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MDB8600AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB8600AWW parts

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Broken latch

  • Customer: Margaret from Lakeway TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Read several of the reveiws which were most helpful and accurate. Followed instructions and had no problem installing latch assembly. I called to confirm that I could close the door even though the handle didn't move when open. Your tech felt that this would be OK, so we took the chance that it was acting properly - closed the door and, halleluah, it worked fine.

broken wheel at about yeat 4

  • Customer: David from Vacaville CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I decided to finally repair this piece. It was easy to order online after I figured out the model number! (nothing easy about that either) I took out the entire rack, unscrewed the six screws, put the other piece on screwed it back up. The only thing is I can't seem to lower the shelf on the blue tab replacement part. It is just nice that the shelf isn't falling while loading the glasses.

The dishes had grime on them. The filter was torn.

  • Customer: Lisa from Vista CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the old filter and installed the new one.

Broken door latch

  • Customer: David from Nazareth PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Turned off the curcuit breaker for the dishwasher. Removed the inside of the dishwasher door using a star drive scredriver. Disconnected and removed old latch. Removing the latch from the elctrical connectors was difficult. I had to use pliers to remove. However the electrical connectors on the new latch attached very easily. Placed the new latch in position and reattached the inside of the dishwasher door.

not cleaning dishes and food left on dishes

  • Customer: anthony from coram NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
me i didnt do the repair my wife did and let me tell you that i was inpressed that she was able to disassemble and replace the accumulator filter with no problem by herself she followed the advice of others on this site and i want to thank everyone for making this a easy job that anyone can do themselfs

leak inlet gasket

  • Customer: Tom from Freeland MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very simple repair.. the longest time was disconnecting and reconnecting water line

handle broke off as I was opening the dishwasher

  • Customer: Gerald from LaGrange TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Since I had a home warranty on this appliance, I first called them and found out it would take about 10 days to get a serviceperson out, and I would be charged a 70 dollar service fee for the technician to do the work, which in ordering the part would take additional days. I then went online and googled an article which detailed the procedure. So I followed those instructions and got the broken door latch assembly off (removing the copper pins from the assembly was the hardest part of the removal of the old assembly). I then found PartSelect and located what I thought was the correct part. But I decided to check myself so I called PartSelect's 800 number and a very helpful operator worked with me in placing the order. The part came two days later, and an hour after arrival, the dishwasher was back in business.

The water no longer sprayed out of any of the arms

  • Customer: JT from FLORENCE MT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I simply removed everything from the bottom on the inside of the dishwasher, required a philips and torque head bits. removed the chopper that was plastic and replaced it with the new parts that I ordered, the original seal was fine so I left it but I saved the new one so if ever needed, it's available to me. The whole process was extremely easy even though it had to be accomplished leaning over the open door and I am an extremely large man, Odd thing though was, I called 2 appliance repair companies and when I explained the symptons, they both told me it was a bad motor and it would be wiser to purchase a new dishwasher. I did my own diagnosis by taking everything encluding the chopper off and putting a piece of ducttape on the motorshaft like a flag, pushed start and then opened the door and to my amazement the flag was spinning, sooooooo, wasn't a bad motor and through further examination, I noticed the threads were stripped out of the plastic chopper, an oversight in the design from Maytag but my parts ordered from this company resolved my issue in a timely manner and expense, Even though $62 seemed a tad high for a part known to be under designed, it was much cheaper than a new dishwasher and made of metal, never to fail again, THANKS PARTS SELECT !!!!!!!! YOU SAVED MY DISHPAN HANDS !!!!!! Yip P.S. I saved their website for futher reference since my whole kitchen has Maytag appliances.

Broken handle

  • Customer: Carroll from San Benito TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed screws in door, removed old handle and installed new,replaced screws I door panel.all went fast and easy.thank you so much for your help.saved us money. Carroll Stratton

Broken latch assembly

  • Customer: Randall from Manteno IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Turned off power, removed 11 torq screws, removed the two wires, removed old latch and did everything in reverse. Took about 10 minutes.

the door handle broke won't shut right

  • Customer: Charles from Wynne AR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The parts came in quick it only took about 10 minutes for the repair works like new

handle broke

  • Customer: Lou from Ocala FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I ordered the part & Actually RECEIVED IT WITHIN 10 HOURS !! Amazing ! Thanks

Top tray was not cleaning well

  • Customer: Kim from McDonald PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Disassembling the dishwasher was fairly straight forward 'until' I got to the plastic nut on the motor shaft to replace seal, which was stripped as many others have noted. I am a journeyman auto mechanic and had to resort to an old trick of clamping the plastic nut with a pair of visegrip pliers. While this 'did' work it was necessary to have two people to remove this nut as one must stop the motor from rotating and the other unscrews the nut. At this point everything proceeded well and the parts worked very well. The instructions could identify the parts better in the illustration as well as show the hole in the end of the motor necessary to stop rotation. Parts shipping and delivery was awesome!! These parts are also easily better than the originals. I would also suggest that those that do this job should consider replacing the handle with switches as well while you are in the middle of all of this work. I did not and ironically the handle broke as I closed the door after the repaired parts were installed. The replacement handle with switches is easily 200% stronger in construction. Thus far, with three loads through the dishwaser, it cleans like new with no leaks. This is a company that deals in quality parts and service to its' customers and I appreciate this approach more than I can explain here!!!

Plastic part broke

  • Customer: Arthur from Morganville NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
New part easily snaps into place, no tools required.

broken door handle

  • Customer: Stephen from Oro Valley AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Turned off breaker. Removed inside door cover. Transferred wiring from old to new part. Reinstalled inner cover and dishwasher was as good as new.
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWW
586-600 of 816