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MDB6601AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB6601AWW 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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Broken handle

  • Customer: Ardith from Fort Collins, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I nearly panicked when I found out that my DW handle was broken--I couldn't even get the door to open after running it. I finally yanked on it very, very hard and it popped open so I could empty it, but then I needed to figure out what was wrong. Not wanting to call a repair man for just a broken handle, I looked on the internet and found your website. I watched the video for the handle assembly installation and decided I certainly could do that myself (after all, I'm only a woman and 66-year-old at that). I took out all of the screws holding the door panel on and saw the real problem--the pivots on the plastic handle that hangs outside of the dishwasher had broken off and all I needed was a completely new assembly. I ordered that, it arrived quickly, and I attached it after disengaging the latch, screwed the panel back on, and voila! everything worked perfectly. I didn't use your switches since mine were already attached to the wires. I just reinstalled them on the new latch in the same order they came off. I'll tell you, it was a very empowering event for me, plus saving myself an expensive service call. That video of the installation was the whole key. It allowed me to see that I could do it myself or at least try it. Thank you so much!

Latch assembly broken

  • Customer: Stephen from Crestwood, KY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
open door and remove screws that holds inner door panel to the outer panel assembly. remove two screws that hold latch assembly to outer door panel. unplug two switches from latch assembly and then reverse the procedure.

I had a broken door latch.

  • Customer: JOHN from MIDDLETON, NH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I found your website and the instructional video. The video was exceptional. I ordered the part and was here in two days. That blew me away. Changing out the part was just like the video and took me less than 15 minutes. The best thing, by ordering the part and following the video I saved about $100 in a service call. Best yet, I didn't have to do the dishes. Thanks!

handle used to open dishwasher broke

  • Customer: Brian from Mount Juliet, TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
removed 11 screws that were around the inside of the door allowing the front of the door to come loose. Then removed the door latch assembly, unhooked the wires from it, hooked the wires onto the new door latch assembly and put the latch back in place. Put the screws back in and the project was complete.

door did not lock

  • Customer: MIROSLAWA from SAINT CHATLES, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
handle and door latch assembly with switches replaced

Door difficult to open/unlatch, latch sticking

  • Customer: Stefan from Hampden, AL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
DISCONNECT THE ELECTRICAL POWER BEFORE MAKING ANY REPAIRS! Removed all the screws on the inside door panel but the two bottom screws, just loosen them. Removed the old latch assembly and two electrical plugs. Next install new latch and reinstall electrical plugs. Replace the inside door panel screws. Turn POWER back ON. (ONE NEEDS TORQUE BIT)

The door latch on Maytag dishwasher broke.

  • Customer: Jerry from Brentwood, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
The door latch assembly shipped and arrived in just 2 days and was ready to install. All I had to do was remove the inside panel (11 screws) and swap the latch assembly. There was even a video on the PartSelect's web site that showed how to make the repair. Only needed a star-blade screw driver (which I already had). Very easy.

Start and delay light not on

  • Customer: Robert from Mullica HIll, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the door panel and installed the new door latch Assy with switches. It was real easy. It did not work. My symptoms described was supposed to be solved in 51% of cases. I was part of the 49%

bottom of silverware basket broken

  • Customer: Lynn from Groveland, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I looked for one online, ordered from PartSelect and it arrived the very next day. Amazing! I unpacked it and placed it in the dishwasher and it works great! Thanks for making it so easy.

Broken door latch

  • Customer: Dave from Lincoln, NE
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Turn off power to dishwasher - Remove door panel - Remove wiring from broken latch - attach wires to new latch - Reinstall door panel

top rt rack adjuster broke

  • Customer: Jim from Wantage, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
repair was easy and fast.....

Split at bottom.

  • Customer: Dawn from Cortlandt Manor, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Fits perfectly. Sorry I didn't fix it sooner.

Broken door handle

  • Customer: Brian from Groton, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
The online video was perfect. The instructions were simple, straight forward, and easy to follow. I followed the directions without any problems. However, I didn't realize that I needed a star pattern screw driver to screw the screws on the perimeter of the door. But a very small screw driver worked and I avoided buying a special screw driver. The door latch fit perfectly.

Latch handle failed

  • Customer: Eric from Urbana, IL
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I found the repair advice from other posts to be helpful, but I did not expect the difficulty getting the old latch disconnected from the wiring. I can see why one person said to just use the old electrical switches...I tried using pliers, a micro set of screwdrivers, a needlenose, and all I accomplished was breaking both old switches into many small pieces, and one of the electrical prongs from each set of wires refused to disengage. After nearly a half hour of applying brute force, they finally came off, but I was concerned the entire time that I was going to ruin the wiring harness and have to replace that as well.

No instructions included. Have to take part to hardware store to get the proper bit.

  • Customer: Anne from Beaufort, SC
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Repair has been delayed due to the fact that I do not own the right size bit for the screw.
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