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KUDS01FLSS6 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

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plastic wheel broke/snapped rope

  • Customer: David from Rhinelander WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Slide dishwasher out (two screws holding in place) unscrewed screw on roller wheel. Popped out bad wheel and popped in new one. Re-strung rope line around roller wheel(s) and slid back into place. DONE! 5 minutes!

Water won't shut off

  • Customer: Hassan from Woodbridge VA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
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I removed the 2 top screws that hold the dishwasher to the counter. Removed the bottom kick plate. On the bottom left side you will find the inlet valve, I disconected the water in-line and the out-line. I removed the screw that holds the inlet valve to the frame and removed the inlet valve. I installed the new inlet valve in the reverse order.

Dishwasher would run, but dishes were not clean. It ran through all cycles, filled and removed water.

  • Customer: Leslie W. from Beavercreek OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the baskets. Had difficulty removing the lower arm until I found that the small plastic button that I thought was a cover for a mounting screw was actually a reverse threaded plastic screw. Removal of the cover/strainer revealed a lot of black gunk that was removed with a shop vac. Problem was found to be a gunked up screen that was starving the water pump and negating any cleaning action spray. This had caused the scraper to shear its plastic socket that fitted over the pump shaft. I ordered a new screen with the scraper from Part Select. Installation was a little tricky as the screen had to be slipped into a slot while the spring loaded socket was retracted for clearance to pass by the end of the pump shaft. I fitted a pair of small. flat bladed pliers over the spring loaded shaft to depress the spring and allow the socket to pass by the shaft. I removed the pliers and the socket snapped into place. Reinstalled all of the covers, ducts, and baskets and this 22 year old dishwasher now works fine. All for the $32.00 cost of the screen and scraper.

water leaking side of washer

  • Customer: Gerard from Gorham NH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
With help of Part Select to determain problem instal new valve that was the problem Save myself over $ 100.

Dishwasher door had no counter-balance

  • Customer: Thera from Olympia WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I spent a heck of a lot more time contemplating how this was going to go than it actually took to do the job! Great insights from other people (and Steve's videos are awesome!). Absolutely agree with the person who said the replacement links are of better quality than the originals. I expect I'll never have to do this again. Bought the link kit and the springs since I didn't know for sure what the failure was until I got into it. The original springs were fine so am returning the two that I bought. Trickiest part was re-hooking one of the door springs - I couldn't pull the dishwasher all the way out due to length of the electric wiring, so had to work at a weird angle to do one side. They're so strong that I kept pulling myself across the floor instead of stretching the spring! Finally ended up starting with the inside end hooked and then stretched to make the connection to the link. That said, including removing the kick plate and counter anchors and then replacing them, I was done in less than 30 minutes.

Hinge bent went spring cable broke

  • Customer: Timothy from Falls Church VA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My wife hired a local repairman when the right side spring cable broke (I was out of town). He took two hours to fix it (and two appointments). The door would then pop open when running. He came back and replaced the latch. Problems persisted. I then ordered new hinges and replaced both in half hour or so. Would recommend doing all of these repairs yourself. None of these repairs are that hard and definitely not worth paying hundreds to do it. Trickiest part is pulling the dishwasher out from the counter without impacting the electrical or water connections. Disconnecting the power is important on all repairs. When you take the screws out of the door to get to the hinges, make sure you have a helper just to hold the door up while removing the last few screws. The left side hinge was really bent (when the right side spring cable broke) - caused the door to be out of square and thus would not effectively close. This was obvious after a 5 minute search on this this and other repair sites. Process that I used: 1. remove screws from both sides holding dishwasher into counter (may have screws into countertop as well). 2. turn off power, 3. pull out dishwasher far enough to see hinges and springs (careful of connections), 4. remove front door screws, 5. take off front panel, 6. remove spring cables (pull cable taut and remove "hook" from hinge)., 7. unscrew two screws holding hinge to door, 8. bend metal fingers around hinge pin to be able to remove hinge., 9. attach hinge in opposite path. 10. repeat on other side (if necessary), 11. reconnect things in opposite order...test door prior to reattaching door panel. Make sure you level the unit with the adjustable feet. Make sure screws in sides of cabinet aren't too tight as it can take the unit out of square pretty easily...

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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
All Instructions for the KUDS01FLSS6
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