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KUDS01FLSS6 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)
  • 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
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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.

Control selection Pad not functioning

  • Customer: Lynn from Leo IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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1st important: Make sure to turn off electricity from the dishwasher I did this from my circuit breaker to insure safety. Removed the front panel of the dishwasher, disconnected the control panel & the Electronic Control Board. Removed the 2 items. The parts arrived very promptly as promised, connectected the wires & installed. As long as someone is mechanically inclined & savy with electronics shouldn't run into any problems. Dishwasher now working as good as new. Saved significantly, previously priced out repairman & parts would have been more then double the costs incurred & saved $1000.00 if I would have purchased a new dishwasher of equal value.

Soap dispenser door would not latch

  • Customer: WILLIAM from PORT ST. JOE FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Open the door and let it all the way down. Take the (4)T-15 torx head screws out of the door along each side. It is not necessary to take the (6) screws out of the upper control panel. The outer door skin will drop down. Raise the door and then pull the outer door skin up and set it aside. remove the (6) 7MM/3/16" screws, plastic flap,and the flanges from the dispenser. Remove the 2 wires noting the color codes and locations. There is a assembly clip on the dispenser. pry the clip up and pull the dispenser out of the door. reverse steps for assembly.

Tension spring line snapped

  • Customer: Don from Coral Springs FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
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Most of the repair time involved getting the dishwasher pulled out far enough to make the repair. This involved removing the water feed line, and removing the mounting screws that secured the dishwasher to the sides of the cabinetry. Once that was done, the actual repair required no tools and took about 5 minutes. There are tension springs attached to lines (ropes) which connect to the bottom part of the door on both sides. The plastic part at the end of the tension line which connects to the spring was broken. I just slipped the old broken line off the plastic pulley wheels, replaced it with the new line and reattached it to the spring. You'll need to stretch the spring slightly in order to hook it to the plastic end piece.

The fabric cord connecting the spring to the door broke

  • Customer: Robert from Tucson AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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I followed the instructions in the video provided by Part Select showing the repalcement procedure. It was very simple, the hardest part was pulling the dishwasher out of the center island cabunet.

The upper wash arm pivot was worn and the arm fell to the bottom of the dishwasher

  • Customer: Robert from Tucson AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I replaced the arm and pivot parts received from Part Select. Check the drawing to make sure that you put the male pin and the female part in the correct position. In the Kitchenaid it was male pin inserted from the top through the arm into the female part. Cover the bottom of the washer with kithen towels or paper towels so that dropped parts do not enter drain holes.
All Instructions for the KUDS01FLSS6
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