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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.

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Handle on the door latch quit working

  • Customer: Steve from Crystal River, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the inside panel on the door. Determined that the plastic hinges on the handle had broke. Found the new part on your site. "Unplugged" the old part and plugged in the new one. Replaced the panel and it worked like a charm.

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:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

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.

Door latch wasn't working

  • Customer: Nancy from Roscommon, MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I Googled Maytag dishwasher broken latch and got all kinds of hits. One was for this web site that walked me through what I needed to order. Others were for YouTube videos showing me how to replace the latch and switch. It all looked like something I could do - and it was. The model in the video wasn't exactly the same as my Maytag - but close enough that it was quite easy to figure out. My husband was here but I didn't even need to get him involved. We were looking at the possibility of a new dishwasher and this saved us a lot of money. Thanks.

Door would not shut.

  • Customer: Kyle from Guymon, OK
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair video helped me a ton. Just unscrew the nuts on the inside of the door, take the handle latch assembly out and replace with the new one. At first I thought it would be tough, but watching the video very easy.No problems with the unit now. Thanks!!!

Door Handle and Latch Assembly with switches broke.

  • Customer: Jerry from Hoisington, KS
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed about six star screws with an electric screwdriver and star bit, removed broken part, unclipped 2 wire connections on old part and clipped them on the new part and installed new part. I ordered the new part on Sunday afternoon and received it in the mail on Tuesday. Extremely fast service. New part works perfect.

Latch was broken

  • Customer: Paul from Gretna, LA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Do yourself a favor and go with the whole assembly, its only a few dollars more but it is so easy

door handle broken

  • Customer: john from frankfort, IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
unscrewed the eleven screws on the inside of the door and gently separated the inner part at the top, pulled the handle out and removed the electrical connections. then I removed the old broken handle and inserted the new handle and connected the electrical connections to the new handle. replaced the new handle back into the door, replaced the inner part of the door and replaced the screws. tested it and it worked fine,

Broken door handle

  • Customer: David from Somerset, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the repair/installation video that was a part of the initial parts order. Since I ordered the handle and the control as a unit, I only had to open the door panel, unplug the wiring box from the old unit, plug in the new, put the new handle in place and reassemble the door backing.It was easy.

Broken latch

  • Customer: Robert from Palmyra, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed inside door panel, unplugged old handle, plugged in new one and reassembled door panel

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!
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWS
886-900 of 992