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MDB8600AWB Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB8600AWB parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the dishwasher repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

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Sticking Door

  • Customer: John from Bartlett, TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Thought the striker was not matching the door, so tried to adjust it slightly. DO NOT DO THIS - I broke it. MDBH965AWB does not list a striker - Part Number PS1735065 is a suitable replacement. Actual problem turned out to be the black plastic door handle, so purchase the "latch, handle, switches" not just the latch.

The door latch was locked in an open position.

  • Customer: MARCIA from TROY, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Had two friends do this for me. Was very easy, but some instructions would have been nice, just to reassure them that they were doing it correctly. Was a very easy job and fixed just in time for Thanksgiving dinner. Shipped really fast too.

Water leak right front

  • Customer: Mark from Tallahassee, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Simply removed switch and float a d replaced them. A real no brainer!

The door handle that opens the diswasher door had broken at the metal hinge pin and the door would not open without inserting screwdriver

  • Customer: Rick from Paris Corssing, IN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Turned off the power to the dishwasher. Removed approximately eight screws to remove the plastic inner door cover to access the door handle assembly. (two of the top screws held the door handle assembly in place) I removed two electrical plugs, removed the old door latch and replaced with the new one, plugged the two electrical plugs onto the new latch assembly, placed it into the top of the inside door, replaced the plastic inner door cover, replaced the screws, turned the power on, loaded the dishwasher and did a load of dishes. Super easy.

Dishes and glasses were left with little specks of food on them.

  • Customer: Vaughn from Great Falls, VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We watched the very excellent video on this web site for replacing the Accumulator Filter and followed the instructions it provided. It's possible that we could have just cleaned our existing accumulator filter once we understood what it was and how to get to it, but the results of replacing it have been dramatic. It's like a new dishwasher.

2 wheel roller attachments broke

  • Customer: Patricia from Novato, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Followed the video instructions. Couldn't have been easier. Bought 2 extras for the inevitable breakdown of others.

The latch handle broke.

  • Customer: Larry from Aiken, SC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Turn off the power, remove the screws holding the inner door liner, unplug the three electrical connections, remove the cap screws holding the handle and switch assembly to the control panel and install the new part. Reassembly was the reverse of this.

Latch Handle Broke

  • Customer: david from bridgeton, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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(Part did not come with instructions)---common problem - found multiple youtube's for repair--takes 5-10 mins. Remove inner panel(soap disp comes off with it) 2 screws to remove handle & pop off switch connectors--replace & reassemble

Top rack wheel (axle) failure

  • Customer: Adam from San Ramon, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Exceedingly simple repair - what took the longest was simply figuring out he to remove the end cap from the glide in which the rack adjuster wheels run. The plastic end cap swings-in to lock into place - pushing it towards the inside (towards the rack) unlocks it so that it can be pulled out of the rail. The rest of the replacement is academic.

Broken latch

  • Customer: Christie from Bend, OR
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
just how your video described very easy

Broken Latch

  • Customer: Chris from Orem, UT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Repair was simple. I removed the screws holding the door liner in place and pulled-off the electrical connectors on the old handle. Then I connected the connectors to the new handle and put the screws back in.

dishes were not being cleaned

  • Customer: William from Littleton, NH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
followed video instructions online.

door wasn't latching and started its cycle before door was shut

  • Customer: Randall V from Loveland, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I just followed another persons directions that was in the system already. He had a great idea by taking the new switches out of the new latch and replacing them with the old ones from the bad latch. The old switches are still good and it made for a simple repair. This way you didn't have to disconnect the wire from the switches and now you have two new switches on hand. The old switch had a burnt spot on the connector.

Dishwarsher was making loud almost grinding type noise

  • Customer: martha from Punta Gorda, FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the video instructions except I had no idea what tools he was using because he talked so fast, but I figured it out myself. I could not get the guard off but I worked around it. Then I took off the discharge piece. The impeller needed to come off and I unscrewed it but the impeller was stuck tight to the diswasher. It did not slide off like in the video. I ended up having to break up the impeller with pliers until it fell apart enough to take off.That was the only semi difficult part. I replaced impeller. The new screw I ordered did not fit on my machine??? So I used the old one again. I reassembled all and the dishwasher now works good. Still makes a little noise which could be normal. Nothing like it was making.

Door handle had broken from the latch assembly on one side.

  • Customer: Ray from St Robert, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After watching the repair video and reading the experiences of other buyers, I felt confident I could make the repair myself. I ordered the needed part and followed the instructions from the video. I made sure the dishwasher was without power before I started. Once I got to the Latch Assembly, I was careful not to press too hard when separating the electrical lines from the assembly. Reassembling in reverse order was easy, and the whole process took less than 30 minutes.
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWB
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