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KUDS25SHWH1 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

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Door on soap dispenser broke off

  • Customer: Richard from Benton IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 23 of 28 people found this instruction helpful
First remove front panel of dishwasher. Held on by 2 screws on bottom of panel. Remove the electrical connections from the dispenser. Remove the six screws on the dispenser and remove dispenser. Reverse steps to install new dispenser.

Dishwasher finally would not complete cycle

  • Customer: Robert from Seattle WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 23 of 30 people found this instruction helpful
Symptoms: at first the dishwasher would wash the dishes but not stop at the end of the cycle. After several weeks of using a timer and opening the door during the drying cycle and getting an estimate of $421.78 to fix the machine (we declined) the dishwasher finally would not go thru its whole cycle. I reasoned it must be the Control Assembly and ordered one. to install it I removed the 8 "star" screws in the door, removed the inside of the door, removed the black, plastic cover over the Control Assembly, disconnected all of the connectors to the Control Assembly and the two anchor screws. The Control Assembly then was easily removed. The installation was done in the exact reverse of the tear down. After the door was reassembled the dishwasher has worked correctly for over a week. I saved about $320 by doing the job myself. I hope the machine operates for another ten years.

Dishwasher stopped in middle of wash cycle..

  • Customer: David from Bay City TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 24 of 35 people found this instruction helpful
I disasembled the inner door and replaced the door switches with new ones.

Glasses and dishes had cooked on film on them due to no upper spinner rinse.

  • Customer: LOUIS from SAN ANTONIO TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 19 of 21 people found this instruction helpful
Need needle nose pliers to remove the keepers in the end stops on basket rails. Basket must be removed to get to the spinner assimbley.
The upper rinse spinner is held in place by a stainless steal bracket. NO SCREWS!
1. You push the spinner assembly up and push it to the back of the machine.
2. Then you pull the spinner assembly down to clear the bracket and then pull it to the front of the machine.
3. To replace it just reverse the procedure.
Used part # 3379329.

Louis at ljsengele@att.net

Broken Latch on Detergent Dispenser

  • Customer: Jennifer from Montgomery Village MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 20 of 27 people found this instruction helpful
I had a broken latch on my dispenser, so had to replace the entire assembly. This is an easy repair, as the other posts have indicated. You do, however, really need a nutdriver. I undertook this project without a nutdriver and not only did it take ten times longer than it should've, but the dispenser leaked after my first attempt because I could not get the dispenser screwed in good and tight. All worked perfectly once I got the right tool, duh. The repair is done as other posters have indicated: unplug the machine, remove outer panel(s), remove six mounting screws, detach the wires attaching to the assembly, and reattach them to the new piece. **One thing not noted in other reports: there is a white plastic electrical connection on the lower right of the dispenser assembly. Mine had red wires attaching to it. To remove this from the old dispenser, you pull it straight out toward you, like a drawer from a dresser, and slot it into the new dispenser the same way. It would be quite easy to break this piece trying to get it out any other way, so use some caution.

It would not run a full cycle and would light the cancel light, etc.

  • Customer: Jeffrey from Round Rock TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 20 of 28 people found this instruction helpful
My 10 year old Kitchenaid dishwasher began performing erratically:
• It would not run a full cycle and would light the cancel light.
• It would erroneously light the "child lock" light.
• It would run the drain cycle and not stop.
I "rebooted" / reset it several times by powering off and back on, but it after a couple "reboots" it would not reset.
I checked the water sensor and the plumbing, pumps, and electronics visually but did not see anything awry.
It appeared to be a logic problem so my diagnosis led to the electronic board.
I ordered the board and received it very quickly (two business days).
Installation was easy:
1. Removed torx head screws on the top / inside of the door to release the plastic control panel & was careful removing it to avoid damaging the built in plastic brackets that hold it to the door. This was achieved by being sure all screws were out, then pulling the top of the plastic panel out away from the door. The "inverted V" shaped brackets pivoted and needed to be lifted off the metal frame on the door. Continue to support the panel and
2. Unplug the ribbon cable connecting control panel to board. Set panel aside.
3. Unplug all wire connectors from board.
4. Remove two 1/4" hex head screws that hold the board / backing frame to the door being VERY careful not to drop them into the door.
5. Replace with new board / backing frame.
6. Reconnect all wires.
7. Reconnect ribbon cable and install front control panel
8. Test
9. Eureka!
10. Wash some dishes...

That's my story!

The upper arm mount broke off and needed to be replaced.

  • Customer: George from McKinney TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 16 of 16 people found this instruction helpful
The part arrived the next day after order was placed. That is an amazing service.
When it arrived I noticed that the new part was re-designed but the dimensions appeared to be identical. Initially it was difficult to snap it in to position but with help of a screw driver it finally snapped in place. After re-installation of the upper wash arm all looked perfect. But the arm would not spin freely. It would bind against the bottom of the upper tray. Finally after about 20 minutes I noticed that the mount was slightly slanted to one side. This was not immediately apparent unless you look carefully. Further I noticed that the bottom of the upper tray was protruding lower on the right side. Finally I realized why the mount was slanted to one side. I removed the mount and turned it 180 deg.. Bingo all fits and works perfectly. I could have avoided the problems if an orientation directions were included with the mount. I suspect that a less technical individual would likely not figure it out.

Dishwasher leaking water

  • Customer: Charles from Cary NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 16 of 17 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the bottom door seal. Found the job to be very easy. Just slide the bottom seal off, slide the new seal on, and it fixed the leaky problem.
The part was shipped immediately making the total experience worth while.

Dishes not rinsing well, particles left on dishes

  • Customer: Steven from Missoula MT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 17 of 20 people found this instruction helpful
As others have described, this replacement was very easy. The new spray arm is solid plastic instead of rubber (which had deteriorated and was the part that needed replacing). So it should last longer.

You have to keep and reuse the mounting bracket that attaches the spray arm to the upper rack, so don't throw that away!

The replacement was super-easy, and as others have commented, the dishes haven't been this clean for a long time. Well worth it.

Bottom rack dish holders rusted

  • Customer: Shelley from Shoreline WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 16 of 17 people found this instruction helpful
Put wheels on new bottom rack and put back in dishwasher. Like that the back racks can lie down for pots and large dishes. Removed the the wash arm and replaced the ring. Too easy

Dishwasher door leaked

  • Customer: Larry from Kewadin MI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 17 of 22 people found this instruction helpful
!. I read the directions
2. Unplugged the dishwasher and removed the racks
3. I took off the 2 bottom panels and unhooked springs
4. I bent outward the tabs holding the door rod(A little difficult to get them bent far enough to remove the door)
5. pulled the door up and out of the bent tabs
6. Pulled out the old gaskets and replaced them with the new gaskets (I soaped the door one with liquid detergent)
7. Replaced the door etc and it does not leak!

Door handle broke and could not open the dishwasher

  • Customer: Vincent from Ruskin FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 18 of 26 people found this instruction helpful
Managed to open the dishwasher without breaking anything else! 1ST TURN OFF THE POWER SUPPLY AT THE BREAKER BOX,SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT! Took the kick plate off at the bottom, unscrewed the bottom of the front panel and removed the interior door screws. Removed top panel with the circuit board attached, be very careful doing this as you can destroy the circuit board if it cracks or bends.Unplug it and set it aside. remove the broken door handle and insert the new one with the simple metal and spring mechanism. put it all together in reverse order. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN ANY OF THE SCREWS OR YOU CAN STRIP THEM AND HAVE MORE PROBLEMS! I have to say I was surprised how quickly the part arrived during some of the worst weather conditions up north. Very pleased!

Water leaking out under door

  • Customer: Charles from Brooklyn NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 15 of 17 people found this instruction helpful
The pump outlet gasket was sticking out and a screw was missing from the pump outlet housing. This was causing water to flood out under the door.

Once I removed the pump outlet housing I saw that the gasket was out of place almost all the way around. I cleaned around the housing, replaced the gasket and the missing screw.

You need a Torx T-15 for this repair. Note that all of the screws on the housing were loose so you might need to tighten them from time to time.

Be careful not to drip a screw when you are installing it since it's a real hassle to fish it out from under the screen.

Once everything was tightened up, the wash pressure seemed to be much higher.

Upper nozzle "spinner" had degraded to the point where it no longer worked

  • Customer: Brian from Socorro NM
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 14 of 15 people found this instruction helpful
The only difficult part was taking out (relatively easy) and returning (hard) the clips from the rails. This required bending the end of the metal rails with pliers. Otherwise the dishrack just rolled in with no issues.

The spinner is somewhat lower than the one it is replacing, making the clearance over items in the lower rack to be serviceable but marginal.

dishwasher not draining and overflowed

  • Customer: christopher from Spring TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 14 of 15 people found this instruction helpful
Well, after I got the the dishwasher apart I realized the problem was not the wash impeller kit, it was the pump/ motor asembly. we deicided to replace the machine. the hardest part was holding the impeller from turning while removing the screw. there is a hex on top of the impeller you must hold in place but, if the machine is old, the hex is brittle,It will break as mine did. you will need to disconnect and take the washer from under the cabinet, and wedge a piece of wood into the motor to hold it. Then loosen the screw and inspect the components. 10 years old, it was more cost effective to replace the dishwasher. i emailed for a request authorization to return. partselect responded promptly with the autorization i needed to return the part. The service was good, and I would use partselect again.
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