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KUDS25SHWH1 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

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Dishwasher grinding noise

  • Customer: John from Roebling NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Heard a grinding noise in our dishwasher one night recently while it was in the drain mode. Water wasn't draining out so I had to siphon it out with a tube, cup, and rags, then looked up information about the washer/dryer on the internet and found PartsSelect. I watched the repair video they provided and decided to give the repair a try. I began to remove all the necessary parts following the instructional video.
The hardest part of the job came early on, and once that was completed the rest of the job was a cinch. The center screw holding the upper impeller was the hardest part to remove. I tried to use the adjustable wrench on the hex shaped nut molded to the impeller while turning the screw, but that old screw was so tight I was afraid I'd strip the molded impeller nut.
I then tried a 1 inch nut without the driver attached to it but with a pair of vice grips clamped at about 45 degree angle on the 1 inch nut and set on the molded impeller nut while at the same time trying to remove the screw by putting the small nut driver through the top of the 1 inch nut and turning it. No luck there either. It would not budge.
By this time I was entertaining the idea of buying a new 5 to 800.00 dishwasher.
Well I had nothing else to lose except 5 to $800.00, so I reverted to caveman technology.
I ended up using a small chisel and wood mallet to get the impeller off the shaft. Since the impeller is made of a rubber like material, it came off easily in pieces using some careful strikes with the hammer on the impellers molded nut. When this was complete, I unscrewed and removed the filter housing.
The impeller screw, which was still in the motor shaft, and was removed 'after' this because there was no impeller or filter chamber in the way. There was a small space between the screw and the motor shaft since the impeller was removed from around that screw so I first tightened it a little bit, then finally was able to loosen the screw. You would think that screw had been super glued into that shaft but it finally came out. After that I removed the chopper blade and found that the spring attached to it was bent and had tore the shaft of the 'lower' drain impeller to pieces. After cleaning up the impeller pieces I ordered the drain and wash impeller kit from PartSellect. It arrived in a couple of days and the new parts installation went quickly.I was especiially relieved that the new screw and impeller went on without a hitch.
I didn't use the new shaft seal provided because it was a different height then the original seal and wouldn't allow the cover to the drain impeller to seat properly. The height of the new seal also caused the new drain impeller to push or spring up too high.The original seal looked fine so I used that and it worked just fine also. Started the dishwasher up for a test and it all worked flawlessly. No noise no leaks. This was my first washer dryer repair. Following the Part Sellect instructional video with Steve explaining while doing the removal of old and installation of the new parts was a breeze. SO, here's my conclusion. Folks, for under $50.00 I saved a lot of money and expect that I'll get at least a few years more use from this old dishwasher. Thanks again to PartSelect and Steve for your help.

Dishwasher wouldn't drain

  • Customer: Roy from Powell OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Turn off the breaker to the dishwasher - there will be water very near the motor and other electrical components. I first scooped and towelled all the water out of the bottom of the dishwasher. The drain valve can be accessed from the bottom front of the dishwasher without pulling the unit out from under the counter. There were 4 screws to remove the 2 bottom metal panels. Next use pliers to loosen and slide back the hose clamp connected to the drain. Have a towel ready and pull the drain hose off the white check valve. The check valve can then be removed by unscrewing it - you may need to use pliers. Put the new one on and everything back together.

sprayer arm had detiorated

  • Customer: kathleen from shorewood MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed instructions and did repair before my husband came home! EASY!!!! WISH ALL WERE LIKE THAT!

I had to replace the spray arm.

  • Customer: Diane from Park Ridge IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The video on this website made removal and installation a breeze. Just watch and follow along.

Dishes not clean and soap dispenser not completely rinsed out.

  • Customer: James from Trafalgar IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I looked in the bottom of the dishwasher after browsing the website regarding possible solutions. When I removed the bottom spray arm I noticed three screws missing from the pump housing. The loose pump outlet had allowed the seal to push out. Ordered-Normal shipping on the part.

Leaking

  • Customer: Robert from Nuevo CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Thee dishwasher came apart very easy, had no problems. Found out where it was leaking around the seal. Ordered parts and they arrived very promptly. Had a few little glitches when I was putting it back together. One of the screws stripped and a larger screw solved the problem. I have a lot of patience, so it worked out fine. Bob.

parts wore out

  • Customer: Dennis from Kingsport TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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followedinstructions videos

Water supply tube rotted out.

  • Customer: Irene from Wagoner OK
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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First step was done BEFORE I received the parts. I had to squeeze the clips at the face of the drawer slides, then slide them up through their slot. This allows the top rack to slide free for removal. Flip the rack upside down for access to the single holding screw. Screw off and remove all parts, note their sequence. You phone people can take pictures! When I got the parts in the mail, it took all of ten minutes to run through this procedure. The dry run sure helped, and I hope this helps you. One part WAS different from the original but was easily figured out. The keeper part was split instead of a pass thru. Pry it carefully open and slide the tube in place. Piece of cake! A lot of new parts for the $, well worth it. Works like new! Enjoy, glad to help. Mike

UNABLE TO OPEN DISHWASHER DOOR! Door handle broken

  • Customer: Roger from Washington MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Shut off circuit breaker to dishwasher (DW). Using a 1/4" nut-driver, remove the base kick-panels and DW front panel and foam insulation block. Then, using a small flashlight and mirror (or you can lie on your back and look up), move the broken door handle aside enough to see a pathway straight up into the front of the machine, centered in the latch opening. You'll see a rectangular shape, a little bigger than 1" in size up there (mine was grey). Then, slide a 8"+ long thin screwdriver (3/16" tip, or less) up until it contacts the "square" and gently push upward. If you hit the right thing, you'll feel it flex (if it doesn't flex, keep probing). Keep pressing up and it will unlatch the door. It's a little challenging, but worth the effort. There is no other way to unlatch the door. After the dishwasher is opened, then you can remove the top panel using the #11 Torx driver (4 screws). You'll need to then unplug the "ribbon" and 2-wire connectors to the control panel so that you can work on that panel which holds the handle ass'y. You can remove the broken latch and reinstall the front and continue to use the dishwasher (turn 'breaker back on) while you wait for your parts to arrive promptly from "PS". There are no electrical hazards in that area to get touched. You'll just need to use that screwdriver to open it each time. YOU CAN DO IT!

Upper dishrack rusted out

  • Customer: June from Camarillo CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the video and did it.

Started making loud noises during wash cycle

  • Customer: Jerold from WASHINGTON UT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After reviewing the troubleshooting tips for this model I ordered in the Wash Arm bearing ring and the spray arm seal. The old ones I removed didn't appear broken, but when I replaced them all the noises went away. Simple (couldn't be simpler) inexpensive (about $10.00) repair.

Dishwasher making a noise (lower area)

  • Customer: Fernando from El Paso TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I reviewed your video and followed the steps, I appreciate the video. I used the tools described in the video; it was a simple process. Thank you Parts Select. .

Needed to replace middle spray arm of dishwasher

  • Customer: Joan from Merrick NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was so simple. Before odering the parts I had watched the video online and it seemed very easy to do. So I bought the parts (which arrived literally 2 days later) and followed the video instructions and within 10-15 minutes the repair was done. I was really thrilled and know that I saved myself a lot of money in the process. Thank you for providing such great service.

Dishwasher will not drain.

  • Customer: Mary from Ballwin MO
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Turned off electric to machine.Removed water with shop vac, Removed lower panel, removed drain hose from check valve and garbage disposal. using shop vac removed blockage from drain hose. Reconnected hose turned on electric cycled dishwasher. Didn't work. Turned off electric, removed water, removed basket, sprayer arm, pump cover, used a six point deep socket to hold impeller while removing 1/4 in. screw. Removed the impeller and found the problem.The lower impeller shaft is broke. removed separator, chopper blade and spring, removed pump cover and broken drain impeller and lower seal. Cleaned all old parts and installed new drain pump kit. Replaced spray arm , basket . Turned electric on, cycled the machine one time. Checked for leaks, replaced lower panels. Put away tools. Your video was very helpful. Your service was great. I received the parts the next day after ordering them. thank you. thank you.

The part was not completely compatible with my dishwasher

  • Customer: Paula from Pipersville PA
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The part that was supplied was not completely compatible with my dishwasher even though the model number entered was correct and even verified by telephone. I watched the Youtube video provided and the assembly arm did not attach the way it was shown on the video. I had to combine some original parts of the dishwasher with some of the parts purchased to make this work which took a lot of extra time and addn tools. I feel the instructions/part were not as advertised.
All Instructions for the KUDS25SHWH1
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