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MDBTT59AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDBTT59AWW 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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Broken door latch handle

  • Customer: Thomas from North Bay Village, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Replacing the handle went smoothly. Only problem was of my own making when I closed the door after the inside panel was loose. The door locked closed and I broke the latch trying to open the door. So I replaced the complete door latch assembly and the handle.

door latch broke

  • Customer: john from lakewood, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
removed door cover, removed latch and replaced latch

Handle on door latch assembly broke

  • Customer: David T from st michael, MN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
1) unplugged the dishwasher. 2) removed 11 screws holding the door inside cover. 3)Popped the cover from the door by lifting it near the door latch. 4) disconnected the two door latch switches to remove the assembly. 5) reconnected the replacment door latch assembly to the switches. 5) then did steps 1,2,3 in reverse to reassemble inside door cover. .... done

Handle Broke and Controls ceased to function properly

  • Customer: Kenneth from Greenwood Village, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I switched off the breaker to cut the power to the unit, removed all the screws from the interior of the dishwasher door, lifted the door liner. The control assembly was visible. I unseated the existing assembly, disconnected the power coupling and reversed the process with the new assembly. .

Dishwasher door latch not working

  • Customer: Adrian Lee from Houston, TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed star screws holding the plastic interior door piece in place. removed old latch assembly. This is the second time I've had to do this, and both times it was difficult to pull the wire harness off of the wide flat brass contacts. I tried removing the contact assemblies boxes and reusing those (which I did last time since I couldn't get the leads out of the wire harness), but the first assembly fell apart. I was finally able to remove the leads from the wire harness with vice grips by holding the wire harness and jiggling the contacts back and forth. I was really afraid that the new contact boxes would come apart, too, but they didn't. I could not get the contacts box to fit back snuggly (I even tried the old one) in their place and the plastic latches/hooks to go back in place. One of the latches/hooks actually broke off. I put the plastic door back back on, the screw holes didn't want to line up without pushing down on the plastic to flatten it out more, but I finally got them all back in. The star screws are easy to strip, so I had to be careful. The new latch assembly works just fine.

Door would not stay latched

  • Customer: Steven from Lapeer, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Extremely easy to change door latch Assembly

handle failed

  • Customer: Joe from Hooksett, NH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed star screws to access handle assembly. Got the part # and found it on the internet (even showed an exact picture) ordered it got a few days later and replaced.

Split at bottom.

  • Customer: Dawn from Cortlandt Manor, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Fits perfectly. Sorry I didn't fix it sooner.

Broken door handle

  • Customer: Brian from Groton, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
The online video was perfect. The instructions were simple, straight forward, and easy to follow. I followed the directions without any problems. However, I didn't realize that I needed a star pattern screw driver to screw the screws on the perimeter of the door. But a very small screw driver worked and I avoided buying a special screw driver. The door latch fit perfectly.

Had a broken silverware basket

  • Customer: John from Levelland, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the basket with a new one. the best thing about the whole experience is that I was easily able to find a new improved basket and it was delievered the next day following order.

Pins that the handle revolve on were broken

  • Customer: Michael from Amesbury, MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Unfastenend the bolts holding the door panel interior on, lifted door panel up to access switch, removeed switch, pulled electrical connectors off, put in new switch, put electrical connectors on, refastened inner door panel.

Broken handle

  • Customer: Dennis from Malta, MT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
The door on this dishwasher never did close right, it was catching or binding on the latch since new. The handle was broke for about six months and finally fell apart to where it would not work at all. After ordering the new latch from PartsSelect and about 20 minutes later the door works like new. There is no more rubbing or binding of the door, it opens and closes smoothly. We are 25 miles from any repairman and even my 80 year old mother could have fixed it. I printed out the helper suggestions and that made it alot easier. Turnoff power, unscrew about 9 screws, separate inner panel enough to slide out door latch, remove 4 wires from old switch, put four wires on new switch, place switch in proper position and replace 9 screws. Turn on power. DONE.

The door latch had broken off of its pivot point and would not latch.

  • Customer: Todd from Dodge City, KS
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
The inside door panel was removed to expose the latch. The latch was removed and the wires removed from the two switches. The new latch assembly was inserted, the wires were connected to the switches and the door panel re-attached.

Broken handle

  • Customer: Ray from Chino Hills, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
MOST IMPORTANT: Unplug the dishwasher before performing any of these steps! Open the door, unscrew the inside plate of the door with a socket set, lift the plate and pull out the handle, unplug the two wired connections, plug in the connections on the new handle, place it in the original position (it is very obvious where the handle goes), close the plate back down and screw in the two screws that hold the handle first - Do not tighten all the way. Then, proceed to screw in the remaining screws and fully tighten them all in once they are each in place. Plug the dishwasher back in and you are done! Easy...

defective switch

  • Customer: Bruce from Tampa, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Simply removed the eight screws (star heads) to separate the outer door cover from the inner case. The switch assembly was held in by two of those upper screws. I pulled off the switches on either side of the old assembly, reattached the switches to the new assembly and reattached the two door sections. Voila, done in about twenty minutes.
All Instructions for the MDBTT59AWW
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