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MDB5600AWB Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB5600AWB parts

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Latch broke and dishwashe would not lock.

  • Customer: James from Colleyville TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Your video with step by step instructions was most helpful. Since we bought the entire latch assembly including the handle, I did not need to remove the handle but only the plug in wire sockets and connect them to the new assembly. The first time I viewed the video I thought the handle had to be removed. In a subsequent viewing I realized it was unnecessary to do that when a complete handle and latch assembly was purchased. Pointing that out might be helpful.

latch broken

  • Customer: Jack from Butte MT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
looked up the process on internet. real simple. 11 torx head screws, undid the electric connectors, put in new handle and reversed the process......wish all projects could be so easy.

Broken Latch Handle

  • Customer: Michael from Latrobe PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

Broken Handle Hinge, floppy useless handle

  • Customer: Chris from Mandeville LA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Electricity is live to the door when it is open - TURN OFF the CIRCUIT (got an uncomfortable buzz myself). Removed the interior plastic door liner (10 Torx screws), top middle two Torx screws also hold the handle in place to the door frame, pull the black and white wire connectors off the handle assembly (the hardest portion of the whole task), push them onto the new handle (black to black and white to white), and re-attache the door liner with the new handle in place. Part was an exact match and if I did it again it would be <10 minutes. ALternatively you can remove the new switches from the assembly and re-use the old switches if the handle is your only failure. The you have two new seitches in reserve if ever needed.

Handle on Door Latch Assembly broke

  • Customer: Anne from Malakoff TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
On line video at PartSelect instructions were excellent. I followed the instructions as outlined and it was a snap. I removed the screws, dislodged the broken assembly, inserted and placed the inside door cover with screws as video showed. It went exactly as it showed. Ran load immediately after and all is fine. Thanks for great parts, service and the instructions.

Latch on handle broke

  • Customer: lanette from temecula CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video to make sure I didn't do anything wrong and then did it. It probably took 5-10 minutes and works perfect.

Replace the handle assembly

  • Customer: Mike from Columbus OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Went online and found common things wrong with my dish washer. Found a you tube video how to check each part. Used my voltmeter for the first time and fixed it. No I am not a technician and this was my first time repairing a dish washer.

broken door latch/ switch assembly

  • Customer: Chris from Nazareth PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove several torx screws holding the door together. Now you have have the switch /latch unit in front of you. 2 screws and two electrical connections to unplug. remove old switch and install new one in the same place. connect the 2 electrical connections and reinstall the back side of the door to the front with the torx screws. Saved at least $150.00 on having a repair tech come to the house. This web site made it easy to find the part I needed, they took pay pal ,so payment was easy and safe. I had the part at my door in a couple of days.

Latch handle broke

  • Customer: David from Oneonta AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed directions exactly as on the video; couldn't have been any easier. Removed screws around door, unfastened connectors (make sure power is off!); plugged in new assembly; reattached screws & it was ready to go. Must say that the new handle/latch assembly is better than the one that came with the dishwasher new. Had I known this part was available & so easily replaced, I would have put one on when I first got the dishwasher. When I first ordered, website said part was in stock & would be there in a few days. Then got an email saying something went wrong & part was now out of stock, but I still got it in about a week or so. I am a very satisfied customer.

Mounting Bracket and Door Handle broke

  • Customer: Hillary from Minden NV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
To replace the Door Handle, I had to remove the inside of the door with the 12ish Torx scres. It was a slide out slide in thing. To replace the brackets, I detached hoses, electricity and slid the DW out. More torx screws to come out, the three on top and the two on the sides allowed for me to bend down the white plastic tub away from the Aluminum square channel holding in the top mounting brackets.

Dishwasher left residual water at end of cycle.

  • Customer: Mark from Brecksville OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very straight forward repair. Parts Select provided the right part with very timely (regular FedEx)delivery. Repairclinic.com provided excellent video to show basic repair steps. Suggest using a "star" tip screw driver to disassemble interior parts of the machine to clean out years of gunk which will reduce the chance that the drive motor will bind/fail (which mine did and which saved me the cost of a new motor or new dishwasher). Upon reassembly, be sure to check water supply copper compression fittings for leaks that moving the machine can cause. Place pads under "feet" of machine to avoid marring wood floor when moving machine.

impeller in pump was broken

  • Customer: Jaynee from American Falls ID
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
changed impellers and it went really smooth only thing we forgot to hook waterline back and had a pool in kitchen how fun to clean

dishes were not being cleaned

  • Customer: William from Littleton NH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
followed video instructions online.

Top washer arm clip broken

  • Customer: Christopher from Elgin SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used flat blade screw driver to unclip the holding bracket. Snaped new bracket and wash arm on. Took all of about 30 seconds.

Plastic wash arm broke and wouldn't snap back in hole at top of dishwasher

  • Customer: Teresa from St. Charles MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Aligned the hole and the appropriate part of the wash arm and snapped them back in. Thanks.
All Instructions for the MDB5600AWB
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