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KUDS02FRSS1 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

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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
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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:
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Finely located correct cap and replaced melted cap.

When opened door would fall completely open.

  • Customer: Damon from Murphy TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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The best way to do the repair is watch the video. Because the replacement part was newer than the original it was configured a bit different. The video CLEARLY explained that so it eliminated any angst.

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Top rack was not getting clean through the wash cycle

  • Customer: Doug from Dellrose TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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I would have torn something up had I not watched the video posted here first. The spring loaded chopper is a bit tricky to get in lined up properly to get the cover assembly back on. 30 minutes and several small finger tip cuts later, and the machine cleans like new.

One door balance link broke with a bang!

  • Customer: Donald from Narragansett RI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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First, I viewed the video on the Partsselect website. I pulled the dishwasher from under the counter. When installing it, I had used a six-foot-long braided supply hose, so that didn't need to be disconnected. The drain hose was disconnected at the sink drain connection. Only the wiring connection had to be undone under the dishwasher, so ensure the power's off to the dishwasher. Changing the links was a matter of removing one screw on each side, pivoting the pulley assembly forward, removing it, reversing that procedure to install the new one, and hooking the link at both ends. The door works perfectly and silently now.

balancer link string that couples door to balance spring snapped

  • Customer: Stephen from Santa Fe NM
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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Unscrew machine fro counter top, pull it out of cabinetry, remove old pulley & bollard blocks, install new ones, hook new string to spring, run through pulleys. Then, the only trick: I used one of the old broken cords to extend the spring so i had slack in the new line so it could be hooked in place. Hook the broken cord on the spring after connecting the new cord, then pull on it with one hand while positioning the new cord with the other. A major unexpected bonus of doing this repair was that that the design of the pulley block had been improved so now each block uses two pulleys instead of a pulley and a bollard. This makes opening and closing the door nearly silent, where as before there was some friction where the string rubbed over the bollard and that set up a resonance in the spring that was quite loud.

Water would not pump out of dishwasher

  • Customer: Wayne from Mocksville NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I removed front bottom cover on dishwasher. The drain pump is on right front side. Very easy to remove and to install a new pump.

Water leaking under the dishwasher

  • Customer: Stephen from Citrus Springs FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove the 2 screws at top bracket to counter pull out dishwasher to unplug turn off water remove 2 access nuts for front panel removed water supply line remove 1 access nut for valve assembly then remove electrical connector. Reverse to install.

Dishes were not getting clean or intermittently getting clean

  • Customer: Mr. MARK from lehighton PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Well after trouble shooting several components , the fill valve, the check valve , the pump motor all it turned out to be is the supply line to the dishwasher. I had installed one of those lines with an anti flood check valve in the line. Thinking it was a smart idea so if I were not home it would keep from flooding my basement etc. even when you remove the line and run it into a bucket you still get flow. But unknown to myself a majority of your appliances do not work well with these lines because when the solenoid opens it causes a surge and the check valve tries to restrict the flow. After soapy of these surges the valve sticks . When I replaced the line with a standard supply line it solved the problem. So for about $15.00 you could save yourself a lot of headaches and money by replacing that first. I'm not saying it will be the solution but start there first even if your getting water flow through that line. By the way the manufacturer of those lines at least the one I bought less than 5 montages ago do not mention that on their package and by the time you come to that conclusion you may have spent a lot of money trying to fix your machine. I had three techs that couldn't figure it out. Also the machine I have is a kitchen aid but its a common problem on a lot of brands including washing machines for clothes.

Fuse burnt out

  • Customer: Tiffani from Spring TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The instructions were perfect & easy to follow. So I followed the instructions & in 20 min I was done, longest part was taking dishwasher apart, at the top, 6 Allen wrench screws. Easy to install, fast shipping & a perfect fit!

the middle spray arm was not turning,top rack not cleaning

  • Customer: Charles A from Marine City MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed upper rack end caps on rail,removed rack turned upside down,removedscrew to spray arm,replaced seal and removed water supply manifold probe and manifold,found they had tighter seal than old parts,corrected the problem,only took 10 minutes to repair

The plastic front end piece of the door balance kit broke

  • Customer: David from Dalzell SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The dishwasher had to be pulled from under the countertop and the face at the base of the dishwasher required removal. The new piece was attached to the door spring, routed through the wheels and attached to the front attach point of the dishwasher. The face was reinstalled and unit was pushed back to under the countertop.

LINK CORD FROM DOOR TO HIDGE WAS BROKEN

  • Customer: Larry from Redmond OR
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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THERE WERE ACTUALLY SLOTS CUT IN THE SIDE TO PLACE A SCREW DRIVER TO STRENTCH THE SPRING TO ATTACH IT TO THE CORD AND PLASTIC END. BUT THE SPRING WOULD NOT STRETCH FAR ENOUGH SO TOOK THE INTIATIVE AND DRILLED ANOTHER HOLE TO PLACE SCREW DRIVER AND PRY THE SPRING FAR ENOUGH TO ATTACH THE REPLACEMENT PIECE. AFTER THAT IT WAS DONE. FAIRLY EASY AS YOU HAVE THE OTHER SIDE OF THE APPLIANCE TO LOOK AT AND CAN TELL HOW THE HIDGE ON THE SIDE THAT NEEDED REPAIR SHOULD GO. VERY VERY EASY AFTER HOLE WAS DRILLED IN FRAME.

I had not needed to install the mounting brackets that came with the dishwasher because the old counter top was 1 inch lower than standard and I was able to just wedge the dishwasher into the space and it would not tip.

  • Customer: Bob from Montrose CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I simply disconnected the power line to the dishwasher and pulled it out enough to install the mounting brackets. The installation manual that came with the dishwasher described how to install the brackets and I simply followed directions.

Upper wash arm spinner had fallen off

  • Customer: Wayne from Sandwich IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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1) turn off electrical power (at main breaker box), 2) remove both upper and lower racks, 3) place towel over the inside bottom of dishwasher (to catch any parts that might fall), 4) remove the Philips screw from the top of the feed tube (the plastic part onto which the spinner attaches), 5) pull down slightly on the feed tube and remove the plastic rivet, 6) insert a new plastic rivet (head up) into the hole of the feed tube, 7) Position the new spinner under the feed tube and then snap the spinner and plastic rivet together, 8) reinstall the Philips screw into the top of the feed tube, 9) remove the towel and put racks back into dishwasher, 10) turn power back on.
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