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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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Food chopper was broken.

  • Customer: Bob from Souderton, PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed video. Everything went together fine, but leaked water around motor shaft seal. Read comments section on video and someone had the same problem. I had pushed the seal into base too deep. I pulled it out and reseated it. It worked without leaking after that. Bob

When the Cycle was finished the power light stayed lit. Broken Door Handle

  • Customer: Thomas from Richardson, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Wasn't able to disconnect the dishwasher directly so I turned off the power to the kitchen from the circuit breaker box. Used my cordless drill and the correct size star bit to remove the screws holding the inside door panel - lickety split. The screws around the door latch when removed also held the switch in place. Removed the two wire connections using needle nose pliers taking care not to damage the connections. Connected the new latch assembly - put it in place making sure the release handle was thru the door. Re-installed the door panel beginning with the screws holding the latch. Closed the door, turned on the electricity and tested the switch. Everything was operating. Spent some time with my wife explaining the touch required to open the dishwasher so we wouldn't have to repeat the repair in the near future.

lime up

  • Customer: myron from Indianapolis, IN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took inside front off disconnect wires pull old unit out and put new unit in then put inside front back on tighten screws was done unit works like a new machine

The release handle on the dishwasher was ineffective

  • Customer: David from Eugene, OR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Decided to the open up the inside panel on the door to see if a repair was something I could do before calling a repairman. Noticed the problem was probably the part listed above. went on line to find a part that I thought looked similar to the one I had and discovered PartSelect had just what I needed. When I discovered the video they offered for replacing the part, things became easier. I ordered the part. When it arrived it definitely was the part I needed. However, the part was broken. Customer service was very helpful in replacing the part in a timely manner and the part was installed quite easily with only a screwdriver with a star bit. We are once again washing dishes in a machine. Thanks for the help PartSelect.

Very little water getting into the machine, would not clean .

  • Customer: john from crisfield, MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First turn off power and water then Removed the two screws on the bottom plate, took the plate off. To remove the valve , I took one screw out of the bracket and just loosened the other,Pulled the valve out ,removed the water lines,then reused existing brass connection, put the hoses on the new valve then put it back together .Turned the water on checked for leaks, then closed it up..Turned the power on and it works great.....

Handle for opening broke

  • Customer: Stephen from Oldsmar, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the screws holding door together, removed old handle, replaced with new and reconnected door panels. I forgot to turn off breaker.

Broken handle and latch

  • Customer: Randy from Salem, OR
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very first thing you will need to do is turn off the electricity of your dishwasher, if you don't you will have shocking experience. 1. You will need an allen wrench and a long nose plier. 2. Remove all the allen screws on the cover. 3. Using a long nose plier, remove the two pairs of metal prongs that plug into a white connectors on either side of the latch assembly. 4. Insert the new door handle and latch. 5. Put back the allen screws and voila you are done. It only takes about 10 minutes or less. That wasn't bad at all and no shocking experience. Have a blessed day!

Lower rack wheel missing/replaced

  • Customer: Jane D. from Parker, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Popped the wheel part on the rack. No problem and the dishwaher was ready to go.

Water was only filling once in a while with water

  • Customer: Timothy from WHITE CLOUD, MI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
my dishwasher is located in a island so i pulled the paneling off the back & the covers off the bottom of the dishwasher. my water shut off is under the dishwasher. i shut it off unhooked the water line at the union shut off the electric, unpluged the valve, pulled 4 screws out of the valve bracket , slide the clamp off the hose and removed the hose from the valve took the valve unit out removed the water line from the old valve put it on the new valve reassembled it turned water on checked for leaks turned the electric on and tried it out.

silverwear basket was cracked/

  • Customer: Marylou from Dana Point, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just dropped it in and that was it.

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

Old basket worn, silverware falling through holes

  • Customer: Thomas from Washington, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took old basket out, put new basket in

Broken door latch

  • Customer: Ed from Louisville, KY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

OEM wheel broke off on rack adjuster

  • Customer: Dale from Port Huron, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the installation video on this site and it made the replacement of this part so easy. It only took about 5-10 minutes, that included cleaning up some old soap residue on the parts to be reused. The new part uses a metal type rivet to hold the wheel on, not like the original plastic one that broke. I am coming here for all my future appliance parts. They have DIY videos to make it so easy for you. Oh and the part was here within two days. :)
All Instructions for the MDB6601AWW
856-870 of 912