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MDB8600AWS Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB8600AWS parts

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All Instructions for the MDB8600AWS
901-915 of 992
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door latch/handle broken

  • Customer: Jerry from Fossil OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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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
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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
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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:
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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.

Press Start Button and would not Start

  • Customer: Andrew from Boyertown PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The repair was simple. Remove panel. Pull off connectors using a flat head screwdriver to pry off. Reconnect. The video on Partselect site on how to replace the part was good but not accurate for the handle I replaced. Unfortunately, the handle was not the problem. If your door handle seems to be working and it will not start - no lights on the panel, try the control panel/dashboard.

Latch was broken and wouldn't operate.

  • Customer: Carol from Manassas VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the video. Unscrewed the door. Detached the part. Attached the new one, really easy after seeing the video. Screwed the door back together. Ooh and don't forget to turn off the power before beginning!

Door latch was worn out, was still closing but it was only a matter of time.

  • Customer: rebecca from Reisterstown MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed the 10 screws to reveal the inside of the door, removed old assembly, popped in new one. Really. It was that easy, and the new one seems quite a bit sturdier than the old one was. Very happy with this repair.

Wheel Housing Broken

  • Customer: JOHN from TEMPE AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Rack adjuster came with two (2) new wheels.

rack adjuster wheel broke

  • Customer: Mark from Omaha NE
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just follow instructions given in the video. Simple!

Dishwsher would not fill with water

  • Customer: Mike from Hacienda Heights CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After turning off the power and the water supply, I removed the old valve and replaced it with the new valve. Very simple -- the inlet line to the valve is attached with a hex fitting. The outlet is attached with a spring clamp. There is an electrical connector which powers the solenoid that opens the valve. The connector simply pulls off the old valve and is pushed back onto the new valve. With the power still off, I turned on the water supply to check for leaks. There were no leaks, but to my surprise, water immediately surged through the valve and into the dishwasher! -- Remember, there was no power to operate the solenoid! BAD VALVE? Back to the Internet. So far, I've found no other explanation. HELP!!

Handle/Latch Broke

  • Customer: HEATHER from LEWISTON ID
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the front panel and the old handle came out easily. The only out-of-ordinary issue I had was that the wired contacts (the new handle assembly came with new contacts) wouldn't detach from the wires, so I took the new contacts off the new latch and used the old contacts with the new handle, and it worked fine.
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWS
901-915 of 992