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KUDS01DJSS0 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

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detergent laying at the bottom, not fully dissolved

  • Customer: Wayne from Edgewood MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removed screws around the door, unplugged the solenoid,lifted the tabs on the dispenser and removed the dispenser. Installed the new dispenser, plugged the solenoid back in and reistalled the door screws. ran the dishwasher and the same issue still happened. I removed the water fill valve, I cleaned the inlet screen and exercised the plunger. I hooked up the water supply to it and gave it a 120v supply power to it. I don't recommend to the average homeowner to do what I did, I am an experience tech. The water valve worked everytime I applied power to it, I reinstalled the water valve but I haven't ran the dishwasher yet. If the problem continues, then it must be the electronics. It will be cheaper to replace the diswasher due to it being 8 yers old.

dispenser didn't dispense

  • Customer: marc from woodland hills CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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Took off front door panel, unscrewed old unit. installed new unit. hooked up wires. replaced front door panel. Reinstalling the front door panel was the most time consuming. it has to slide in a certain way. also, I thought the dispenser wasn't sitting properly, so I took the whole thing apart again, but it is supposed to sit at a slight angle. I basically did the job twice in a half hour.

dispenser lid would not close

  • Customer: lea from dalton PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
To begin, I unscrewed the 10-12 screws. You do not need to unscrew the screws on the sides (if you have them) they simply hold the panel to the door hinges and do not affect the panels to come apart. Truth be told, it originally took longer than 15-30 minutes, but that's because I was doing this all wrong at first -- which has much reason why I'm posting a comment. My dishwasher panels were stuck together, much like Mike from Austin, TX. I decided this was not the way the manufacturer built this dishwasher because no technician would be able to fix it either, if so. We used heat to fix the problem. Running the dishwasher heated the sticky styrofoam so that, although it still stuck, it was easier to pry apart once warmed. SO-- after washing, we unscrewed everything, then gently pulled the door panels apart, you do have to lift up a bit as it does rest on a hook. Then after that it was as simple as everyone says, unscrew the 6 hex screws, remount the new dispenser, replace the wires (blue/black goes on the inside, solid blue on the outside), then replace the panel. **if you need pictures, there are youtube videos available, BUT, they will not show you how to pull off the sticky styrofoam, just so you know ;-).

detergent and rinse aid disp;enser..door handle

  • Customer: Ray from Arlington Heights IL
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
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very difficult. it took me three days trying to figure out how to get the front door panel off. took all the screws out,but the panel would not move. it was very difficult trying to move the panel finally had to call a repairman to do the job. repairman also had difficulty moving the panel. finally he had to pry it off with a lot of force. the panel had two huge pieces of styrofoam glued between the front panel and the back panel holding the two together. I think this information will help anyone witnesses this problem replacing the dispenser. the door handle, I installed with no problem. very easy.

Broken Detergent and Rinse Aid Dispenser

  • Customer: RUSS from TOLEDO OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Your web site had a repair video that I watched and it showed me how to replace the broken part which was very helpful. Cleaned the lower sump unit and checked other parts for wear.Dishwasher had"nt been cleaned in a while.Part was a lot cheaper then some of the appliance parts store,ordered it on Saturday and received it on Tuesday.

Should have been simple repair. Door panel would not come loose. Seems they used adhesive on the door panel and the styraform insulation. Did not want come loose and put back together as I did not want to destroy or bend door panel and insulation. Any advice on how to remove!

  • Customer: Don from La Verne CA
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Put back together could not pull apart without damaging door panel and insulation.

Detergent door would not open during wash cycle.

  • Customer: David from Warren PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed door screws and door cover. Unplugged wire from old dispenser then remove dispenser screws and dispenser. Connector did not match male plugs on new dispenser. Installed new female connectors on wires then reassembled dispenser and door. worked correctly after completion.

Detergent & rinse aid dispenser wouldn't release properly.

  • Customer: William from Cedar Falls IA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the video instructions. They were clear. No problems.

Rinse aid dispenser failed

  • Customer: Charles from Las Cruces NM
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The movie on the web site is excellent but that model does not have the foam insulator. The insulator is glued to the door and the front panel forming an almost impenetrable sandwich. You will have to make some sort of a knife with a thin 2 foot long handle. Pry the top of the insulation away from the front panel and use the homemade knife to cut the glue. To access the soap dispenser cut a rectangular hole in the insulation where it covers the dispenser. Then follow the video. The rest is easy.

Soap dispenser door won't open

  • Customer: Joe from Madison NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This repair is actually easy to do however the problem I had was removing the door. It seems the kitchen aid engineers decided to have the sound insulation installed with adhesive. This means the door doesn't just easily remove like the video shows. I had to carefully scrape the back side with a 4" drywall tape knife. It's glued on both sides and the insulation covers the soap dispenser. Result was I had to carefully cut an access to the dispenser with a box cutter to get access. Be careful not to cut the dispenser wire when you make the opening. I would also cycle the washer before you reinstall the door as I didn't get mine tight enough and it leaked so I saved a bunch of time. I also changed the control unit because it is often the cause of the problem and since this my daughters who lives 10 hours a away. I decided it was a good investment. Finally Parts Select is great received the parts next day great service kudos to them.

Gasket broke on rinse aide dispenser; detergent cup lock was not tight.

  • Customer: Sherry from Clarkston MI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the video but my husband did not...He removed all screws from the door, including the control panel which he should not have unscrewed. The outside door panel was difficult to separate from the inner panel . The foam insert was stuck to it. Once it came apart, the dispenser had to be unscrewed (easy), disconnected and replaced.

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

Replaced Detergent/RinseAid Dispenser

  • Customer: Ronald from Bradenton FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the partselect video... but there is an error. The dishwasher had a foam core glued between the stainless door and door panel that wasn't shown in the video. After removing the six screws from the inside of the door, a hairdryer was used on the door panel to release it from the foam core. Then a cutout was carefully made in the foam over the dispenser. After replacement of the dispenser, the cutout foam was glued back into the foam core, and the panel was replaced with the six screws.

Dishwasher would not work. Clean LED flashed 7 times.

  • Customer: Warren from Wantagh NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Opened door and removed about 8 screws that hold on the front panel and top section with buttons (Remember the location of the screws for re-assembly). Removed front panel and placed it on the side. Removed top section with buttons, disconnected wire harnesses from control panel. pressed in plastic tabs on the sides to free control panel. Replaced control panel. Re-attached wire harnesses. Re-positioned top section with buttons. Replaced front panel and re-inserted screws.

Replace Electronics Control Board

  • Customer: Walter from Cape Coral FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Very easy to do. Fast delivery and everybody should be able to replace this board.
All Instructions for the KUDS01DJSS0
796-810 of 845