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MDB8600AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB8600AWW parts

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1 WHEEL FELL OFF THE LEFT FRONT GUIDE

  • Customer: Francis from Santa Ana CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I TOOK THE SCREWS OFF THE CENTER PLASTIC CENTER PIECE , UN HOOKED THE STOP OF THE GUIDE, REMOVED THE OLD ROLLER AND ARM ATTACHED TO THE PLASTIC CANTER, INSTALLED THE NEW ONE INSTALLED THE SCREWS AND RESET THE SLIDE STOP

The door latch keeps breaking. This is the second one we have put on. The dishwasher is 7 yrs old.

  • Customer: doris from harrisonville MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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My husband put it on. It was pretty simple as this is the second time.

Plastic latch broken into two pieces preventing the dishwasher from closing or opening (it was free to do either) and green "wash complete" light remained on

  • Customer: Dianne from Seattle WA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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After ordering the latch handle replacement part, and before I received it, I continued using the dishwasher by placing a chair against the dishwasher door to prevent it opening during the wash cycle. Once started, no automatic "off" would allow you to add more dirty dishes. I placed a towel along the bottom edge to collect any drips, but they were extremely minimal. Once the part arrived, I removed the screws holding the inside plastic lining of the door and noted how the old latch part attached. The old part had to be unplugged which, in theory, looked quite easy, but the prongs of the plug were very, very tight and using much more force than I expected to use, and prying with a pair of pliers, the plug came free. The new part simply was plugged in, white plug matching white and black plug matching black. The latch was held in place with two of the door lining screws used to replace the inner door liner. OK, that seemed too simple--I did not expect it to completely work, but it did. The lighting and automatic off when the door was opened and everything worked just perfect. YEA!

water leak at right front coner

  • Customer: NORMAN from BRYAN TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
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pulled dishwasher out to see where the leak was comming from . after seeing where it was leaking i searched for parts for jenn-air diahwasher. that when i read about the reviews on how to replace the float switch. it was very helpfull in being able to do the work myself and not having to pay a repairman.

I got my parts from you

  • Customer: Angela from Whitehall WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I haven't gotten to our rental to get the job done yet but it should go real easy because the broken one came off real easy these should go on just as easy. Thanks again for the parts

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
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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
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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.
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