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MDB6601AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

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Broken Dishwasher Latch

  • Customer: TOM from CISSNA PARK IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Turn off electrical power to DW. Remove screws around inside of door. Lift interior door panel and pull broken latch out. Remove electrical connectors from switches. Connect electrical connectors to new latch switches. Place new latch back in door. Replace interior door panel. Replace screws. Turn electrical power back on. That's all!

part of the plastic door latch broke

  • Customer: rudy from redondo beach CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The only difficulty I had was,first of all, not switching off the power to the dishwasher. Inconvenient!Then I could not pull off the wires from the two switches.Frozen.I decided to take off the old switches so I could pull off the wires better and once that was done just reconnected the wires to the new unit.So the only problem was the wires being stuck on the old switches &still under power.All else was easy.

Dishwasher latch handle broke

  • Customer: Marcia from Virginia IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The repair was extremely easy. My husband shut off the power, unscrewed the inside of the door, removed the broken latch, and replaced it with the new one! He said if he could do it anyone could and it saved so much money to do it himself rather than call a repair man to do it. I have the Part Select website bookmarked and will use it again, I'm sure!!

Dishwasher handle needs to be replaced

  • Customer: Tony from Palm Desert CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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This is was an extremely simple repair. Switch off the electricity to the dishwasher. You then open the dishwasher door and remove all the torque screws around the edges of the inside of the dishwasher door. Don't use a Philips screwdriver since this will ruin the screw heads. Once the panel is loose, the handle contraption can be removed. You need a long nose pliers to remove the electrical connectors. It might be hard to get the connectors off, but the trick is to squeeze both contacts together with the pliers and at the same time pull off the connecting wires. Then with reconnect the new part, making sure that the wires are connected in the same way. The last thing to do is to put the handle back and screw the panel back. It should take no more than 15 to 20 minutes.

Plastic door latch pressure points broke off the handle

  • Customer: Marshall from Tigard OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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step 0. Turn off circuit breaker for dishwasher. 1. Unscrew 12 star-head screws on inside of door; place in safe holder. 2. lift out latch unit. 3. Remove two side safety switchs from the old unit. 4. Remove two safety swiths from the new unit. (Note: I was inable to release the spade plugs from the wire harnesses.) 5. Replace two switches onto the new unit. 6. place new unit in its door receptacle - line up the screw holes. 7. Replace 12 screws. 8. Turn on circuit. 9. Test washer - open and close door; start wash cycle; open door - dishwasher stops; close door dishwasher restarts. Call client - demo same. Pack up, collect fee for part and labor.

Plastic part in door handle assembly broke

  • Customer: Robert from Colton OR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Very easy to remove old assembly and install new assembly. 10 Screws and 2 plug in wires.

Door latch failed

  • Customer: Diane from Framingham MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I turned off the electricity to the dishwaher. I then unscrewed the dishwasher inner door piece using the allen wrench to expose the part. The hardest thing about the repair was pulling the 2 switch assemblies out of the old latch piece, this took at least 5 minutes. I attached the switches to the new part, screwed the door back together and I was done. The handle now works great.

door release handle broke

  • Customer: RUSSELL from BROOKFIELD MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I took the 12 screws off the inside of the door , replaced the whole switch assy and replaced the screws . done. the whole assy with the switches was the way to go. Don't pay a repair guy to do this job. it is a easy do it yourself.

broken door latch

  • Customer: Donald from St. Pete Beach FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removed door frame screws. Pulled front panel from frame. Removed white plug,than removed black plug. Switch was tnan loose removed and replaced with new. Pushed door together and replced screws. Successful repair. Thank You!

latch handle on dishwasher was broken

  • Customer: Loren from Fulda MN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I used a screwdriver with a torque bit and took off the inner door panel. Move the panel to the right side (as you face the dishwasher). Disconnect the two wire connnectors with a needle nose plier and discard the handle and connections. Install the new latch by making sure you attach the wires to the proper connectors. Make sure the connectors 'snap' in place. Place handle in proper slot and replace the inner door panel making sure that the two small flaps on the bottom of the inner door panel go inside the dishwasher (they cover the hinges). Tighten the screws and you are done!

door latch handle broken

  • Customer: robert from phoenix AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed door liner , removed door latch. switch has two spade type electric connectors you have to remove.place new latch handle in place, connect spade connectors , replace door liner. dont forget to turn power off. very easy job

Worsher door latch broke at top of conction .

  • Customer: Robert from Indianapolis IN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I took out the screws that heald the door togeather and the handle was releasted..I tryed to repair it but could'ent. I looked PartSelect up on the computer and found the part I needed and ordered it. It came in 2 days and I instaled it. There were two electrical wires to conect on each side and then I screwed the door back togeather and it workes fine now. I am very satisfied...Thanks

the handle of the dishwasher broke

  • Customer: Maria from East Setauket NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
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I followed the instructions given, and also viewed a video of the repair on YouTube. The hardest part was to figure out which circuit was for the dishwasher! I can't believe I solved the problem for less than $40.00 and in time for Holiday entertaining! Thank you!

Handle to door latch assembly broken

  • Customer: Stephen from North Lewisburg OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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After waiting for FedEx to finally deliver the part which they held at their warehouse for almost a week. I just shut off the breaker to the dishwasher, safety first, took out the 11 strews holding the inner door panel in place. Then I lifted out the old assembly pulled off the connectors. Then I slid the connectors onto the new assembly put the assembly in place and installed the screws and the job was done. The only tricky part was that it took some effort to pull the connectors off the old part.

Door latch was inoperative

  • Customer: Bruce from Peyton CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.
All Instructions for the MDB6601AWW
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