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MDB8600AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

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The dishwasher door wouldn't open

  • Customer: David from Spring Hill, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the screws from the inside of the door that mount the inside panel to the door frame. The latch assembly is mounted with 2 of these screws. I disconnected the wires on the old latch assembly and installed them on the new assembly. Note: the connectors are color coded and need to go on the correct side of thelatch assembly. Then put the assembly into place on the door frame. Then I replaced the inner panel using the screwsw previously removed. I then tested the latch-works perfect. Thanks Partselect.com...you are the best!!!

Plastic handle used to lock door broke.

  • Customer: Jim from Overland Park, KS
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Utilized PartSelect's wonderful website to locate
the two parts required for this repair.
Happily, parts arrived a day early so immediately removed inner door liner's 10 screws.
Lifted liner enough to note how & where connections between door panel and mechanism. Then unplugged connections from old panel and reconnected to replacement in same order. Snapped in new handle...it connects in two places. Reattached front panel's screws. Closed door and started wash cycle. Everything works!
Spent $170 for both parts but save $500-$700 for
a new appliance. Very happy camper! Thanks!

Switch worked but latching part broken.

  • Customer: Eddie from Winchester, KY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
First i shut off power to the machine. Removed inside door cover. I broke the old plugs trying to pull them off old switch. Then used long nose pliers to pull wires out of old switch plugs. Used long nose pliers to plug wires into new switch plugs.Getting wires out of old switch plugs was the hard part. The rest was easy. Worked like a charm.

door handle was broken/plastic

  • Customer: D from Northfield, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed all the screws (appx ten) which hold door liner to door. Removed the door handle assembly and disconnected the two electric plugs which had one on each side. Replaced with new part from your store reset electric plugs and then reconnected liner to door, The parts blueprint you have online did help with ordering the correct replacement and if another problem occurs I am sure I will be back to look for the repair part. Thanx

Plastic door handle broke

  • Customer: Robert from Somerset, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
This repair was very easy. First the eleven torx head screws were removed form the panel. the panel was then raised to expose the old handle and door latch assembly. I then took a pair of needle nose pliers and disconnected the two wires (one at a time), replaced the assembly, put the panel back in place and screwed the panel back in place.

wheels broke off rack

  • Customer: Kenneth from Lake Orion, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I removed screws from rack adjuster, installed new adjuster, and replaced screws (required torx driver).

The plastic door latch broke.

  • Customer: Dinah from Panama City Beach, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was simply take the old one off and replace with the new one. It fit perfectly. I only had to remove approximatly 10 screws, unplug the old latch assembly, plug the new one up and line up the screws. We were able to put our dishwasher back in service in less that 15 minutes.We were considering a new dishwasher, rather than calling a repair service, but by using Part Select.com, we were able to get our 18 month old dishwasher rinning again for less than $30. Great service and we will consider using Part Select again.

Handle on door broke

  • Customer: Chris from Sandwich, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Opened up the door and replaced the handle assembly. Fast, simple, and easy.

Door Latch Broke.Could not Open

  • Customer: Donald from Cypress, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
First I turnned power off to dishwasher. I openned dishwasher and with torx screw driver removed 12 torx screws. Moved enter plastic door panel and removed plug in connectors on left and right side of old door latch assembly.Removed and in reverse order installed new assembly.Reinstalled all torx screws on enter plastic door panel and turnned power back on.Shut door and it is working like new unit..

Broken latch

  • Customer: James from Rock Hill, SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Turn off the power. Remove all the screws from the inside panel of the door. (Actually, I left the two bottom ones - near the hinge - in to hold it in place.) The two screws at the top also hold the latch assembly so when I separated the panel from the door, it was almost fell out. I removed & replaced the assembly, using insulated pliars to do the electrical connections. The new one snaps right in where the old one came out. Lined it all back up, replaced the screws, and all was good as new. One note, if your door is dirty around the edge where it seals, it's easy to clean it while the screws are out.

left top rack adjuster roller broken

  • Customer: Albert from Guilford, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
remove the 5 screws it was very easy to change.
But I would tell others to replace both adjusters the replacement is not the same as the orignal part and no longer adjustable because one side is adjusted down and the other side adjusted up. Now I will have to make another order for the right side adjuster.

Handle Tabs Broken

  • Customer: John from Olympia, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed 10 screws, upluged old part installed new one reinstalled screws. Done. . . . . .

Fairly common issue -- Maytag handle snaps off and the dishwasher is locked.

  • Customer: Christopher 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
My 13 year-old son opened the stuck shut door. He says he lifted up on the sides of the door. I wasn't home and am not interested in trying it. But after it's open, shut off the power, remove the screws holdiing the interior of the door panel on and 2 of them will free the latch. If you remove it before the new part arrives, whip out the cell phone to take a few pictures before you disconnect the wires. Installation is the reverse! Part not expensive, shipped quickly: I was imagining this whole affair would have cost much more.

The door latch on my dishwasher was broken.

  • Customer: Stephen from Johnston, RI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I ordered the new door latch on a Monday afternoon. To my surprise the part was at my doorstep by 11am the next day. The repair was fairly simple. Just a matter of unscrewing the inside panel of the door and popping in the new handle. The fast delivery was a pleasant surprise.My dishwasher was down only one night.Thank you Part Select!

The plastic door latch was broken

  • Customer: Kevin from Manchester, MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the screws from the inside of the door panel. The latch was readily accessible, it was an easy replacement .It took about 10-15min to replace the latch and replace all the screws. Overall, it was a easy fix.
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWW
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