Models > MDB8600AWS > Instructions

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
886-900 of 984
Search Instructions
Keep searches simple, eg. "belt" or "pump". Need help?

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.

door latch/handle broken

  • Customer: Jerry from Fossil OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took off door, removed latch and handle, unplugged switches and plugged them into new handle/latch. put in place and replaced door. very simpleand easy...

Just wanted to update my dishwasher to a stainless finish and replace the tine latch to the lower rack which had a piece snapped off.

  • Customer: James from Carlsbad CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The tine latch was easy simply remove the old one from the rack and carefully snap the new one in over the rack posts. As for the door panel, it was a fairly easy project. I removed the screws from the perimeter of the inside door area and lifed the interior panel. 3 conectors needed to be unplugged. (1 soap dispenser and 2 electronic panel)Next the white interior panel could be lifted out. The exterior panel I was replacing had four more screws at the hinges and a couple holding the electronic panel and top frame piece. after that I peeled back the insulation and pulled the front panel off the hinges. The new panel was a snug fit and this is where the rubber mallet came in handy. A few soft taps on either side moved the panel over the hinges and then it was a matter of reversing the earlier steps. Looks great and saved about $500.00 compared to replacing the unit to match my other new appliances.

Broken Handle

  • Customer: York from Ponte Vedra Beach FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The original handle had two metal tabs in the handle assembly where the latch fit in. The replacement part did not have those tabs. Thinking that the wrong part had been packaged in the parts bag, I ordered the part again and followed the instructions in the excellent 'how to' video. Cut the electricity at the breaker panel, opened up the inside panel using a T20 torx head and simply lifted out the old assembly. The handle and holding fixture are pre-assembled; just pull off the old wiring and put on new part one at a time to avoid mixing up. No need to screw in, the handle is held in place by replacing the panel. Turned on the power and sent a load of dishes through a cycle while holding my breath. Worked perfectly. Kind of amused that the bag the replacement part came in was marked 'Made in the USA'. The part inside had a label that read 'Made in Mexico'. A real team effort! Good work, team!

Leak

  • Customer: Bonnie J from Duck Creek Village UT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled of the lower front cover took out the old valve and replace it with the new one. Works like a charm.

Dishes were not coming clean

  • Customer: Philip from Tacoma WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Dishes were not coming clean and water was not draining from the dishwasher. Put in new part, and problem still existed. Went and bought a new dishwasher. However during the replacement I found the old dishwasher pump was also clogged with old gel packs, and the water hose was clogged with pipe debris. After clearing the pipe buildup, and replacing the dish washer, all is well. I was hoping the repair would have gone better, had I known the pump was clogged beyond repair I would have replaced the dishwasher sooner. The main issue was the clogged water hose, which caused all of the other issues. I would have loved for the $50 in parts to have fixed my existing dishwasher, unfortunately we didn't correct the problem before ruining the old dishwasher, a $350 mistake...

Handle broken

  • Customer: David from Naples FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Super easy, (turn electric off at breaker first!) remove screws on inside of front cover. remove latch assy and disconnect electrical connectors (2),connect wire to new latch and push center tab put handle into open position, reinstall latch and cover screws,turn on breakers and your done.

Inlet hose refused to seat on faucet (portable dishwasher).

  • Customer: Victpr from Manhattan KS
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Finally had to remove front foot panel and laminated top. Removed screws on back and one side to get to open cabinet to insert hose properly.

Broken door latch.

  • Customer: Morris from Dallas TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the screws around the perimeter of the dishwasher door. Unplugged the old latch assembly and replaced it with the new one.
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWS
886-900 of 984