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MDB8600AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB8600AWW parts

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Whirlpool has a known flimsy latch design. It broke

  • Customer: Joe from Kalamazoo MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The discontinued the latch alone, so you must buy the entire micro-switch and latch assy. You take off the door screws with the Torx driver, prop the inner panel temporarily out of your way, fight the terminal connectors OFF the old micro-switches w/needlenose pliers, slid the new connections ON, lay the assy in it's "slot" (which IS well engineered) carefully replace the inner door panel, start a few screws, make sure it's aligned at EACH screw and tighten. TA-DAH. Did I mention turn the power OFF first?? It may bite ya.

Broken door latch

  • Customer: Mathew from Port Angeles WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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With the door open to the dishwasher I remove the inner cover with the appropriate screw driver. I then removed the two electrical plugs from the latch and lifted it out of the door. The new piece went back in reverse. Took less than 15 minutes.

Handle broke

  • Customer: Donald from Brandon SD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Took all the screws off the inside of the door. Pulled out old handle, disconected wires from broken handle. Reverse procedure to put in new handle.

Door latch broke

  • Customer: Gregg from Columbia SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Part #PS2180046. Simply watched the video and followed instructions. Luckily I had the special screw bit needed to take the screws off the back door of the diswasher. Other than that it was very simple to do.

Broken Door Handle

  • Customer: Glen from Lexington KY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Easy. Followed installation video provided by Parts Select.

Previous latch assembly broken

  • Customer: Walter from Arlington WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Replaced with supplied assembly. Noticed that the new part was reinforced in the area where the old one broke.

Door handle was broken and hard to open

  • Customer: Monty from Lebanon MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I followed the advice on the video provided by PartSelect. It was easy to follow and VEERY easy to change out the old handle with the new one! I'd purchase parts from PartSelect again. You just simply remove the screws on the inside of the door unplug the handle from two wires, take out the old handle (it just lies in position) insert the wires into the new handle, place it in the cradle and put the inside of the door back on and tighten the screws. Nothing to it!

handle on diswasher lid cracked - became stuck and it was difficult to open

  • Customer: David from Sheboygan WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Once you remove the satinless steels screws that secure the inside plate assembly to the cover - have another person hold it. You will need to renove the terminals fropm the two cherry switchs. Be careful since these switchs are very fragile. i ordered the handle asembly with new switches just in case they did break. Need to remember which set of wires goes where - seprate white and blavck lead assembly. Once you have the wires removed take the new handle assembly and attach the wires in their correcy orentation. Place the handle assmbly back in its location and place the inside cover assembly in place. Line the holes up and secure with the screws.

Plastic part was broken. The door did not lock properly

  • Customer: Peter from Coupeville WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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I watched the attached video which came with the shipping conformation and followed the suggested steps. From there it went like clock work. I turned the power off, removed the screws, lifted the panel up, disconnected the 4 electrical plugs, took the broken handle assembly out and installed the new one. Connected the 4 plugs, put the panel back into place, installed the screws and closed the door!!!! Works like new.

Replace Door Latch

  • Customer: Robert from Naples FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Followed the video with two exception. When re-installing the door panel, I did not tighten the panel screws, but installed all of the screws first and then went back and tightened the screws. I had a little problem aligning the screws initially and this solved that problem. I also found that I did not need to disconnect the other electrical connectors on the front door other than those to the latch itself as there was sufficient room to replace the latch.

I had a broken door Handle.

  • Customer: Patrick from Stuart FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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First I hit the breaker box cut the power to my dishwasher. Put my drill on the lowest rpm setting, because the internal case is plastic. This is important even though this is on the outside of the rubber gaskets. Then star T20 screws take them out there are two where the handle is to secure the handle into the door. Since all that was broken was the handle. on the new part I loosened up the switches and pulled them out of the broken piece, as well as the new part. Removed the broken pieces from the inside door. Then this is when it gets tricky putting the old switches into the new plastic handle, there is a button that has to be pushed in, it's super small you can use a small screwdriver or a bic pen, then they clip in. Replace the door screws very slowly you are going to have to pull the plastic housing towards the hole. Get them all in place before tightening to avoid cracks. Then power on and wash some dishes.

Door handle broke. The door leaked water.

  • Customer: Robert from Champlin MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I viewed the video of the repair. I found removing all the connections inside the door wasn't necessary. Just remove the wires at the door handle assemble. Be sure to unplug it before touching any wires inside. The door handle wires are hot all the time. I placed the wires on the new handle assemble and placed the handle on the pivots and through the opening. I placed the inside cover backing onto the door and placed the screw's in the holes. I snugged the screws in reverse order as I removed them. 5 minute repair. The parts came quickly as well. I was down for 3 days. Thank you PartSelect.com .

Latch handle was broken, but Dishwasher still worked

  • Customer: david from El Mirage AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I read the installation instruction from other postings, Followed what others have done, BANG! Piece of cake! The only problem I had was the bag in which the part came in was sealed and missing a micro switch, and a broken pin. But the door holds the switch in place and I did not want the hassle of sending it back. If it would not have worked, then I would have. I highly recommend these guys for parts! They have all the hard to find parts, and FAST SHIPPING!

Door handle and latch broken -- would not open when closed

  • Customer: Shirley from Bogart GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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My son did my repair and was so glad to see that you had replaced the plastic pins that had broken with metal ones. It was a very easy repair. Thank you for your quick delivery also. I'll be back if anything else breaks.

None

  • Customer: Domenic from West Warwick RI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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The only problem was pulling the wire connectors off the switches. They were very tight. Other than that the handle replacement was extremely easy and the new part works great
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWW
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