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KUDM01TJBL0 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

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All Instructions for the KUDM01TJBL0
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broken rope (cable) which operates door spring

  • Customer: warren from stanwood WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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parts were correct, fit perfectly, easy and straight forward replacement, thanks , vidoe was very helpfull

the string from the spring to the door broke on one side

  • Customer: Stephen from Staten Island NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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The most direct way to do this job is to completely pull out the dishwasher so you can get to all the parts involved. However, I didn't want to break and make all 3 connections. Having installed it using braided hose for the water line, I had enough give to pull the unit out about halfway. This exposed the pulleys and door hook, but the spring was still in the back (and had actually fallen off the frame and was now lying behind the frame on the floor. So a little back and forth and I was able to retrieve it. I hooked the link on the end and blindly and miraculously hooked the spring into it's hole on the frame. Since I had no room to work with the door open, I had to keep it closed which meant the spring was under full tension. This is where the drum stick came in. I pulled the spring forward with a pliers and shoved the drumstick in the loop on the spring and held the stick against the baseboard while I threaded the string around the pulleys and onto the door hook. I guess I could have tried a long screwdriver, but the drumstick was handy and the bulbous tip prevented the spring from sliding off

broken door cord

  • Customer: Greg from Scottsdale AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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exactly as your great video suggested.thanks

One side of the door balance broke and the other side would soon break

  • Customer: W Robert from Hendersonville NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video on the web site and made the very simple repair. It was so easy that almost anyone could do it. Also, the parts arrived 2 days after I ordered them. The whole process was very easy and saved the cost of a service call.

When opened the door had to be carefully lowered, would not stay up!

  • Customer: Rebecca from Romance AR
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Removed screws from under counter supports with Phillips head. With small flat head screwdriver removed the bottom plate, adjusted the support feet upwards . Very gently pulled out dishwasher from cabinet , about 2-2.5 feet exposing lower sides and springs and old balance parts. With a nut driver 5/16 removed first side old part keeping nut screw, placed the dual wheel part keyhole notch into the hole and positioned the bottom and loosely secured the lower portion back into the hole with the nut screw.Then with the cord replaced the narrow part over the metal holder the way the old one was. Carefully feed the cord over /under as before , tighten the nut screw into place take the ring end and and hook it on to the spring that is very tight and hard to pull into place. This was the hardest step as I needed help because of the heavy duty spring. My 7yo granddaughter hooked the ring as I need both hands on the spring. I checked the part for being screwed in correctly , then repeated on the other side. Carefully pushed the appliance back into cabinet making sure any cord, hoses had not been pinched, adjusted the front support legs back into place , secured the upper braces, replaced the lower plate and it is perfect! It works better than after I had a handy man do this a few years ago. I am a 64 yo woman!

Balance line snapped

  • Customer: Craig from Ft. Pierce FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
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1. Removed front panel. 2. Backed out retaining screws at top. 3. Backed up leveling feet. 4. Pulled out dishwasher but seemed tight so stopped not wanting to break electrical or water line. Made very short space in which to work. Insulation batting was binding at top between DW and counter opening so tended to bunch up. 5. Spring at rear had flown off, so had to reattach while not being able to see. 6. Spring and new line were very tight so grabbed line with channel pliers just ahead of spring to get enough slack to get line over guide wheel. 7. Moved DW back into place and reattached with screws. 8. Had to play with leveling feet to get gap the same on each side of DW and cabinet opening. 9. Reattached lower front panel. 10. It has worked great.

Door was noisy

  • Customer: Angela from Westfield IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I followed the instructions from the partselect video and replaced the damaged door balance part. I ended up having to adjust the plastic wheel piece because the new strings were shorter than the original but luckily there was another screw hole to accommodate the shorter strings. I did replace both sides. Overall, this was a very easy repair thanks to partselect and now my door works great. I will definitely be using this site in the future!

Broken door balance link

  • Customer: John from Oxford OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Pulled the dishwasher out to remove the broken link; attached the link to the spring; attached the spring to the frame; treaded the link around the lower part of the pulley; attached the link to the door; and treaded the link around the upper part of the pulley while pulling on the spring.

Door balance link cable broke

  • Customer: Dewitt from Bellville TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Wrench(Adjustable)
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Disconnected the water and drain lines, pulled the washer out of the cabinet cavity. At that point, the work area was fully exposed. Then just a matter of removing the old assembly and replacing with the new. Stretching the spring so the other end of the cable could be attached to the door was the only part of the project that took a little bit of effort. It took more time to disconnect the water lines and pull out the washer than replacing the broken parts on each side of the door.

DOOR RETURN SPRINGS ATTACHING CABLES BROKEN (2)

  • Customer: Vito from Clifton NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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PULLED DISHWASHER OUT WENT DOWN LOOKED AT PROBLEMS ,SAW BOTH SPRINGS OUT OF PLACE AND DISCONNECTED FROM DOOR.REWATCHED YOUR VIDEO .WENT TO WORK ONE PROBLEM I DID NOT REALIZE THE DOOR HAD TO BE DOWN TO HOOK CABLE PLASTIC ATTACHMENT TO DOOR .LOOKED AT VIDEO AGAIN SAW DOOR HAD TO BE DOWN HOOKED UP DONE !

The plastic front end piece of the door balance kit broke

  • Customer: David from Dalzell SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The dishwasher had to be pulled from under the countertop and the face at the base of the dishwasher required removal. The new piece was attached to the door spring, routed through the wheels and attached to the front attach point of the dishwasher. The face was reinstalled and unit was pushed back to under the countertop.

LINK CORD FROM DOOR TO HIDGE WAS BROKEN

  • Customer: Larry from Redmond OR
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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THERE WERE ACTUALLY SLOTS CUT IN THE SIDE TO PLACE A SCREW DRIVER TO STRENTCH THE SPRING TO ATTACH IT TO THE CORD AND PLASTIC END. BUT THE SPRING WOULD NOT STRETCH FAR ENOUGH SO TOOK THE INTIATIVE AND DRILLED ANOTHER HOLE TO PLACE SCREW DRIVER AND PRY THE SPRING FAR ENOUGH TO ATTACH THE REPLACEMENT PIECE. AFTER THAT IT WAS DONE. FAIRLY EASY AS YOU HAVE THE OTHER SIDE OF THE APPLIANCE TO LOOK AT AND CAN TELL HOW THE HIDGE ON THE SIDE THAT NEEDED REPAIR SHOULD GO. VERY VERY EASY AFTER HOLE WAS DRILLED IN FRAME.

Door Link attached to the spring broke

  • Customer: Lou from Irvine CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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Followed the video it was real easy

The middle spray arm was starting to split apart between the two halves and would not spin properly. Therefore, the top rack of dishes was not being cleaned properly.

  • Customer: Jared from Price UT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the screw holding the spray arm in place, removed the defective spray arm and installed the new replacement. I also chose to replace the smalll plastic bushing that the arm spins on. It took less than a minute to do all this.

Loud noise comming from inside the washer door

  • Customer: Michael from Boise ID
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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The video supplied showed me how to take the outer door off but in my case the door would not come loose. Since I did not know if there were other screws holding it I even removed the screws holding the control panel. The outer door still would not budge. After a long time of prying and testing I heard the unmistakable sound of something coming unstuck as I applied pressure to pull the outer door away from the inner door. With a little coaxing and very careful pulling the outer door came loose. The outer door had Styrofoam insulation in several places and under the intense heat of years of dying cycles, had melted and become stuck to the inner door parts. The new part went in easily but I did not tighten the screws enough and my first test some water seeped around the new unit and came out inside the door. I retightened the screws and all is well now.
All Instructions for the KUDM01TJBL0
751-765 of 809