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MDB8600AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDB8600AWW parts

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Wheel broken on top rack

  • Customer: Scott from Kane, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Read some of the other stories first. It was very easy to take the top rack off. Once the rack was off, I simply removed some screws, removed the adjuster and replaced with the new one. Overall a very easy fix. I'd most definitely use this site again for both parts ordering and replacement advice.

latch handle broken

  • Customer: Mark from laguna niguel, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
the removal of panel was simple, the removal of electrical connections was difficult even with a little wd 40 i was nervous when any metal part is attached to a plastic part. it didn't want to let go but my suggestion is to work the connecter back and forth forward and back to get it started then with a firm grip on the wire harness with pliers pull the two apart with pliers. good luck!!!

Broken Door Handle

  • Customer: Mark A from Springtown, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
unscrewed interdoor to expose harness. Replace
handle assembly.
Very easy to do and very satisfied with new part. I ordered 2 parts to make sure I had the actual one with door handle release. One of the assemblies came without the actual handle but at least if I have a switch problem I will have the Harness and switch assembly.

Happy Camper

handle was broken

  • Customer: Richard from Norwalk, CT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Used a torx #20 driver to remove the screws off the back of the door. The handle and latch assembly was right at the top. A pair of pliers removed the electrical connectors. I attached the connectors to the new assemble and place it in the same spot. Replaced all the screws and it now works fine. Very easy repair.

The handle was broken and I wasn't sure if the latch was also so I ordered both. didn't realize that the handle comes with the latch attached. oh well

  • Customer: Lori from Lillington, NC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed all the screws lining the inside edge of the door. Two of the screws along the top also hold the handle/latch assembly in place. I removed the two wiring harnesses and attached them to the new assembly and set it in place and put the all the screws back. Worked great. I'm glad it was something easy like a handle.

Both side broke due to original plastic parts not being able to hold weight

  • Customer: Marilyn from Marietta, GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Since I didn't have a star screw driver and my handyman was there making other repairs, had him install. I could have taken the part to Home Depot so they could sell me the right screw driver, but this worked out fine.

door latch wouldnt open

  • Customer: Lyle from Minot, ND
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
removed screws on inside panel took out broken latch removed prongs attached prongs to new latch replaced screws

the wheel broke off of the right side front for the upper rack

  • Customer: Kevin from Hillsborough, NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I ordered the part which came very quickly. I undid the stops on the slide bar and removed the upper rack, used the star bit screwdriver to remove the 5 screws and replaced it quickly. very easy

Plastic holding hinge pins on latch cracked

  • Customer: Ellen Frank from Rutherford, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed inner door panel (after finding correct tool) attached the wires to new latch and replaced latch and inner door. Very easy. Note we did place small amount of epoxy around new hinge pin plastic sleeves so it won't break again.

Latch assembly broke

  • Customer: Charles from Discovery Bay, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Easy. Just follow your instincts. Don't know how important this is, but I kept track of the orintation of the two microswitches connectors.

Handle gave up the ghost and stopped latching

  • Customer: jeff from Cherry Valley, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed all screws holding the inside panel of the door on, pulled the handle out from underneath it, unplugged the switches and plugged in the new one. Screws back in.... done.

Original door latch broke

  • Customer: Thomas from Great Neck, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
After turning off the power source to the dishwasher, I took off the front panel using a hex wrench and removed the old handle and door latch assembly. I removed the side parts that connect to the electric from the new assembly (sorry I don't know exactly what they're called) and snapped the old ones into place on the new assembly (there was absolutely nothing wrong with those parts). I screwed the panel back on and the repair was complete. It really couldn't have been much easier.

Our dishwasher's handle broke 3 days before Thanksgiving making the thought of the holiday cleanup a nightmare.

  • Customer: Cynthia from Franklin, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
However, finding the replacement piece on PartSelect.com was extremely easy and the descriptions and pictures they provided made the task that much easier. We had the piece delivered in two days just in time for the piles of dishes we made for our Thanksgiving Feast.

Thanks to PartSelect.com our holiday was stress free!

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!
All Instructions for the MDB8600AWW
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