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MDB8600AWB Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

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Handle wouldn't open the door any more

  • Customer: Eugene from Galt CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Unplugged the dishwasher, then I removed all the screws in the door to split the outer and inner panel apart. Then I removed the two door handle wire connection points at the micro switches and removed the old door handle. Installation is just the reverse of this.

Handle Broke

  • Customer: Kurt from Marquette MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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(First unplug or turn off circut breaker or fuse) Undo the 10 star screws on the inside of the door. Lift up the panel, Pull out the handle assembely, mark the top of the electronic plug in's left and right, wright on the top so you will know what side is the top. Unplug the plugs by prying with a screw driver. Plug them into the new handle the same way they were on the original. put new handle back in place in dishwasher, put in all screws. Done

The door latch was not operating

  • Customer: Peter from Garland TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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First and most important; TURN OFF THE POWER. I had to do this at the circuit breaker. Second, just open the door and remove the 11 torx (sp) type screws. Lift the inner panel from the front door. Lift out the old switch. The most difficult problem I had was to unplug the old wires from the 2 side switches. I had to remove the switches from the "OLD" door latch and then use pliers to remove the switch connectors from the plugs. Next take the new switch with the handle positioned toward the door opening and plug in the wire connectors. Place the new switch in its location, set the inner panel in place and loosely install the 2 screws that hold the switch in place. Then loosely install all 9 remaining screws. Then go back and gently tighten all 11 screws. Your DONE!

The plastic handle on the door broke

  • Customer: Gery M from CONWAY SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I first watched the repair video on the site which I thought was very helpful. I turned the power off and then took the inside door cover off which exposed the latch. I removed the wire connectors from the old latch and removed it. I placed the wire on the new one and put the new latch into position.I then retached the inside cover, Turned the power back on and I was ready to go.It took me less than 15 minutes.

Door latch broke

  • Customer: Norman from Waterloo IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removed all but 2 of 11 screws from door, unplugged 2 switches, removed old latch, plugged in new switches and replaced screws.

Dish Washer switch broke

  • Customer: James W. from Tullahoma TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The repair for installing the switch would have been very simple except the mounting post on the door was broke off on one side and the mounting screw was too short. Had to cut a small piece of wood to make mounting post the same length as the good post and purchase a longer screw. Once I did this it was a simple to finish the job.

broken door latch

  • Customer: colleen from Keller TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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To replace the door latch I took off the inside cover of the door, disconnected the wires from the broken handle, took out the broken pieces and put in the new handle, reconnected the wires and screwed the cover back on! Easy, took 20 minutes tops.

door was difficult to open

  • Customer: John from University Place WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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first i have never gotten a part where i was given o movie of just how to do it. it built my confidence. great job thanks alot i hope to do business with you again.thanks again. a very satisfied customer.

door handle broken

  • Customer: Arthur from West Columbia SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
right part great directions good video couldn't have been easier

Broken door handle

  • Customer: josh from Weston CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Very easy. Instructional video was very accurate. Thank you.

remove and replace door latch assmbly

  • Customer: Warren from Maryville TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Using a drill driver I removed the 11 screws from the door liner. Lifted the liner, removed the switch assembly. Carefully pulled at the wire connections with pliers, the small pin locator broke which freed the switch and facilitated an easy removal of the wire connector. On the second switch/wire connection I used a small screwdriver to release the plastic latches and removed that switch with its wires. That allowed easy removal of the wires with the pliers. Inserted the wires in the new assembly, placed it in the door, aligning the screw holes, Using the drill driver, I replaced the eleven screws, being careful to use the longer screws across the top of the door liner. Done.

door handle was broken

  • Customer: Mark from St Simons Island GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I watched the video you had available online, and the repair was as easy as the video demonstrated. There were no surprises and the dishwasher works like new.

door handle broke

  • Customer: bob from hastings NE
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took the inside panel off removed the handle and safty switch and hooked up the new one and replaced the inside door panel. hardest part was unhooking the switch

Dishwasher door handle broken internally

  • Customer: William George from Eagan MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Ordered the replacement door latch with switches because it came that way even tho I did not need the switches. While waiting for the part, I used two epoxy coated strips of cloth to repair the handle axle mounts. They held and probably are holding still. It took 10 minutes after the part arrived to replace my repair.

One side of the handle broke inside the door frame.

  • Customer: Raymond from Westfield MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I shut off the breaker to the washer, then unscrewed the eleven srews holding the inside door panel which also holds the handle in place.(I used a cordless screw driver with the proper bit) I then removed the entire handle assembly, and pryed off the electrical clips and replaced them to the new part, then set the new handle assembly in place. I then screwed the 11 door panel screws back on and it was done.... EASY, took less than ten minutes.
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWB
766-780 of 975