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KUDS02FRSS1 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

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top rack not cleaning well

  • Customer: Leonard from Chapmansboro TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I removed the racks. I removed the spray arm then the lower spray arm and found the center support hud was stripped in the center. Then I installed the new parts and it is cleaning better.

Leaking drain hose

  • Customer: David from Ellicott City MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
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Turned off water to dishwasher and disconnected hot water and drain hoses. Removed to side screws and kick panel and pulled dishwasher from under counter. Removed old drain hose and fed the new one over to the drain. Reconnected the hot water and new drain hose. Pushed dishwasher under cabinet and screwed to cabinets. Ran the dishwasher and checked for leaks. Replaced kick panel.

Balance cord failed on left side of dishwaser

  • Customer: M.R. from Newbury OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Installing the new cord assembly took only 3 minutes after getting the built-in dishwasher out from under the counter. That was a thirty minute job. There was no way to slip my arm in to reconnect the coil balance spring. Thankfully the original installer supplied enough electrical and water line that did not have to disconnected.

Door would not stay in the upright position and would fall if not latched.

  • Customer: Richard M. from Aiken SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I removed the unit from under the counter and replaced the plastic and connecting cords to the springs, a ten minute job. The cord on the dishwasher is not made to take the strain and will break after some years of use. The kit came with all parts to repair the problem and there is a video on the site if you have a problem.

The hose had a slit in it.

  • Customer: Larry from Sarasota FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed old hose and replaced it with a new one and reinstalled the dishwasher.

Dishwasher door wouldn't stay partially opened

  • Customer: Terry from Raleigh NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy repair. Just used a cordless drill driver to remove the nut on each pulley, replaced them and that was it. One of the easiest repairs I have ever done. Had to pull the dishwasher our far enough to reach the pulley on each side. Part only goes in one way so you can't screw that up. :^) Tip: Used a lockgrip plier to pull on the spring while I attached the cord to it. Not required but made it easier.

dishwasher stoped,no power

  • Customer: marc from waterford WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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i found this website,and it told me that 60% of the time it was the bimetalfuse. i watched the vido to see how to install it, pretty easy,so i ordor the part. Two days later my dishwasher was up and running. thank you partselect,you saved me a hole lot of money. yours truly marc

The dishwasher was leaking from the right side bottom

  • Customer: Jennifer from East Moriches NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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I had to unscrew the float valve and just screwed the other one on and that was it! I saved my self like $300 for someone to come in.

Dishwasher seemed to have no power, would not respond to any buttons, no lights, would not run.

  • Customer: Frances from Knoxville TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Turned off the circuit breaker to the dishwasher. Removed the screws inside the door to open the control panel. Located the thermal fuse. Removed the wires from the thermal fuse. Using a multimeter verified the thermal fuse was open. Ordered the replacement part from part select. Order was placed on a Saturday evening. Part was at my door on Wednesday morning. Using the previous method to access the control panel, I removed the thermal fuse and replaced it with the one received. I choose to replace just the thermal fuse and not cut the wire and splice in the new wire that came in the package. Replaced the control panel, tightened the screws. Dishwasher has worked great ever since! The actual replacement of the thermal fuse took less than 15 minutes. I'd hate to think what a service call and repair would have cost me compared to doing the repair myself.

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.

no lights on the control panel.

  • Customer: robert from clark NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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shut power at breaker. removed control panel and fuse. cut the wires close to the fuse. installed wires in connector. put panel back on. turned on power. hit the cancel button, the water drained. dishwasher back in action.

Rinse Aid Cap was not replaced when diswasher was stared and burned up.

  • Customer: Margaret from Dickinson TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I received the rinse aid cap and it was fixed in less than a minute.

One side was broken

  • Customer: JENNIFER from BLUEMONT VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

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.
All Instructions for the KUDS02FRSS1
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