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MDB6600AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

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Dishes were not coming clean

  • Customer: Philip from Tacoma WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Dishes were not coming clean and water was not draining from the dishwasher. Put in new part, and problem still existed. Went and bought a new dishwasher. However during the replacement I found the old dishwasher pump was also clogged with old gel packs, and the water hose was clogged with pipe debris. After clearing the pipe buildup, and replacing the dish washer, all is well. I was hoping the repair would have gone better, had I known the pump was clogged beyond repair I would have replaced the dishwasher sooner. The main issue was the clogged water hose, which caused all of the other issues. I would have loved for the $50 in parts to have fixed my existing dishwasher, unfortunately we didn't correct the problem before ruining the old dishwasher, a $350 mistake...

Handle Broke

  • Customer: Robert from SEATTLE WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Turned off electricity, Removed screws, realized the only fix was either a new handle(no longer available) or one of the 3 Complete switch and handle assembly s available from Parts Select (which I found by googling Dishwasher using Dishwasher door handle. Several days later the part arrived via Fedex Home Delivery. It then was just a matter of disconnecting the 4 connecters to the switches, then reconnecting the connectors to the new Switches(note; don't cheat and reuse the old switches), then you line up the new assembly with the holes in the top panel, reinstall the screws, turn on the electricity and verify the fix by running a load of dishes. As they say, easy peasy. Cost $30 which included shipping and handling.

Inlet hose refused to seat on faucet (portable dishwasher).

  • Customer: Victpr from Manhattan KS
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
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Finally had to remove front foot panel and laminated top. Removed screws on back and one side to get to open cabinet to insert hose properly.

Couldn't open/close door on dishwasher

  • Customer: Clayton from Willowick OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Turned off dishwasher breaker in electrical panel. Removed all 11 torx head screws around inside perimeter of the dishwasher door. Lifted inside panel so that I had access to latch assembly. Removed electrical leads from switches of broken assembly and attached them to new assembly. Reversed the steps to reassemble door. Tested latch to make sure it worked. Re-energized breaker in electrical panel. **It is important to note that the dishwasher should be de-energized during this fix. Whether you do so by unplugging the power cord or turning off the breaker, remove power and save yourself from getting lit up.

door latch broke

  • Customer: Edwin from St Louis MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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unscrew the 11 screws in the door and separate the door front from the door back. Unplug the two wires then remove the old latch then plug in the new latch.

Latch had broken, door difficult to open

  • Customer: Herman from Rock Hill SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Really easy. Removed door panel, unplugged power connectors, removed damaged latch assembly. Reversed the process to complete.

Handle broke and all of the crumpled pieces fell down into the dishwasher

  • Customer: Karen from Brookville PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Husband repaired it

The door latch wasn't functioning.

  • Customer: Patricia from St. Pete Beach FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The most difficult part was finding the tool to take out the screws of the door panel. We made an impression of it and took it to Ace Hardware and discovered we need a specialized allen wrench called a torx. After we had that, we took out the screws and the door latch unit was connected in place by two plugs These were a little tough to remove and needed pliers. Then we took the new latch plugged in the two connectors put in place and screwed the door back on. It worked perfectly.

Dishwsher would not fill with water

  • Customer: Mike from Hacienda Heights CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
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After turning off the power and the water supply, I removed the old valve and replaced it with the new valve. Very simple -- the inlet line to the valve is attached with a hex fitting. The outlet is attached with a spring clamp. There is an electrical connector which powers the solenoid that opens the valve. The connector simply pulls off the old valve and is pushed back onto the new valve. With the power still off, I turned on the water supply to check for leaks. There were no leaks, but to my surprise, water immediately surged through the valve and into the dishwasher! -- Remember, there was no power to operate the solenoid! BAD VALVE? Back to the Internet. So far, I've found no other explanation. HELP!!

silverware basket that came with dishwasher has hole in the bottom of basket

  • Customer: Carol from Columbus OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Ordered replacement basket, which was much sturdier and had nice center handle for lifting out. Very pleased with replacement part!

Door latch to diswasher was broken

  • Customer: Judith from The Villages FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Our part was ordered and delivery was rapid. Husband (who is handicapped) pulled chair up to dishwasher and I was his helper. We unscrewed a few screws and pulled out the old handle and installed the new one and put all back together in under 20 minutes. Took a little longer as I had to be taught the LEFTY LUCY - TIGHTY RIGHTY rule.

We had to use force to pull the door open.

  • Customer: David from Ashland KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Using the "torxdriver", I removed the screws which held inside panel to the door. Once the screws were removed from the door, I lifted and slid the panel from the door. This made the door latch mechanism accessible. I lifted the entire assembly from the door, put the new assembly in place, repositioned the inside door panel and replaced the screws. AS EASY AS ADVERTISED!

Plastic handle cracked - Door hard to open

  • Customer: Charles from Concord NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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This was a simple repair. Make sure the dishwasher is turned off by an external switch or circuit breaker. Use a star head screw driver to remove the screws from the inside of the door. Lift the top side of the door panel and prop it open (don't bother to remove the wires connecting the panel to the door). Lift out the door latch assembly. If possible remove the plugs from the two switches included in the latch assembly. I had trouble with this step, and simply removed the switches by depressing the two plastic tabs that held them in place. I then removed the switches from the replacement latch. Reconnect the old switches to the new latch (or insert the plugs if you succeeded in that step). Lay the new latch back in place, lower the panel and screw it back into place.

wheels on lower broken

  • Customer: susan from shady shores TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Removed the broken wheels. Snapped the new wheels on and replaced the basket

door handle broke

  • Customer: frank from randolph MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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opened back of door 2 screws holding handle with switches replaced with new handle took about 15 min. all done worked great
All Instructions for the MDB6600AWW
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