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MDB8600AWS Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

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Dishwasher door handle was broken

  • Customer: Thomas from Stuart, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Order a new handle assembly and installed it.

The handle and lock had broken and the door to the dishwasher would no longer stay shut.

  • Customer: Christine from Uxbridge, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Following the instructions of another home repair, we took off the old part and attached the new one. Super easy! We figure it saved us at least $90 for a service call!

Door latch handle broke

  • Customer: Charlie from St. Cloud, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Turn off power. Remove 11 screws, raise inter door panel, disconnect the 2 wire harnesses on each side of handle assembly. Compare existing part with replacement part. Install the 2 wire harnesses on each side of the new switch, position door switch in the door recess, close inter door panel, install 11 screws. Close door and check for mechanical operation of new handle. Turn on circuit breaker and test electrical functions. Run load in dishwasher to self assure operation.

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.

Latch Handle Broke

  • Customer: david from bridgeton, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
(Part did not come with instructions)---common problem - found multiple youtube's for repair--takes 5-10 mins. Remove inner panel(soap disp comes off with it) 2 screws to remove handle & pop off switch connectors--replace & reassemble

Broken latch

  • Customer: Christie from Bend, OR
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
just how your video described very easy

Broken Latch

  • Customer: Chris from Orem, UT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Repair was simple. I removed the screws holding the door liner in place and pulled-off the electrical connectors on the old handle. Then I connected the connectors to the new handle and put the screws back in.

Plastic door handle broke off

  • Customer: William from Webster, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the simple, but thorough video provided as a attachment sent with the shipping status e-mail. No problems!

Door Handle Broke

  • Customer: Michael from Topsham, ME
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
1st. I turned off power to the machine. Mine has a light switch on the wall nearby that I can just turn off. If you don't shut it off at the breaker box. 2nd. I unscrewed the interior of the door to investigate the problem, and find out what the part looks like. 3rd, I found and ordered the part on Maytag's website. It only took about 3 business days. That was about 2 days faster than I expected. 4th, I disconnected the wiring from the old door handle, using the pliers. Plugged in the new part. Situated it back into the machine and screwed the door interior back on. 5th, I tested the door handle for ease of operation. 6th, I re-applied power, and tested the machine. That Was SO EASY!!! If you are not sure on how to do this. There are several How to videos on the web site. Thank You Parts Select

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.

The handles was brooken

  • Customer: Harvey from Lake Park, NC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The people at parts select were great. they even gave me a link to you tube that was helpful. the only issue I had was you tube link did not mention that they were just showing how to take off the handle and that if you were using the entire assembly you don't need to take off the handle. I followed the directions took the handle off when I didn't have to. But over all I don't think I could not have done it without your help.

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!
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