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MDB8600AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB8600AWW parts

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Broken handle and latch

  • Customer: Randy from Salem OR
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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Very first thing you will need to do is turn off the electricity of your dishwasher, if you don't you will have shocking experience. 1. You will need an allen wrench and a long nose plier. 2. Remove all the allen screws on the cover. 3. Using a long nose plier, remove the two pairs of metal prongs that plug into a white connectors on either side of the latch assembly. 4. Insert the new door handle and latch. 5. Put back the allen screws and voila you are done. It only takes about 10 minutes or less. That wasn't bad at all and no shocking experience. Have a blessed day!

broken latch

  • Customer: robert from hollywood SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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watched video. very easy

Lower rack wheel missing/replaced

  • Customer: Jane D. from Parker CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Popped the wheel part on the rack. No problem and the dishwaher was ready to go.

Water was only filling once in a while with water

  • Customer: Timothy from WHITE CLOUD MI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
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my dishwasher is located in a island so i pulled the paneling off the back & the covers off the bottom of the dishwasher. my water shut off is under the dishwasher. i shut it off unhooked the water line at the union shut off the electric, unpluged the valve, pulled 4 screws out of the valve bracket , slide the clamp off the hose and removed the hose from the valve took the valve unit out removed the water line from the old valve put it on the new valve reassembled it turned water on checked for leaks turned the electric on and tried it out.

Door handle is either stuck shut or won't latch.

  • Customer: Craig from Umatilla OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Buy the complete handle assembly with the switches. SHUT OFF THE BREAKER TO THE DISHWASHER. Remove inner door assembly with torx screws. Pull off switch wiring tabs and replace on new assembly the same order. Replace inner door cover. Switch breaker back on. Don't try this with live power trust me.

Broken door latch

  • Customer: Ed from Louisville KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The instructions and video were excellent. This repair couldn't be easier. First, turn off power to the dishwasher. I did this at the breaker box. Then. with a screwdriver with a torx (size 20) bit, I carefully unscrewed all the screws on the inside of the door, saving the ones by the latch for last. Holding the door with my knees as I sat on the floor, I unscrewed the final ones and the door popped open. I put the screws in the soap container on the door and closed it so I wouldn't lose any. Next, I removed the two plugs from the old latch assembly. These were tricky to remove because, I guess, over time, they've gotten slightly corroded. A pair of needle nose pliers could have made it easier. Then, I plugged in the new assembly and screwed everything back together. It's just that simple. And now the door works properly for the first time in years. I wish everything was as easy to fix as this was.

Door handle broke

  • Customer: John from Seabrook TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the video instructions. The most difficult part was separating the connectors from the broken latch assembly. Otherwise the removal and installation was a breeze.

OEM wheel broke off on rack adjuster

  • Customer: Dale from Port Huron MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I watched the installation video on this site and it made the replacement of this part so easy. It only took about 5-10 minutes, that included cleaning up some old soap residue on the parts to be reused. The new part uses a metal type rivet to hold the wheel on, not like the original plastic one that broke. I am coming here for all my future appliance parts. They have DIY videos to make it so easy for you. Oh and the part was here within two days. :)

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

door latch hard to open hard

  • Customer: Richard from HOAGLAND IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
watch video easy repair and parts were an exact match less than 30 minutes to repair

Plastic latch handle broken. (Second one to break)

  • Customer: Michael from Tallassee AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Using a *Torx T20 driver, unscrew perimeter retaining screws on inside of door. Hold now-loose door panel up enough to see under it. Use medium sized flat scewdriver to gently pry the wires from the two micro switches (at latch area). mark each wire to show where it goes, (and which way 'round it goes.) This will get them back correctly on the new latch assembly, which comes with new switches. Lift away broken latch assy., which is loose, since it is held in place by two of the panel screws. Install new latch assy. Re-attach marked wires to the two micro switches. Clean any dirt away from panel screw area on door. Open door fully, put panel into place and install the 11 *Torx 20 screws. Have a beverage of your choice!

The plastic handle broke, so I replaced the entire thing

  • Customer: Andrew from Davis CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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There are many videos on this repair and they were all easy to follow (including the one from this site). Make sure you turn off the power to the dishwasher/unplug it and then just unscrew the 11 screws from the door, remove the old latch and unplug the leads (this was the hard part for me, they were VERY tight). Then work backwards replacing the leads onto the new latch and place it back in the door lining up the holes for the screws. Once everything is lined up, put the door back into place and replace the screws for the door loosely and then go back and tighten all of them. I was worried about things leaking afterwards but it all seemed OK after my first run of the dish washer.

The glasses on the top rack had food particles in them after a wash cycle

  • Customer: David from ocala FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I initially took everything out and cleaned everything with the shop vac, and outside with the garden hose. That did not work, so I looked on parts select for a new accumulator filter, as I was not able to clean that very well. To install the new filter, I removed the sliding racks, top and bottom, and the water manifold, then removed the lower wash arm, then the parts under that, the filter plate, the outlet, the impeller, all the way to the accumulator filter. After removing that, installation was the reverse. I also cleaned the middle washing arm, and the lower, as I noticed food particles blocking the outer holes. All is good now, and the dishwasher, which we use almost every day, is working fine.

The dishwasher door latch was broken and would not hold the door closed.

  • Customer: Ruth from Canyon Lake CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I unplugged the dishwasher under the sink. I opened the dishwasher up and took out the 12 screws holding the inside door facing on. I gently moved the door facing down towards the dishwasher to reveal the door locking mechanism at the top of the door. I unplugged the mechanism and plugged in the new one. I put the door back together the same way I had taken it apart. In all it took about 12 minutes. Works like a charm.

Dishwasher did not clean and drain properly

  • Customer: Noel from Orange TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Routine repair. There are videos on the net that show exactly how to replace the filter unit. However, when you order the filter, order a replacement pump impeller. The impeller must be removed to remove the filter on this model. The impeller was stuck on the shaft, and I had to destroy it with the side cutter pliers to get it off. Before putting the new one on, clean the pump shaft thoroughly and lube the shaft with silicon lube or Vaseline jelly. Clean the bottom of the water pan thoroughly, then reassemble. Then pour one cup of vinegar in the bottom of the dishwasher and run it with no dishes. This will clean the inside of the dishwasher.
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWW
781-795 of 823