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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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The wheel had broken off from the basket so the basket dropped down on one side

  • Customer: Karen from Tucson AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Most importantly, take a picture with your camera phone or just pay really close attention to where the rack adjuster sits before you take it apart. I removed the rack stops and then removed the rack. Using a screwdriver with a torx (star) bit, I unscrewed the rack adjuster panel off, cleaned off the dish soap deposits, then just replaced the new rack adjuster. Before you go through the trouble of screwing everything back together, put just one screw in and make sure the thumb adjust lever is easy to push down like the one you have not touched as it is an indication that the adjuster is not sitting quite right and this is where having a picture of "before" comes in handy. Once I figured that out and the levers adjusted with equal tension, I screwed it all back together, put the rack back on the track and put the stops back in place and it is just like new.

Wheel broke on rack so it wouldn't stay in track.

  • Customer: Bertram from New Milford CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
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Took the old part off, put the new one on. Much better than calling repairman!!!

The right side of the top rack broke

  • Customer: Marcy from McHenry IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
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I'm assuming because of the age of my dishwasher, this replacement part needed extra parts to effectively repair the machine. An earlier comment helped quite nicely with that. I also needed part nos: 99003178-lever adjuster 99003011-cover rack adjuster The customer service rep was extremely knowledgeable with handling this and I received the parts incredibly fast. I am so impressed!! Thanks Marcy

TOP RACK, WHEELS ON RACK FELL APART

  • Customer: DUNCAN from CHARLOTTE HALL MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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These folks are the very BEST!!!!!!!!! I first ordered the wrong parts...and they made it so east to return. Then spoke with a young man that helped me fine the right part. Not being a rocket brain child the new parts went together very easy . A snap and slide done deal. The job should have taken no more then 15 Min. again for us slow guys 30 Min.

Broken Roller Wheel

  • Customer: Alan from Eden UT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Needed to purchase the entire assembly, due to a broken wheel. Certainly not the fault of PartSelect. Was VERY PLEASED with the simplicity of ordering, on-time delivery and ease of repair. Normally, projects take twice as long as I estimate. This was incredibly simple and the part was perfect.

Top rack wheel (axle) failure

  • Customer: Adam from San Ramon CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Exceedingly simple repair - what took the longest was simply figuring out he to remove the end cap from the glide in which the rack adjuster wheels run. The plastic end cap swings-in to lock into place - pushing it towards the inside (towards the rack) unlocks it so that it can be pulled out of the rail. The rest of the replacement is academic.

impeller in pump was broken

  • Customer: Jaynee from American Falls ID
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
changed impellers and it went really smooth only thing we forgot to hook waterline back and had a pool in kitchen how fun to clean

Dishwasher left residual water at end of cycle.

  • Customer: Mark from Brecksville OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very straight forward repair. Parts Select provided the right part with very timely (regular FedEx)delivery. Repairclinic.com provided excellent video to show basic repair steps. Suggest using a "star" tip screw driver to disassemble interior parts of the machine to clean out years of gunk which will reduce the chance that the drive motor will bind/fail (which mine did and which saved me the cost of a new motor or new dishwasher). Upon reassembly, be sure to check water supply copper compression fittings for leaks that moving the machine can cause. Place pads under "feet" of machine to avoid marring wood floor when moving machine.

dishes were not being cleaned

  • Customer: William from Littleton NH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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followed video instructions online.

Top washer arm clip broken

  • Customer: Christopher from Elgin SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Used flat blade screw driver to unclip the holding bracket. Snaped new bracket and wash arm on. Took all of about 30 seconds.

Plastic wash arm broke and wouldn't snap back in hole at top of dishwasher

  • Customer: Teresa from St. Charles MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Aligned the hole and the appropriate part of the wash arm and snapped them back in. Thanks.

Dishwasher not cleaning dishes

  • Customer: John from Covington VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The docking stations just pulled of and snapped on. I took the tube in the back out to make sure the docking stations were seated well but I'm not even sure that was needed. Very easy. Another contributing factor was using rinse aid with an all-in-one gel pack detergent. I let the rinse aid run out and it's been working great ever since.

Not cleaning top rack

  • Customer: JOSEPH from ST. LOUIS PARK MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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After installing a new filter, :( I tried this. I wish I would have done this first since it's way cheaper and easier!!! If your dishwasher slowly starts to decline in its ability to clean the dishes, it's probably this problem.

Replace Latch/Handle Assembly

  • Customer: GARY from YUBA CITY CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The parts arrived the second day after ordering. 1. Disconnect power. 2. Remove 10 screws around the inside edge of the door. 3. Carefully lift the inner panel - CAUTION - stainless steel edges VERY SHARP (I probably should have gotten 5 or 6 stiches but I used SUperGlue to close the cut on my index finger.) 4. Remove two leads from latch assebly. 5. Insert new handle assembly. 6. Plug the two leads into the new latch assembly. 7. Replace 10 screws. 8. Re-connect power. Completed in about 20 minutes (including time for first aid).

original silverware basket broke on the bottom

  • Customer: JOANNE from HUMBIRD WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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no repair, just replacement. New basket heavier material and seems like it will hold up much better than the original
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWW
661-675 of 816