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KUDS02FRSS1 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

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These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the dishwasher repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the KUDS02FRSS1
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top rack dishes not clean

  • Customer: Thomas from Moline, IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Estamated time was 15 minutes, it took me about 3 hours because everything was so cake up with detergent. Parts would not move. Video very helpful

Upper rack was not getting clean. Had replaced chopper assembly multiple times but screen kept getting clogged.

  • Customer: Dan from Pleasant Hill, IA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I simply followed the instructions on Youtube video. They couldn't have made it any easier.

Leaking drain hose

  • Customer: Mark from Hopewell Junction, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Easy to replace this drain hose, but being the section that attaches to the pump, the dishwasher had to be removed from under the counter. Most of the time spent was disconnecting the supply, drain and electric then removing the dishwasher. Once out, the drain hose replacement should take 5 minutes or less. Very straightforward. Please remember to shut off electricity and water supply to the dishwasher before starting this project!

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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!

detergent dispenser door did not open

  • Customer: Ronald from Franklin Square, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
turn off power---open door--remove 12 screws holding front door panel on--remove door panel--tape upper protection cover in place--remove 2 wire plug to dispenser-- remove 6 screws holding dispenser--remove dispenser--re assemble in reverse directions above

hole in bottom of silverware basket

  • Customer: Sharon from Powell, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
simply replaced with new basket! The replaced basket was way more efficient that the old one! It has drop down covers so that I can place my silverware in it without puddling water on certain utensils, such as gravy ladels, etc. Now, I am really glad my old one broke!

Dishwasher spinner fell off. Wore out. Needed replacing

  • Customer: Rebecca from Sacramento, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My son Eric, read the directions and followed every instruction. Job was complete in less than 15 min. I filled dishwasher and set it to clean. Worked perfect and dishes came out sparkling. Thank you for you service. My ordered part was here overnight and instructions were easy and clear. Rebecca

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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!

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

Door Seal Leaked Due To Poor Design After Years Of Use

  • Customer: Timothy from Windermere, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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To Prevent This Problem: Make Sure Your Utensils And Items You Are Washing DO NOT Rub Against The Door Seal When Pulling Out The Bottom Rack To Emptying The Dish Washer... The Original Door seal is held in place in a metal channel. To remove it you just carefully pull out the old seal. It is recommended that prior to installing the new seal you clean the channel and then put silicon sealant in the channel and install the new seal. Be nice and neat and just cut off the Silicon Tube Nozzle so about a 1/8 in bead of silicon comes out of the tube and goes into the channel. Make sure the channel is filled with silicon evenly (you get more than enough in the tube). Push in the seal so that it seats properly, and most importantly so that the ends of the seal extend past the ends of the channel. (I don't know why the manufacturer can't provide a new seal that is 3 inches longer than required, instead of 1 inch longer than required. Its easy to cut off the excess.)... Of course it takes 24 hours for silicon to fully cure and the curing process should be accomplished with the dishwasher door Closed and Latched. (Instructions are included in the repair kit) ...

Lights would flash but washer would not start

  • Customer: Doris from Dunedin, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Many thanks for the repair instructions. My dishwasher has a black plastic cover over the control board but it was easily removed. I did take a photo of the board before I started to use as a reference in putting thing back correctly. Being 70 and never having done anything of this type I was nervous but the machine was broken anyway so what harm could I do. It WORKS...

One side of the door balance broke and the other side would soon break

  • Customer: W Robert from Hendersonville, NC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video on the web site and made the very simple repair. It was so easy that almost anyone could do it. Also, the parts arrived 2 days after I ordered them. The whole process was very easy and saved the cost of a service call.

door was slamming open and unbalanced

  • Customer: James from Fox Lake, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ensure there are no mounting screws attaching the dishwasher to the cabinets. Pull the dishwasher out as far as the pulleys and springs. Mine had enough house and electrical, if yours doesn't, you will have to disconnect them. I removed the pulleys each held on with one bolt, ran the string around and attached the new springs. Very easy and didn't require any prior experience and only took 20 minutes of my time. I easily saved 200 on a service call. Thanks.

Original intake valve broke (cracked plastic seem) due to ice built up due to leaked cold air into the house.

  • Customer: Phuong from McLean, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Follow instructional video from Part Select. Dishwasher is working nicely now. Many thanks. I must add that repair company wanted $480 for parts and labor to replace this and that, including motor. I declined and spent $46 for valve and S&H from Part Select and fixed it myself.

Frozen water inlet valve that burst

  • Customer: Don from LaGrange, KY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the old valve after disconnecting the drain, water line and electric connection to get to the spot of the leak. Valve was easy to reinstall to power and filler tube, as were the hard connection to power and the drain, but when it came to aligning the copper water line to the valve with a compression fitting under the machine, it was impossible to get the alignment correct with the fine threads on the compression fitting. I loosened the valve from the frame and then was easily able to thread the compression fitting to the valve and then put the holding screw on the valve back in place. That knowledge would have saved me half the installation time and a lot of frustration trying to get the compression fitting to thread!
All Instructions for the KUDS02FRSS1
481-495 of 663