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MDB8600AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

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Broken handle door latch

  • Customer: Giuseppe from Stamford CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Unscrew inside dishwasher door liner cove, 8 screws. Pull 2 clip wires out of broken part. Connect the 2 clip wire to new part, set in place, Screw back the inside dishwasher liner cover.

Door latch was not opening

  • Customer: Jack from Sarasota FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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We could not open the door without "popping" it open. After ordering and receiving the door latch assembly, I removed the inside door panel, unplugged the wiring harness (shut off the electricity first), lifted the door latch assembly out (the handle came out in pieces), unplugged the switches on either side, then reversed the procees with the new part in place. One thing, be sure to order the door latch assembly with the handle. It's worth paying a few dollars more to have everything you need the first time.

The handle broke and was hard to open the door!

  • Customer: DIXIE from FRIENDSWOOD TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After getting out my manual from March, 2005, I found the part and they had it in stock. I watched the video and knew it would be a piece of cake. After ordering it, I went ahead and removed the inside of the door and the parts so all I had to do when the new one arrived was pop it in and put the door back together. In the meantime, I used the dishwasher a my drainer. I don't believe it took more than about 20 minutes total. I'm only 78 years young but I have a lot of mechanical ability! BTW - - regular mail and it was here in 3 days!

latch for the door

  • Customer: Marlin from Sayre PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
the door latch had to be replace and the part you sent me the right one. if I need more parts I will order them from you

Broken handle

  • Customer: Robert from Henderson KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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After removing the inside panel, the two plug-ins are removed from the old handle. They were very tight, be careful to avoid damaging the plastic. Plug into the new handle, drop in place and replace the inside panel. A video I watched recommended pulling the two plug-ins from the panel. It is not necessary if you have someone hold it apart from the door. Very simple installation, about 10 minutes.

Broken Door Handle

  • Customer: JERRY from La Junta CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Was easy to repair. Removed all the screws around the inside door panel and the allowed me to disconnect the 4 wires one the switch and reconnect them to the new one. Replaced the panel and all the screws and I was done. Connected the power back to the washer and it worked nice.

Handle for opening broke

  • Customer: Stephen from Oldsmar FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the screws holding door together, removed old handle, replaced with new and reconnected door panels. I forgot to turn off breaker.

Broken handle and latch

  • Customer: Randy from Salem OR
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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Very first thing you will need to do is turn off the electricity of your dishwasher, if you don't you will have shocking experience. 1. You will need an allen wrench and a long nose plier. 2. Remove all the allen screws on the cover. 3. Using a long nose plier, remove the two pairs of metal prongs that plug into a white connectors on either side of the latch assembly. 4. Insert the new door handle and latch. 5. Put back the allen screws and voila you are done. It only takes about 10 minutes or less. That wasn't bad at all and no shocking experience. Have a blessed day!

broken latch

  • Customer: robert from hollywood SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
watched video. very easy

Door handle is either stuck shut or won't latch.

  • Customer: Craig from Umatilla OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Buy the complete handle assembly with the switches. SHUT OFF THE BREAKER TO THE DISHWASHER. Remove inner door assembly with torx screws. Pull off switch wiring tabs and replace on new assembly the same order. Replace inner door cover. Switch breaker back on. Don't try this with live power trust me.

Broken door latch

  • Customer: Ed from Louisville KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The instructions and video were excellent. This repair couldn't be easier. First, turn off power to the dishwasher. I did this at the breaker box. Then. with a screwdriver with a torx (size 20) bit, I carefully unscrewed all the screws on the inside of the door, saving the ones by the latch for last. Holding the door with my knees as I sat on the floor, I unscrewed the final ones and the door popped open. I put the screws in the soap container on the door and closed it so I wouldn't lose any. Next, I removed the two plugs from the old latch assembly. These were tricky to remove because, I guess, over time, they've gotten slightly corroded. A pair of needle nose pliers could have made it easier. Then, I plugged in the new assembly and screwed everything back together. It's just that simple. And now the door works properly for the first time in years. I wish everything was as easy to fix as this was.

Door handle broke

  • Customer: John from Seabrook TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the video instructions. The most difficult part was separating the connectors from the broken latch assembly. Otherwise the removal and installation was a breeze.

door latch hard to open hard

  • Customer: Richard from HOAGLAND IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
watch video easy repair and parts were an exact match less than 30 minutes to repair

Plastic latch handle broken. (Second one to break)

  • Customer: Michael from Tallassee AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Using a *Torx T20 driver, unscrew perimeter retaining screws on inside of door. Hold now-loose door panel up enough to see under it. Use medium sized flat scewdriver to gently pry the wires from the two micro switches (at latch area). mark each wire to show where it goes, (and which way 'round it goes.) This will get them back correctly on the new latch assembly, which comes with new switches. Lift away broken latch assy., which is loose, since it is held in place by two of the panel screws. Install new latch assy. Re-attach marked wires to the two micro switches. Clean any dirt away from panel screw area on door. Open door fully, put panel into place and install the 11 *Torx 20 screws. Have a beverage of your choice!

The plastic handle broke, so I replaced the entire thing

  • Customer: Andrew from Davis CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
There are many videos on this repair and they were all easy to follow (including the one from this site). Make sure you turn off the power to the dishwasher/unplug it and then just unscrew the 11 screws from the door, remove the old latch and unplug the leads (this was the hard part for me, they were VERY tight). Then work backwards replacing the leads onto the new latch and place it back in the door lining up the holes for the screws. Once everything is lined up, put the door back into place and replace the screws for the door loosely and then go back and tighten all of them. I was worried about things leaking afterwards but it all seemed OK after my first run of the dish washer.
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWW
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