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MDB8600AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

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The dishwasher door was fitted with a plastic striker. It obviously wasn't meant to last, and eventually broke. This meant that the door would not shut properly, so I couldn't use the dishwasher.

  • Customer: Judi from Katy TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I pulled out the dishwasher a little to expose the screw on the striker, (located on top of the dishwasher. The annoying thing was, it wasn't a regular screw, so unfortunately I had to go out and buy a torx screwdriver (which cost more than the new striker). It would have been so much quicker, and cost effective, if it had been a normal screw. Anyway, I completed the job and pushed the dishwasher back into place.

leaking water

  • Customer: Edgar from Round Lake IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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I removed the leaking valve and installed the new one it was pretty easy

Broken wheel on adjustable rack

  • Customer: Robert from San Marcos TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I used the absolutely great video provided at the website to remove and reinstall both racks. This was the best service I have EVER received on line. From the ease in finding the part to the deliver in three days! Part Select made this problem easier than I ever thought.

plastic door latch broke.

  • Customer: Jerome from Festus MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Removed the torx screws on the inside door panel. Un pluged the wires to the two swithes to the latch,removed the latch. Installed new latch and reconnect the wires. Screw panel back on door.

Broken Handle

  • Customer: JOHN from DAVISON MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removed 8-10 screws, unplugged switches and reinstalled everything. It was a snap. Thanks for the quick response with parts shipment.

Broken Door Latch (plastic handle)

  • Customer: Ted from Richland WA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered replacement handle/latch assembly. Received exactly as ordered - on time (2-3 days). Removed inner door panel by removing about 9 (star-type) screws. Disconnected old handle (somewhat difficult..required pliers and screwdriver to pry to connectors free). Installed new handle and reconnected the electrical wires. Re-installed the inner door panel. Done. Took about 10 minutes overall. Washer works perfectly and door is properly sealed.

Leaking under right front by float switch

  • Customer: James from Three Rivers MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged the power cord and removed front toe kick panels. Used a small mirror to see the location of the screw holding the float switch in place and removed the screw, disconnected the float from inside the dishwasher removed the float switch and replaced. It was a simple repair and so far seems to have solved the leaking problem. There was some unusual wear to my old float and the switch looked like it may have been leaking a small amount as it had lime build up on the switch lever. The part came with an easy to follow instruction sheet. PartSelect has saved me money on repair work I thought I would not be able to do myself. The website is very helpful in resolving what he problem may be and what parts are needed. Fixed four other appliances using this site over the past few years and they ship quick.

handle broke on dishwasher

  • Customer: Angela from Sacramento CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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It took me longer to go buy the torx allen wrench needed to take apart the dishwasher door than to actually do the repair! Basically just unplugged both electrical plugs from the old broken handle, plugged them onto the new handle, screwed the door back together & all was good as new! Thanks to everyone for posting your instructions, reading them before getting the part is why I knew I could do it myself!

Broken Dishwasher Latch

  • Customer: TOM from CISSNA PARK IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Turn off electrical power to DW. Remove screws around inside of door. Lift interior door panel and pull broken latch out. Remove electrical connectors from switches. Connect electrical connectors to new latch switches. Place new latch back in door. Replace interior door panel. Replace screws. Turn electrical power back on. That's all!

part of the plastic door latch broke

  • Customer: rudy from redondo beach CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The only difficulty I had was,first of all, not switching off the power to the dishwasher. Inconvenient!Then I could not pull off the wires from the two switches.Frozen.I decided to take off the old switches so I could pull off the wires better and once that was done just reconnected the wires to the new unit.So the only problem was the wires being stuck on the old switches &still under power.All else was easy.

Dishwasher latch handle broke

  • Customer: Marcia from Virginia IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The repair was extremely easy. My husband shut off the power, unscrewed the inside of the door, removed the broken latch, and replaced it with the new one! He said if he could do it anyone could and it saved so much money to do it himself rather than call a repair man to do it. I have the Part Select website bookmarked and will use it again, I'm sure!!

wheels on rack broke

  • Customer: Gail from Rochert MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video, which made it extremely easy to change out the parts.

Dishwasher handle needs to be replaced

  • Customer: Tony from Palm Desert CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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This is was an extremely simple repair. Switch off the electricity to the dishwasher. You then open the dishwasher door and remove all the torque screws around the edges of the inside of the dishwasher door. Don't use a Philips screwdriver since this will ruin the screw heads. Once the panel is loose, the handle contraption can be removed. You need a long nose pliers to remove the electrical connectors. It might be hard to get the connectors off, but the trick is to squeeze both contacts together with the pliers and at the same time pull off the connecting wires. Then with reconnect the new part, making sure that the wires are connected in the same way. The last thing to do is to put the handle back and screw the panel back. It should take no more than 15 to 20 minutes.

Plastic door latch pressure points broke off the handle

  • Customer: Marshall from Tigard OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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step 0. Turn off circuit breaker for dishwasher. 1. Unscrew 12 star-head screws on inside of door; place in safe holder. 2. lift out latch unit. 3. Remove two side safety switchs from the old unit. 4. Remove two safety swiths from the new unit. (Note: I was inable to release the spade plugs from the wire harnesses.) 5. Replace two switches onto the new unit. 6. place new unit in its door receptacle - line up the screw holes. 7. Replace 12 screws. 8. Turn on circuit. 9. Test washer - open and close door; start wash cycle; open door - dishwasher stops; close door dishwasher restarts. Call client - demo same. Pack up, collect fee for part and labor.

Dishes weren't getting cleaned fully

  • Customer: William from Bel Air MD
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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Checked to see if the disposer was stuck or sprayers filled with food. They were clean so I listened and checked to see if the sprayers were spraying while the dishwasher was running. It was not. Checked online for answers and they said that there might not be enough water in the dishwasher since it did not fill appropriately. I added water during the cycle and then the sprayers were working properly until it drained and filled again. Installed the new water inlet valve and all works properly now.
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWW
646-660 of 816