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MDBTT59AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDBTT59AWW parts

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Cheap plastic latch failed

  • Customer: Michael from Glastonbury CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Removed all hex screws, separated inside panel from exterior of door, removed leads, attached new handle mechanism, re-attached interior to exterior of door. Simple

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.

Silverware Basket had holes in the bottom where silverware fell through

  • Customer: Debi from Chico TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Opened the box and put the new Silverware Basekt in the Dishwasher. Everything was atttached, no labor involved. Loved it, wish I had thought about ordering it earlier. Ordering, Receiving and Installing was EASY and QUICK. Thank You!

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.

Dishwasher would not start

  • Customer: Lawrence from Winter Springs FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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removed door liner and removed and replaced the electronic control board. reinstalled door liner and reconnected electrical power by closing the circuit breaker. Started the dishwasher and ran it through a normal wash cycle to flush out and clean the dishwasher. All operations were normal. Piece of cake repair thanks to your troubleshooting guide. Thanks for including the tech data with the replacement control board. Lawrence Faison

There were holes in the bottom of the old silverware basket, which the handles of the silverware dropped through

  • Customer: Mary from Avon Lake OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I took out the old basket and dropped in the new one. No tools were needed. I am really glad that PartSelect carries this item because Maytag does not. Getting this part will allow us to get a few more years of use out of the dishwasher. The bottom of the old basket was disintegrating to the point where it would soon have become unusable and without the replacement basket, the dishwasher itself would not have been worth keeping.

handle broke

  • Customer: Lou from Ocala FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I ordered the part & Actually RECEIVED IT WITHIN 10 HOURS !! Amazing ! Thanks

Top tray was not cleaning well

  • Customer: Kim from McDonald PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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Disassembling the dishwasher was fairly straight forward 'until' I got to the plastic nut on the motor shaft to replace seal, which was stripped as many others have noted. I am a journeyman auto mechanic and had to resort to an old trick of clamping the plastic nut with a pair of visegrip pliers. While this 'did' work it was necessary to have two people to remove this nut as one must stop the motor from rotating and the other unscrews the nut. At this point everything proceeded well and the parts worked very well. The instructions could identify the parts better in the illustration as well as show the hole in the end of the motor necessary to stop rotation. Parts shipping and delivery was awesome!! These parts are also easily better than the originals. I would also suggest that those that do this job should consider replacing the handle with switches as well while you are in the middle of all of this work. I did not and ironically the handle broke as I closed the door after the repaired parts were installed. The replacement handle with switches is easily 200% stronger in construction. Thus far, with three loads through the dishwaser, it cleans like new with no leaks. This is a company that deals in quality parts and service to its' customers and I appreciate this approach more than I can explain here!!!

broken door handle

  • Customer: Stephen from Oro Valley AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Turned off breaker. Removed inside door cover. Transferred wiring from old to new part. Reinstalled inner cover and dishwasher was as good as new.

Replace door latch

  • Customer: Ronald from Auburn IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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This install was very simple. Remove the inside door panel. Disconnect the two leads from the old latch. Connect the leads to the new latch and reattach the door panel. Removing the leads from the old latch was a bit difficult and required a bit more force than expected. The new latch operates perfect.

Leak

  • Customer: Bonnie J from Duck Creek Village UT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Pulled of the lower front cover took out the old valve and replace it with the new one. Works like a charm.

Dishes were not coming clean

  • Customer: Philip from Tacoma WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Dishes were not coming clean and water was not draining from the dishwasher. Put in new part, and problem still existed. Went and bought a new dishwasher. However during the replacement I found the old dishwasher pump was also clogged with old gel packs, and the water hose was clogged with pipe debris. After clearing the pipe buildup, and replacing the dish washer, all is well. I was hoping the repair would have gone better, had I known the pump was clogged beyond repair I would have replaced the dishwasher sooner. The main issue was the clogged water hose, which caused all of the other issues. I would have loved for the $50 in parts to have fixed my existing dishwasher, unfortunately we didn't correct the problem before ruining the old dishwasher, a $350 mistake...

Handle Broke

  • Customer: Robert from SEATTLE WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Turned off electricity, Removed screws, realized the only fix was either a new handle(no longer available) or one of the 3 Complete switch and handle assembly s available from Parts Select (which I found by googling Dishwasher using Dishwasher door handle. Several days later the part arrived via Fedex Home Delivery. It then was just a matter of disconnecting the 4 connecters to the switches, then reconnecting the connectors to the new Switches(note; don't cheat and reuse the old switches), then you line up the new assembly with the holes in the top panel, reinstall the screws, turn on the electricity and verify the fix by running a load of dishes. As they say, easy peasy. Cost $30 which included shipping and handling.
All Instructions for the MDBTT59AWW
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