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KUDS01FLSS3 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

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Switch triggers door open blinking during a cycle

  • Customer: Joseph from Staten Island NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Based on my experiences with this problem, here are my recomendatios in increasing order of cost. First check and or replace the strike plate as this is nominal and does not require moving the machine. Next check the seal for any interference to the door. Next replace the door cords using the door balancing kit. Change BOTH sides and use all the hardware since a strong side against a weaker side can affect the balance of the door. Next check the door switch with an ohm meter. If the switch is good check and replace the latch. Both are easy to do. If the unit has been moved for any reason, and the problem starts, move the unit out and back again as this can affect the balance of the door. Finally, check and or replace the door hinges. Hope this helps.

Dead in the water... or Dead full of water

  • Customer: James from Goodlettsville TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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We tested the fuse and the circuit was open. I ordered the part using the steps in Part Select. Two days later it arrived. We removed the inside of the door and replaced the part...spade connectors made it simple and there is no polarity in the fuse. Either wire can go on either end. We replaced the door screws and we were finished. Once we had the part it was a five minute repair. We now have a functionl dishwasher. Thank you PartSelect.

Water overflowed while filling with water for washing

  • Customer: Floyd from Coral Springs FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
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Replaced float switch and arm in orginal assembly. I had ordered a new float assemble but the assembly housing was not the same as the original. Took switch and float arm from the new float assembly and put them into the old one. Also replaced water inlet valve as a precationary measure. Very, very difficult to disconnect and reconnect the existing copper supply tube to the inlet assembly because of corrosion. The latter task could not be done with just removing the kick/toe panel. Had to remove the entire door panel assembly to get the needed access space.

Door would not stay up, drops after opening

  • Customer: GREG from SCIO OR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I removed the two screws holding the dishwasher under the counter, and pulled out the unit about 10 inches, which allowed access to the door balance string and spring. After removing the old balance string I hooked the new one in and attached the spring. Then it was just an easy job to push the dishwasher back under the counter top and re-install the two screws. The replacement balance kit was not exactly the same as the OEM part, and rubbed on the guide wheels some, but it appears to work.

My dishwasher wasn't draining and I noticed a broken tine pivot clip in the bottom of the dishwasher

  • Customer: Jacqueline from South San Francisco CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I just attached it to the top rack by using the other pivot clips as an example.

Dishwasher quit working, clean light flashing

  • Customer: John from Merced CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
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After reading the manual that a flashing green light is caused by a heater circuit, I assumed that the cause was the heater element. I found PartSelect on the web, ordered the element and received it the following day. I watched the video on installation and replaced it within a half hour. Unfortunately, the clean light still flashed. I went back to PartSelect site, read other peoples comments and ordered a thermistor. The delivery took one day and the replacement less than a half hour. Again, the light flashed. I ordered the high temp thermostat, received it immediately, changed it out and still had the flashing clean light. From the Part Select site, I learned the hi-temp/heated dry combination reset after the wash cycle for the rinse cycle without the heated dry. Dishes come out clean. I'm afraid to order the controller for over $120.00 and have the same outcome. I wish I had invested in an ohm meter. I am very happy with the PartSelect web site. It is very informative, easy to locate the parts and very quick delivery times.

The Upper Wash Arm Assembly Fell Off

  • Customer: Albert from Smyrna GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Over time, the female side of the [plastic] connector loosened and was no longer able to hold the the arm in place. The new kit, though it contained no instructions, was very easy to install.

Plastic clip broke on both sides of dishwasher door

  • Customer: Brad from Libertyville IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
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followed the instructions on the youtube video from partselect to replace the door balancing kit. The hardest part of the whole operation was disconneting/reconnecting the water line and electrical to pull the dishwasher out to work on it. The actual replacement of the door balancing kit was easy (with the help of my 10 year old son.

plastic holding balance rope, left side broke

  • Customer: Gerald from Griffin GA
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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Pulled the diswasher out, as I did three years ago. Reattached the spring, connected the plastic fastener to rear arm and then my wife put the front piece of plastic, holding the balance rope, over the hook, at the end of the spring, when I was able to pull the spring, with my pliers, far enough. Then, I pushed the diswaher back into place and reattached the front plate. Time spent about 1 hour

DETERGENT DISPENSER LATCH BROKEN

  • Customer: Evelyn M from Ulm MT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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took inner door cover off and disconnented old detergent dispense and replaced. replaced inner door cover. had a small problem with door latch on dishwasher going back together. ran dishwasher to see if all was ok. 45 minutes total.

door balance link was broken

  • Customer: Douglas from Vienna VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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Pulled out the dishwasher - the most difficult part because the cabinets were build very tight around it. Assembly of spring and link is pretty self evident. However, the original part is slightly different in that it only requires one screw. Also, the rope link in the original is a little longer than the replacement part, so the new link setup stretches the spring more. This could lead it to break sooner. Overall, replacing the door balance was about as easy as replacing a toilet flapper. My wife was very happy with the result.

The spring link cord was broken

  • Customer: Frank from Queen Creek AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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I removed the dishwasher from under the counter. Removed the broken parts,replace with new ,and reinstaled the dishwasher under the counter

door balance kit broken

  • Customer: Steven from Fort Lauderdale FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
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I was standing in the kitchen and heard a pop. Unsure what it was, I found an online video explaining that either the spring or the door balance mechanism was the issue. The video explained how to repair the door balance mechnanism so I removed the cover at the bottom of the dishwasher and found the rope for the door balance had broken. I then knew exactly what part to order. I ordered the balance kit from PartSelect and it was delivered two days later. I began the install and found that I could not pull the dishwasher out far enough to reattach the spring that came loose when the rope broke. I could tell something was holding it, but not sure what. Figuring this out probably took the most time. I thought it was stuck against the counter top so I turned the legs down and still couldn't get it out. I then looked at the plumbing and wiring next, but couldn't tell where the wiring entered the machine since it came from the back and you have about 4" of space to look through while laying on your back on the floor. I finally found the electrical box, took off the cover and could see the wires weren't long enough. I had to shut the circuit breaker off, disconnct the wires and pull them out of the box so I could get access to the sides of the dishwasher. Once that was done the parts fit perfectly and I finished up by reinstalling the wiring, sliding it back to its original position so the counter top screws would line up and readjusting the legs so it was at the right height and balanced side to side. The whole job took about an hour and half. If I had to do it again, I would say 30 minutes at the most. Very easy.

Dishwasher door would slam down.

  • Customer: Stephen from Hingham MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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The door had no resistance when opened and fall down. Then, after awhile, the door began to slam down when open. So I'm guessing that one of the door balances gave out. Then the other. So I unscrewed the screws on each side of the dishwasher and noticed the broken string on each side. Replacement was simple. Connect the springs to the rear of the dishwasher. Attach the strings to the springs, replace the pulleys with the new ones supplied with the kit and attach the other end of the strings to the dishwasher door. Watch the video for more help.

Top rack of dishwasher not getting water. Chopper blade was kicked off from a piece of plastic that got wedged. Chopper screen clogged.

  • Customer: Christopher from Wayne NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Checked to see if top spinner was clogged. All ok. Wanted to see if water was flowing from bottom. Checked a video to see how to remove parts to access lower area. Saw the problem immediatley. Clogged Chopper screen due to broken chopper blade. Ordered new chopper assembly and got it in two days. Five minuted to install. Washer works like new.
All Instructions for the KUDS01FLSS3
571-585 of 786