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KUDS01FLSS3 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for KUDS01FLSS3 parts

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Balance line snapped

  • Customer: Craig from Ft. Pierce, FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
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1. Removed front panel. 2. Backed out retaining screws at top. 3. Backed up leveling feet. 4. Pulled out dishwasher but seemed tight so stopped not wanting to break electrical or water line. Made very short space in which to work. Insulation batting was binding at top between DW and counter opening so tended to bunch up. 5. Spring at rear had flown off, so had to reattach while not being able to see. 6. Spring and new line were very tight so grabbed line with channel pliers just ahead of spring to get enough slack to get line over guide wheel. 7. Moved DW back into place and reattached with screws. 8. Had to play with leveling feet to get gap the same on each side of DW and cabinet opening. 9. Reattached lower front panel. 10. It has worked great.

Door balance link cable broke

  • Customer: Dewitt from Bellville, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Disconnected the water and drain lines, pulled the washer out of the cabinet cavity. At that point, the work area was fully exposed. Then just a matter of removing the old assembly and replacing with the new. Stretching the spring so the other end of the cable could be attached to the door was the only part of the project that took a little bit of effort. It took more time to disconnect the water lines and pull out the washer than replacing the broken parts on each side of the door.

Door Return Springs Attaching Cables Broken (2)

  • Customer: Vito from Clifton, NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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Pulled dishwasher out went down looked at problems ,saw both springs out of place and disconnected from door. Rewatched your video . Went to work one problem I did not realize the door had to be down to hook cable plastic attachment to door . Looked at video again saw door had to be down hooked up done !

When opened the door had to be carefully lowered, would not stay up!

  • Customer: Rebecca from Romance, AR
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Removed screws from under counter supports with Phillips head. With small flat head screwdriver removed the bottom plate, adjusted the support feet upwards . Very gently pulled out dishwasher from cabinet , about 2-2.5 feet exposing lower sides and springs and old balance parts. With a nut driver 5/16 removed first side old part keeping nut screw, placed the dual wheel part keyhole notch into the hole and positioned the bottom and loosely secured the lower portion back into the hole with the nut screw.Then with the cord replaced the narrow part over the metal holder the way the old one was. Carefully feed the cord over /under as before , tighten the nut screw into place take the ring end and and hook it on to the spring that is very tight and hard to pull into place. This was the hardest step as I needed help because of the heavy duty spring. My 7yo granddaughter hooked the ring as I need both hands on the spring. I checked the part for being screwed in correctly , then repeated on the other side. Carefully pushed the appliance back into cabinet making sure any cord, hoses had not been pinched, adjusted the front support legs back into place , secured the upper braces, replaced the lower plate and it is perfect! It works better than after I had a handy man do this a few years ago. I am a 64 yo woman!

A rat chewed three hoses, but luckily did not chew the water supply!

  • Customer: BARBARA from SLIDELL, LA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
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Start by removing the dishwasher from cabinet. Oh, don't forget to turn off water supply and also don't forget to install a plug on garbage disposer so when your other half uses the sink while you are outside you don't end up with a leak! Both supplied hoses installed easily, the third which I used semi flexible clear tubing with clamps deemed more difficult to bend, so I soaked the hose in very hot water to make it more pliable thus making the bends easily. I then had to wait until I was sure I captured the culprit before re-installing the unit.Your sales person was very informative and knowledgable and helped immensely!

Touch pad broken through to micro switch on Normal Mode

  • Customer: Roger from Alta Loma, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Unplug diswasher from under sink. Open door and remove most screws to separate inner and outer door section. I left the two lower in place and loose to allow door section separation. Circuit board and smaller board with micro switches snaps into place inside touch panel. Unsnap, removed old panel, insert new and snap circuit boards back into place. Be careful with ribbon harness. Replace all door screws with torx driver and plug in dishwasher. Real easy process. Good luck!

Replacement of lower dishwasher rack

  • Customer: Kristen from Colchester, CT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Couldn't have been easier or more simple! All I had to do was take out my old lower dishwasher rack and put the new one in. It just slides right into the track. There are two removable rows that are designed to fold down as needed. Those need to be inserted into the new rack before the rack goes into the dishwasher, but with a little muscle, it wasn't a problem. No tools are needed other than your hands. Very happy with the new part!

Tore the cabinet seal while installing the dishwasher.

  • Customer: James from Orlando, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench (Adjustable)
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I had to pull the dishwasher out from the cabinets about 12" in order to pull the old seal off. Installing the new seal was quite easy, since there is no adhesive necessary. Start at the top center of the replacement seal and snap the groove of the seal which is hard plastic, into the mating parts of the tub and the tub trim. Its a little hard to explain, but pay attention to how the original seal (W10179427) was installed.

Machine would shut down during the wash cycle.

  • Customer: Larry from Fort Oaks, NC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I read information on this website about the function of the high limit thermostat. I found that it was the problem by disconnecting the two wires on the thermostat and straight wiring to bypass it. This allowed the machine to work properly so I ordered the high limit thermostat. To replace the part I used a screwdriver to remove the instrument panel and replaced the high limit thermostat by disconnecting the two wires from the old thermostat and connecting the wires to the new thermostat. I then replaced the instrument panel. My machine is working properly again..

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
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Remove blown high limit therm.and replace with the new high limit

Dishes did not dry

  • Customer: William from Carmel, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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After attempting to change the "high limit switch" to no avail, I researched further and found that doing a reset/reboot cured the problem.The instructions for the high limit thermostat were a bit off, as there was no screw to remove, only a spring like bracket that I did not try to figure out. The work area is so tight if the dishwasher is not removed and tilted that I thought it best to look for alternatives prior to pulling it out and disconnecting power and water. So ... voila, it's fixed with a reset only. Reset is accomplished by pushing two buttons 5 times. "high Temp Scrub then Heat Dry, high temp scrub then heat dry etc, until you click them both 5 times.It will go through cycles for a few minutes, then after done, run the dishwasher as normal and test if fixed. There are a few different ways to do it depending on the model.

The upper wash arm mount broke

  • Customer: KEITH from KELSO, WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The part isn't the same as the old one, but you could see how it worked easy enough. Problem was, once I got the part, it didn't screw on like the old one, it clipped to the rack. Nice! ...except that it's designed for the narrow spacing on the rack, but, if I used the narrow spacing on the rack that held the clip well, then it wasn't in the right location to hold the spray arm to the water hose. The solution has to be attended to frequently, to remount it, but that's not a big deal (until it breaks), but the remount is necessary because you have to span a broader distance than it's designed to, by about a quarter inch. It works, but it doesn't. Just because the unit's pretty old, but it still works GREAT!

top rack not getting clean.

  • Customer: pete from fort wayne, IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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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.

No water pressure in upper or lower diswasher spray arm assemblies

  • Customer: Terry from Huntley, IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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The Parts select video instructions for this part are pretty much spot on. The grinder assembly broke where it attached to the circulator pump impeller shaft. The screen became totally clogged and thus no water pressure to the diswasher spray arms. The only thing Id add would be to verify the circulator pump impeller is in good shape after removing the old grinder assembly and that you are able to rotate it by hand in case the impeller motor itself is seized or the impeller is jammed. Once the grinder assy was replaced good water pressure and cleans like a champ.

Dishes not clean on top rack. Very little water spraying.

  • Customer: Richard from Saint Gabriel, LA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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I followed the "Installation Video for Chopper Assembly". No problems except chopper cover was hard to remove. Be careful to install new part with gear engaged and screen correctly inserted in grove. See my pic of old clogged screen/broken chopper.
All Instructions for the KUDS01FLSS3
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