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KUDI230B0 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

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FOREIGN OBJECTS JAMMED IMPELLER

  • Customer: JOHN from BILLERICA MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
DISASEMBLED PUMP TO FIND DAMMAGED PARTS REPLACED WITH NEW PARTS . MADE WIFE VERY HAPPY .

Dishwasher was unstable due to broken mounting brackets

  • Customer: Jay from Hampton NH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 6 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed the screws holding the broken mounting brakets in place on both the left and right side and replaced them with the new brackets. It was relatively easy and now the 15 year old dishwasher in addition to still working well is held securely so that it doesn't lean forward when both upper and lower trays are extended.

O ring seal was streched out allowing a leak

  • Customer: Steve from Arley AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 6 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
Removed 5 or 6 screws replaced O ring,Srewed cover back on ,no more leak.

Needed to replace screen because old one was breaking apart

  • Customer: Alfred C from Mt Pleasant PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 9 of 18 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was very easy. The screen was a large
plastic ring with a split opening. I placed it under
water sprayer arm, got it into position on the bottom of the dishwasher, and snapped the split opening together. Job was done in less than 5 min.

I am pleased with your service and the prompt
shipping of my parts order. I would do business with you again. Thank You

Dishwasher often didn't fill with water.

  • Customer: Lorrin from Longview WA
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 5 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Remove power, either unplug the unit or locate and turn off the circuit breaker. There is power under the dishwasher even if it is not running.

Use the nut driver to remove both lower panels to gain access to the bottom of the dishwasher.

I suspected the overflow switch and used the ohm meter to discover the resistance of the switch, with no water in the washer, measured anywhere from a couple of ohms to 40 ohms or more and of course it should be less than one ohm.

There was no sign of any leakage or other problem so I wanted to keep the job simple and replace only the actual micro switch.

Problem! The micro switch is mounted on the back side of the float stem kit and visibility is severely limited. About all you can see are the switch terminals and the head of the phillips screw that holds the microswitch on the rest of the float stem kit.. You'll definitely need a small mirror.

I first pulled the wires from the microswitch terminals. Then I used a small phillips screw driver to remove the screw holding the switch and the first thing that happened is the small white float lever fell out. (I didn't know that it was even there because of the poor visibility. Ugly surprise!)

I spent 1/2 hour or more studying how the lever went in and found that the cirular end of the lever fits into a circular depression in the assembly body and was HELD IN BY THE SWITCH. (Now it's really getting ugly!)

The problem then is how to get the lever back in place and have it stay there while placing the micro switch back in place. There just isn't any easy way to do that. If only the switch and lever were one piece it would have been so simple.

Aha!

I placed and aligned both the lever and the microswitch on the float assembly body that I received. Using a couple of small pieces of electricians tape I taped the microswitch and lever together so they were one piece. Then I carefully (very carefully) removed the switch/lever
"assembly" that I made and eased it into position onto back side of the dishwasher float stem assembly body. When the switch is almost in place there is just barely room to get the tip of your finger in there and seat the rounded end of the lever into the depression. After seating the lever, carefully replace and tighten the phillips screw holding the switch in place. Then remove the electricians tape.

Replace the wires on the micro switch terminals, replace the front panels, put your tools away, and by golly, you're done.

This repair is not for the faint-hearted nor for those with fat fingers or who tend to be klutsy. It took me three or four attemps and a couple of hours to get the microswitch and float lever into place. But I think it was worth it as I didn't have to remove the dishwasher, play with water lines, or remove the full float assembly thus avoiding creating other problems that might likely result in water leaks and additional repairs..

If you decide to try this repair, good luck. It can be done but it is tough.

corroded tube in the upper rack water delivery arm

  • Customer: ellen from pacific palisades CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 4 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
I was told I needed a whole new dishwasher arm, that I probably would not be able to change myself. Described the part of the part in your description area and lo and behold, there it was..
Could not find it anywhere else.
Very proud of myself for fixing it. I did not need any tools. Just removed the old corroded tube and attached the new one.
thanks so much for the web site images and descriptions. (And I normally am very computer /technology challenged) Very user friendly site

diswasher was not cleaning well - water delivery tube disintegrated over time.

  • Customer: Tami from Acampo CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 4 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
I first removed the old rubber water delivery tube ( not hard to do since it was literally falling apart from age). I then used a blow dryer to make the new rubber water delivery tube a little more flexible. I slid it on one end and then the other. My dishwasher works great now. The part was very reasonable ($15 with tax & shipping). Last month I had paid Sears to come out to just look at my washing machine and it cost $139. Then the part was going to cost $200 with another $139 because they would have to come out again. I ended up buying a new washer. I was so excited that I was able to fix my dishwasher, I've been telling everyone.

Old tube was cracked ald leaking

  • Customer: Robert from Paducah KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 4 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Had to cut one end of old tube off with pocket knife, other end was cracked and came right off. Put a dab of vasoline in each end of new water tube and slid in place. Wife had called a repair shop, was told $25.50 for part, $65.00 house call/labor. Easy fix with 15.00 +/- part and 10 min. of my own labor.

dishwasher was overflowing

  • Customer: paul from cambridge OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
actually my wife did the repair. she unsrewed the water sprayer and removed it, then unscrewd the star key screws and then replaced the seal. she put everything back the way it was and it is now ready to use and we no longer have the problem.
just a suggestion...if you take some baking soda and some vinager you can clean the drain out. just simply poor in the soda and then the vinager.and it will fiz cleaning your drain.

The switch had broken off

  • Customer: Lowell from Salem OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 5 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
PartSelect web page helped me determine the problem and the solution. It took me longer to read the fix-it directions than it did to fix the dishwasher. Just push the part in the hole and twist. When my wife got home she was so impressed that it was fixed and we didn't spend a huge amount to have a repairman come to our house. I got so much prasie that I didn't tell her how easy it was to do the repairs

Water would not enter the dishwasher.

  • Customer: Philip from Lindon UT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 4 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Replacing the water inlet valve was as simple as unplugging the dishwasher, turning off the water, removing the dishwasher panels, removing the old water inlet valve by removing the 2 screws holding the valve, and disconnecting from the valve the two-wire clip, the water-in hose, and the water-out hose. I could then reverse the order of these steps to install the new valve.

I had initially tore into the dishwasher to determine the problem. This process took me about an hour to determine the problem was the water inlet valve. I also checked the float switch to make sure that was not the problem. So having done all the preliminary foot work, all I needed was a new valve. I also purchased a new brass elbow to go on the new valve (about $2.50).

I reconnected the old valve so I could turn the water back on, ordered the new part and waited. Counting the day I ordered the part, it arrived on the 3rd day. Once the new part arrived I had the new part installed in less than 30 minutes.

I always hate repairs where plumbing is involved because once you take something apart and put it back together, it usually leaks. Maybe I got lucky this time because nothing leaked once I had it back together.

Water leak from center of motor unit

  • Customer: TIM from TULALIP WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 5 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Removed dishwasher, take to garage, removed lower rack to gain access to top of motor unit. Used star socket wrench to remove upper screws holding top of unit in. Disconnect wires, drain tube and counter weight. pulled motor unit out from inside dishwasher and placed on bench. Proceeded to disassemble motor. Some things were obvious, others not so. replaced old worn out parts with new, used a little lube (Vaseline) in places to assist in getting seals back in place. Instructions were of little help need to pay close attention when tearing unit apart. Reassembled with new seals, installed motor and re-installed dishwasher...NO LEAKS!! Wife and I happy.

replaced bottom dishrack on dishwasher and had ultimately to replace the wheels

  • Customer: Mameve from Cambridge MA
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Tried to get the old axles and wheels off old dishwasher but couldn't so ordered new axles and wheels--not easy to put on--needed pliers--but the worst part is the wheels don't glide as well as the ones we couldn't get off the old rack so-particually when the bottom rack is loaded--it is very hard to push in the rack and pull it out. You practically have to lift it. Very disappointed as in the hopes of making an improvement (replacing old rack with broken pieces that held dishes) it is now worse!

actuator pin broke off

  • Customer: Dr. B. W. from Coatesville PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
pulled old actuator base off, followed instructions on how to install new actuator - followed them -
piece of cake.

Thanks

Change to stainless steel panels

  • Customer: Owen from Richfield UT
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
The dishwasher was so old that the new panel was too large. So I had to cut it down. This steel panel was so tough to cut that I used every cutting tool I had to trim it to the right size.
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