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KUDS02FRSS1 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

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The right side cord on the door balance kit broke.

  • Customer: Paul F. from Scottsdale AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I ordered a repair kit and replaced the cord linkage without any tools other than those to pull the bottom panel and screws from the top retainer clips. Great instructions and extremely easy repair myself. Thank you.

Soap not dispensing with loud chattering noise on start up.

  • Customer: Thomas from Wakefield RI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Removed torx screws from rear of door. Openned door assembly and replaced board...very easy...about twenty minutes total. It's working fine and we're looking for years of additional service.

No water pressure

  • Customer: Steve from Geneva FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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I cut the breaker and disconnected the in and out water lines, then removed the washer. Once on its side, I took it apart until I found what was broken. The chopper unit had broken and parts were sucked into the pump. After going online and finding/ordering all the parts, I cleaned everything and put it back together so as not to lose anything. When the parts came in,it was an easy job to replace the broken parts and have it back in use. The repair would have cost over $350 and my parts bill was less than $90. Thanks

not draining fully

  • Customer: Brad from Questa NM
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
remove top rack, discribed in video, removed bottom spinner,removed water channel to top, removed screwes in screen in bottom, removed 1 screw above chopper ass, used neadle nose plyers to remove chopper, rember to compress chopper spring to install. installed in reverse order..

Squeaking unbalanced door.

  • Customer: Jennifer from Sonoita AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I looked on your website under our model number. There I found various descriptions for the problem I had. Under the problem column, I found the possible parts needed. Turns out I needed new door pulleys and ropes. We watched the video provided by your site,pulled out the dishwasher, and changed out the ropes and wheel assemblys. Squeak is gone, door is balanced. Mission accomplished!

Door spring mechanism failure

  • Customer: Terry from Marietta GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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The hardest part was pulling the dishwasher out for the repair. I had to disconnect the water line to get the 2 feet required. Replacing the part took minutes. The springs were hard to extend in the limited space so I used pliers to pull them.

Missing cap

  • Customer: Paula from Malverne NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Just screwed it in

Door opens abruptly, not slowly. Takes more effort to close than it should.

  • Customer: Mark from Newport Coast CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The plastic hook on the door link kits for these dishwashers don't last very long. I don't know if it's bad plastic, bad design, or both, but I've replaced these three times now. The hook on the pulley side snaps and you get the symptoms described above. Others have done a good job describing how to do this repair. The only thing I'd add is that if this happens again I am going to have a replacement hook made out of metal at an online fabricator. The plastic is just not a good solution for that part. If this is your first time repairing this and only one side is broken, do yourself a favor and replace both sides now--the other side will be breaking soon :) And keep the part number somewhere handy--- you will need it again in a couple of years.

Balance system on the door broke

  • Customer: Juan from Newtown CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very simple, replace the string and the pulleys so the door can be balanced again.

Door balance link broke

  • Customer: Karen from Norfolk MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Attache the door balance link to spring and ran it through the pulley link. Repair co. Was going to charge me $280. The part cost 17.95 from parts select .

door would just drop down with no counterbalance in effect

  • Customer: Earl from Sun Valley CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I pulled out the unit, which proved to be the hardest part of the repair. Once it was out about half way I could remove the rope and pullies on both sides of the unit and then install the repacement units. Then I needed to stretch the springs and attach the rope clips. Spide the unit back in place and it works great.

The nylon link between the spring and the door broke.

  • Customer: Fred from Mahopac NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Pulled out the dishwasher....attached the new nylon link to the spring and ten threaded it around the wheels to the door itself. Pushed the dishwasher back in place,

The cord broke on one side.

  • Customer: STEVEN from Marion OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I replaced both sides since I wanted even wear on them. I consider what Kitchen Aid did to be sub standard. A piece of cord - REALLY!!!!! Pretty cheap if you ask me. The exchange was easy. The hard part was removing the water line and power so the entire unit could be pulled out. What a royal pain! And then of course, the water line and power needed to be reconnected. Overall - an easy fix, but made significantly harder by Kitchen Aid's choice of a cord.

Not cleaning dishes.

  • Customer: Dana from Palm City FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Cleaned area around food chopper. Replaced food chopper.

Sound of a bearing wearing out, louder than normal operation

  • Customer: John from Ketchikan AK
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the screws under the counter, retracted the leveling bolt jacks, turned off power to unit, turned off water supply to unit and made sure that all the water was out of the unit. Disconnect supply and drain lines. slide out unit from under counter and put protection over the door then lay it over onto the door. unplug the motor remove the screw that holds the motor in place, turn the motor counterclock wise, wiggle the motor in a side to side motion and it will come right out.(GLOVES ARE RECOMENDED FOR THIS OPERATION). Use cooking spray or olive oil on the O-ring. line up the arrow on the pump housing with the arrow on the pump motor and put the unit back together in the reverse order. Test the unit with a operation of a quick rinse to check of leaks. This is a very easy repair.
All Instructions for the KUDS02FRSS1
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