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MDB8600AWS Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

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REPLACE BROKEN LATCH

  • Customer: mike from camdenton MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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REMOVE SCREWS REPL LATCH WASH DISHES

door latch broken

  • Customer: Troy from Elgin IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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removed inside panel and replaced assembly.

Door handle broken

  • Customer: Pat from San Marcos TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removed screws from plastic lining in dishwasher. Installed handle . Replaced screws. But remember turn off the electricity. I didn't and got the shock of my life.

pull up part of handle broke

  • Customer: Clay from Forney TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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opened the door took out all the screws around the inside the door lifted the cover unplugged the switches on both sides and plugged in the new one put the switch in place then replaced all the screws and DONE.

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.

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
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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:
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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
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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
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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:
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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.
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWS
886-900 of 992