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MDB8600AWB Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

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Handle on the door of my disher washer was loose

  • Customer: Vicki from Crete IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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We received the part very timely, I believe a couple of days after ordering. The part was chipped in the upper left side of the opposite the handle. However it did not interfere with installation. The repair video's helped and the task was very easy. Vickie

Door handle broke

  • Customer: Samuel from Tulsa OK
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Repair was easy. Removed inside liner screws (8 I believe). The only hard part was removing the switch terminal connecting wires. This was a relatively new dishwasher but the switches were literally falling apart. I removed the old latch/switch assembly and put the new one in place. I reattached the wiring connections and put the screws back in. The wife was shocked. She said you just saved us $700! I got the celeb treatment after that! Great part and really great site.

Latch had broken

  • Customer: Peter from Rochester NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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Super easy fix. Remove the inner panel from the dishwasher door using a Torx driver, lift out the old latch assembly, remove the clips from the prongs on the existing handle/latch assembly, press the clips back on to the new assembly, replace new assembly where old assembly was, replace door cover and fasten screws back into place. Make sure you cut the power to the dishwasher before you begin.

broken door latch

  • Customer: john from malden MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I read a few other stories that had the same problem,they were helpful.I unscrewed the 11 star screws as described,separated the front panel from the door.It was easier than I thought,the old latch assembly came right out.I disconnected the wires,mine popped right off,no prying.I reconnected the wires,the latch fit right in,screwed the panel back on,even the holes in the door aligned perfectly,tightened it up,done.20 mins. and no leaks. Jack,Malden,Ma.

Broken door handle

  • Customer: Jason from Franklin WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Took the screws out that lined the inside of the door around the edge. Then took the 2 screws out that held in the door handle, then removed the wire harness. Then installed new handle by plugging in new harness, screwing the 2 mounting screws in for the handle assembly and screwing all the screws that lined the inside of the door around the edge. And had a happy Wife.

door latch broke loose from handle

  • Customer: Ernest from Omaha NE
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This was the easiest repair I've ever done, I am usually intimidated by appliance repair, but decided to try this one. Very important: turn the power off to the dishwasher at the breaker, there are exposed terminal connections that are easy to touch. The door handle/door latch assembly is held on by the screws that hold the inside of the door in place, so once I took the screws off the inside of the door, the handle and latch were disconnected except for the wires to the switches. There is one switch on each side with a connector to the wires. I found it easier to slide the switches off the old door latch assembly, rather than unhook the wire connectors. I then slid the switches off the new door latch assembly, and slid the old ones with wires attached onto the new assembly. I put the new door latch assembly back on the door, and reattached the inside of the door with the screws. All done, it's as simple as that.

The door latch on my dishwasher was broken.

  • Customer: Sheial from Madison MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Easy to install. The part was the correct one and the installation video was so easy to follow. This site is less expensive and delivery was in 3 days!

Door latch broke and was not able to be opened

  • Customer: Erik from Fort Thomas KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Opened door by prying open. Unscrewed inner side of door exposing latch connections. Unplugged connections and put new door latch assembly in place. Screwed inner door back on and it was ready to go.

Handle broke at axel

  • Customer: Thomas from Moncks Corner SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Remove all torx screws on inside of door, remove electrical connections to both switches (not easy), remove handle, hook up new switches, reinstall door.

Front door handle manfunctioning

  • Customer: Allan from Gailesburg MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Reviewed your video and followed the steps. Thanks to the video I understood that force was necessary to unplug the power terminals. Thanks for the great service!!!

Handle Broke

  • Customer: Blaine from Sorrento LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Order new one and replaced it.

broken handle

  • Customer: Mercer from NewPort Richey FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed inner door pannel, installed door latch & reinstalled pannel!! very simple!!!

Broken handle

  • Customer: Walter from Newburyport MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Easy to remove the inner panel, take out the old switch/handle remove the electrical connectors and install the new switch/handle. Took all of about 15 minutes. Everything works great after the replacement. The little video was extremely helpful, but it can be done without the video as it is pretty simple.

Handle broken, couldn't operate dishwasher

  • Customer: CHRIS from PINELLAS PARK FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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When my wife noticed the door handle on our Maytag dishwasher crunched a little and wouldn't turn on anymore, we ordered the handle assembly. I initially removed the inside door cover and disconnected four wire harnesses from various components, the main component being the door handle assembly. As others have written, the hardest part was sliding off the connectors from their spade lugs. I used a flat screwdriver and just gently pried and twisted the screwdriver like a wedge and got them all off. Then I just put back the inside door cover with 2 screws to hold it in place while the part was being shipped. Once the part came in, I think I installed it in less than 5 minutes, reconnected all the other deivices and torxed the 11-12 door panel screws. Dishwasher works like a champ! Thanks...too easy.

latch broken

  • Customer: Norman from Dudley GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replaced door switch, and latch assembly
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWB
766-780 of 930