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MDB8600AWS Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

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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.

broken door handle (plastic piece)

  • Customer: Robert from Sumter SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Considered calling repairman vs purchasing new...decided to take a look removed roughly 10 screws..saw broken part did online search...did not know where to look for model number (owners manual did not have parts list) web site showed where to look...did not know part name typed door handle... part came up roughly $40 including shipping... arrived in ~3 business days unplugged 2 wires installed entire experience less than 1 hour. This is the way technology is suppossed to work.

Washer door would not latch close

  • Customer: Derek from Baton Rouge LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplug the dishwasher. Opened the washer door. Removed the screws on panel on the inside of the door. Placed inside door panel off to the side. Removed old door latch unplugged the two wires attached to the latch. Replaced two wire to new latch and placed latch back in its original spot. Replace door panel, plug washer back in and I have been washing dishes ever since .

Unit was leaking

  • Customer: Mark from Miramar Beach FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Diagnosed that the latch was inoperable. Removed inside panel on door and removed old latch. Installed new latch, buttoned up the dishwasher and ran through a cycle. No leaks! Quick and easy fix.

Sticking Door

  • Customer: John from Bartlett TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Thought the striker was not matching the door, so tried to adjust it slightly. DO NOT DO THIS - I broke it. MDBH965AWB does not list a striker - Part Number PS1735065 is a suitable replacement. Actual problem turned out to be the black plastic door handle, so purchase the "latch, handle, switches" not just the latch.

The door latch was locked in an open position.

  • Customer: MARCIA from TROY OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Had two friends do this for me. Was very easy, but some instructions would have been nice, just to reassure them that they were doing it correctly. Was a very easy job and fixed just in time for Thanksgiving dinner. Shipped really fast too.

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.

The door handle that opens the diswasher door had broken at the metal hinge pin and the door would not open without inserting screwdriver

  • Customer: Rick from Paris Corssing IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Turned off the power to the dishwasher. Removed approximately eight screws to remove the plastic inner door cover to access the door handle assembly. (two of the top screws held the door handle assembly in place) I removed two electrical plugs, removed the old door latch and replaced with the new one, plugged the two electrical plugs onto the new latch assembly, placed it into the top of the inside door, replaced the plastic inner door cover, replaced the screws, turned the power on, loaded the dishwasher and did a load of dishes. Super easy.

Broken handle/door latch

  • Customer: Keith from Mt. Pleasant TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the instructions from others on this website. Removed the screws holding on the door panel, removed the door latch, BUT I removed the wires and the micro switches from the old door latch. I re-used the old micro switches and removed the new micro switches from the new door handle, re-installed everything and had it back up and running within 15 minutes. Took only two days to receive the new door latch/handle from Part Select. Be sure and disconnect the power to the dishwasher! I have my dishwasher plugged into a wall outlet so I just un-plugged mine to work on it. Turn off the circuit breaker if yours is not plugged into a wall outlet. KK

Broken Latch Handle

  • Customer: Michael from Latrobe PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed screws on the inside of the dishwasher door revealing broken part. Used schematic diagrams on the web site to identify and order the part. The old part was easily removed and replaced just by slipping off a couple of wires and slipping the new ones back on. They were a little difficult to pull loose, but I was prepared for that from reading a previous review on the Parts Select website. This gave me the confidence to keep pulling until I got them loose.

The handle broke.

  • Customer: Marianne from Des Plaines IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The hardest part was finding the model number. within five minutes the new handle was wired in and the door put back together. Yay for my dishwasher!

door latch would not open

  • Customer: David from Cedar Falls IA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed your u-tube instructions and replaced the broken door latch with the new one.

Latch handle was loose

  • Customer: Donald from Farmington NM
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Switched off power at the circuit breaker and tested the electrical wire to insure power was off. I removed the inside door panel screws with a drill/driver and lifted the panel and that exposed the latch. I pried the 2 electrical connectors off the old latch assembly and disposed it. I then attached the electrical connectors on the new latch and set the latch in place. I installed the screws by setting the drill/driver on the lowest torque setting. I closed the door several times testing the latch. All worked fine.
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWS
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