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KUDS01DJSS0 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for KUDS01DJSS0 parts

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All Instructions for the KUDS01DJSS0
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the handle broke and the dishwasher wouldn't start

  • Customer: Henry from Chelmsford, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed the control panel, disconnected 2 wires, replaced the handle in its subassembly, and then reassembled

Handle broke, wouldn't latch, can't run dishwasher

  • Customer: Eric from Dresher, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Important: To make sure you've turned off the correct circuit breaker, press the Cancel button on the dishwasher. The green light will go on (even if it's not latched) until you cut the power. See Steve's video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLZ-7Py_hFQ . This model is similar but not identical: (1) You only have to remove the top 6 Torx screws to remove the control panel. No need to remove the door. (2) There's one, not two, switches in the latch assembly. There's no need to remove the wires from the switch; just unscrew the switch with a small nutdriver... or needlenose pliers like I did. I did unplug the wires from the control panel located to the right of the latch assembly. Remove the latch assembly, remove the spring (needlenose pliers again), and replace the handle. Reassemble everything in reverse order and you're done. As another commenter recommended, I purchased and installed a second spring to balance the pressure on the handle on the other side of the existing spring. You'll see another hook in the *center* of the latch assembly that would appear to be for another spring, but it works fine without using it.

Handle broken. Design was poor.

  • Customer: Frank from Palm Coast, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed old brkn handle and replaced w new. Added an additional spring to the rt side as recommended by a previous write-in having the same prob.

Broken handle

  • Customer: Chris from Birmingham, AL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
To access the handle assembly, the control panel must be removed. Remove six (6) torx screws (T-20?) from inside of door, being careful to support the control panel, as there are small wires between the door and the control panel assembly. Carefully remove what remains of the broken handle so as not to damage the mounting pegs. Snap the new handle carefully in place. I took the advice of Thomas from Austin, TX and added a second spring to the other side where pegs exist on both the handle and the control panel assembly. I used needle nose pliers, as it is a little tight trying to get the small spring on the pegs. Place the control panel back in position and reattach using the six torx screws removed previously. Overall repair time was less than 10 minutes. The handle does have a more "reliable" feel having return springs on both sides.

Handle broke and dishwasher wouldn't latch

  • Customer: MaryBeth from Redlands, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We had to buy a special "star tipped" wrench set for $12 to remove the screws holding the door panel on. Unscrewed the 10 or so screws, carefully opened the panel, not disturbing the electrical wires. It was obvious to see the part of the handle that broke, removed the spring on the side, pulled out old handle, slipped in new and replaced the little spring and Bingo! Done! Saved us $120 labor from local repairman, we are very pleased. It helped that my husband held the door panel while I manipulated the handle and spring with my smaller fingers, kinda tight quarters. The other customer comments were very helpful. I definitely will use this site again if needed.

Plastic connector to door handle broke.

  • Customer: edward from Ware, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used a video to guide me.

The Dishwasher was not firmly connected to the counter

  • Customer: Antony from Lakewood Ranch, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very simple repair when you're supplied with the proper parts. Their delivery time is exceptional !

I had not needed to install the mounting brackets that came with the dishwasher because the old counter top was 1 inch lower than standard and I was able to just wedge the dishwasher into the space and it would not tip.

  • Customer: Bob from Montrose, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I simply disconnected the power line to the dishwasher and pulled it out enough to install the mounting brackets. The installation manual that came with the dishwasher described how to install the brackets and I simply followed directions.

Rusty racks

  • Customer: Theresa from Wilmington, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It sure was a lot cheaper to do this myself! I looked up how to install the racks on the Internet and my dishwasher racks look much better !

replace lower rack

  • Customer: Dennis from Naperville, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
open dishwasher remove lower rack roll in new lower rack

old dish holders rotted from hard water

  • Customer: Melvyn from Mountain Springs, NV
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replace bottom tray with wheels. I recommend get them with wheels already attached. Very difficult to remove old wheels from rack.

Simply replaced lower dish rack in dishwasher.

  • Customer: Susan from CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
No explanation is necessary.

Old rack had rusted out

  • Customer: Justin from Fort Wayne, IN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the old rack with a new one. Saved about $30.

Water inlet valve broke during winter freeze.

  • Customer: Tom from Richmond, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed valve mounting screw, unplugged power wires from valve, removed water inlet and outlet hoses. Connected hoses to new valve, screwed mount in, and reconnected power wires.

was not filling with water

  • Customer: william from bonaire, GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
cut off hot water value and electric removed electric connection,water connection. removed screw holding water inlet value then clamp holding water outlet connection. reversed procedure.
All Instructions for the KUDS01DJSS0
796-810 of 845