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MDB8600AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB8600AWW parts

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Cracked drain hose

  • Customer: Jack from Miami FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Slid washer out from cabinet after disconnecting drain hose from garbage disposal and unplugging from electrical outlet. Was necessary to lay washer on side to disconnect drain hose from the dishwasher. Have towels ready as you will likely have some leftover water in hose & dishwasher. Used tape to secure insulation pad to washer so it would not catch on the side and top of cabinet when sliding back in place. Easy fix.

Fold away tines broke and plate stands would not stand up

  • Customer: Janet from Rochester NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Snapped new tines on.

broken door latch

  • Customer: Joan from fall city WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removed screws from door liner. Lifted door liner. Placed handle latch assembly in place. Replaced door liner and replaced screws. Didn't work. Had to call dishwasher repair to come out. Turned out the little tiny pin in the latch assembly was stuck in the off position. Just make sure both pins are sticking out. If yours arrives stuck in the down position, just push on it a few times with a screwdriver to unstick it.

The door latch to the dishwasher broke

  • Customer: John from Weehawken NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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It was very easy. Shut off the electricity to the dishwasher. Take out the screws around the back of the door using a star type bit. The whole handle assembly pulls up. Disconnect the electrical connection with pliers. Reconnect the electrical connection to the new part. Put it in place and put all the screws back in. Turn the electricity on and that's it. This was so much easier than calling the landlord and trying to get him to fix it. The part was about $30 and it arrived the day after I ordered it on line.

Our dishwasher was not heating up to dry dishes

  • Customer: Claude from Helotes TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
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All steps were easy except the Maytag layout made it hard to get to the fittings to remove and reconnect the water line. After that we just moved the dishwasher from beneath the counter and laid it down on the front. Removing and testing the old heater element was easy. The hardest part of installing the element was the odd clips inside the dishwasher. I need to return the o-ring and nuts because you included them with the heating element.

Broken Dishwasher Switch

  • Customer: John from Highlands Ranch CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The repair went well. Got the part in the mail faster than expected. It took longer to take off the cover to the dishwasher that it did to replace the part. It could not have been simpler. Don't be a stud, be sure to unplug the dishwasher. You will be dealing with exposed conductors.

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.
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWW
781-795 of 816