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KUDS02FRSS1 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

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Door would not stay open unless completely in the full open position.

  • Customer: William from Inverness FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Door balance kit was very easy to repair. Washer was installed incorrectly with water service run through the units frame. Once this issue was addressed, ordering and installation was a piece of cake.

Top spinner fell off

  • Customer: Karen from Smithtown NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I noticed the top spinner in the top tray. It wouldn't stay when I tried to reattach it. I searched around the Internet using the model number of my dishwasher. I ordered the part which arrived in two days. I removed the top tray and gently pried the piece where the spinner attaches away, took the old pin out, snuck the new pin in there and snapped the spinner in. The problem was that the nipple on the pin was worn away. The spinner was fine but I didn't see an option to just buy the pin. The I st ructions I read said to dismantle the whole works, but I sneaked it in without doing any harm. I hope. Dishwasher works fine.

Door on soap dispenser would not lock in place.

  • Customer: Robert from Orinda CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I removed 12 screws to get the front door panel off. The screws are star head screws requiring a special screw driver bit to remove. Fortunately, I had one as part of a power drill I had purchased. Once the door panel was removed, I removed the six hex head screws that held the soap dispenser unit in place. The unit is also held by two metal clips that I pried up with a knife (a screw driver blade would not fit) and released the old unit. The new unit snapped into place and I put the six screws back in place. Putting the door panel back was very difficult and I had to get help to hold it in position while I put the screws back. The repair worked. It appears that the plastic arm on the old soap dispenser that releases the soap door had weakened, so it didn't snap the latch back into place after the solenoid opened the door. This is a design defect that Kitchaid should correct.

replace rack wheel

  • Customer: joe from kearns UT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
snapped on new wheel done

Top spinner broke off

  • Customer: Kristin from Plainfield IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pin for the top spinner broke off. Watched the video on the website and went to fix dishwasher. Found out that I only needed to remove baskets, cover bottom with a towel so screws didn't fall into unreachable areas, then removed one screw on the top. Removed broken pin and installed new spinner and pin. Less than five minutes from a woman who's never done this before. Felt like a pro!! Your easy to use website to find parts and repair video made it possible. Thanks a million!!!

Grinding when washing. made a buzzing noise a few weeks later and wouldn't run.

  • Customer: Laura from Elkhart IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled dishwasher out, laid it down on its back. that made eaiser to get to the motor. Pulled the motor off then put the new motor on.

Replace the door balance mechanisms

  • Customer: Les from Eureka MT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just followed the video. Seemed simple enough but the bolt location was different so had to watch the video again paying specific attention to the part where he tells you to use the old bolts to replace the new pulley system. The new pulley system already has a bolt in the top pulley. You will need to old bolt through the bottom pulley. Works great - for now.

Dishes weren't getting clean

  • Customer: David from Bismarck ND
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took out Racks, lower spray bar, bottom screen cover, Food Chopper screen cover and the Food Chopper. Old Food Chopper knife wasn't turning and screen was full of food particles. Upon inspection found knife was stripped off the plastic shaft. Replaced Chopper and Presto! Dishes are Clean.

normal and heavy wash lights alternate flashing

  • Customer: Marybeth from Walnut Creek CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I thought it was the control board, but when I replaced it, the problem was not fixed. So I bought the control panel after some additional internet searching on the problem. This was ordered on another site as I couldn't tell on this site what model number went with stainless. It took less time to replace the control panel as I had the earlier experience. Once replace, everything went back to normal operation.

wATER INLET VALVE DEFECTIVE

  • Customer: Don from Weatherford TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
fOLLOW THE VIDEO AND THE REPAIR GOES VERY WELL. You have a fantastic web site to diagnose the problem and fix it.

Dishwasher not circulating water

  • Customer: Dan from Wauwatosa WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The chopper blade got jammed and broke the teeth off both the chopper assembly and the impeller. I had previously replaced just the chopper blade, but the screen would be clogged after 1-2 wash cycles so I finally realized that the impeller needed to be replaced as well. Dishwasher needed to be uninstalled, flipped on its side and motor removed (1 simple bolt holding the shield). Using a screwdriver to stop the motor shaft, the impeller assembly unscrews easily. Replace the seals and screw on the new impeller, remount the motor and you are back in business! Good luck.

dishrack adjuster housing cracked

  • Customer: Janet from Manchester NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed the old and attached AND SCREWED IN THE NEW.

The string on one of the door-balance links broke. The door dropped uncontrollably when opened.

  • Customer: Raleigh from Charlotte NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After watching the DIY video, I purchased the Door Balance Link Kit and did the repair myself. It went almost exactly as the video explained. The only problem was that I had a new tile floor installed AFTER the dishwasher (DW) was installed. First, I removed the kick-plate (the metal "seal" plate and pad on the bottom), the 2 Mounting Bracket Screws from under the counter, and turned off the hot water (shut-off valve located under the sink). I had to tilt the DW forward while lifting it over the 1/4-3/8" difference in floor height in order to slide it out from the cabinet. (This should normally not be an issue.) Once out, I removed the screw from the (link) mount, rotated the mount (bottom half towards the front of the DW) removing it, and unhooked the link from the spring (attached to the frame at the rear). I fed the new link through the new mount before attaching the mount to the DW. Next, I gently stretched the spring forward attaching the link to it. I then changed the mount and link on other side. The DW was then pushed back into the cabinet, taking care to keep the insulation in place and not kink or bend any hoses or wires behind it. The Mounting Bracket Screws and kick-plate were then reattached and the water turned back on. The entire operation took less than 30 minutes and probably saved me $150-$200 in service call charges.

DOOR WAS NOT BEING SUPPORTED

  • Customer: JAMES P from EAST ELMHURST NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
PULLED THE MACHINE OUT AND REPAIRED IT. PERFECT.

cap for rinse aid did not connect, melted by heater coil

  • Customer: arnold from vancouver WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Finely located correct cap and replaced melted cap.
All Instructions for the KUDS02FRSS1
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