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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.

All Instructions for the MDB5600AWB
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my basket had holes in the bottom and silverware was falling through. needed a new one.

  • Customer: Kris from Pipestone, MN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Got on the web site and ordered the basket for my model. was a good self-help web-site.

Broken door latch.

  • Customer: Paul from Manchester, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed screws (need star screwdriver) inside door,removed old latch,disconnected wires,put in new latch reconnected wires replaced screws.Presto! dishwasher ready to use. Much easier to do than I thought. Reading the instructions from others on line helped a lot as I knew the electric terminals might be difficult to disconnect I used scredriver to prize loose.

Broken Latch Handle (Become brittle)

  • Customer: Frank from Tampa, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
1. Remove cover screws and lift cover to access latch assembly and lift out. 2. Pull off switch plugs with pliers. 3. Lube contacts on new assembly with petroleum jelly and push on switch plugs. 3. Place assembly in position and replace cover. Note that two cover screws hold the assembly in place.

Plastic latch cracked and unuseable

  • Customer: Robert from Charles Town, WV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Handle and Door Latch Assy Installation
Below is my experience installing the assembly

1) Remove rear cover of front door with Torx bits.
2) Remove latch assembly (it is held on by 2 of the screws holding the rear cover).
3) Remove left and right female wire sockets from assembly. (Ensure your power is OFF to dishwasher)BTW, this may take some effort as the socket assembly is tightly connected to the terminals.
4) Discard old assembly and connect both wire sockets to their respective terminals on the new latch assembly.
5) Place new assembly oriented on door screw-holes.
6) Place rear cover on door and replace all Torx screws.
7) Test latch and insure the system will function by going through one cycle.
8) Installation complete

Door handle Inop

  • Customer: Joseph from Melbourne, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Unscewed 11 scews, unpluged electrical connections, Of course, made sure power was diconnected,replased hander according to website directions, very simple, took ten minutes. Thanks. You saved at least $100.00 dallars

Broken Latch/Handle Assembly

  • Customer: Massimiliano from Burlington, IA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Disconnected power to dishwasher. Removed screws holding inside cover of door. Lifted door cover, unplugged wires from micro switches on handle. Removed broken latch/handle assembly and replaced with the new one. Re-installed door cover.

Handle on Dishwasher broke

  • Customer: CRAIG from PROVO, UT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
The only problem I had was the miro switches, didn't have the tool to release the exsisting wires on the old switches so I had to reuse the old ones just by swithcing them to the new handle and every thing works great now. If anyone knows what tool that I need to get the wires off the old mirco switches let me know. craign84601@comcast.net

latch broken

  • Customer: robert from mount Airy, MD
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Turn off power(curciuit breaker) to dishwasher, Removed screws from around inside door edge, then pulled front away slightly pulled latch assembly out about six inches, disconnected wire connectors from handle asembly, discarded old assembly, attached connectors to new assembly, reinstalled in place, replaced screws, turned power back on, closed door repair complete and works great.

broken handle

  • Customer: Josh from Missoula, MT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Super simple repair, Im glad I read everyones instructions.

The latch handle broke and the dishwasher would not turn on and I was unable to open.

  • Customer: Danielle from Manhattan, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I took the screws off the dishwasher door, opened up the panel took out the part & replaced it witht he new part without additional tools. I replaced the screws and the dishwasher worked! Very Easy!

broken opening handle

  • Customer: robert from portola, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Verry simple. turn off power. remove 11 screws, old latch falls out to be replaced. saved hunderds of dollars not having the repair man come out. Thank you for your low cost part.

door latch broken

  • Customer: John from Arvada, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
removed door panel replaced handle reassembled

broken door handle

  • Customer: randy from chino hills, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
very simple repair. if i had to do it again i could do it in under 5 mins. it takes longer to remove the screws then it does to replace the latch. just remove the screws ( i left the bottom ones in on the left and right side, no need to remove them). then just remove the wire clips from the old handle and attach them to the new one. put the screws back in and that's it! my repairman wanted $185.00 to do this. i came to partselect, read other posts on how to do it (ty guys) and did it myself for $21 bucks.

Door Latch broke

  • Customer: Marco from San Diego, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Easy fix, but the best of all was that I ordered the part on the evening and it was delivered by noon on the next day, I was very surprised, and it made everything easier.

To replace the part I used a power screw driver, because I had to open the inside of the door to get to the latch system, about 10 screws around the inside of the door.

I'm more confident about my dishwasher now that I know I can get any part for it this quick.

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Door latch malfuction

  • Customer: Charles from Birmingham, AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Purchased screwdriver head to fit dishwasher door screws. With the new screw driver removed all the screws from the door. Removed the broken door latch assembly.
Checked the voltage at the door latch assembly switches and switched off the dishwasher at the fuse box.
Had to break the old switches on the broken door latch assembly to remove the wire clips one at a time. Reconnected the switches on the new replacement assembly being careful to place the wire connectors on the new assembly as they were removed from the broken assembly. Placed the switch on the inside the door panel and installed all the screws. The only problem was removing the wire connectors from the broken door latch assembly that took a little time.
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