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KDS21 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for KDS21 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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I had bought the portable dishwasher from an add in the paper and unfortunately I was unaware that they require faucet adapters and it was not given to me along with the appliance.

  • Customer: Ronald from Chebanse IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 19 of 22 people found this instruction helpful
I ordered the part and it fit perfectly!! About five minutes to screw it onto my faucet and problem solved!!!

Needed adapter to connect faucet to portable dishwasher

  • Customer: susan from muncie IN
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
  • 10 of 20 people found this instruction helpful
The adapter still needs another union to fit to the faucet . I have tried Ace Hardware, Lowes, Menards, Danco, Price Pfister and many online plumbing supply and hardware stores and am not able to find a union or combination of unions to fit.
I need an adapter with two 55/64-27 male ends.

The original faucet adapter for portal dishwasher kept misting water out the sides of the adapter most annoyingly.

  • Customer: Scott from Oak Harbor OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
So I decided to stick in some CLR to see if it would clean it up. Well it got considerably worse. So ordered the new faucet adapter, threaded adapter and the two washers, due to not knowing what i would need. It came like unbelievably fast considering it was Christmas time. Unscrewed the old one from the faucet, screwed on the new one. hooked up the dishwasher, watched it for a bit for any leaks at the connection, and it worked great! I seem to have more water pressure too coming from the sink faucet. Thank you so much for the quickness in sending out my order! -- Scott

Needed an adapter to run the appliance

  • Customer: Theresa from Yardville NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy,take off the old faucet screen and screw on the adapter. What I really liked was the ease of ordering the part. In less than 5 minutes I had located the part and ordered it. Less than 3 days later, I had the part. Way to go PartSelect.

light wont come on

  • Customer: James from Fort Collins CO
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Well, when you put the back cover on and screw it down make sure you have nothing touching the white wire leading to the oven light. I did and it blew the push switch when I threw the 220 breaker. Actually, the light was on when I came in the room, but when I pushed the switch on the front panel it sparked in the rear and popped the breaker. Then I saw the short and when I tested the switch it would not click. The install was fine.

I had a dishwasher I could not use

  • Customer: Joseph from Davenport FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 3 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
I have a new faucet so I remove the screen then I used an extender ring put on your adapter an got the washer to run.

washer wouldn't turn on

  • Customer: ernest from durham NH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 3 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
Took front control panel off and discovered that door interlock switch was mechanically damaged. Repaired with epoxy but realized it was only temporary fix. Searched and found the replacement on PartSelect, after install, washer works fine.

Ugly looking drip bowl.

  • Customer: Irina from Green Cove Springs FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Repair? What repair? I just removed the old drip bowl and replaced it with the new one. Piece of cake.

Dishwasher wouldn't drain.

  • Customer: Robert from Ringle WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
After checking for blockages in the drain line and finding none, I disassembled the wash wand assembly and discovered a gasket that had really deteriorated. Since there was nothing else apparently wrong, I took a chance and went shopping for the gasket. None of my local stores could provided me one so I searched on line and found it at Partselect. It had to be special ordered and that took a while, but when it arrived, I put the new gasket in and had a perfect dishwasher again for less than 15 bucks. The schematic I was able to print from your website was invaluable.

Faucet adapter leaked

  • Customer: Ed from North East MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the faucet adapter, works fine

Needed a faucet connector

  • Customer: Karen from Lafayette IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I bought the portable dishwasher on Craigslist, and it didn't have the connector that goes on the kitchen faucet. Ordered it here, got it in a few days, and didn't need any tools - just had to screw it on. Good as gold!

Could not fit hoses for portable dishwasher onto existing faucet

  • Customer: Trisha from Oklahoma City OK
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I knew I needed a faucet adapter, but thought I could just go to my local home depot and get the part...not so much. After 3 trips and not getting the part I truly needed I ordered the part from partselect. I received it literally the day after I ordered it, screwed in place with no tools, attached the coupler/hoses to the faucet and washed dishes. I wish I would have ordered the part from partselect before even bother with home depot. I would have saved myself a lot of trouble! Extremely happy! Thank you!

No faucet adapter

  • Customer: Michael from Irons MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I unsrew the faucet head, and attached th e adapter

changed out kitchen sink faucet set

  • Customer: George from Cameron NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replaced the faucet adapter I did not save when I change out the kitchen sink faucet set

The Faucet Adapter was worn out.

  • Customer: Becky from Stanley NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered a new Faucet Adapter! Simple
All Instructions for the KDS21
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