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MDB8600AWS Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

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Door latch handle loose due to worn latch assembly

  • Customer: Caroline from Bethesda MD
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed dishwasher door after turning of power. Pulled out worn latch assembly--this was a bit hard because even though the latch assembly works like a plug in an outlet, it was difficult to pry out. I was afraid of breaking something essential. The new piece easily attached and I just screwed the door back on. My first appliance repair ever!

Broken Handle Hinge, floppy useless handle

  • Customer: Chris from Mandeville LA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Electricity is live to the door when it is open - TURN OFF the CIRCUIT (got an uncomfortable buzz myself). Removed the interior plastic door liner (10 Torx screws), top middle two Torx screws also hold the handle in place to the door frame, pull the black and white wire connectors off the handle assembly (the hardest portion of the whole task), push them onto the new handle (black to black and white to white), and re-attache the door liner with the new handle in place. Part was an exact match and if I did it again it would be <10 minutes. ALternatively you can remove the new switches from the assembly and re-use the old switches if the handle is your only failure. The you have two new seitches in reserve if ever needed.

Handle on Door Latch Assembly broke

  • Customer: Anne from Malakoff TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
On line video at PartSelect instructions were excellent. I followed the instructions as outlined and it was a snap. I removed the screws, dislodged the broken assembly, inserted and placed the inside door cover with screws as video showed. It went exactly as it showed. Ran load immediately after and all is fine. Thanks for great parts, service and the instructions.

Latch on handle broke

  • Customer: lanette from temecula CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video to make sure I didn't do anything wrong and then did it. It probably took 5-10 minutes and works perfect.

Replace the handle assembly

  • Customer: Mike from Columbus OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Went online and found common things wrong with my dish washer. Found a you tube video how to check each part. Used my voltmeter for the first time and fixed it. No I am not a technician and this was my first time repairing a dish washer.

broken door latch/ switch assembly

  • Customer: Chris from Nazareth PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Remove several torx screws holding the door together. Now you have have the switch /latch unit in front of you. 2 screws and two electrical connections to unplug. remove old switch and install new one in the same place. connect the 2 electrical connections and reinstall the back side of the door to the front with the torx screws. Saved at least $150.00 on having a repair tech come to the house. This web site made it easy to find the part I needed, they took pay pal ,so payment was easy and safe. I had the part at my door in a couple of days.

Door hard opening

  • Customer: William from Culver City CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Just like the video, take out torqx screws along edge, lift inside plastic cover slightly, I marked the switches with marker pin LH & RH pulled switches off of old handle slide new one in pushed on marked switches put screws back in along edges, pushing cover one way or other to get all screws to line up and start when all screws were started I tightened all down. done deal one happy owner me! The bad handle broke along the LH hinge pin so making hard to open. PS: I pulled circuit breaker for power off why pull unit out to unplug?

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 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.

The latch handle broke.

  • Customer: Larry from Aiken SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Turn off the power, remove the screws holding the inner door liner, unplug the three electrical connections, remove the cap screws holding the handle and switch assembly to the control panel and install the new part. Reassembly was the reverse of this.
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWS
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