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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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Broken door latch

  • Customer: Brian from Shirley MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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I turned the power off to the dishwasher. I removed the door panel 11 star drive screws. Removed the latch assy and using a small pair of channel locks removed the safety switch electrical fittings one at a time and installed them in the new latch assy. The Latch assy I purchased from PartSelect fit perfectly. I reassembled the door and tested and it worked like a charm. BTW upon examination of the new latch ssy it appears more heavy duty than the original one I replaced so it may be the last time I replace this part

Door latch broken

  • Customer: Joseph from Gainesville FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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This one is a breeze with the video supplied by parts select. The only specialty tool required is a torque screw-driver T-20. The door plate is removed, wires disconnected and the new latch put in place. Hook the wires back up, screw everything back in and the job is complete. It took me about 10 minutes. Don't forget to turn off the power before installing.

my handle was brooken

  • Customer: Kirk from Alameda CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I watched the video online when I purchased the part and learned how to do it myself. when the part arrived I installed in in about 15 minuets. Thanks guys for the tips. kirk Giordano

Handle broke

  • Customer: Todd from Crestline OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Install took just a few minutes and was very easy.

Door latch would stick making door hard to open.

  • Customer: Daniel from Jacksonville FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After receiving the part, which was very fast, I took out all the screws from the inside cover and just pulled the inside cover up to get to the latch assy. The plugs on the switches were somewhat hard to get off. I just worked them back and forth while pulling and they come off. Pluged onto new switch and installed back into place. Installed the screws back through the inside cover and did an op chcek. Works great. New part was better than the origanal. The first part was sent wrong and the PartSelect operator was quick to send the correct part and refunded the shipping. GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE.

Broken handle

  • Customer: Brian from Houston TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This is simple and sweet. I shut off the power removed the 11 screws on the inside of the door. Separated the front panel, the latch was right there, unplugged both wires and then plugged them into the new handle assembly. I then replaced the 11 screws I just took out and it was fixed. It really was that easy. Partselect saved me a ton of money! Plus the part only took two days to arrive.

Door handle broke on our Maytag dishwasher.

  • Customer: Timothy from Brooksville FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Found the part on Part Select quickly. Ordered the part at about 11am via the internet using regular ground shipping. The part came the next day about noon. The email I received when the part shipped contained a video for part installation. The installation went smooth and quick. I have Part Select in my favorite places for future needs.

Broken door latch on our may tag dishwasher

  • Customer: Kathleen from Falls Church VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We ordered the part from Partselect. It arrived in the mail. We watched the repair video available the site. My husband performed the repair. We turned on the dishwasher and it worked. That simple and that quick and cost far less than calling the repairman.

The handle was broken and wouldn't latch the dishwasher closed

  • Customer: Daniel from Brunswick ME
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I could see the break in the handle so I ordered the complete handle and latch assembly. I first called Maytag and they wanted almost twice what PartSelect wanted for the same assembly. I ordered the assembly late in the evening and it arrived the second day from PartSelect. That was with the least expensive shipping rate! I saw previous repairs on PartSelect that stated the connectors are difficult to come off the switches on the assembly. So I re-used the old switches by just holding back two clips and sliding them off the old latch assemby. I slid the new switches off the new latch assembly and slid the old ones on. Without having to disconnect the wires from the switches. The new latch assembly fits exactly in the spot of the old latch assembly. But the new handle on the latch assembly uses a metal pin that the handle pivots on instead of a piece of plastic which the old assembly had and broke.

Door handle failed was stuck in the up position

  • Customer: Peter from Limerick ME
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I removed all 11 screws lifted the door panejl and removed the latch/switch assembly from it's mounting position. I distroyed one of the micro switches, trying to remove the lugs...I found your web page on the web and was very happy to find the replacement part and the methods others used to achieve the replacing of the handle ass'y.......I was amazed at the delivery time upon receiving the new door latch/switch assembly. ( one day !!! ). also the part was a Whirlpool part. Thank You very much !!!

Plastic door handle broke

  • Customer: Edwin from Ringoes NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I first watched the repair video from this site and simply did as instructed. Piece of cake.

ORIGINAL DOOR LATCH PIVOTS BROKE

  • Customer: Walter from Oak Forest IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
REMOVED INSIDE PANEL OF DOOR. REMOVED WIRES FROM LATCH ASSEMBLY AND REMOVED LATCH ASSEMBLY. SAW BROKEN HANDLE PIVOTS. ORDERED NEW HANDLE AND DOOR LATCH ASSEMBLY. REVERSED DIS-ASSEMBLY PROCEDURE. GREAT SERVICE FROM PARTSELECT.

door latch/handle broken

  • Customer: Jerry from Fossil OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took off door, removed latch and handle, unplugged switches and plugged them into new handle/latch. put in place and replaced door. very simpleand easy...

Door latch was broken, wouldn't engage door

  • Customer: Michael from Newtown PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Turned off circuit breaker to dishwasher. Removed inside door panel using Torx20 driver. Unplugged electrical connectors on either side of latch. Removed latch. Used screwdriver to release the catch on new replacement latch. Installed new latch, reconnected electrical connections, reengaged the latch catch. Put back the inside door - this took a little time to align the screws but once the top corners were in, the rest lined up easily. Turned the circuit breaker back on. Had watched the video and this repair was much easier as the door latch was the simplier type and very easily latch/unlatched prior to and sfter the installation.

Broken Handle

  • Customer: York from Ponte Vedra Beach FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The original handle had two metal tabs in the handle assembly where the latch fit in. The replacement part did not have those tabs. Thinking that the wrong part had been packaged in the parts bag, I ordered the part again and followed the instructions in the excellent 'how to' video. Cut the electricity at the breaker panel, opened up the inside panel using a T20 torx head and simply lifted out the old assembly. The handle and holding fixture are pre-assembled; just pull off the old wiring and put on new part one at a time to avoid mixing up. No need to screw in, the handle is held in place by replacing the panel. Turned on the power and sent a load of dishes through a cycle while holding my breath. Worked perfectly. Kind of amused that the bag the replacement part came in was marked 'Made in the USA'. The part inside had a label that read 'Made in Mexico'. A real team effort! Good work, team!
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWS
766-780 of 939