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MDB8600AWS Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

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Door handle broke

  • Customer: MARTY from GREENFIELD IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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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

Handle Broke off.

  • Customer: jeremiah from Littleton CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled screws from around frame of door. Put screws in soap cup. Removed electrical terminals from old door mechanism. Attached terminals to new door mechanism. Replaced screws. Informed co-workers that dishes could once again be washed. Crisis averted :)

Broken handle

  • Customer: Gordon from Alburgh VT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the video, got mislead it show that you remove the handle, spent 15 minutes struggling with this only to find we did not need to remove it. Just go beyond that initial remova and it's a 10 minute job.

Door handle switch assembly broke from age/use

  • Customer: michael from wells ME
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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1. Secure power to the dishwasher via the circuit breaker on the main electrical service. 2. With the door in the horizontal position, remove star bit screws around the perimeter of the inside door panel. 3. Remove the inside door panel to expose the switch assembly. 4. Unplug the switch assembly and plug in the new one. 5. Set the new assembly in place and reposition the inner door panel. 6. Re-install screws around the perimeter of the inner door panel. 7. Re-energize circuit providing power. 8. Done

Exterior handle was broken from interior mechanism.

  • Customer: James from Pikeville KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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With the dishwasher door open and horizontal, remove 10 screws with torx driver that secure the inner door liner. Once that is done, gently lift the inner liner a few inches to expose the handle mechanism and lift the old handle mechanism to remove. There should be enough length in the connection cables to allow you to work out side the inner liner. Remove the two connections, one on either side, to the safety switches and discard the old handle mechanism. On the new mechanism, reconnect the connections to both safety switches and place the new mechanism in the opening of the door. Replace the inner liner, ensuring all holes line up and replace the 10 screws that secure it.

Door Latch broken

  • Customer: Jerry from American Fork UT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Removed the 11 torx head screws from the inside door panel. Popped out the handle assembly and pulled very hard and wiggled back and forth on the two electrical connectors to remove them from the switch contacts. Reassembled in opposite order. By the way, the plastic holding the lower part of the handle assembly to the door was also chipped away, so after setting the handle assembly into the slot in the front of the door, I stuffed some styrofoam over the body of the handle assembly so that the inside door panel would hold it tight against the front door panel when screwed together. The new handle assembly has been working fine now for a couple of weeks.

Handle was broken

  • Customer: David from Vestal NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was a piece of cake..... It took me longer to clean the door panel and seal from the last 6 years than to do the handle. The handle took about 10 minutes. VERY EASY...

Latch on door broken

  • Customer: Bruce from Port Charlotte FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I am not what you would call a handy-man type..My wife owns most of our tools. I decided to attempt to try to fix the dishwasher seening it was going to cost me a new dishwasher if anyway. I went online found Parts Select entered the info watch the video ordered the part (which arrived the next day)to my surprise. It was so easy I think next I think I will fix the Pool light that my wife has been nagging me about for the last couple of month...thanks Parts Select. Bruce

BROKEN DOOR HANDLE

  • Customer: LARRY from HICKMAN TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
REMOVED ALL SCREWS EXCEPT THE BOTTOM TWO, AND THEN PROPPED UP THE DOOR COVER TO GET AT THE LATCH ASSEMBLY. THE ASSEMBLY LIFTS OUT, PULL OFF, WITH DIFFICULTY, THE TWO WIRE CONNECTORS. PLUG CONNECTORS BACK INTO THE NEW LATCH ASSEMBLY, SIT IT BACK INTO IT'S POSITION, PUT THE SCREWS BACK IN AND YOUR DONE. MUCH EASIER THAN I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE. NOTE: DO NOT PUT THE SCREWS IN THE SOAP HOLDER, AS THEY SHOW IN THE VIDEO, IF YOU ACCIDENTALLY SPILL THEM OUT, THEY CAN ROLL DOWN INTO THE BOTTOM OF THE DISHWASHER, NOT GOOD!

Door Handle broke

  • Customer: Bill from Akron OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Found the part on your site(easy). Ordered the part. Received the part. Reviewed the video you provided. Installed the part. The whole process was so easy, I recommend this website to anyone having minor appliance problems.

broken handler

  • Customer: david from medina OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Went easy without a hitch.

Original Door Latch Broken

  • Customer: Roy from Rising Sun IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This requires you to disconnect the AC power first. Then I removed inside cover of door, disconnected the [2] electrical switch connectors on the old Latch Assembly reconnected electrical connectors onto new Latch Assembly placed new switch in door and replaced the door cover. Don't make the mistake of ordering the Assembly w/o Handle. For some reason this part is available w/o Handle [no price difference] but my handle could not be transfered to the new Door Latch Assembly that came w/o Handle.

Dish Washer switch broke

  • Customer: James W. from Tullahoma TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair for installing the switch would have been very simple except the mounting post on the door was broke off on one side and the mounting screw was too short. Had to cut a small piece of wood to make mounting post the same length as the good post and purchase a longer screw. Once I did this it was a simple to finish the job.

broken door latch

  • Customer: colleen from Keller TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
To replace the door latch I took off the inside cover of the door, disconnected the wires from the broken handle, took out the broken pieces and put in the new handle, reconnected the wires and screwed the cover back on! Easy, took 20 minutes tops.
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWS
901-915 of 984