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MDB8600AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB8600AWW 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 rollers on the top rack

  • Customer: DAVID from LEXINGTON, IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
repair was fairly simple, I removed 6-8 screws and replaced the adjuster assembly.

Latch handle broke

  • Customer: Eric from Holland, MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed all screws from inside door panel with star screwdriver, that I had to purchase. Old handle fell right out. Electrical connections were slightly corroded on but pulled off with some extra effort. New part slid in easily and replaced door panel.

Replace Broken Handle

  • Customer: Edgar from Mechanicsville, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed inside door screws. unhooked the wires from the door latch. Insert the wires in the new door latch. re-install the screws.

Broken wheel on upper rack

  • Customer: Jonathan from Ellicott City, MD
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed about five screws to take off the existing assembly, then reassembled using the replacement assembly. Really quick; really easy.

broken latch handle

  • Customer: Jacqueline from Brunswick, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I took out eight torx head screws, removed latch handle mechanism replaced broken handle with new handle, re-installed mechanism and eight torx head screws. Very easy. P.S. don't forget to unplug the dishwasher

Latch handle sticks, no spring action.

  • Customer: Craig from Saint Louis, MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed all "special" screws from the door panel, and lifted door panel up to access latch assembly. Disconnected the 2 solenoids & wiring from the broken latch, and place onto new latch. This seemed easier since the wire harnesses are very snug, apparently stuck even, on the solenoids. Obviously, this is not an option if the solenoid(s) are bad, but this was not the case for me.

Broker Latch Handle

  • Customer: Jim from Rochester, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the 11 screws requiring the star type screw driver that I borrowed from a neighbor. Once the door front was removed the part change was simple. The two wires were a little difficult to disconnect, however once disconnected the part was simple to install.

Latch handle was broken...couldn't open door

  • Customer: Randall from Largo, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Pried door open. First ordered the wrong part...latch assembly with no handle. Reordered proper part and installed it in no time. Ordered regular shipping (cheapest) and in both instances parts were there in two days via Fed Ex. Very quick getting the parts to me.
Removed half of the screws on inside of door and used pliers to unhook assembly from the two power connectors and then popped new one in place by hand. All repairs should be this easy. I will use this company again for all appliance parts needed.

Pins on hande broke off.

  • Customer: Pam from Carson, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed screws around panel, unpluged switch assembly. Replaced screws. went real quick. Received geat service on order. Thank You

Door latch physically broke

  • Customer: John from Chino, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed inner door cover. Latch Assy is held in place by 2 of the screws that hold the inner cover so at this point, the latch assy just slides out. The only minor problem I had was the microswitches on either side of the old latch would not let go of the connectors so using advice from a previous parts select customer, I removed the entire microswitches from the old latch (2 plastic prongs hold it on) and removed the new microswitches from the new latch and re-used the old microswitch assemblies. Works beautifully for $20 and 1/2 hour of labor versus the $240 I was quoted by a repairman!

handle broke away from the assembly

  • Customer: kathleen from Lemoore, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I was very happy with the fast shipment of the part and pleased that the entire assembly was sent and not just the plastic handle. The repair was very quick and easy and I had the job done in minutes. I removed all of the screws along the front interior of the dishwasher door panel and carefully seperated the two pieces without removing them from the dishwasher. I turned off the power to the machine and easily disconneted the leads on the door latch assembly. I reconnected the leads to the new assembly, placed it back in the tabs and put the two door pieces-inner and outer panels -back together with the screws.

Handle broken which disabled soap door & dryer heater

  • Customer: John from Keller, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I first unplugged the unit, then removed the screws from the inside door panel. Tilted that forward enough to removed screws holding faceplate and handle latch assembly. Unplugged the wires to the latch assembly (takes a lot of tugging to get them unplugged). Unplugged the ribbon cable and then reinstalled all the new parts. The ribbon cable just pushes in to connect. Replaced all the screws, you're good to go. Very straight forward and easy!

Plastic ear broke off one side of latch handle.

  • Customer: Eddie from WINCHESTER, KY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
This was as easy as it gets. Replacement handle was much better quality than original plus came with switch holder. Pulled off electrical connectors from old and pushed back on the new and was done. Took longer to take the cover off inside door and put it back. than it did to replace switch.

handle no longer openned the dishwasher

  • Customer: Kim M from Valhalla, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged the power

Removed the torx screws from the door

Removed the old handle from plug

Placed the new handle in position and plugged it in

Rescrewed in the torx screws in the door

broken handle

  • Customer: Ed from Lakeland, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
SImply removed the 10 screws on the inside of the door, unbolted the handle, unplugged the leads and changed the unit, then bolted in back together.

Very simple, saved a TON of money calling a repair man.
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWW
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