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MDC4650AWW Maytag Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for MDC4650AWW 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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bottom of silverware basket broken

  • Customer: Lynn from Groveland, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I looked for one online, ordered from PartSelect and it arrived the very next day. Amazing! I unpacked it and placed it in the dishwasher and it works great! Thanks for making it so easy.

Broken door latch

  • Customer: Dave from Lincoln, NE
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Turn off power to dishwasher - Remove door panel - Remove wiring from broken latch - attach wires to new latch - Reinstall door panel

Latch handle failed

  • Customer: Eric from Urbana, IL
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I found the repair advice from other posts to be helpful, but I did not expect the difficulty getting the old latch disconnected from the wiring. I can see why one person said to just use the old electrical switches...I tried using pliers, a micro set of screwdrivers, a needlenose, and all I accomplished was breaking both old switches into many small pieces, and one of the electrical prongs from each set of wires refused to disengage. After nearly a half hour of applying brute force, they finally came off, but I was concerned the entire time that I was going to ruin the wiring harness and have to replace that as well.

No instructions included. Have to take part to hardware store to get the proper bit.

  • Customer: Anne from Beaufort, SC
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Repair has been delayed due to the fact that I do not own the right size bit for the screw.

door wouldn't shut right

  • Customer: thelma from syracuse, NE
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Was really surprised how fast the part came in the mail. The instructions was so easy to follow to put the part in.thank-you

handle broke for the second time

  • Customer: Kevin from Fremont, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
replaced handle

Broken dishwasher handle

  • Customer: Linda from Milaca, MN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I had already removed the dishwasher panel to see the broken latch. My husband turned the electric power off, then I pryed off the 2 wiring terminal and pluged in the new latch assembly, layed it in place and replaced the door and screws. But I have to give most of the credit to the video that I watched on your site. Linda

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.

door latch broken (2nd time in 3 years)

  • Customer: Gary from Macungie, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrew nuts from inner door, unplug latch assembly and attach new.

Broken Door Handle

  • Customer: Edward from Andover, MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I was thinking about buying a new dishwasher BUT decided to look into purchasing a replacement handle.I was a bit leery because I feared what would face me once I started the repair. I "Googled" the model number and PartSelect's site came up. Once on their site,it was very easy to locate the part I needed. The short video of how to repair the handle was great and gave me the information and confidence to do the job. I ordered the part and it was delivered two days later using Standard Shipping. Great customer service. I removed the 11 screws with a #20 Torx screwdriver removed the old handle assembly,GENTLY disconnected the wiring harness,installed the new handle complete with switches,replaced the 11 screws and BINGO; done and the dishwasher runs great. NOTE: The video shows replacing just the handle onto the old assembly. I would not recommend doing that.What I did was; purchase the handle and door latch complete assemble with switches which makes for an easy install. The plastic on the the old part was very flimsy, and it cracked when I "gently" removed the wiring harness and the durability on the replacement part was no better. The door handle on my Maytag is the same handle on at least a dozen other dishwashers and the highest percentage of of repair problems. 54% of the repair problems with these dishwashers is the door handle. An obvious design flaw. The instinct with this handle is to reach in and pull.This is what breaks the handle. What has to be done to prevent further damage is; take your fingertips,press up on the handle,which releases the lock, and then reach in and pull forward.
All Instructions for the MDC4650AWW
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