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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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Broken Handle

  • Customer: Joseph from Hudson, NH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Removed the inside of the door. Handle and switch assembly lifted out. Unplugged electrical from old switch and plugged into new switch. Placed assembly in door and replaced the interior of the door. Done

Had a broken wheel on the rack adjuster

  • Customer: Patricia A from Lakeland, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took off the broken adjuster and replaced it with the new part.

Broken handle door latch

  • Customer: Giuseppe from Stamford, CT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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

Dishwasher Was Leaking - Air/Water Inlet Port Design Flaw!

  • Customer: William from Asbury Park, NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The toughest part of this repair was figuring out where the leak was. All the connections were tight. Had to run almost a full cycle before it was apparent that the water/air inlet port was the culprit. Had no idea initially why it was leaking so I ordered all the parts for that component (rental house, 40 miles away). When I pulled the unit out I ran another cycle to see what was leaking and discovered that just enough water was being splashed back into the port from the spray arms and a little was splashing out the top of the component body. I ordered the Air/Water Inlet Foam Insert (although this piece is not shown in the diagrams nor is any description given of where it goes). I surmised that the insert needed to go behind the inlet cover on the inside of the dishwasher with the rounded side up. The cover snaps back into place to hold it in position. Had I know the design flaw in the inlet port exists it would have been a 30-second fix, pop off the inlet cover place the foam in and snap the cover back on. As it was I spent hours diagnosing it and seconds to actually fix it!

poor water flow into the dishwasher

  • Customer: kevin from crystal lake, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the valve from the side. Easy and quick. The program to identify the part is excellent. The big concern is getting the right part.

original silverware basket broke on the bottom

  • Customer: JOANNE from HUMBIRD, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
no repair, just replacement. New basket heavier material and seems like it will hold up much better than the original

The dishwasher stopped receiving water

  • Customer: Donald B from Orem, UT
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I went online and determined what the possible dishwasher parts would cause no water entering. The most recommended part was a valve. I ordered it and afterword obtained a ohmmeter and determined the part in my washer was not faulty. It tested the same as the new part I sent for. The real problem was the connecting metal flex hose that I had installed when I put it in. It had a valve built in that prevents water to flood the kitchen if the hose becomes broke. Even though I tested it out and found water flowing through it, the valve when under pressure had gotten plugged up with dirt particles that caused it to malfunction. I changed the hose and Wa La everything worked fine. I in fact did not have to change the so-called faulty valve. I suggest a detailed evaluation of the problem before purchasing parts. With electrical components it is practically impossible to know if they are faulty without an ohmmeter. Some valves become stuck and if unplugged then plugged back in they will reset themselves. I suggest that if one does not know what they are doing, refrain from messing with electrical parts. Don J.

Broken latch

  • Customer: Thomas from Globe, AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed door frame. removed electrical leads. removed broken part. replaced parts in reverse order.

Broken Roller Wheel

  • Customer: Alan from Eden, UT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

Mice living behind the dishwasher

  • Customer: julie from golden, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Mice were living behind and on top of the dishwasher and destroyed the pad. Had to throw it away. Ordering you was easy, and the pad fit perfectly.

None

  • Customer: Domenic from West Warwick, RI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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

Replace Latch/Handle Assembly

  • Customer: GARY from YUBA CITY, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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).
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWW
751-765 of 823