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KUDS01FLSS3 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

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All Instructions for the KUDS01FLSS3
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One side was broken

  • Customer: JENNIFER from BLUEMONT VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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My handman did repair

none of the spray arms rotated or sprayed water.

  • Customer: Robert from Chicago IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I checked on line and found evidence that my problem most likely was the failure of the circulation Pump Motor. I ordered the motor from Parts Select. When it arrived, a small section of the housing was damaged. I called for a replacement. The customer service agent was very helpful and the replacement arrived in less than 24 hours. I followed the video provided on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjRxJy2IUE8 and the one on PartSelect. Both videos helps provide greater clarity for the whole job. The hardest part of the replacement was disconnecting and reconnecting the water supply line. These were my steps. 1. I turned off the electrical power and water supply. 2. I removed the screws holding the dishwasher to the counter top. 3. I removed the two screws holding the bottom access panel. 4. I moved the dishwasher out about one foot and disconnected the water supply line. (Fortunately I didn't have to disconnect the power supply and drain hose because there was enough slack in these lines.) 5. I moved the dishwasher all the way out from the counter and moved it over on the its side. 6. I removed the bolt holding the motor and the motor shield. 7. I removed the connector supplying power to the motor and removed the motor. 8. I removed the inside screen, cleaned and replaced it. I also wiped the other surfaced with a clean rag to ensure a proper seal for the motor. 9. I also applied vasaline to the rubber grommet on the motor to ensure against leaks. 9. I aligned the arrows on the new motor housing and impeller housing and installed the motor as shown in the videos. 10. I reinstalled the motor shield and retaining bolt. 11. I reconnected the water supply, stood the dishwasher upright, turned on the water supply and found I needed to tighten the water supply connection a little more to stop a minor leak. 12. I ran the dishwasher through a rinse cycle to ensure it worked properly and that there were no leaks around the newly installed motor. 13. I reinstalled the dishwasher under the counter top, reinstalled the screws holding it to the counter top and replaced the lower access panel. While this took me a few hours, it was well worth the effort because a repair person wanted $500 to do the job. Thus, I saved well over $300 after paying for the motor. Good Luck with your repair job.

The dishwasher would not cycle. If the electricity to the unit was turned off for hours it would reset and cycle with some features working properly and others not..

  • Customer: William from Fort Lauderdale FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My goal was two part: 1) eliminate the root cause of the problem, 2) make the unit work properly over the long term. A new dishwasher would cost $1200. Hence, it is economically justifiable to replace all the electronics which I did. The cost was $350 to restore the unit to operating like new elimnating whatever piece that would cause the electronic control board to malfunction. The repair was easy. It took me more time because I am meticulous and had not done this before. Now that I have done this the repair time would be reduced by half. Once the door panel was removed the method for changing all the parts was apparent.

Dirty Dishes

  • Customer: Victor from Schaumburg IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removed lower spinner and bracket tube in rear of washer. Unscrewed the four screws that hold the pump cover. removed pump cover then unscrewed the two screws that cover the water intake port of the pump. One cover is hard to lift out. The best way is to use an L shaped tool like an Allen wrench and lift it out. Once thats out you see the filter with the cutter blades. Be careful those blades are sharp and will cut you. Removed old filter and installed new one. Make sure you line up the edges. Its not completely round but instead has small cutouts on each side that help it fit tight in the lower piece. Once you get yours you'll see what I mean. Take your time fitting the cover back on as the filter tends to move a bit and it can be difficult to line it up.

latch would not stay closed during the wash cycle

  • Customer: frank from san rafael CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Even though the spring mechanism is listed as the culprit over half of the time it was not the problem here. I watched the videos of the replacement of the parts and followed the instruction. Holding the door parts together to get the screws started when reassembling was the trickiest part for me. The latch does now work.

Door balance system failed

  • Customer: Steve from Port Angeles WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered replacement kit. Came 7 days later. Opened box and found you had sent wrong part. Not even close the part number I had ordered. Called to report the problem. Sales person was very helpful. Original order was credited back and a new order placed with 3-5 day shipping. After the order was placed, I checked my receipt and found the price was about $6.00 higher than the original. Hmmm.

Original balance kit failed

  • Customer: Steve from Port Angeles WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed two screws that hold the dishwasher in place with screwdriver. Pulled dishwasher out, connected balance kit to hook on door, ran cable through pulley system, hooked cable to one end of spring, and used pliers to stretch spring to hook it in its hole. Slide dishwasher back into position and replaced the two screws.

Door counter balance mechanism failed

  • Customer: William from Portland OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Repaired before, several years ago. Your on-line video was useful none-the-less. I appreciated it.

Not draining .. No power

  • Customer: John from Mesa AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed front pannel , replaced the fuse

High limit thermosat blowes when on santi. rinse

  • Customer: Frank from Bellerose Manor NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove blown high limit therm.and replace with the new high limit

Rivet holding the upper washer arm wore out causing the washer arm to 'fly' off.

  • Customer: James from Fallbrook CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Looked at the video - it was great. But I also checked the comments section. I removed the upper rack, unclipped the upper water feed and pulled it down about 2 inches. I placed a large towel over the lower washer and drain - because I wanted to be able to catch the rivet if I dropped it. I placed the rivet in place and snapped the upper arm in place. Re-secured the upper water feed at the clip, put back the upper rack, and set the rack stops back in. Took about 4 minutes.

Upper wash arm fell off

  • Customer: Arthur from San Jose CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
repair was easy after first viewing the online video. The only problem encountered was the top retaining clip was difficult to release.

Spray arm fell off

  • Customer: Jacque from Keller TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just put it in by hand and pressed the clips together. Couldn't have been faster or easier. Fast delivery too. Thanks so much!

The upper arm spinner kept falling off

  • Customer: Steven from Gainesville TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The old spinner arm had fallen off so all I did was remove the piece that held the old spinner in place and clipped the new one in place. The shame of it all is, the old spinner was fine, and even the female end of the attachment piece was fine. So basically I had to buy a $20 'assembly' to get one little piece of plastic. Still, it fixed my problem and even though I shopped elsewhere, I never found anything but the assembly for sale. All-in-all, a good experience from PartSelect.

Upper Wash Arm snap button wore out

  • Customer: Linda from Elbing KS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I watched the You Tube video. Ordered the part. Waited a week for the part to arrive. Snapped the new part in. Done in 5 minutes.
All Instructions for the KUDS01FLSS3
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