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MDB8600AWB Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB8600AWB 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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for the third time the handle fell apart

  • Customer: Robert from Kearny, NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
took off the interior and replaced the handle you get real good at this after a few times along with replacing the rack wheels the silverwear basket......

broken dishwaser latch

  • Customer: Kenneth from W. Melbourne, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
remove door panel cover and latch, replace door latch and replace door panel.very simple operation

Latch handle broken

  • Customer: Charles from Louisville, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Repair was simple. Simply removed the wiring connectors from old latch and plugged onto new one. Positioned switch in place on door and installed screws. Repair was simple and I received the latch the day after I ordered it.

Plastic pieces holding the rotating tines on the top drawer broke.

  • Customer: Susan from North Richland Hills, TX
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
I was not able to complete the repair. According to Part Select website, the correct repair piece is no longer available and there was no substitute offered. I selected a piece that was similar, but it did not work.

Handle was broken where it attached to switch.

  • Customer: Robert from Salem, SC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Parts select had switch and handle in stock. Shut off dishwasher. Took out 11 screws that attached the backplate to the door. Detached and re-attached plugs to switches on door switch using a screw driver as a pry bar. Re-attached back plate to door with 11 screws and turned the diswasher on. Worked.

door was difficult to open, latch had failed

  • Customer: Walter from Farmington Hills, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Using the correct Torx screwdriver remove the Torx screws holding the inner door panel to the outer panel. Two of these screws also hold down the latch. Have someone hold down the outer door panel, lift the inner panel slightly and pull the latch with 2 wires attached beyond the inner panel so the wires can be removed. You will need needlenose pliers to wiggle off the 2 wire connectors from the old latch. Note from which terminals the wires were removed. Connect the wires to the new latch and reassemble in reverse order being careful not to over tighten the screws.

handle had broken

  • Customer: Barbara from Springfield, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
The video had prepared me for a VERY EASY REPAIR. Thanks. Saved me a lot of money!!!

Door would not lock

  • Customer: Ronald from Berlin, MD
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the 11 tork screws,exposed the door latching assembly.Disconnected the wires from the micro switches (2 ea).Replaced the broken latching assembly, Installed new unit & re-attached wires to micro switches.Re-attached door panel and ran dishwasher. Very easy repair

door latch broke

  • Customer: Virginia from Pueblo West, CO
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
after a couple of shocking moments with my dishwasher, I found that I couldn't detach the electrical wiring plugs from the exisitng broke unit, attached to the door to install the new. I ended up carefully removing the plug ins from the replacement part and and repeating the steps with the broke part, then attaching the old wiring to the new latch. Tada! It worked!

The door handle split in two

  • Customer: Dirk from Fresno, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video on the website and then followed the tips and it went right in. I usually mess around and make it harder than it needs to be, but the whole process went very smooth.

Handle broke not replacement for the handle alone

  • Customer: Marlon from Columbia, MD
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Purchased the switsh and handle assembly from parts direct. received it in two days installed it in about 10 minutes. Dishwasher works fine now. Thanks, Marlon V. Columbia, md.

broken latch

  • Customer: Hisham from Providence, RI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
plugged it in

broken latch

  • Customer: David from Stockbridge, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
The repair could not have gone any better, very happy with the new latch and the ease of installing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Original part was broken

  • Customer: Jarrett from Lexington, TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Probably from hanging on a tall item as the upper rack was pulled out. One of the retaining tabs was broken and the rotating arm would not stay in place.

Wrong color

  • Customer: RICHARD from MILWAUKEE, WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
We have a black dishwasher. The old black latch handle was broken, so I couldn't reuse it. But the only colors available for the new assembly were white and bisque. But the bisque handle isn't too objectionable.
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