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KUDS01FLSS1 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

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Ceramic seal Failure

  • Customer: Ben from Orange, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
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Remove power to the machine. My particular installation did not require physically removing water and drain lines. Remove the dishwasher from the cavity. Put a towel or two down on the floor. Lay the washer on its face on the towels and this orients the motor in the up position on the bottom of the washer. CAREFULLY unplug the motor wiring harness but if possible, leave the heating element connection in place as spade connectors tend to lose their grip with multiple engagements. Remove the single bolt located between the motor and stainless bottom of the cavity that locks the motor in place. Leave it in the cardboard shield, that really helps in reinstalling it. CCW rotation of the motor disengages it from its housing. Work the motor straight up and out of the housing. This was the most difficult part of the entire process due to the metal housing not quite clearing the plastic pump housing where they mate, but its do-able. Nothing should have to be forced. Now you have the motor in hand. Be very attentive how and what order you disassemble. Remove the back of the motor housing to block the armature to remove the impeller. DO NOT NICK THE FIELD WIRING IN THE MOTOR. I believe the threads were left hand but I don't remember the rotation. They do tighten in the direction of the motor rotation though. Carefully pry the seal out of the pump housing with many short lifts as to not mar the housing itself. Added a little dishwashing detergent on the outside of the new seal and carefully pushed it into place with the end of my screwdriver. Don't cut yourself on the metal insert in the center of the seal.Reassemble the impeller to the shaft WITH the spacer that comes with the new impeller kit. Make sure the impeller is tightened down completely to the end of the threads to insure proper clearances when reassembled. Don't force or over tighten. You'll feel a positive stop. Reassemble the motor to the housing Lubricate the housing o ring seal on the outside with a VERY small amount of dishwashing liquid lest you create a suds factory on startup. Replace the holding bolt on the pump housing. Reconnect the motor leads and heater element if removed. Stand the washer back up. There will probably be water around the door area from the pump when the machine is returned to the upright position. Reconnect lines and check under the pump housing for leaks while in operation being careful not to get into moving parts or electrical connections. Good luck.

door balance catch broke

  • Customer: R Douglas from southold, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed video on your site rapair was the same as the video

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.

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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

top rack not getting clean.

  • Customer: pete from fort wayne, IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Due to the posts on this site, I took the advise of replacing the chopper assy. Old chopper did not look bad and seemed to function. Apparently I was wrong. After new chopper was installed, dishwasher worked fine.

Control board/ thermal fuse burned out

  • Customer: John from Bluffton, SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair is pretty straight forward. I ordered the part and thermal fuse. I removed the dishwasher door about 8 (T15) screws and then control panel. Before disconnecting wires I took photos as to ease reconnection. When panel was removed I pryed the board clips carefully and removed. I also removed switch board since it was soiled with smoke from thermal fuse that burned up old board, Cleaned the soot with alchohol. I did have a new panel which I ordered about 8 weeks earlier but washer was still starting with power button worn out until fuse burned up board so this was the time to replace. There were two minor problems. The top screw on the door had a pressed in nut that was inside door and was not reinsertable. I solved this by using a square plastic screw clip from my auto repair box and enlarged the hole for pop in clip,(worked flawlessly). After reassembly all lights on but start button not start dishwasher. I removed again and found the hole in switch board on right side was no longer tight allowing the board to slightly depress when power button was pressed. I resolved this with a small plastic wedge and a dab of hot glue. I believe the reason the hole was worn was the control case power button was worn out and for quite a while we had to press hard to start washer.The washer works like its new and is about 1000.00 to replace. Well worth the fix at about 210.00.

Dishwasher makes loud noise when operating

  • Customer: Byron from Roslindale, MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The hardest thing in installing the pump was pulling the dishwasher from under the counter. Once that was done and the mess with drain hoses and supply hoses was cleaned up, all it took was undoing one bolt to turn and remove the motor by turning in counter clockwise. the seal comes with the new motor and don't forget to reconnect the wire harness to the new motor on re-assembly.

top arm would not spin and top rack of dishes would not clean

  • Customer: Charles from Union, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I did the repair excately like the video said that came with a reply after my order

pump quit

  • Customer: Kevin from Tatum, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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1.opened the door removed the two anchoring screws at the top of the dishwasher. 2.slid out the machine, layed it on its side on a towel for water spill. 3.unplugged the old motor. 4. used 1/4 inch ratchet with 6 inch extension and 3/8 inch socket, removed the mounting bolt. 5. twisted the motor clockwise approx. 1/4 turn and removed the old motor with impeller. 7. repeated reverse method to install.

The Right Side Cord On The Door Balance Kit Broke.

  • Customer: Paul F. from Scottsdale, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I ordered a repair kit and replaced the cord linkage without any tools other than those to pull the bottom panel and screws from the top retainer clips. Great instructions and extremely easy repair myself. Thank you.

Top rack overhead spinner got whacked

  • Customer: Patrick from Bothell, WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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At first I was just going to buy the top rack overhead spinner. I then noticed that the sprayer arm ports that supply water in one of two positions was fatigued and not closing when not in use. So I just bought the whole kit and caboodle for a couple bucks more. Installing it was just plain easy.

No water pressure

  • Customer: Steve from Geneva, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I cut the breaker and disconnected the in and out water lines, then removed the washer. Once on its side, I took it apart until I found what was broken. The chopper unit had broken and parts were sucked into the pump. After going online and finding/ordering all the parts, I cleaned everything and put it back together so as not to lose anything. When the parts came in,it was an easy job to replace the broken parts and have it back in use. The repair would have cost over $350 and my parts bill was less than $90. Thanks

not draining fully

  • Customer: Brad from Questa, NM
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
remove top rack, discribed in video, removed bottom spinner,removed water channel to top, removed screwes in screen in bottom, removed 1 screw above chopper ass, used neadle nose plyers to remove chopper, rember to compress chopper spring to install. installed in reverse order..

Upper Wash Arm fell off

  • Customer: Edwin from Pawleys Island, SC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Placed new retaining pin down through upper water supply tube, holding in place with index finger. Placed washer arm on supply tube and snapped retaining washer in place, through washer arm and onto retaining pin. Repair done.

Lost power to panel

  • Customer: GALIN from ROCHESTER, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I did just as the video suggested and the repair went very well.
All Instructions for the KUDS01FLSS1
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