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MDB6601AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

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The plastic door latch was broken

  • Customer: Kevin from Manchester, MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the screws from the inside of the door panel. The latch was readily accessible, it was an easy replacement .It took about 10-15min to replace the latch and replace all the screws. Overall, it was a easy fix.

Injection molded plastic part failure

  • Customer: RICHARD from ATLANTA, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Remove interior door screws about a dozen or so socket head screws with variable speed drill, disconnect two leads from old part, replace with new part and re-install door. Most encouraging to see new part was redesigned in the area of part failure.

Latch broken but dishwasher still worked

  • Customer: Joseph from Satellite Beach, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
This was perhaps the easiest appliance repair I have ever done. The replacement part was delivered in one or two days and about 15 minutes later the repair was completed. I spent more time removing and replacing the screws that hold the door panel in place than swapping out the part. I read that some others used a pair of pliers to remove the two connectors, I used the handle of the pliers between the switch body and the connector to lift the connector off (make sure power is off).

couldn't get it to start cycle, then it wouldn't latch

  • Customer: James from Madison, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Remove 11 tork screws, pry off wires from the 2 switches with screwdriver, then put in new part and close it back up. See where they corrected the design flaw in the original part.

Door Latch Broke

  • Customer: Erich from Atlanta, IN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
First, DISCONNECT POWER! After opening the door I took all the screws out except the screws on each side next to the hinge. this will help the inside panel from sliding off when you raise the door up to get the assembly out. Once i got all the screws out the handle assembly was ready to pull the wire harness off. you can pull the assembly just outside the edge of the inside panel before any wires get pulled or insulation comes loose. i had to tug more then i thought i needed to but after working it back and forth it came off. after each side wiring was off, i took the broke one out and reattached the wires to the new one, reset the handle in the door in the molded spot, put screws back in and all done! no more doing dishes the old way! Good luck, took longer to open the package then replace the door latch.

broken handle/latch that locks door

  • Customer: glenn from kirtland, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
anterior door, star allen set to undo, hot/neutral wires. will disconnect with some difficulty, ok to break. new latch is a large complete unit with new hot/neural wire attachments.
The snaps that are apart of exterior of maytag are likely broken if the latch is but the anter start screws keep it more than stable.
reassemble anterior with screws.
its a good idea to order and replace the rubber corner door seals at the same time if the unit is some yrs old. very easy. they will snap off/on.

this unit is a deluxe maytag 2006 model. white

The door latch broke for the second time

  • Customer: Aaron from South Jordan, UT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I removed about 10 screws that held the inside plastic liner to the frame of the washer door. Inside I found the latch that was clearly broken away from the assembly. The assembly has 2 electrical switches that are always energized, which I discovered when I got zapped. I carefully unclipped the energized switches from the broken assembly and clipped them to the new door latch assembly and replaced all of the screws. Done.

bottom of silverware basket broke

  • Customer: Donna from Indianapolis, IN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
just took out the old one and put in the new one

Handle broke

  • Customer: Scott from Baltimore, MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Could not easily remove the wires from old switches that are connected to the broken handle, but could remove the switches and reuse them on the new handle assembly. Just needed the handle assembly only (not handle assembly with switches).

no water being pumped thru any of the 3 wash arms

  • Customer: Dennis from Raymond, NH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed all the screws holding the shroud, filter, wash arm, etc. Installed new shaft and chopper blade, then reinstalled impella on new shaft as described on the easy to follow instructions.

track was spread open and the stopper would fall off

  • Customer: Paula from Freeland, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
just had to remove the stoppers and slide the track on and then replace the new stoppers.
most of all i was pleasantly surprised at how fast the parts arrived. i ordered them thursday morning and i was installing them friday morning .

Door Handle broke

  • Customer: Alex from Columbiana, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
The dishwasher door would not open and it appeared that the handle was broken. Ordered new door handle assembly which took one day to get by mail.

After squeezing the handle hard and applying force to pull upen open the door, the door came open.

Turn off electric power to dishwasher

Remove all the scews around the door frame.

Carefully pulling ccver back,remove the two screws from the handle assembly that hold it to the door.

Rather than pulling the wires off the microswitches, I removed each microswitch with wires attached by applying pressure on the two plastic tabs and slowly wiggleing the microswitch off the assembly.

On the new assembly, I removed the existing microswitches and put them in a bag for future use if needed. Snap the old microswitches in to place onto the new assembly.

Screw the new assembly to door and test latching. Then put all the screws back in the door.

Reapply power and test door for opening and also electrical functioning of the microswitches.

door latch snapped off

  • Customer: Julian from Dunkirk, MD
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
After reading other stories ref. same problem on here, I decided to go ahead and and try the repair myself. It really was as easy as described. Plus I honestly believe the replace ment latch assembly from here is a much stonger and better designed part than the original factory part!

Broken Door Latch Assembly

  • Customer: Leo from Granada Hills, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Easiest repair ever done. With the door open, remove all of the door liner screws and set aside. Lift the inner door liner away from the door frame to access the door latch. The door latch is held in place by two of the door liner screws, so the switch will already be loose. Note the orientation of the old latch assembly to insure the new latch is positioned correctly. Lift out the door latch slightly and carefully remove each wire and exchange the wires in position on the new latch. After the wires are firmly affixed on the new latch assembly, discard the old latch assembly. Set the newly wired latch assembly in the door over the corresponding hole positions for the top of the door liner. Align the door liner and insert the screws. Tighten each screw making sure that all screws are firmly secured, but do no over tighten them as it is easily possible to strip the threads.

Door Latch broken, no lights on, could not start.

  • Customer: Jaime from Austin, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Opened the front panel, cleaned everything, installed the new part and ... the only reason it took me longer (this is the funny part) it's because I forgot to turn on the switch on the wall so, kept working on until my wife remainded me. I recommend your web site for the easy navigation, the great instruction and the fast deliver of the right product.
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All Instructions for the MDB6601AWW
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