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KUDS01FLSS1 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

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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.

Replaced Detergent/RinseAid Dispenser

  • Customer: Ronald from Bradenton FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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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.

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.

Spotting agent was leaking from dispencer.

  • Customer: Frank from Blue Springs MO
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The video did help with disassembly. But my dishwasher has the insulated door. So splitting the door was a bit of a challenge. I found both halves are glued. The inner door has the least glue about 2 inches wide by most of its length. I took wooden wedges on one side to open it to be able to see in and work. I separated the insulation with a flexible putty knife from inner door. Then repeated the process on the other side. I removed the doors halves once separated and the dispenser. I installed the new dispenser and plugged the unit in without outer door installed. Ran a rinse cycle to check for leaks. With none found unplugged and reassembled the door. Without any damage to the dishwasher stainless steel, plugged the unit back in and it is back in service. Be patient with the process.

Dispenser door not opening

  • Customer: Dennis from Bakersfield CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove outer door (lower half) to expose dispenser, remove electrical connector and remove 6 small hex head screws from dispenser and remove dispenser. Replace dispenser, install 6 screws and install electrical plug and install outer door. Hard part was holding outer door in place while installing first couple of screws, a piece of masking tape helps here.

Detergent dispenser door didn't open during cycle

  • Customer: Joseph from Metairie LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Disconnect power (circuit breaker) open dishwasher door, remove 3 trox (star) drive screws on each side of door( do not remove the 2 top screws on each side) close door and pull out at the top than up at the bottom to remove front panel. NOTE, If you have a super quiet washer you have to pull out on the panel quite hard because the foam insulation is glued in and has to be broken loose. Unplug the 2 wires connected to the dispenser , remove the 6 trox screws holding the dispenser in , remove dispenser making sure to clean where the gasket goes before installing new dispenser. You may want to check to see if a wire fell off your dispenser before you order a new one. THAT'S what mine did and PARTS SELECT took the part back, NO PROBLEM.

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.

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Put back together could not pull apart without damaging door panel and insulation.

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.

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.

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.

Replace Electronics Control Board

  • Customer: Walter from Cape Coral FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy to do. Fast delivery and everybody should be able to replace this board.

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
All Instructions for the KUDS01FLSS1
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