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MDB7600AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

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Door latch was not opening

  • Customer: Jack from Sarasota FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We could not open the door without "popping" it open. After ordering and receiving the door latch assembly, I removed the inside door panel, unplugged the wiring harness (shut off the electricity first), lifted the door latch assembly out (the handle came out in pieces), unplugged the switches on either side, then reversed the procees with the new part in place. One thing, be sure to order the door latch assembly with the handle. It's worth paying a few dollars more to have everything you need the first time.

The handle broke and was hard to open the door!

  • Customer: DIXIE from FRIENDSWOOD TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After getting out my manual from March, 2005, I found the part and they had it in stock. I watched the video and knew it would be a piece of cake. After ordering it, I went ahead and removed the inside of the door and the parts so all I had to do when the new one arrived was pop it in and put the door back together. In the meantime, I used the dishwasher a my drainer. I don't believe it took more than about 20 minutes total. I'm only 78 years young but I have a lot of mechanical ability! BTW - - regular mail and it was here in 3 days!

broken door latch

  • Customer: Vincent from Germantown NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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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.

Door latch replacement was quick and easy

  • Customer: Kenneth from Selma TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Was easy to find the right part and place the order was delivered quickly and on time. Installation was quick and easy. Great info on the web site. Thank you!

broken latch

  • Customer: Jim from Dyersburg TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Shut off power. removed inside door and disconnected the two wire and replaced latch.

Door handle broken.

  • Customer: Brian from Cheektowaga NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove inside door panel by removing the screws along the 2 sides and top. Remove the panel. The latch assembly is sandwiched under the panel and door, so it just needs to be lifted out to make unplugging the switch connectors easier. Assemble by plugging switch connectors on to the new unit and then place the latch assemble back on the door aligning the screw holes. Lay the inside panel on the door and start the all the screws half way to ensure proper alignment. Finish by tightening all the screws.

dishwasher latch broke

  • Customer: Sheryl from Nags Head NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I just watched the video and it was very easy. Be sure to cut the power to the dishwasher before doing anything. The part came in less than 48 hrs. with standard shipping.

Broken Handle

  • Customer: Joseph from Hudson NH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the inside of the door. Handle and switch assembly lifted out. Unplugged electrical from old switch and plugged into new switch. Placed assembly in door and replaced the interior of the door. Done

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.

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

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.
All Instructions for the MDB7600AWW
856-870 of 935