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MDB8600AWS Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

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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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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!

Door handle broke and was hard to open

  • Customer: Frank from Ramona, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
It was so easy to install. It came with the handle and switches already put together for me. I removed about
ten T-20 Torx screws from the inside cover to expose the handle mechanism. When you remove these screws it also releases the handle assembly. The hard part if you want to call it that, was removing the wires off the old switch assemblies. A small screw drive works fine to pry them off. Re-connect the two wires and install the cover and your done. I did a lot of checking and PartSelect.com had the best price anywere.

plastic part was worn out

  • Customer: Eduardo from Whittier, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
the small plastic part that turns the dishwasher off and on when the door is shut was worn out. It was really easy to change out. I unplugged the power cord and removed the black and white wires. Put in the new switch and it was ready.

Plastic Door Latch Broken

  • Customer: Edward from Louisburg, KS
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged electricity to dishwasher,unscrewed the interior cover, pulled out the handle and latch assembly, had some difficulty unplugging the electrical connections(best to insert a regular screwdriver tip in between and twist), removed the assembly, then plugged in the new assembly noting to remember which wires go to which side, and then reattaching the interior cover, plug back in the electricity. Really simple fix. PS: The 2nd time this has happened, the first time under warranty with maint. man doing the work.

door handle broke

  • Customer: Francis from Pennsburg, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
removed the hex screws from the door and unplug-ed the two wire connections from the handle which took the longest part of the job and replaced them on the new switch put the screws back in the door and the job was finished a job anyone could do. calling part select was so easy and got the right part the first time was just what I needed to make this an easy as pie job. part was shipped on a Friday and had the part Saturday afternoon. could not ask for better service
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Broken Handle on Admiral Dishwasher

  • Customer: Charles from Marietta, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Just like all the other forums state, the old one comes out easy and the new one goes on just as easy and works perfectly. No issues or hiccups. I did do it a little differently though. I pulled off the two switches on either side of the new and old handle and put the already wired (old) switches on the new handle. Made the job easier in my opinion and hey, it wasn’t the switches that were broken just the handle, so no need to replace them.

The original rack stoppers broke

  • Customer: Susan from Corona, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I just replaced the purchased rack stoppers with the broken ones.

Maytag Dishwasher Door Latch broken

  • Customer: Naveen from Burke, VA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Remember to switch off the connection to the dishwasher FIRST!!
remove all the screws from the door and used pliers to unplug the 2 switches and attach the new part. It looks very easy to repair but needed lot of effort as removing the broken part was the toughest. Had to break open the switch and remove the teeth of the switch.

door hard to open

  • Customer: Mike from Brentwood, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
removed front panel (not all the way) two screws on top, removed swith wires....reinstalled....real easy repair.

A+++++ to parts select....I ordered the part on Friday night and it was delivered Sat by Fed-Ex. I didn't pay any extra for shipping......and I was SURPRISED to see it the next day..."GREAT JOB" Parts Select...you are my "go to" parts source...

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Handle broke when opening. I knew it because it went way up and didn't spring back.

  • Customer: James from Bel Air, MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Turned off power to kitchen/dishwasher. Opened door and removed screws holding door cover on. When that comes off so does the handle assembly. I could not get the wires to come off the connector on the handle assembly so I gently bent the prongs holding the wire connector assembly and removed that with the wires still connected.Then I did the same for the new one. I replaced with the new switch, reassembled door cover and it worked great. $30.00

Door wouldn't latch

  • Customer: Orville from Princeton, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Took all the screws out of the back of the door. Pulled the door apart and determined the handle was broken. Handle and door latch came as an assembly with switches. Unhooked the wires from the old latch onto the new latch and put the assembly in place. Replaced the screws on the door frame. Everything worked. Wife thinks I'm a genius.

Once installed washer would start, but not continue.

  • Customer: Carmen from Charlotte, NC
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Had to reopen the door casing and assess the wire harness assembly had a signal crossed causing the washer to start, but not initiate the wash cycle. The problem was finally corrected a third time by rotating the black wire assembly 180 degrees into the lead head and the washer functioned accordingly. The best advice for the future is tape the wires in place from the start of disassembly to avoid misconnection of the replaced electrical component. A wire rotated 180 degrees very unusual without replacement instructions.

The unlocking handle had stopped working. Turned out that one side of the handle was broken!

  • Customer: Roy C. from Montgomery, AL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the screws holding the inside and outside of the door together together wothout knowing for sure what needed to be done since I did not have any sort or repair or maintenance manual. Acutally, did not remove the bottom screw on each side since the inside and outside came apart enough to remove and replace the assembly. The two screws holding the assembly in place also helped hold the two door parts together. The mistake I almost made was to order just the door latch only. Upon removing the assembly the latch was good but I couldn't tell that before hand. I would suggest that a note be added to the Illustrated Parts Breakdown that when in doubt, order the Handle and Door Latch Complete Assembly with Switches since there is not that much difference in cost and any problem with the latch assembly is solved!

one of the 2 plastic nipples on the handle broke off.

  • Customer: nicholas from Phoenix, AZ
  • 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 removed the two screws that hold the element in place. I then pulled the element out about 3 inches and disconnected the two wires. I used 2 pliers to help me get a firm grip on the wire connections. The replacement handle has metal nipples instead of plastic and therefore I think it will hold up better.
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