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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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Heating Element Corroded

  • Customer: Ted from St Augustine, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Pull dishwasher about 1/2 out of cabinet. Remembered to turn off power just in time. Removed electrical leads. Hand removed nuts retaining the heating element. Installed new element - hand tightened nuts.

the lower tray wheels broke off

  • Customer: Barbara from Westbury, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
This was the easiest repair I have ever done! Ordered in a few mins, and received the very next day. Opened the box and installed the two wheels - Done. That was Easy! Thank you so much for such quick service! Most definitely will use your company again in the future.

Door was catching up, not opening without force

  • Customer: Andrei from Plano, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed the internal door lining with star-shaped screwdriver bit (luckily I had it) and replaced the latch assembly. I left the old electric switches: was easier to unhook them than disconnect the wires. Overall much easier than expected.

"Swivel pins" on the door latch both broken

  • Customer: D. from Tempe, AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Just took the dishwasher door apart, took out the old latch (handle) assembly and popped in the new one. If a 74-year-old woman can do it, I'm sure about anyone could. Thanks for the good service.

The latch handle broke.

  • Customer: John from Chatham, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I unscrewed the inside of the door and lifted out the latch assembly. I disconnected the wires from both sides of the latch. I reversed the procedure to install the new part.

door latch was jammed up inside the door

  • Customer: CECELIA from ALLENTOWN, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Shut off the electric, Took off the door inside panel with a hex driver, found the latch to be broken, piece fell to the bottom of door. I used a needle nose pliers to take off the old piece, pushed the new part onto the contacts, replaced the screws, done. Found the lights on the door panel going off every few minutes, faulty switch, ordered a new one, came in lightning fast time, re installed all ok. Very easy for anyone, I am a 63 yr old woman, dont say I can't until you "TRY".

Plastic handle failed at pivot point

  • Customer: HARRY from BOCA RATON, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Turned power off at the breaker. Removed nine of the eleven screws that hold the inner door panel to the outer panel leaving the two bottom screws loosened but in place to retain the alignment between the two halves. Separated the two halves at the top by about three inches using folded dish towels to maintain the separation. The entire latch and handle assembly lifts out with the electrical connections in place. Carefully pried the push-on AMP type connectors off with a soft pry tool. Put connectors on the replacement latch switches and dropped the latch and handle back in place. Removed towels, put two door halves back in place, replaced all screws finger tight, assured that the door aligned with the mating face of the dishwasher cabinet (its very twist-able when the screws are loose)carefully tightened a couple of screws, again checking the door alignment with the cabinet and then final tightened the screws. Done

Door would not close - latch broken

  • Customer: Mandy from Lafayette, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
1. Turned off power. 2. Unscrewed ten screws holding inside of door in place. 3. Lifted cover enough to access latch - helpful to have someone to hold this while doing the job. 4. Disconnected old latch assembly on each side - this was the hardest part as they were stiff and needed to be pulled hard. 5. Attached new latch assembly. 6. Screwed door panel back on. 7. Switched power back on. So easy and saved about $150. This stuff is NOT HARD and I just wish more people had the gumption to do repairs themselves instead of paying 'experts' to do exactly the same job.

Dishwasher latch was broken

  • Customer: Karen from New Lexington, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Our local repairman retired so my husband and I decided we had nothing to loose in trying to repair our old dishwasher. We found the latch problem after we removed the inside door panel with allen wrenches, took phone pictures of the part and wrote down all of the numbers we could find. I went to the Part Select web site and tried to identify the part, but it seemed to be obsolete. I called the 888 number and talked to Ruben, the part was orderd in minutes and delivered in 2 days. We had sprayed the old part with WD 40 and the new part was installed in minutes-Perfect! Thank you!

Door Latch Broken

  • Customer: Michael from Destrehan, LA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed inner liner by removing screws, noted problem with handle being broken inside the door. Ordered replacement and swapped out parts. Job was a snap; just remember switches are hot so remove power source to washer before changing the switches.

Handle was Broken

  • Customer: William from Louisville, KY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video on how to remove and replace the handle, then, using a T20 star screwdriver, I removed the assembly following the steps in the video which let me see what I needed to order. Once I had the new assembly, I repeated the process and replaced the assembly. I used the pliers to pull/pry the wire terminals from the assembly. It was simple because I had seen it all done on the video.

the latch broke.

  • Customer: betty from hohenwald, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I just removed the 11 screws around door and disconnected the wireing from the part after turning off the power. I then reconnected the wireing and returned the screws to the door turned on the power and it was fixed. thanks.

Latch broken

  • Customer: Roy from Manchester, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Shut off power to dishwasher, removed 11 screws inside door panel, unplugged the two wires, replaced door latch, plugged in wires, placed latch assemble back into the door, replaced the 11 screws. Turned power back on , tested dishwasher....... worked great.

wouldn't start

  • Customer: ROBERT from WILLOUGHBY HILLS, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
ordered the part online per the diagram, the part shipped immediately, replaced part. Works perfectly, this is one of the easiest web orders we have ever dealt with. WOULD DEFINATELY RECOMMEND THIS SITE TO OTHERS!!!

Handle broken

  • Customer: allen from Grosse Pointe, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Take out 11 screws to remove door inside remove two wire plugsremove handle assembly plug in two plugs put back in place put inside door back on 11 screws done.all about 8min time
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