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KUDS30FXSS1 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

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motor making a load noise

  • Customer: Kenneth from Houston TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
pull out the dishwasher
lay it on its side
use a 1/4" drive socket with extension and a universal joint to undo the the hidden bolt,
twist the motor 1/4 turn. this is the hard part you have to pull fairly hard and rock the motor around a little to get the o-ring to let the motor slide out.
lube up the new motor with jet dry or soap and insert back it, turn it back 1/4 turn, install the bolt and plug the motor control wires back in, then reinstall it back under the counter

Dishwasher door falls when opened

  • Customer: Mark from Seattle WA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
First, I bought the door balance link to replace the broken links that connect to the springs.

Because I didn't have enough slack to simply pull out the dishwasher far enough to reach the springs, I had to disconnect the water line and electrical wiring.
The only reason my repair took as long as it did was because there was so little room underneath the dishwasher for disconnecting the water line. I had to buy a shorter adjustable wrench. Also, I had leaks after reconnecting the water line. I had to tighten the compression nut as far as it would go. The nut wrapped around a white substance that had been applied to the threads (I believe this is called pipe tape), which did the trick for sealing the leak.

The repair was a complete success! The parts arrived fast and the information from other customers on the the PartsSelect website was invaluable.

bones inside locked motor up and burned it out

  • Customer: Dawn from New Richmond WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 4 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
disconect water supply and drain hose, unscrew 2 screws hoding front of dishwasher to countertop, slide dischwasher out so you can tip on its door and remove 1 screw hidden behind plastic shield and pull motor out install in reverse order.

door spring cable broken

  • Customer: garret from Fair Haven NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 4 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
You need to pull the unit out to get access to the spring connected to the rear leg frame. Use the everything in the kit. The rollers are upgraded and will guid the cable better.

Lower spray arm seal replacement

  • Customer: Fred from Grafton OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 6 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
Remove upper tray and spray arm. Remove two screws retaining pipe for upper spray arm and overhead. Unscrew retainer on top of lower spray arm and remove. Gently rotate the upper feed pipe clockwise until pipe can be removed from lower pipe. You may then remove the lower pipe and bearing housing where the seal is. Reverse order for reassembly. I also replaced upper spray arm bushing. Very simple, remove one screw and the arm will come out.

soap dispenser door stayed open

  • Customer: Shirley from Park Ridge IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 5 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Soap dispenser unit could have been repaired by pushing the plastic arm back home and adding two drops of instant glue to keep the plastic shaft in proper place. Didn't need to purchage a new unit.

soap dish did not open

  • Customer: ken from garner NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
after all I read about the problems with Kitchenaid I figured it was the solenoid thats part of the soap dispenser. I took out all the screws on the door...2 long ones are on outer top...seperated it...took out all the screws on dispencer ring...replaced it...pluged it in and put the door back on. we ran it thru a cycle and the door now opens and makes lil soap bubbles.....another job well done by Hank in action! all the parts in door are easy to replace....

The soap dispenser would not work

  • Customer: JOHN C. from GIG HARBOR WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 5 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
After reading other posts I opened the dishwasher door put a support underneath it. Knowing that all the screws were not the same I carefully unscrewed them and placed them on a towel in order of extraction. After all the screws were taken out, I lifted the door up gently and lifted it out of its place and put it aside. Now I could see the hex screws holding in the soap dispenser. I then unscrewed the screws and place the frame aside. Next I gently pulled the electrical connector to the dispensing unit off. After locating a snap tab on top on the left hand side and one underneath on the right hand side, I gently lifted the tab and the dispenser unit moved slightly forward. After gently prying the lower tab on the right hand side the dispensing unit was loose. I just reversed the process to put things back together. I was not necessary to have any help taking things apart but it was very helpful having a second set of hands when we put it back together. Lining up the screws for the door was much easier with two people. After installation, I started the dishwasher to check for leaks. Everything was fine. Very satisfied to be able to repair/replace this unit without calling a tech. If you can change a spark plug on a lawnmower you can replace a soap dispenser on a dishwasher such as mine. Very quick delivery from parts source. Thank you.

The motor was too loud

  • Customer: Conelis from Eclectic AL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
I took the unit apart to find out what was making the loud noise and found the seal on the main pump had been leaking ito the bearing on the motor.

Old part never worked well, constantly got bumped by a part of the side when sliding rack back in (design flaw). When part got bumped and fell off, it also got warped from the heat, so then was even less likely to stay in place. New part fits more securely and doesn't bump the problematic part on

  • Customer: JULIE from BOTHELL WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 5 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
Just snapped it right into place! No tools required. Very easy!

Factory crimped end of link cord pulled out of plastic fastner that hooks on door.

  • Customer: Scott from Miami FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Removed 2 screws that fasten dishwasher to underside of countertop. Pulled dishwasher out from under the countertop for access to sides. Hooked link on door, threaded cord around 2 wheels, hooked spring to back of dishwasher, stretched spring and hooked to eye on end of link cord. I found it very difficult to hook spring to link then try and stretch spring to hole at back of dishwasher. Easier to pull spring and link towards each other and connect. Note: This link was actually different from the original. The plastic end that connects to the door actually hits the first wheel when door is closed but it doesn't seem to prevent the door from locking properly (old design was better). However, I shaved this plastic end to provide better clearance.

Pump motor made excessive noise with leaking water

  • Customer: Brett from North Jackson OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Removed dishwasher from cabinets replaced motor which was easy to do reinstalled in cabinets and ran cycle. All was good. No noise and no leaking.

The door spring link broke.

  • Customer: Martin from Discovery Bay CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Unplug dishwasher and slide it out from under cabinet. Remove old broken link (a heavy string between two plastic parts) and replace with new one. Slide dishwasher back and plug it in. Very easy and no tools required.

Motor starting making a terrible racket after installation 15 months earlier

  • Customer: David from Andover MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Be sure to shut off power at circuit breaker and disconnect drain and water supply. Remove the dishwasher from the cabinet, lower it on its side. Remove three electrical connections from motor to various sensors. Remove three plastic wedges that secure the motor gasket to make a tight seal. The motor pops into the body of the dishwasher for removal. The replacement motor goes in just as you took it out. It took two people to set the motor right to ensure the good seal on the gasket for re-installation. Then turn it back upright and secure it in place. Couple suggestions, be sure to have ample towels around for leakage from water and drain lines. Be sure to cover the bottom of the dishwasher during disassembly and reassembly of the wash manifold. I dropped a screw in there and it took me some time to fish it out.
All in all, it went well. Don't pay a plumber for this job. I'm a clod and if I did it, you can.

Door link broke at plastic connection end

  • Customer: Richard from Mckinney TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 4 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
First remove the front kick panel by removing 2 philips screws. Turn off the water supply, and then disconnect the supply line if not of the flexible kind. Mine was copper. Remove 2 screws holding dishwasher to counter top and pull machine out. Open door and attach replacement link by hooking the plastic end to the hinge hook on the door side and then place the string portion round the plastic pulleys and then attach the other end of the link to the end of the spring attached to the rear of the machine along the bottom side. Push dishwasher back into position, reattach supply line and re-install both screws attaching the machine to the counter top. Turn on the water supply and check for leaks. Place the kick plate into postion and secure using the 2 philips screws that were removed.
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