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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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Injection molded plastic part failure

  • Customer: RICHARD from ATLANTA, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Remove interior door screws about a dozen or so socket head screws with variable speed drill, disconnect two leads from old part, replace with new part and re-install door. Most encouraging to see new part was redesigned in the area of part failure.

Latch broken but dishwasher still worked

  • Customer: Joseph from Satellite Beach, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
This was perhaps the easiest appliance repair I have ever done. The replacement part was delivered in one or two days and about 15 minutes later the repair was completed. I spent more time removing and replacing the screws that hold the door panel in place than swapping out the part. I read that some others used a pair of pliers to remove the two connectors, I used the handle of the pliers between the switch body and the connector to lift the connector off (make sure power is off).

Broken lower dish rach wheels

  • Customer: Dean from Peoria, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Pushed them on

handle was broken

  • Customer: Callan from Port Neches, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
First I killed the breaker to the dishwasher. Then I used a cordless drill/driver to remove the 11 torx screws that hold the inside liner to the door. Then lifted the liner a few inches to access the latch assembly, which was freed from the door when the above torx screws were removed. It is very important to now mark the two plugs going to the latch assembly so you will know which side is which, as well as which direction they went on (you can put them on upside down if you're not careful). These plugs will be stuck on and will be very hard to remove. There is no catch or tab that releases them, they're just on really tight. I inserted a flat bladed screwdrive between the plug and the body of the latch and twisted gently until the plug started moving. I then attached them to the new latch assembly noting my earlier marks. Then I opened the door as wide as it would go so it was parallel to the floor and positioned the latch assembly over its mounting holes and carefully lined up the inner liner over the holes in the latch assembly. I drove the two torx screws that hold the latch first, then installed the rest of the screws. Turned the breaker back on, everything works fine. Except for the stubborn plugs, this is as easy as it gets.

Door handle

  • Customer: Cliff from Elyria, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed interior front of door, about 8 screws. Disconected the wiring from the door handle after turning off the power. Unscrewed the old door handle and replaced with new on after attaching the wires. This is the fourth door handle on a six year old appliance. Two were under warrenty plus the original. This would have cost about $125 if the appliance store had done the work instead of $30.00.

Our door latch broke and we were using a wooden spoon to keep it shut

  • Customer: Kimberly from Canyon Country, CA
  • 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 opened the door and removed all the screws then I pulled out the broken latch using safety pliers then put in the new latch put the screws back in a presto a working dishwasher again This was the easiest thing my experience was great I got my part in about 3 days

Handle broke

  • Customer: Michael T from Dublin, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Easy repair. Door, and handle come apart removing 10 screws. Well worth buying the part and doing it myself.

Door latch broke.

  • Customer: Randal from Rolla, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
First I turned off the power to the dishwasher. Then removed the screws holding the door together. Two of the screw holding the door on also hold the latch in so the latch comes out easy when you remove the two wires connected by spade terminals. Reverse the process to reassemble and your done. Pretty easy.

guide wheel broke

  • Customer: Janaet from Magna, UT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
replaced wheel and bracket

Handle broke when opening the Dishwasher.

  • Customer: Deloy from Fairfield, MT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I took the screws out of the door which released the part, umplugged the wires and, I then diagnosed which part I had to order, ordered the part and when it arrived I reversed the process. It was simple. I probably could have done the whole repair in 15 min if I had the part on hand.

Latching mechanism on door was broken. Door would not seal shut.

  • Customer: John from Cinnaminson, NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
First I had to remove the screws holding the inner door liner to the outside door. Since two of the door screws also held the latching mechanism in place it came right out when I pried the door halves apart. Other repair tips had stated how the hardest part of this repair was getting the wire leads out of the switches on either side of the latch. So instead of trying to do this I just took the switches off the new latch and reconnected the old ones. Putting everything back and rescrewing door together was a snap. Easiest home repair job I ever did. I will think twice before calling a service man again.

Door latch broke would not hold door closed.

  • Customer: Robert from Topeka, KS
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Opened door and removed 10 screws from internal door skin. Power was not off so I was careful not to come in contact with live wires. Unplugged to old door latch and plugged in new latch. The door skin was then put back in place and 10 screws were reinserted. The door was tested and would latch. A test load of dishes was inserted in the Dishwasher and the unit was tested. All worked well. Discarded the old latch.

Door latch was broken

  • Customer: DeVerl from Orem, UT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: 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.
Connected the wires back. Replaced the two screws. Replaced the iner panel. Pluged the unit back in and it was repaired

Broken handle on dishwasher

  • Customer: Theodore from Chesterland, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
First turn off power to dishwasher. I then got dishwasher open and removed screws on inside. I then found the broken handle and I then disconnected the wired connections from the handle and slid it out. searched for it on partselect.com . They had it in stock, I ordered it on a Saturday and received it on the following Tuesday. I installed it and it worked great. I will use this site again for any parts needed in the future.

latch broken

  • Customer: Jason from Berlin, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
in stall latch
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