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MDB8600AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB8600AWW parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the dishwasher repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the MDB8600AWW
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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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

no wash action

  • Customer: Reno from Lake Montezuma, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
followed directions on video. easy as cake

dishes no longer coming out clean

  • Customer: David from Alexandria, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was easy to replace all the washer arms; the manifolds were easy as well, but there is tab that breaks as you take them out. At any rate, the dishes are back to coming out clean. I think we managed to get a piece of plastic in the dishwasher that was chewed up and blocking some of the nozzles. It seems fine now.

dishes weren't getting clean

  • Customer: Reno from Lake Montezuma, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
followed directions (boring, I know, but it works) on the accompanying video. simple

Would not start, no electricity

  • Customer: Wendell from Burleson, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Called a repairman and he took the panel off and found that the plastic handle was broken. He reassembled the broken parts, gave me my bill and and it worked for two washings before quiting again. When I tried to call him back he was on vacation for two weeks. So I ordered the part myself for $30 and had it fixed in 15 minutes or less.

Leaking and water level

  • Customer: Ferrellin from Gleason, TN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Lifted Float out....Located Float switch ...replaced

Door latch was inoperative

  • Customer: Bruce from Peyton, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Easy fix, the only problem was the plug wires that were attached to microswitches on either side of the latch. The plugs that were connected to them did not come off easy and required two pliers with one of them on the microswitch and the other holding the plug connector and gently but firmly pulling them off. Once they were off, they plug connectors attached easily to new microswitches that came with the new latch.

The push buttons on the door will not activate.

  • Customer: James from Martinsburg, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The doors screws were removed. I separated the inter-door from the outer-door. I pulled the wire connector of the old latch and attached the new latch. put the two door pieces together. I replaced the screws. IT DID NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM!

missing plastic nut on lower wash arm

  • Customer: James from Poughquag, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove lower basket. put nut on verticle shaft, turn clockise by hand, use pliers gently to secure and replave lower basket.

Broken Latch Handle

  • Customer: Charles from Normandy Park, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Turn off power. Remove interior door cover with Trox driver. Pry off power connectors to the old latch assembly with screw driver. Connect power connectors to new latch assembly. Place new latch assembly in position as was when it was removed. Attach interior door cover as was when removed. Turn on power. Done.

One wheel axle broke

  • Customer: Raymond from Medina, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took broken rack adjuster off whith 5 phillips screws and replced.

Broken Latch

  • Customer: WILLIAM from BIG CANOE, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
With ease

1- dishwasher not cleaning good. 2- dishwasher continued to run after door being open

  • Customer: Carlos from Lancaster, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
1- replaced accumulator filter and docking station with flappers, the docking station with flappers may not have been necessary? But what the heck, if your into it this far why not. Check out the tech. Video it was helpful. The dishwasher works like new now. 2- the door latch switch was worn out, to replace this part I first unplugged the power cord then removed the 8 screws from the inner panel of the door exposing the door latch assembly. Unplugged the two connectors and installed the new part and reassembled everything, pretty easy! The dishwasher works like new now, and for around $ 102.00 bucks, saved lots of money doing it myself, thank you Parts Select for your help. Carlos, Lancaster, California.
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWW
661-675 of 823