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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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dishwasher door was hard to open

  • Customer: Charles L from Elizabethtown, KY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video and did exactly what he did to replace the handle and latch.

Broken door lstch assembly, not locking.

  • Customer: Roberto A from Clermont, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Sit on comfortable stool, in order to minimize back issues. Open door, use #27 torx screw driver and remove the screw top 7 screws around the inner perimeter of the door liner. Use flat screw driver to lift inner panel(just enough to pull unit out), pull out handle and door assembly with switches, pay attention to wire connections, use pliers to remove wire connectors and install on new unit making sure of correct position of new unit. Position latch assembly, make sure the mounting holes are positioned correctly, lower inner liner, temporarily attach two screws holding new unit in place (do not tighten all the way). replace remaining screws...tighten all screws until inner door liner in place, paying attention,do not over tighten screw. Test run unit. Perfect!

replaced door handle

  • Customer: Pamela from Vashon, WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pretty easy. Saved myself a lot of money by doing it myself. The part was only $28 ! You can never get a repair man to come out for less than $150. I ordered the part standard shipping on a Friday and received it Tuesday. Oh... and I'm a girl!

Dishwasher Was Leaking - Air/Water Inlet Port Design Flaw!

  • Customer: William from Asbury Park, NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The toughest part of this repair was figuring out where the leak was. All the connections were tight. Had to run almost a full cycle before it was apparent that the water/air inlet port was the culprit. Had no idea initially why it was leaking so I ordered all the parts for that component (rental house, 40 miles away). When I pulled the unit out I ran another cycle to see what was leaking and discovered that just enough water was being splashed back into the port from the spray arms and a little was splashing out the top of the component body. I ordered the Air/Water Inlet Foam Insert (although this piece is not shown in the diagrams nor is any description given of where it goes). I surmised that the insert needed to go behind the inlet cover on the inside of the dishwasher with the rounded side up. The cover snaps back into place to hold it in position. Had I know the design flaw in the inlet port exists it would have been a 30-second fix, pop off the inlet cover place the foam in and snap the cover back on. As it was I spent hours diagnosing it and seconds to actually fix it!

poor water flow into the dishwasher

  • Customer: kevin from crystal lake, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the valve from the side. Easy and quick. The program to identify the part is excellent. The big concern is getting the right part.

original silverware basket broke on the bottom

  • Customer: JOANNE from HUMBIRD, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
no repair, just replacement. New basket heavier material and seems like it will hold up much better than the original

The dishwasher stopped receiving water

  • Customer: Donald B from Orem, UT
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I went online and determined what the possible dishwasher parts would cause no water entering. The most recommended part was a valve. I ordered it and afterword obtained a ohmmeter and determined the part in my washer was not faulty. It tested the same as the new part I sent for. The real problem was the connecting metal flex hose that I had installed when I put it in. It had a valve built in that prevents water to flood the kitchen if the hose becomes broke. Even though I tested it out and found water flowing through it, the valve when under pressure had gotten plugged up with dirt particles that caused it to malfunction. I changed the hose and Wa La everything worked fine. I in fact did not have to change the so-called faulty valve. I suggest a detailed evaluation of the problem before purchasing parts. With electrical components it is practically impossible to know if they are faulty without an ohmmeter. Some valves become stuck and if unplugged then plugged back in they will reset themselves. I suggest that if one does not know what they are doing, refrain from messing with electrical parts. Don J.

Latch broke

  • Customer: karen from Quincy, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Turned power off to dishwasher. removed screws on inside door panel. unplugged switches. removed handle. plugged in switches to new handle assembly. unlatched handle, placed in position on door. reattached panel door starting with the two screws that hold the latch assembley in place. close door and it worked.Started dishwasher. The end.

Door handle on dishwaher broke

  • Customer: David from Madison, AL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the video on the website. It was real easy.

Broken Handle only

  • Customer: Thomas from Bayfield, CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just watched the video. The only problem I had was disconnecting the electrical connections. Since the dishwasher was sort of old, the electrical connections were probably stuck pretty hard. I sprayed a tiny amount of wd 40 into the metal portions of the connections, then carefully pried them apart with the side of a screwdriver, othewise the repair would have only taken about 15 minutes.

Broken latch

  • Customer: Thomas from Globe, AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed door frame. removed electrical leads. removed broken part. replaced parts in reverse order.

latch broken

  • Customer: janice from Quitman, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
let the door down, take out screws, tilt panel up pull latch ass. out, swap wires to new latch ass.,put latch back in place, put panel back on.

Broken Roller Wheel

  • Customer: Alan from Eden, UT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Needed to purchase the entire assembly, due to a broken wheel. Certainly not the fault of PartSelect. Was VERY PLEASED with the simplicity of ordering, on-time delivery and ease of repair. Normally, projects take twice as long as I estimate. This was incredibly simple and the part was perfect.

Mice living behind the dishwasher

  • Customer: julie from golden, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Mice were living behind and on top of the dishwasher and destroyed the pad. Had to throw it away. Ordering you was easy, and the pad fit perfectly.

broken handle on dishwasher

  • Customer: Earl from Helena, MT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The part was sent quickly,repair took less than 30 minutes. The instruction video was a great help.
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWS
901-915 of 992