Just unscrew the nuts on the inside of the door, take the handle latch assembly out and replace with the new one. At first I thought it would be tough, but watching the video very easy.No problems with the unit now. Thanks!!!

Door Handle and Latch Assembly with switches broke.

  • Customer: Jerry from Hoisington, KS
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed about six star screws with an electric screwdriver and star bit, removed broken part, unclipped 2 wire connections on old part and clipped them on the new part and installed new part. I ordered the new part on Sunday afternoon and received it in the mail on Tuesday. Extremely fast service. New part works perfect.

Latch was broken

  • Customer: Paul from Gretna, LA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Do yourself a favor and go with the whole assembly, its only a few dollars more but it is so easy

needed to replace my door handle and latch assembly

  • Customer: carla from new florence, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
first, watch the fantastic instructional video. remove all the screws so you can pull the inner door panel. gently unplug the old switches with the pliers. pull the broken handle/parts out. slip the new parts into place as per the video. re-plug in the switches. put the inner door panel back in place. put all the screws back in the door panel. you are done! So simple! BTW: I am a 59 year old female.

Replace Broken Latch

  • Customer: mike from camdenton, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove screws repl latch wash dishes

door latch broken

  • Customer: Troy from Elgin, IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed inside panel and replaced assembly.
All Instructions for the MDB5600AWB
886-900 of 952