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KUDS01DJSS0 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

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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.

dispenser didn't dispense

  • Customer: marc from woodland hills CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

detergent and rinse aid dispenser wouldn't close...broken catch

  • Customer: Darrell from Lake Arrowhead CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We found a youtube video....and followed the directions. We unscrewed the inside panel of the door...all the way around. Then, we took off the outside panel which revealed the screws on the backside of the dispenser. After unscrewing that, we were able to push out the old dispenser, and push in the new one...... screw that in and then replace the door screws. We were done in under an hour.

dispenser would not say closed

  • Customer: Patrick from mahwah NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video on the website. Was Excellent! I followed what was done on the video, so I knew what to expect and what to do.

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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 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 ;-).

lights flashing above normal wash and cancel

  • Customer: Ray from Fort Wayne IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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disassembled the touch pad by removing the screws holding it in place, carefully removing the latch, replacing the wire connectors one at a time on the control module, remounting the control module, and re-attaching the touch pad. Considered it relatively easy procedure. Time element of 15-20 minutes from start to finish. Problem solved!!

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.

First lights on front blinked,then dishwasher just wouldn't start.

  • Customer: Franklin from W.Hartford VT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered control panel and fuse kit which arrived in a very short time.Removed six screws to access the controls and pulled control panel out (it just snaps in) and swapped plugs (old to new panel).The wiring plug that came on the fuse kit wasn't the same but was able to remove wires from fuse and plug existing wires onto fuse and snap into place.Did not have to splice wires as was mentioned in directions. PROBLEM FIXED

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.

old cup shelf rusted out from inside the coating

  • Customer: Steven from Dana Point CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
used my hands to take out the rusted pieces and then aligned the replacements and snapped them into place. Took all of maybe five minutes to do it. I ordered the part on weekend, order was shipped on Monday and I received the parts on Tuesday! Talk about terrific customer support!!! That was terrific! Thanks.

Tore the cabinet seal while installing the dishwasher.

  • Customer: James from Orlando FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I had to pull the dishwasher out from the cabinets about 12" in order to pull the old seal off. Installing the new seal was quite easy, since there is no adhesive necessary. Start at the top center of the replacement seal and snap the groove of the seal which is hard plastic, into the mating parts of the tub and the tub trim. Its a little hard to explain, but pay attention to how the original seal (W10179427) was installed.

Dishwasher making vibrating noise

  • Customer: Paul from WESTMINSTER MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replacing this motor is fairly simple. I had installed the dishwasher 5 years ago with longer water supply and drain lines - just in case. So after disconnecting power lines and mounting screws all I had to do was turn the dishwasher on it's side. Power to the motor is a simple disconnect connection. The motor is held in place by a 3/8" screw, you'll need a long, about 6", nut driver to get to the screw. Once the screw is removed you can rotate the motor counterclockwise then pull out. Mine took some effort. There will be a screen that will probably be knocked loose. The screen can only been installed one way and there is a slot that lines up with the inside of the dishwasher motor housing. Mine was clogged with some dish washer soap so I cleaned it before placing it back in. After that it is just a reverse of the install. Took me a little under 45 minutes start to finish.

Motor worked but had become very loud

  • Customer: Michael from New Orleans LA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the videos on Parts Select and one or two on other sites to get an idea how difficult the repair was. Ordered the part (circulation pump motor). I waited until I had the time to do the repair and a couple of extra hours just in case (ignore Murphy's Law at your own peril). The most time consuming parts were removing the connections (water supply and drain pipe) and dishwasher from the cabinet. Changing the motor was easy but make sure you have a nut driver with a long shank (8" or longer) to reach the nut holding the motor in place. After the repair, replacing the connections, and moving the dishwasher back into the cabinet, I left the kick plate off and ran the dishwasher to make sure the connections were water tight. Success. Dishwasher purrs like a kitten.

Loud motor noise led to non working motor.

  • Customer: David from Feeding Hills MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Romoved dishwasher from cabinet. Laid on it's side to remove and replace motor. Replaced dishwasher in cabinet.
All Instructions for the KUDS01DJSS0
796-810 of 832