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MDB5600AWB Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB5600AWB 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.

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The handle broke

  • Customer: John from Sumter, SC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Very simple repair. removed the torx head screws around the perimeter of the door's inside cover. Pulled (with some effort) the connectors off the old handle. connected them to the new one and re-installed the screws. As the screws are mounted in plastic and sheet metal take care not to over-torque them.
John

Door Latch snapped while opening

  • Customer: Drake from Ogden, UT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I ordered the black latch assembly part. Didn't know all the model numbers but I figured this must be the "planned product obsolescence" lynch pin so I ordered black.
Read the other descriptions and when right to it when the part arrived so quickly.
First I shut of the power at the fusebox. Used a torx bit in my drill to undo all the screws on the inside of the door. Very flimsy stuff. Propped the white inside part of the door up. Used my multimeter to verify that the power was off just by shoving it onto exposed contacts. Good.
Laying the new part next to the old I used a flat head screw driver to pry off one wire connector. I transfered that one connector to the new part. Then repeated for the second because I don't know if there was a positive and negative lead. Set the white inner door part back down. The torx screws that hold it on also hold the latch so I did those two first. Put all the screws around the top on firmly then went down the sides lining up the two pieces as I went down the sides. Torqued them all up to firm and reset the circuit breaker. Couldn't be easier.
Noticed that one guy had a bad control board. Heeded his warning by not prying open the door more than once. I washed my dishes by hand for three days but better safe than sorry.
Thanks for the help.

Door latch broken

  • Customer: John from Austin, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
This problem is exactly what many others have had.
The flimsy part breaks with normal usage.
Fortunately, it was an easy fix and the replacement part was easy to identify and order.
I'm very impressed with the quick turnaround, it broke on Sunday, the part shipped Monday, and i installed it Tuesday.. Very Happy ! I only wish more online companies followed this fine example.

latch handle broke

  • Customer: Ignazio from Bartlett, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I looked up the part number in the "Parts Select" catalog, which was real easy to read. Order my new latch on Saturday, it arrived on my door step Monday. Installation was easy. I saved myself $100 by doing it myself.

The Original door latch assembly broke at the two plastic pivot points

  • Customer: Wilfred from Bristol, CT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
replaced assembly by removing screws around inside of door and opening up interior door and unplugging two wires. removed failed unit and put in the new one.

The door latched stopped locking

  • Customer: Donna from Brooklyn, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Turned off power. Removed inside door panel screws. Opened panel removed wires from switch (they were very tight). Remember which color wires go on which side. Replace with new handle and door latch part. Close panel job done. Turn on power.

Broken latch handle

  • Customer: Bill from Columbus, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
So easy a Cave man could do it. Remove 8 screws, prop open inner cover, lift out old latch unit, unplug power switch leads and replace. I did this with the power on but recommend turning it off for your safety. Very easy and part arrived in 2 days.

Broken Door Latch

  • Customer: Alan from Palatine, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
First I threw the circuit breaker for the dishwasher to cut power. The I used a torx driver to remove the 11 screws holding the inside door panel to the door frame. The top 2 of these also held the Door latch in place. I used Needle nose pliers and standard piers to unconnect the two electrical connections from the latch assembly. Swapped out the original (broken) latch with the new assembly, reconnected the two connectionas and replaced the 11 screws. Very easy. Very quick.

door handle broken and wouldn't open

  • Customer: leobardo from kansas city, KS
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
got the part off your website and I have to say that the little section that tells me that the dishwasher I had and it's most common problems really helped me get the right part. I wasn't sure if it was the handle or the mechanism inside that latches the handle but I got what was the most common problem according to your website and it was fixed. great and resourceful website. I will be shopping here from now on when I need parts for any of my appliances if you have them. You have been bookmarked!

Door Handle broke

  • Customer: John from Vilonia, AR
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
After reading the installation instructions on line I diagnosed the solution and order the part from PartSelect. The part arrived on the promise day. Having read what others wrote about their installations, installing the part was possibly the easiest repair I have ever made. I will definitely remember PartSelect my future needs.

Broken handle

  • Customer: Ernest from Mount Solon, VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed screws from door panel, removed wire from old handle and connected to new handle. Replaced screws.

wheels had broken on the bottom rack

  • Customer: Jo from Olympia, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Popped the wheels on just like the ones that were still there and it was good to roll. Nice!

tub wheel broke

  • Customer: Bernice from St. Louis, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
installed rack stoppers. Didn't use tub wheels but fixed old (as best I could) didn't want to spent the money for rack adjuster at this time(wheels are part of rack adjuster assembly)

Handle was hard to open , felt like something was broken inside.

  • Customer: David from Perry, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
First kill power, remove all screws around inside door, bring door to upwright position and seperate inside from out but just enough to expose broken switch.compare new switch to broken one while still in place,if same, hold new handle in same position and attach wires in same order,now simply pop out old one and pop in new one,install screws and turn power back on,it took me longer to type this, good luck, Dave

Door handle broken on inside, very hard to operate

  • Customer: robert from batavia, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the inside panel of the door, removed the latch assembly using a pair of pliers to release the wire connectors. Installed wiring on new door latch assembly. Placed new latch inside of door and reinstalled the inner door panel. Tested the repair, works fine.
All Instructions for the MDB5600AWB
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