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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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Previous latch assembly broken

  • Customer: Walter from Arlington WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Replaced with supplied assembly. Noticed that the new part was reinforced in the area where the old one broke.

Door handle was broken and hard to open

  • Customer: Monty from Lebanon MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I followed the advice on the video provided by PartSelect. It was easy to follow and VEERY easy to change out the old handle with the new one! I'd purchase parts from PartSelect again. You just simply remove the screws on the inside of the door unplug the handle from two wires, take out the old handle (it just lies in position) insert the wires into the new handle, place it in the cradle and put the inside of the door back on and tighten the screws. Nothing to it!

handle on diswasher lid cracked - became stuck and it was difficult to open

  • Customer: David from Sheboygan WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Once you remove the satinless steels screws that secure the inside plate assembly to the cover - have another person hold it. You will need to renove the terminals fropm the two cherry switchs. Be careful since these switchs are very fragile. i ordered the handle asembly with new switches just in case they did break. Need to remember which set of wires goes where - seprate white and blavck lead assembly. Once you have the wires removed take the new handle assembly and attach the wires in their correcy orentation. Place the handle assmbly back in its location and place the inside cover assembly in place. Line the holes up and secure with the screws.

Broken door latch

  • Customer: Ed from Louisville KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The instructions and video were excellent. This repair couldn't be easier. First, turn off power to the dishwasher. I did this at the breaker box. Then. with a screwdriver with a torx (size 20) bit, I carefully unscrewed all the screws on the inside of the door, saving the ones by the latch for last. Holding the door with my knees as I sat on the floor, I unscrewed the final ones and the door popped open. I put the screws in the soap container on the door and closed it so I wouldn't lose any. Next, I removed the two plugs from the old latch assembly. These were tricky to remove because, I guess, over time, they've gotten slightly corroded. A pair of needle nose pliers could have made it easier. Then, I plugged in the new assembly and screwed everything back together. It's just that simple. And now the door works properly for the first time in years. I wish everything was as easy to fix as this was.

Door handle broke

  • Customer: John from Seabrook TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the video instructions. The most difficult part was separating the connectors from the broken latch assembly. Otherwise the removal and installation was a breeze.

door latch hard to open hard

  • Customer: Richard from HOAGLAND IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
watch video easy repair and parts were an exact match less than 30 minutes to repair

Plastic latch handle broken. (Second one to break)

  • Customer: Michael from Tallassee AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Using a *Torx T20 driver, unscrew perimeter retaining screws on inside of door. Hold now-loose door panel up enough to see under it. Use medium sized flat scewdriver to gently pry the wires from the two micro switches (at latch area). mark each wire to show where it goes, (and which way 'round it goes.) This will get them back correctly on the new latch assembly, which comes with new switches. Lift away broken latch assy., which is loose, since it is held in place by two of the panel screws. Install new latch assy. Re-attach marked wires to the two micro switches. Clean any dirt away from panel screw area on door. Open door fully, put panel into place and install the 11 *Torx 20 screws. Have a beverage of your choice!

The plastic handle broke, so I replaced the entire thing

  • Customer: Andrew from Davis CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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There are many videos on this repair and they were all easy to follow (including the one from this site). Make sure you turn off the power to the dishwasher/unplug it and then just unscrew the 11 screws from the door, remove the old latch and unplug the leads (this was the hard part for me, they were VERY tight). Then work backwards replacing the leads onto the new latch and place it back in the door lining up the holes for the screws. Once everything is lined up, put the door back into place and replace the screws for the door loosely and then go back and tighten all of them. I was worried about things leaking afterwards but it all seemed OK after my first run of the dish washer.

Door handle is either stuck shut or won't latch.

  • Customer: Craig from Umatilla OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Buy the complete handle assembly with the switches. SHUT OFF THE BREAKER TO THE DISHWASHER. Remove inner door assembly with torx screws. Pull off switch wiring tabs and replace on new assembly the same order. Replace inner door cover. Switch breaker back on. Don't try this with live power trust me.

latch for the door

  • Customer: Marlin from Sayre PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
the door latch had to be replace and the part you sent me the right one. if I need more parts I will order them from you

broken door latch

  • Customer: Vincent from Germantown NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Turn off circuit breaker to dishwasher. Remove door panel screws and store in soap dispenser. Remove contact wire connector with needle nose pliers. Replace latch, hook up wires, set switch in place, replace panel and reinstall door screws. Done.

broken handle mechanism on two similar Maytags

  • Customer: john from FISHERS ISLAND NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed video instructions on your website. What impressed me most was that the replacement handles were made stronger than the handles that they were replacing. I feel sure that if the dishwashers hold together that the handles will not need to be replaced again. Thank you, Tim

Need a second repair part

  • Customer: Marvin from Fairview Park OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Purchases the front touch pad assembly.

Handle made of hard plastic, hinge broke

  • Customer: Carol from Grand Prairie TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I looked up the model number, found the door mechanism, looked it over and decided it was something I could do. Ordered the part and it arrived the next day. I removed the inside panel, found the switches difficult to release so quickly checked the online repair video and saw they did require a bit of force to remove but I was doing as they showed so went back to it and finished in minutes. It was easier than a door handlle. The only thing some folks might not have is the star driver to remove the screws in the panel. Really appreciate the quick delivery and there was not an expidite charge. I thought it would be a week coming :)

DOOR WOULDN'T CLOSE

  • Customer: THOMAS from WESTBROOK ME
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
USED A STAR BIT TO REMOVE THE INSIDE PANEL,THEN USED PLIERS TO PULL THE ELECTERICAL CONNECTORS,REMOVED OLD HANDEL ASSEMBLY AND PUT THE NEW ONE IN THE SAME PLACE RECONNECTED THE CONNECTERS AND PUT THE PANEL BACK TOGETHER,PROJECT DONE.
All Instructions for the MDB6601AWW
856-870 of 908