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KUDS01FLSS6 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

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All Instructions for the KUDS01FLSS6
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old cup shelf rusted out from inside the coating

  • Customer: Steven from Dana Point CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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used my hands to take out the rusted pieces and then aligned the replacements and snapped them into place. Took all of maybe five minutes to do it. I ordered the part on weekend, order was shipped on Monday and I received the parts on Tuesday! Talk about terrific customer support!!! That was terrific! Thanks.

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
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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
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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
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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:
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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
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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
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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
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removed front pannel , replaced the fuse

Loud noise from motor

  • Customer: Paul from Murrieta CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I unfortunatly removed the whole base assembly to replace this motor. I wasn't sure what the original cause was. After watching your video I would have followed it and it would have been easier. All went well with not leaks and now we can sleep with the dishwasher on. Thanks

Screeching noise when running the dishwasher

  • Customer: Janet from Oswego NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the dishwasher from under the counter, disconnected the copper water tubing, placed it upside down, removed the old pump and replaced with new. The only iffy situation is making sure the copper tubing doesn't kink when removing the dishwasher and putting it back into the cabinet. Very simple, my husband can fix anything. Your video was very helpful as well.

One cord of the door balance link was broken.

  • Customer: Rick from Norman OK
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Per the instructional video on your website. It was accurate and presented clearly.

Spray arm fell off

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

Door balance ropes broke

  • Customer: Dan from Belchertown MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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I was only able to get the dishwasher partially out from under the counter. I had to reconnect the springs using a big screw driver. I then attached the door portion of the cable to the door and pulled the spring back to connect it. It went OK. I found your video valuable because I knew what I was dealing with and was able to come up with a solution for not pulling the washer completely out
All Instructions for the KUDS01FLSS6
571-585 of 736