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KUDS01FLSS2 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
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy to do. Fast delivery and everybody should be able to replace this board.

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

bent strike plate

  • Customer: Ed from La Mesa CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
after trying several parts and two weeks without dishwasher, I tried messing with strikeplate. Nothing. Then a friend visiting said it looked bent. So I ordered from PartsDirect. Came quick, quick replacement and Wahla! Fixed appliance! YEAH!

None

  • Customer: Christina from Danville CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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PS. Loved the quick delivery. Amazing!!!!

Silverware basket had holes in ghe bottom

  • Customer: Richard from Omaha NE
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Swapped the new basket for the old one. I ordered the part on Friday afternoon and it was delivered the next day.

hole in bottom of silverware basket

  • Customer: Sharon from Powell OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
simply replaced with new basket! The replaced basket was way more efficient that the old one! It has drop down covers so that I can place my silverware in it without puddling water on certain utensils, such as gravy ladels, etc. Now, I am really glad my old one broke!

Except that the original has a nice handle attached, which this o

  • Customer: Jack from Phoenix AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Except that the original has a nice handle attached, which this one does not, it is identical. We'll have to hire someone to transfer the handle to the new one. Installation time was approximately 30 seconds.

Holes in the silverware basket.

  • Customer: Cristy from Oroville CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
So simple... Removed old basket & dropped the new one in. Perfect fit.

Old basket had holes in bottom allowing silverware to fall through

  • Customer: Anthony from Kildeer IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This was simply a matter of lifting the old basket out, and putting the new one in. No tools were required.
All Instructions for the KUDS01FLSS2
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