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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 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.

broken wheel at about yeat 4

  • Customer: David from Vacaville, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I decided to finally repair this piece. It was easy to order online after I figured out the model number! (nothing easy about that either) I took out the entire rack, unscrewed the six screws, put the other piece on screwed it back up. The only thing is I can't seem to lower the shelf on the blue tab replacement part. It is just nice that the shelf isn't falling while loading the glasses.

The dishes had grime on them. The filter was torn.

  • Customer: Lisa from Vista, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the old filter and installed the new one.

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.

not cleaning dishes and food left on dishes

  • Customer: anthony from coram, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
me i didnt do the repair my wife did and let me tell you that i was inpressed that she was able to disassemble and replace the accumulator filter with no problem by herself she followed the advice of others on this site and i want to thank everyone for making this a easy job that anyone can do themselfs

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:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

leak inlet gasket

  • Customer: Tom from Freeland, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very simple repair.. the longest time was disconnecting and reconnecting water line

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.

The water no longer sprayed out of any of the arms

  • Customer: JT from FLORENCE, MT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I simply removed everything from the bottom on the inside of the dishwasher, required a philips and torque head bits. removed the chopper that was plastic and replaced it with the new parts that I ordered, the original seal was fine so I left it but I saved the new one so if ever needed, it's available to me. The whole process was extremely easy even though it had to be accomplished leaning over the open door and I am an extremely large man, Odd thing though was, I called 2 appliance repair companies and when I explained the symptons, they both told me it was a bad motor and it would be wiser to purchase a new dishwasher. I did my own diagnosis by taking everything encluding the chopper off and putting a piece of ducttape on the motorshaft like a flag, pushed start and then opened the door and to my amazement the flag was spinning, sooooooo, wasn't a bad motor and through further examination, I noticed the threads were stripped out of the plastic chopper, an oversight in the design from Maytag but my parts ordered from this company resolved my issue in a timely manner and expense, Even though $62 seemed a tad high for a part known to be under designed, it was much cheaper than a new dishwasher and made of metal, never to fail again, THANKS PARTS SELECT !!!!!!!! YOU SAVED MY DISHPAN HANDS !!!!!! Yip P.S. I saved their website for futher reference since my whole kitchen has Maytag appliances.

Top tray was not cleaning well

  • Customer: Kim from McDonald, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Disassembling the dishwasher was fairly straight forward 'until' I got to the plastic nut on the motor shaft to replace seal, which was stripped as many others have noted. I am a journeyman auto mechanic and had to resort to an old trick of clamping the plastic nut with a pair of visegrip pliers. While this 'did' work it was necessary to have two people to remove this nut as one must stop the motor from rotating and the other unscrews the nut. At this point everything proceeded well and the parts worked very well. The instructions could identify the parts better in the illustration as well as show the hole in the end of the motor necessary to stop rotation. Parts shipping and delivery was awesome!! These parts are also easily better than the originals. I would also suggest that those that do this job should consider replacing the handle with switches as well while you are in the middle of all of this work. I did not and ironically the handle broke as I closed the door after the repaired parts were installed. The replacement handle with switches is easily 200% stronger in construction. Thus far, with three loads through the dishwaser, it cleans like new with no leaks. This is a company that deals in quality parts and service to its' customers and I appreciate this approach more than I can explain here!!!

Plastic part broke

  • Customer: Arthur from Morganville, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
New part easily snaps into place, no tools required.
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWS
886-900 of 992