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MDB8600AWS Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB8600AWS parts

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latch handle broke requiring replacing the whole latch assembly

  • Customer: Arthur from Hull, MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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Took out all the screws to remove the inside door panel. Two of these screws held in the latch assembly. The hardest part was separating the switches on the old assembly from the stab on connectors. Done easily with needle nose pliers. Switch goes in and two of the inner panel screws hold it in place and the rest go in effortlessly! Job done!!

Clean Water Leakage At Bottom Of Door

  • Customer: NICHOLAS from PARMA, OH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After replacing the door foam strip and the soap dish grommet I still had the water leakage at the bottom of the door, in fact a bit more leakage. Then I replaced the foam insulator strip on the inner door. Still had the leakage! I opened the door after the water finished the fill cycle and noticed the water level was unusually high. Apparently the water float was partially stuck allowing an over fill. I pushed on the float downward a few times and removed some of the water and re-ran the washer. The leak was reduced to a few drops. Removed the float and soaked it in vinegar to clean it and this cured the problem.

Door latch broke

  • Customer: Daniel from Ponchatoula, LA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I ordered the replacement part and when it came in I replaced it in 15 minutes. I was done and washing the dishes before my wife even thought I had done the repair.

Door would not close

  • Customer: Micheal from Batavia, IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the panels and the part came right out. Easier than I thought. part came faster then expected.

Plastic wheel broke.

  • Customer: Patrick from Dyersville, IA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Repair was very basic - didn't even have to read instructions.

dishwasher door not closing correctly and bad microswitch

  • Customer: Wesley from Glendale, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed 10 torx fasteners.Pulled inner door panel up to gain access to latch. Latch has both micro switches attached. Un plug switches, remove and replace door latch, button up and your done.

Pivot nubs were broken off of the original handle, making i difficult to open the door

  • Customer: Scott from Sedona, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Revised part design has a steel pivot pin instead of plastic nubs on the plastic handle. This is a very easy fix requiring only a "star" type screwdriver.

handle would not open the door properly

  • Customer: Kenneth from Moultrie, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the insde panel (11 screws), lifted the old handle assembly out, disconnected the 2 wiring harnesses, installed the wires on the new part, installed the part on the door and replaced the panel and screws. Easiest repair that I have ever done on an appliance.

Door latch handle failed

  • Customer: Roberto from Cedar Falls, IA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Install complete latch and handle assembly. Remove panel, disconnect wiring and install the assembly

No water

  • Customer: Richard from NEW WINDSOR, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed lower covers.Unplugged wires to valve.Removed hot water supply to valve.Removed two bolts holding valve to bottom of tub,removed hose(lossen hose clamp).Remove elbow from old valve,install on new.Connect both hoses to valve,reinstall valve(two bolts),plug in wires.Start up check for leaks,works great!!!!!!!!!!

Dishes were not getting clean

  • Customer: Michael from Buttw, MT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Thank You PartSelect for making this repair project simple and stress free. The exploded diagram of the appliance was clear and consise. The parts list was very helpfull. Showing me which parts were the most replaced gave me the confidence to order, reducing the prospect of having to return items ( always a pain point ). Parts arrived in just a few days. Followed the instructions on the video. Dishwasher was back in operation in no time and passed an overly thourgh dish inspection. Your site is amazing and is on my favorites tool bar. Thanks Agian !!!

1 Wheel Fell Off The Left Front Guide

  • Customer: Francis from Santa Ana, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I took the screws off the center plastic center piece , un hooked the stop of the guide, removed the old roller and arm attached to the plastic canter, installed the new one installed the screws and reset the slide stop

unit stopped working

  • Customer: Ben from Midpines, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Tried replacing the control panel as I had done before. Still did not work - then thought perhaps the switches on the handle - ordered the wrong handle piece - then went for the TCO(thermal cut off) internal fuse. Ordered that part and replaced it quickly - dishwasher works great!

door latch on dishwasher broke (probally Kids) ugg!

  • Customer: lisa from lancaster, SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
went Really easy, watched the "how to" video first.... was really helpfull. getting old handle off was actually the most difficult part, & not really difficult at all ... prong plug things are on tight but they are supposed to be, was an EXCELLENT $31 fix especially since warrenty ended 8 months ago! of course! we will definitely order part from here again! ordered on 8-15 recvd. part 8-17 husband fixed that night ! Yea finally something easy !

Latch handle broken

  • Customer: Warren from Ripon, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Shut off the power. Opened dishwasher door fully and removed 11 (T-20) TORX screws around outside edge. Lifted the inside panel up carefully just enough to get at the assembly. Unplugged the 2 connectors at the latch assembly contact switches . Removed old assembly. Reinstall the 2 connectors on new assembly and then put assembly in place. Reinstall screws. Note: looks like the 5 top screws are just slightly longer that the ones that go down the side. Reconnect power.
It took very little time to order replacement parts from partselect.com. The schematics made it simple to identify exactly the parts I needed.
The parts arrived promptly, but I had a question about the part.
Sent an email, and they were extremely quick to respond. Answered my questions and sent me a new part.
Again arriving promptly. It fit perfectly, and installation was easy. Highly recommend partselect.com Thanks.
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