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MDB8600AWS Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB8600AWS 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.

All Instructions for the MDB8600AWS
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Unusally noise

  • Customer: Gregory from North Las Vegas NV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Remove and replace a washer impeller. Simple

Broken handle/door latch

  • Customer: Keith from Mt. Pleasant TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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I followed the instructions from others on this website. Removed the screws holding on the door panel, removed the door latch, BUT I removed the wires and the micro switches from the old door latch. I re-used the old micro switches and removed the new micro switches from the new door handle, re-installed everything and had it back up and running within 15 minutes. Took only two days to receive the new door latch/handle from Part Select. Be sure and disconnect the power to the dishwasher! I have my dishwasher plugged into a wall outlet so I just un-plugged mine to work on it. Turn off the circuit breaker if yours is not plugged into a wall outlet. KK

Dishes on bottom rack not clean

  • Customer: Kathryn from Apopka FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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I examined the arm on the floor of the dishwasher and found that it had collided with something sticking through the bottom of the lower rack. One of the jets on the tip of the arm, which was supposed to spray sideways to make the arm spin, was missing its top and now sprayed up. This put the arm off balance and kept it from spinning. I ordered a new arm from PartSelect. It arrived much sooner than I expected. With the pliers, I unscrewed the nut holding the arm on, replaced it with the new arm, and refastened the nut. The next time I used the dishwasher all the dishes on the bottom rack were clean.

The handle broke.

  • Customer: Marianne from Des Plaines IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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The hardest part was finding the model number. within five minutes the new handle was wired in and the door put back together. Yay for my dishwasher!

door latch would not open

  • Customer: David from Cedar Falls IA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed your u-tube instructions and replaced the broken door latch with the new one.

Latch handle was loose

  • Customer: Donald from Farmington NM
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Switched off power at the circuit breaker and tested the electrical wire to insure power was off. I removed the inside door panel screws with a drill/driver and lifted the panel and that exposed the latch. I pried the 2 electrical connectors off the old latch assembly and disposed it. I then attached the electrical connectors on the new latch and set the latch in place. I installed the screws by setting the drill/driver on the lowest torque setting. I closed the door several times testing the latch. All worked fine.

Top washer arm clip broken

  • Customer: Christopher from Elgin SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Used flat blade screw driver to unclip the holding bracket. Snaped new bracket and wash arm on. Took all of about 30 seconds.

Broken door latch with switches

  • Customer: Robert from Venice FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The inside door liner was removed using Torx driver. Broken latch was removed and replaced and switch leads connected. Latch held in place with Torx screws when replaced and tigjtened. Very easy job.

new rollers on upper rack

  • Customer: Dave from Mount Vernon WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very simple; Torque driver and five minutes. I received the part in three days and was told by our local appliance dealer that the part was not available. Thank you for your great service, you are now saved in my favorites.

Handle broke off

  • Customer: John from Matawan NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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It was a simple repair. Took out all screws holding the back of the dishwasher door. Then, there were 2 plugs that needed to be unplugged and plugged into the new assembly then put it all back together. As I said before, real easy and saved me a lot of money on a repair man or new dishwasher.

Had a broken wheel on the rack adjuster

  • Customer: Patricia A from Lakeland FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Took off the broken adjuster and replaced it with the new part.

Broken Latch on door

  • Customer: Brian from Canton GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the screws to the inside door panel and simply removed the latch assembly. I had to pull off the two power ends and then placed the latch back in the door. I then plugged the power ends back up and screwed the door panel back on. The dishwasher works as good as new. Very easy fix.

Latch hadle failed...broke

  • Customer: Charles from Huntsville TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Watched the video, no problem.

dishwasher door was hard to open

  • Customer: Charles L from Elizabethtown KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video and did exactly what he did to replace the handle and latch.

Broken door lstch assembly, not locking.

  • Customer: Roberto A from Clermont FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Sit on comfortable stool, in order to minimize back issues. Open door, use #27 torx screw driver and remove the screw top 7 screws around the inner perimeter of the door liner. Use flat screw driver to lift inner panel(just enough to pull unit out), pull out handle and door assembly with switches, pay attention to wire connections, use pliers to remove wire connectors and install on new unit making sure of correct position of new unit. Position latch assembly, make sure the mounting holes are positioned correctly, lower inner liner, temporarily attach two screws holding new unit in place (do not tighten all the way). replace remaining screws...tighten all screws until inner door liner in place, paying attention,do not over tighten screw. Test run unit. Perfect!
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWS
766-780 of 984