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MDB6601AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

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All Instructions for the MDB6601AWW
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Old silverware basket "collapsed"

  • Customer: Lawrence from Newport, ME
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Took out old, put in new; threw away old. :-)

The right side of the top rack broke

  • Customer: Marcy from McHenry, IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I'm assuming because of the age of my dishwasher, this replacement part needed extra parts to effectively repair the machine. An earlier comment helped quite nicely with that. I also needed part nos: 99003178-lever adjuster 99003011-cover rack adjuster The customer service rep was extremely knowledgeable with handling this and I received the parts incredibly fast. I am so impressed!! Thanks Marcy

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
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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.

The glasses on the top rack had food particles in them after a wash cycle

  • Customer: David from ocala, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I initially took everything out and cleaned everything with the shop vac, and outside with the garden hose. That did not work, so I looked on parts select for a new accumulator filter, as I was not able to clean that very well. To install the new filter, I removed the sliding racks, top and bottom, and the water manifold, then removed the lower wash arm, then the parts under that, the filter plate, the outlet, the impeller, all the way to the accumulator filter. After removing that, installation was the reverse. I also cleaned the middle washing arm, and the lower, as I noticed food particles blocking the outer holes. All is good now, and the dishwasher, which we use almost every day, is working fine.

The dishwasher door latch was broken and would not hold the door closed.

  • Customer: Ruth from Canyon Lake, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I unplugged the dishwasher under the sink. I opened the dishwasher up and took out the 12 screws holding the inside door facing on. I gently moved the door facing down towards the dishwasher to reveal the door locking mechanism at the top of the door. I unplugged the mechanism and plugged in the new one. I put the door back together the same way I had taken it apart. In all it took about 12 minutes. Works like a charm.

Dishwasher Did Not Clean And Drain Properly

  • Customer: Noel from Orange, TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Routine repair. There are videos on the net that show exactly how to replace the filter unit. However, when you order the filter, order a replacement pump impeller. The impeller must be removed to remove the filter on this model. The impeller was stuck on the shaft, and I had to destroy it with the side cutter pliers to get it off. Before putting the new one on, clean the pump shaft thoroughly and lube the shaft with silicon lube or vaseline jelly. Clean the bottom of the water pan thoroughly, then reassemble. Then pour one cup of vinegar in the bottom of the dishwasher and run it with no dishes. This will clean the inside of the dishwasher.

The Old Silverware Basket Had Holes In It.

  • Customer: Janet from Greenwich, CT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I replaced the old one with a new one.

Broken Handle

  • Customer: Carlos from Chandler, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The installation of the handle was very simple. I was unable to remove the wires from the old switch, perhaps an extractor was required to unlock them so I left the old switches and the machine is working fine.

Door handle was recessed and difficult to open open.

  • Customer: Donna from Providence, RI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Nothing to add to other customers' explanations. Except the handles that come with this model are prone to break. Problem was easy to fix and replacement door handle works great.

door hard to open

  • Customer: Andrew from Macomb, MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replaced handle and latch

Broken handle

  • Customer: Rommel from Stayton, OR
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I use a screw driver to replace the old one for the new one is really not much to explained it is as easy it sound

Dishwasher would not move through the normal cycles

  • Customer: James from Salisbury, NC
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed all phillips screws inside door panel and separated panel form door enough to access the control board. No need to disconnect the wiring harness except where it connects to the control board. Used nut driver to remove screws holding the control panel to the door. Gently tugged the various circuit bundles to remove each from panel except the ribbon circuit in the very first position, this is secured by slide/clamp which should be slid outward with fingertips, ribbon connector will then easily disengage. To install new panel simply reverse the removal process being especially careful to insert the ribbon circuit all the way into the slot before reengaging the slide/clamp. Secure the control panel to the door and then reattach the cover -. Good Luck.

Top Rack, Wheels On Rack Fell Apart

  • Customer: DUNCAN from CHARLOTTE HALL, MD
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
These folks are the very best!!!!!!!!! I first ordered the wrong parts. . . And they made it so east to return. Then spoke with a young man that helped me fine the right part. Not being a rocket brain child the new parts went together very easy . A snap and slide done deal. The job should have taken no more then 15 min. Again for us slow guys 30 min.
All Instructions for the MDB6601AWW
871-885 of 912