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MDB8600AWS Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB8600AWS parts

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the handle broke and did not allow the proper connection to operate the dishwasher

  • Customer: Douglas from Orange, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I removed all the screws holding the inside panel to the door. Two of the screws held the Door Latch Assembly in place. Once I got the new Assembly, I removed the wires connected to the old one and attached the wires to the new one, paying attention to which one connected to which side. I screwed all the screws in and tested the dishwasher and everything worked fine. Easiest repair I've ever done.

Handle and door latch broke

  • Customer: james from auburn, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I am not an appliance repairman but I will try anything once. If I break it or screw something up, who cares. It was already broken right? This was a simple and easy repair. Removed the torx head screws. Lifted the inside door assembly. Propped it up with a wooden block. This allowed me to remove the old handle and door latch without having to remove any wiring except for the door switches built into the replacement assembly. Marked the lower wire on each of the wiring connectors attached to the switches. This saved me worrying about whether or not I had the connector the correct way. Lifted the old handle and door latch out. Removed the connectors using pliers. Try gently rocking them back and forth to avoid breaking the switches as they can be reused if they are still good. Plugged the connectors into the new switches and dropped the handle and door latch in place. Removed the wooden block and set the inner door back in place. Note: 2 screws that hold the inner door in place also hold the handle and door latch. Replaced the screws and ran a load of dishes. All together it took me less than 10 minutes to replace the handle and door latch.

The plastic door latch broke

  • Customer: Dwight from Cypress, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
First, I removed the screws holding the inter liner to expose the broken part. I then removed the handle assemble, the broken part. I then got on the internet and serached for a parts place replacement company and I found Parts Select. I entered my request and purchased the replacement part within minutes. The part arrived in a couple of days and I installed it without a problem. Great service!

handle broke inside door

  • Customer: John from Madera, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
removerd six screws, removed inside of door, removed handle latch, slid off two wire conectors. reinstallede wires slid latch into door amd replaced screws. Door works perfectly now. Very easy installation and the part was delivered in two days of placing order.

The Original door latch assembly broke at the two plastic pivot points

  • Customer: Wilfred from Bristol, CT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
replaced assembly by removing screws around inside of door and opening up interior door and unplugging two wires. removed failed unit and put in the new one.

The door latched stopped locking

  • Customer: Donna from Brooklyn, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Turned off power. Removed inside door panel screws. Opened panel removed wires from switch (they were very tight). Remember which color wires go on which side. Replace with new handle and door latch part. Close panel job done. Turn on power.

Wheel came off rack adjuster for upper tub

  • Customer: Gregg from East Peoria, IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Easy switch of parts, hardest part was finding the right torx size to match.

Broken latch handle

  • Customer: Bill from Columbus, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
So easy a Cave man could do it. Remove 8 screws, prop open inner cover, lift out old latch unit, unplug power switch leads and replace. I did this with the power on but recommend turning it off for your safety. Very easy and part arrived in 2 days.

Broken Door Latch

  • Customer: Alan from Palatine, IL
  • 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 threw the circuit breaker for the dishwasher to cut power. The I used a torx driver to remove the 11 screws holding the inside door panel to the door frame. The top 2 of these also held the Door latch in place. I used Needle nose pliers and standard piers to unconnect the two electrical connections from the latch assembly. Swapped out the original (broken) latch with the new assembly, reconnected the two connectionas and replaced the 11 screws. Very easy. Very quick.

door handle broken and wouldn't open

  • Customer: leobardo from kansas city, KS
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
got the part off your website and I have to say that the little section that tells me that the dishwasher I had and it's most common problems really helped me get the right part. I wasn't sure if it was the handle or the mechanism inside that latches the handle but I got what was the most common problem according to your website and it was fixed. great and resourceful website. I will be shopping here from now on when I need parts for any of my appliances if you have them. You have been bookmarked!

Door Latch snapped while opening

  • Customer: Drake from Ogden, UT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I ordered the black latch assembly part. Didn't know all the model numbers but I figured this must be the "planned product obsolescence" lynch pin so I ordered black.
Read the other descriptions and when right to it when the part arrived so quickly.
First I shut of the power at the fusebox. Used a torx bit in my drill to undo all the screws on the inside of the door. Very flimsy stuff. Propped the white inside part of the door up. Used my multimeter to verify that the power was off just by shoving it onto exposed contacts. Good.
Laying the new part next to the old I used a flat head screw driver to pry off one wire connector. I transfered that one connector to the new part. Then repeated for the second because I don't know if there was a positive and negative lead. Set the white inner door part back down. The torx screws that hold it on also hold the latch so I did those two first. Put all the screws around the top on firmly then went down the sides lining up the two pieces as I went down the sides. Torqued them all up to firm and reset the circuit breaker. Couldn't be easier.
Noticed that one guy had a bad control board. Heeded his warning by not prying open the door more than once. I washed my dishes by hand for three days but better safe than sorry.
Thanks for the help.

Door latch broken

  • Customer: John from Austin, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
This problem is exactly what many others have had.
The flimsy part breaks with normal usage.
Fortunately, it was an easy fix and the replacement part was easy to identify and order.
I'm very impressed with the quick turnaround, it broke on Sunday, the part shipped Monday, and i installed it Tuesday.. Very Happy ! I only wish more online companies followed this fine example.

latch handle broke

  • Customer: Ignazio from Bartlett, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I looked up the part number in the "Parts Select" catalog, which was real easy to read. Order my new latch on Saturday, it arrived on my door step Monday. Installation was easy. I saved myself $100 by doing it myself.

Broken handle

  • Customer: Ernest from Mount Solon, VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed screws from door panel, removed wire from old handle and connected to new handle. Replaced screws.

The handle broke

  • Customer: John from Sumter, SC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Very simple repair. removed the torx head screws around the perimeter of the door's inside cover. Pulled (with some effort) the connectors off the old handle. connected them to the new one and re-installed the screws. As the screws are mounted in plastic and sheet metal take care not to over-torque them.
John
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