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MDB8600AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB8600AWW parts

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Broken latch/handle (lifts up to open door).

  • Customer: Randy from Enid, OK
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Remove 11 door panel screws (only accessible when door is open) 2 of which hold the latch/handle assembly in place. This also separates the door inside and outside panels exposing the latch/handle assembly. Remove the 2 connectors located on each side of the latch/panel assembly by gently pulling on them. Install the new latch/handle assembly in reverse order and you’re done.
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Latch handle broke

  • Customer: Larry from Fayetteville, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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First turn main breaker off to unit. Then with the dishwasher door open I removed all but the bottom two allen head screws on the back cover of the door. The top two screws hold the latch assembly. I lifted the cover and slid out the old assembly, disconnected the black and white wires and reconnected the wires to the new latch and positioned it in place. lowered the cover back together and inserted all screws starting with the two that hold the latch. Total time was less than 15 min.

The handle that operates the latch to open the door was broken

  • Customer: Dennis from Grants Pass, OR
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The latch that opens the door to the diswasher was broken. It became difficult to open the dishwasher door.

A quick search on the internet using the machine make and model took me to Partselect.com. Another quick seach of the exploded views of my dishwasher gave me the part number and a few more clicks had it on order.

I recieved the part buy the end of the week. and had it installed within 15 to 20 minutes and I was up and running.

What a deal!!! Thanks

Dishwasher Latch Broken

  • Customer: Darrin from Douglasville, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the screws from around the door and disconnected the wires from the handle. The repair was easier then replacing the wheels on the rack that kept breaking

latch handle broke

  • Customer: michael from Danbury, CT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Remove the inside door panel by taking off torx screws and they simply replaced handle/latch switch assembly. 2 wiring connector took some hard tugs to disconnect. Very easy repair due to a really cheap plastic OEM handle.

Latch Assembly Was Broken

  • Customer: Ken from West Chester, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
1. Turn off power or you could get a tingle like I did. 2 Seperate the inside door from the outside by removing the screws. 3 There are small plastic tabs holding the wire leads onto the old latch handle. 4 Remove these leads and repeat the same with the replacement part. 5 Put new latch handle in place and reattach the wire leads making sure the tabs hold them in place. 6 Seal the inside and outside door(s) with the screws and turn power back on.

Dishwasher door handle failed to open door.

  • Customer: Daniel from Glendale, AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
First, DISCONNECT ALL ELECTRICITY; the door handle has two hot wires connected to it. Next removed the male e-torx bolts from the dishwasher inside door panel, once the inside door panel was removed; access to the door handle is easily available. Remove the two door latch switches from the right and left of the door handle, there will be a Black and White wire set connected. If you have not yet disconnected electricity, you will probably get a nice shock at this point. Once the door handle switches are removed, you can easily replace the door handle. To complete this job, simply reverse the order of which the inside door panel was disassembled the inside door to complete this job.

Latch wore out

  • Customer: Mark from Hiram, GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed screws from door liner and separated liner from door. Latch assembly was attached with same screws that held door liner. I had some difficulty pulling off connectors but not to bad. I then reattached the liner. New latch works like a charm. Easy 15 minute job.

Oven Wouldn't Ignite Without a L-O-N-G Wait

  • Customer: Jennifer from Cincinnati, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
1. Cut the power to the oven.
2. Removed the bottom drawer and disconnected the ignitor.
3. Removed the oven racks and bottom cover/plate of the oven.
4. Unscrewed nut and removed cover to expose ignitor.
5. Removed 3 screws and pulled out ignitor.
6. Reversed steps to install ignitor.

Works great and was a huge money saver to do it myself!

door handle was hard to open

  • Customer: Myron from INDIANAPOLIS, IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
got new handle and put it on. works great know thanks for partselect I save around $130.00.

latch broke

  • Customer: Rocky from Griffin, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
removed 11 screws
removed latch,
installed latch
installed 11 screws.

I ordered the part on Saturday,
it was delivered on Tuesday.
Dishwasher was repaired on Tuesday evening.

Fantastic service. Thanks

Handle to open dishwasher broke

  • Customer: Jerald from ONeill, NE
  • 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 all but the two bottom screws of the back side of the door. I loosen the bottom two screws enough to allow me to get at the broken handle. I used a pliers to remove the two plugs on the broken handle. Remember to disconnect the power to the dishwasher. Also, to remove the plugs on the broken handle, I stuck the nose of the pliers in between the prongs, and moved the pliers back and forth. It made popped off the plugs real easy. Once t he plugs were removed, I connect the wires to the new latch, lined up the holes on the back and front panel, and install the screws. It was real easy. Probably done in less than 20 minutes.

old latch would not latch

  • Customer: David from Fairfax Station, VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
new latch installed quickly, for minimal cost and limited time. Very pleased

The plastic part of the latch you must push to open the dishwasher broke.

  • Customer: Arthur from Milpitas, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I looked up the part number for the latch assembly on the internet, part mumber 2180046, Latch handle(handle and door latch complete assembly with switches-white). Upon receipt, which was within 4 days of ordering it I installed the latch assembly. To install the latch assembly I had to remove 11 screws, using a nut driver with a #25 star bit attached, This allowed me to remove the inside of the dishwasher door to gain access to the latch assembly. The latch assembly had two double pronged electrical connectors attached, one on each side of the assembly. I found them very difficult to pull off, but they finally came off.
When you do this you must take careful note as to the the positioning of these connectors so you can reinstall them to the new latch assembly correctly.
After attaching the electrical connectors to the new latch assembly I ensured it was in the proper position as I reattached the inside of the door with the 11 screws previously removed. The new latch was relatively easy to install and it works prefectly. Our 1980 Matag dishwasher is now back in operation, working as well as it did when it was new.

The door handle broke.

  • Customer: Marie from Farmersburg, IN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed all of the screws from the inside door. Used the lockwrench to remove the electric circuits attached. replaced with the new handle, attached the circuits, screwed the screws back into the door to keep the handle in place and shut the door. it worked, very, easy to do
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