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MDB6601AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

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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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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!

Whirlpool has a known flimsy latch design. It broke

  • Customer: Joe from Kalamazoo, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The discontinued the latch alone, so you must buy the entire micro-switch and latch assy. You take off the door screws with the Torx driver, prop the inner panel temporarily out of your way, fight the terminal connectors OFF the old micro-switches w/needlenose pliers, slid the new connections ON, lay the assy in it's "slot" (which IS well engineered) carefully replace the inner door panel, start a few screws, make sure it's aligned at EACH screw and tighten. TA-DAH. Did I mention turn the power OFF first?? It may bite ya.

Broken door latch

  • Customer: Mathew from Port Angeles, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
With the door open to the dishwasher I remove the inner cover with the appropriate screw driver. I then removed the two electrical plugs from the latch and lifted it out of the door. The new piece went back in reverse. Took less than 15 minutes.

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.

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.

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

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.
All Instructions for the MDB6601AWW
856-870 of 912