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MDB6601AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB6601AWW parts

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All Instructions for the MDB6601AWW
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Door latch was inoperative

  • Customer: Bruce from Peyton, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Easy fix, the only problem was the plug wires that were attached to microswitches on either side of the latch. The plugs that were connected to them did not come off easy and required two pliers with one of them on the microswitch and the other holding the plug connector and gently but firmly pulling them off. Once they were off, they plug connectors attached easily to new microswitches that came with the new latch.

The push buttons on the door will not activate.

  • Customer: James from Martinsburg, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The doors screws were removed. I separated the inter-door from the outer-door. I pulled the wire connector of the old latch and attached the new latch. put the two door pieces together. I replaced the screws. IT DID NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM!

Dishwasher would not start

  • Customer: Lawrence from Winter Springs, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed door liner and removed and replaced the electronic control board. reinstalled door liner and reconnected electrical power by closing the circuit breaker. Started the dishwasher and ran it through a normal wash cycle to flush out and clean the dishwasher. All operations were normal. Piece of cake repair thanks to your troubleshooting guide. Thanks for including the tech data with the replacement control board. Lawrence Faison

Dishwasher would not proceed through a cycle.

  • Customer: Putnam from Valparaiso, IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
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1.Shut off electric power. 2. Remove 11 torx screws around the inside door panel. 3. Unplug connectors on control board. 4. Remove control board from the door. 5. Install new control board in the door. 6. Install connectors on control board 7. Install 11 torx screws around the inside door panel. 8. Turn on electric power. 9. Run the diagnostic program listed in the instructions to be sure the cycle completes properly.

Tine had rusted away

  • Customer: Alan from West Brookfield, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Pulled out old parts and replaced them with new. Simple.

Dishwasher Was Leaking - Air/Water Inlet Port Design Flaw!

  • Customer: William from Asbury Park, NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The toughest part of this repair was figuring out where the leak was. All the connections were tight. Had to run almost a full cycle before it was apparent that the water/air inlet port was the culprit. Had no idea initially why it was leaking so I ordered all the parts for that component (rental house, 40 miles away). When I pulled the unit out I ran another cycle to see what was leaking and discovered that just enough water was being splashed back into the port from the spray arms and a little was splashing out the top of the component body. I ordered the Air/Water Inlet Foam Insert (although this piece is not shown in the diagrams nor is any description given of where it goes). I surmised that the insert needed to go behind the inlet cover on the inside of the dishwasher with the rounded side up. The cover snaps back into place to hold it in position. Had I know the design flaw in the inlet port exists it would have been a 30-second fix, pop off the inlet cover place the foam in and snap the cover back on. As it was I spent hours diagnosing it and seconds to actually fix it!

Water leak right front

  • Customer: Mark from Tallahassee, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Simply removed switch and float a d replaced them. A real no brainer!

Lower Dishrack began to show areas of rust.

  • Customer: Garry C from Yucca Valley, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I simply removed old lower dishrack from dishwasher and discarded. Then I removed new lower dishrack from box and installed it into dishwasher, no tools necessary. How easy is that?! New lower dishrack is a perfect replacement and now our dishwasher is good to go. Thank you PartSelect for your fast service.

Dishwasher not drying dishes water not hot

  • Customer: Joseph from San diego, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed dishwasher unplugged heating element wires unscrewed nuts removed old element replaced with new one. Tightened nuts snapped wire connecters back reset dishwasher ran quick cycle hot steam and dry dishes.Thanks Joe (saved me 1,500 for a new one)

Our dishwasher was not heating up to dry dishes

  • Customer: Claude from Helotes, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
All steps were easy except the Maytag layout made it hard to get to the fittings to remove and reconnect the water line. After that we just moved the dishwasher from beneath the counter and laid it down on the front. Removing and testing the old heater element was easy. The hardest part of installing the element was the odd clips inside the dishwasher. I need to return the o-ring and nuts because you included them with the heating element.

Normal wash cycle would start, run for 20 seconds, then pause and repeat 3 times then stop all together. Other wash cycle buttone were inactive ion the control panel

  • Customer: Eric from Newton, WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Opened the door, removed the 11 screws (torks) holding the inside door panel on, lifted the panel and took a pic of the wiring connections for reassembly, then disconnected about 5 wire harnesses between the doors and on the control board, set inner door panel aside. Removed three hex head screws on control panel, depressed tabs holding circuit board in place, replaced with new panel and reassembled. The other parts were just snap on inside the dishwasher except for the inlet which is for future replacement as my lower sprayer arm is still functioning but is wearing out. Now the problem is fixed, and all buttons on the control panel function as well

Mis-installed pump seal (motor gasket) from factory.

  • Customer: Edward from Greenleaf, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
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Dissassembled dishwasher, replaced gasket and reassembled dishwasher.

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

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.

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.
All Instructions for the MDB6601AWW
721-735 of 912