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MDB8600AWS Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB8600AWS parts

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All Instructions for the MDB8600AWS
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Handle broke

  • Customer: Alan from El Cerrito CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed very easy video on your website.

Broken handle

  • Customer: Robert from Merrimack NH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
If you purchase control mechanism with handle installed it's simple. Remove door screws, open interior panel and lift control out. Unplug electrical connections and remove. Place electrical connections onto new unit put into place, close interior panel and reinstall screws. Total time 10 min. start to finish.

video instructions

  • Customer: Kenneth from Bowling Green KY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
the repair went very well and the instruction video was very helpful , however, in the video it implies you need to remove the black handle from the switch before installing the switch, I assume this means if the handle is to be replaced by itself/only, otherwise when replacing the entire switch with handle you don't have to remove the black handle before installing, this is not clear in the video

DOOR WOULDN'T LATCH

  • Customer: HEATHER from BATH NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
REPAIR WAS PRETTY EASY AFTER WATCHING THE DO IT YOURSELF VIDEO. IT TOOK US ABOUT 30 MINS TO TAKE DOOR OFF FROM DISHWASHER AND UNHOOK EVERYTHING & INSTALL THE NEW LATCH. HAD A MINOR PROBLEM-- THE DISHWASHER DOOR WAS ABLE TO SHUT & I RAN A CLEAN CYCLE BECAUSE IT HAD NOT BEEN USED IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS. THE NEXT TIME I WENT TO USE IT, THE DOOR WOULD NOT LATCH AGAIN- HAD TO TAKE IT APART AGAIN & RE-DO ALL OF THE STEPS. I THINK THAT IT IS BECAUSE THE ACTUAL PART DOESNT' HAVE IT'S OWN SCREWS- WHEN YOU SCREW THE DOOR BACK ON, THE SAME SCREWS ARE USED & IT WAS LOOSE. ALL IN ALL- I BELIEVE THAT THIS SAVES US A TON OF MONEY &NEXT TIME I NEED TO DO A REPAIR, I WILL ORDER MY PART FROM YOU AGAIN!

Door handle was broke off on both internal pivot points.

  • Customer: Shirley from Elizabeth PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed all torx screws from inside perimeter of the inner door cover after shutting off power and pulled out the broken door handle, latch assembly with switches. Used the flat screw driver to gently pry up under the two connector switch legs to loosen them. Pulled the connections off and plugged them into the new assembly. Inserted the assembly back into the door, positioned the inner door and fastened with the torx screws. Turned power on, dishwasher fixed as new. The video shown on the site is great for someone with little mechanical skills.

Broken door latch on dishwasher

  • Customer: Juan from Bossier City LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove all 11 screws from inside door panel. Unplug wire connectors from broken door latch, Replace new door latch in reverse order. Easy job.

Handle was broke wouldn't open or operate

  • Customer: Harold from Ball LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed inside cover about 10 screws installed new handle

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
(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

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.

broken handle on dishwasher

  • Customer: Earl from Helena MT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The part was sent quickly,repair took less than 30 minutes. The instruction video was a great help.

broken door handle (plastic piece)

  • Customer: Robert from Sumter SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Considered calling repairman vs purchasing new...decided to take a look removed roughly 10 screws..saw broken part did online search...did not know where to look for model number (owners manual did not have parts list) web site showed where to look...did not know part name typed door handle... part came up roughly $40 including shipping... arrived in ~3 business days unplugged 2 wires installed entire experience less than 1 hour. This is the way technology is suppossed to work.

Washer door would not latch close

  • Customer: Derek from Baton Rouge LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplug the dishwasher. Opened the washer door. Removed the screws on panel on the inside of the door. Placed inside door panel off to the side. Removed old door latch unplugged the two wires attached to the latch. Replaced two wire to new latch and placed latch back in its original spot. Replace door panel, plug washer back in and I have been washing dishes ever since .

Unit was leaking

  • Customer: Mark from Miramar Beach FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Diagnosed that the latch was inoperable. Removed inside panel on door and removed old latch. Installed new latch, buttoned up the dishwasher and ran through a cycle. No leaks! Quick and easy fix.
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWS
886-900 of 984