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KUDS01FLSS3 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

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Broken door balance link

  • Customer: John from Oxford OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Pulled the dishwasher out to remove the broken link; attached the link to the spring; attached the spring to the frame; treaded the link around the lower part of the pulley; attached the link to the door; and treaded the link around the upper part of the pulley while pulling on the spring.

The plastic front end piece of the door balance kit broke

  • Customer: David from Dalzell SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The dishwasher had to be pulled from under the countertop and the face at the base of the dishwasher required removal. The new piece was attached to the door spring, routed through the wheels and attached to the front attach point of the dishwasher. The face was reinstalled and unit was pushed back to under the countertop.

LINK CORD FROM DOOR TO HIDGE WAS BROKEN

  • Customer: Larry from Redmond OR
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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THERE WERE ACTUALLY SLOTS CUT IN THE SIDE TO PLACE A SCREW DRIVER TO STRENTCH THE SPRING TO ATTACH IT TO THE CORD AND PLASTIC END. BUT THE SPRING WOULD NOT STRETCH FAR ENOUGH SO TOOK THE INTIATIVE AND DRILLED ANOTHER HOLE TO PLACE SCREW DRIVER AND PRY THE SPRING FAR ENOUGH TO ATTACH THE REPLACEMENT PIECE. AFTER THAT IT WAS DONE. FAIRLY EASY AS YOU HAVE THE OTHER SIDE OF THE APPLIANCE TO LOOK AT AND CAN TELL HOW THE HIDGE ON THE SIDE THAT NEEDED REPAIR SHOULD GO. VERY VERY EASY AFTER HOLE WAS DRILLED IN FRAME.

Door Link attached to the spring broke

  • Customer: Lou from Irvine CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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Followed the video it was real easy

door lost tension and dropped open quickly and hard

  • Customer: Elizabeth from Roswell GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the video provided by PartSelect step by step. It was as easy as the demonstration given. It also shipped to my house incredibly fast. Made for a happy day!

broken rope (cable) which operates door spring

  • Customer: warren from stanwood WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
parts were correct, fit perfectly, easy and straight forward replacement, thanks , vidoe was very helpfull

Door string broke, door fell down to the full open position.

  • Customer: Robert from la mesa CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
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We bought this new in 2003. Over time the control panel plastic that covered the switches had broken down. Also the soap dispenser door would not stay closed all the time. the little tab that kept it closed had worn. So when the door string broke I just decided to fix all the problems. I am 73 and found the hardest thing was climbing into the cabinet under the sink to disconnect the dw from the water and overflow tube. Once out the "remove & replace" work went pretty well. I replaced the door balance link kit, one balance spring, the soap dispenser and the control panel. Got practically a new unit for under 200 bucks. Glad I did it and my wife loves me.

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.

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
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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.

dispenser would not say closed

  • Customer: Patrick from mahwah NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
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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.

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
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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.

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
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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
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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
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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.

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
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Put back together could not pull apart without damaging door panel and insulation.
All Instructions for the KUDS01FLSS3
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