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MDB6601AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB6601AWW parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the dishwasher repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the MDB6601AWW
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Broken Door Latch

  • Customer: John from Hyde Park, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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I called a local repair person and he said the cost to fix this would be over $100, he said the part would cost $65. I went online found the part and ordered it. In two days I had the part in my hands! I then watched a video on how to install the handle. The video said it would take about 30 minutes to complete the installation and they were right, in fact it took less than a half hour. I saved myself over $100, didn't have to wait for installation, and got the satisfaction of fixing the dishwasher myself.

The door latch is plastic and it broke free of its mounting.

  • Customer: Richard from Medina, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy. Remove the screws on the back and lift the back up. The handle assembly lifts right out. The only difficult part is removing the electrical connection. I used needle nose pliers to pry them off. Be careful about over tightening the screws in the plastic door.

Door Latch Broken

  • Customer: Albert from New Ross, IN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed all torx screws in the door. Disconnected the electrical plug and removed old assembly. Replaced with new assembly and attached plugs and replaced all torx screws. All done very simple job

handle broke

  • Customer: Harold from Loudon, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed 8 screws, took the back of the door off, unplugged three wire just so I would have more room to work, could have gotten by with just removing two. Two screws held the old handle in place, replaced the old handle with new handle, reattached the wires, put the back of the door in place, replaced the screws and viola! working handle again! Guys, if I could do it, anybody could. Saved myself a $100.00 service call plus middle man cost for the part. All in all, a good move.

Latch handle broken

  • Customer: Whitham from Anchorage, AK
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I saw an online video that showed taking the inside door panel off, removing the wiring from the latch and then replacing the latch. It looked simple and was simple. Luckily, I had a set of so-called "security" bits, which were required to get the door panel off. I had no trouble replacing the latch assembly except the wires to the two switches were very tight. It looked like the factory had squirted some adhesive into the connectors after assembly. I was able to get them off after a brief struggle and had no problems putting them back on the new switches. The latch assembly fit perfectly, which surprised me. My only disappointment was the latch assembly fit a lot of brands, indicating that there is nothing special about Maytag anymore. Too bad. They used to have good products that were unique for their quality. One last comment: Be sure to turn off the circuit breaker feeding the dishwasher or disconnecting its plug. This is the only safe way to work on it.

handle broke

  • Customer: Herbert from Owings, MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
followed directions

plastic pieces broke, unable to close and run dishwasher

  • Customer: Bobby from Cochranton, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
my 21 yr old daughter did the repair. shut down power and unscrewed panel, removed old latch and switches replaced with new assembly. very easy.

latch broke on diswasher

  • Customer: Michael from Middleton, WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Part was ordered and got here in 3 days, installed by me works well will use Part Select in the future, Highly recommended!

Broken door latch handle.

  • Customer: Harvey K from Sun City Center, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed video. Undid about 10 screws on door. Lifted inner door park disconnected two wires, put in New latch put back screws and Bob's your uncle. Phone clerk most helpful and delivery could not have been faster. Next day!!!

Door latch broke

  • Customer: Gregg from Columbia, SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Part #PS2180046. Simply watched the video and followed instructions. Luckily I had the special screw bit needed to take the screws off the back door of the diswasher. Other than that it was very simple to do.

Dishwasher not operating

  • Customer: Richard from Westerly, RI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the repair video, and was able to complete the tast in a matter of a few minutes. Longest part was removing one of the electrical prongs.

Handle broke

  • Customer: Donald from Brandon, SD
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took all the screws off the inside of the door. Pulled out old handle, disconected wires from broken handle. Reverse procedure to put in new handle.

Dishwasher Handle Broke

  • Customer: Daniel from San Antonio, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I read the reviews and procedures at PartSelect and was able to complete the task in 10 minutes. I unscrewed the hex screws, pulled off the door backing, pulled out the old handle assembly, disconnected the wires to the old handle assembly switches, put the new assembly in and connected the wires. Then I screwed the hex screws back on securing the backing to the door and it was good to go.

Door Handle Broken

  • Customer: Gerald from Wayzata, MN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the door panel just as the video on your web site showed and unplugged the old door latch assemble and inserted the new one and replaced the door panel. Very easy

Switch/Handle on dishwasher

  • Customer: Jerry from Las Vegas, NV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
There were three different switches. By increasing the size of the picture in your example, I was able to tell which one. Thanks; I'll use you guy again next time.
All Instructions for the MDB6601AWW
856-870 of 912