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MDB8600AWS Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB8600AWS parts

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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!

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

needed to replace my door handle and latch assembly

  • Customer: carla from new florence, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
first, watch the fantastic instructional video. remove all the screws so you can pull the inner door panel. gently unplug the old switches with the pliers. pull the broken handle/parts out. slip the new parts into place as per the video. re-plug in the switches. put the inner door panel back in place. put all the screws back in the door panel. you are done! So simple! BTW: I am a 59 year old female.

broken spring in previous door handle rendered the machine inoperable

  • Customer: Sally from elizabethtown, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the screws on the inside of the door and wiggled off the old door handle and inserted the new one put the screws back in the door, now have an operational dishwasher with minimal cost and time! Thanks for getting the part to us in two days, a girl can't livr without her dishwasher!

Door wouldn't lock closed and was very hard to open.

  • Customer: Mike from Lincoln, NE
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
* Remove power - circuit breaker * Removed inner door panel * Replaced Latch Assembly * Install inner door panel * Apply power back to unit.

Door handle broke

  • Customer: MARTY from GREENFIELD, IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordering and delivery went well. Following the video I had no problems. One word of caution. All I really needed was the handle and I almost bought the Assembly without a handle. Fortunately I read close enough to note not all assemblies come with the handle. So if you need a handle make sure you don't buy an assembly without it.

Handle not releaseing properly

  • Customer: Paul from Yarmouth, ME
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove all nine screws replace unit, replace all screws

Replace Broken Latch

  • Customer: mike from camdenton, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove screws repl latch wash dishes
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWS
886-900 of 992