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KUDS30IXBL0 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

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Top Spinner fell off during wash cycle

  • Customer: Charles from The Villages FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Read comments on-line here. Then removed both drawers, removed one screw from top filler tube. Gently pulled tube down just enough to remove small "button", after first putting a cloth over entire bottom of dishwasher to catch it if it, or screw, fell. Button goes in "pointy side" down. Squeezed new spinner onto button until it "popped" on. Replaced top screw, drawers and ran a load. Worked perfectly. Button was worn out. Would be nice if only button could be purchased.

Rollers on the rack adjuster (both sides) came off

  • Customer: Robert from Homer LA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removing and Replacing the Rack Adjuster on a Model KUD30FXSS4 Dishwasher

Go to the PartSelect website from which you ordered the Rack Adjuster (part “4”) and print an illustration of the top rack. The model show is KUD30FXPA1, but there are essentially no differences. The only difference I could find is there are two (2) parts“5” and two (2) parts “6,” whereas on my dishwasher there was only one (1) of each.

Begin by taking a small screwdriver and gently removing part “5.” Next, slide the Rack Adjuster down as far as possible and gently remove part “6.” I found that removing this part did not require a screwdriver; instead gently twisting would get it to come off.

The next disassembly is to separate part “9” from part “2.” Part “2” fits inside the top and two sides of part “9.” There is a round tab near the bottom of part “9” on each side that goes into a corresponding hole near the bottom of part “2.” Gently insert the screwdriver between the sides of the two parts near the bottom and twist the screwdriver slightly. The tab will come out of the hole and the slight twisting will move it enough so that it will stay out. Do the same on the other side. Then insert the screwdriver about middle ways of the two parts and they should easily separate. With the Rack Adjuster slid as far down on the rack as it will go, take the screwdriver and gently pry out part “3.” I found that working from the bottom of each leg rather than from the top was the easiest way. Your Rack Adjuster is disassembled.

Replacing the part is just putting all the parts back together in reverse order. Use the Rack Adjuster on the opposite side of your upper rack as a guide of the proper location and orientation of the new one. Two things are particularly helpful here is there is a flat tab on the upper corner on each side of part “9.” Those tabs go into corresponding slots on part “2.” Second, the upside down blue “V-shaped” structure on part “2” goes into a corresponding slot on the Rack Adjuster.

Begin reassembly by placing the Rack Adjuster in the proper location and orientation on the top rack. Place part “2” on the rack properly with the blue item mentioned above into the corresponding slot of the Rack Adjuster. Insert the flat tabs of part “9” into the slots of part “2.” With a screwdriver, gently work the tabs at bottom of part “9” into the corresponding holes on part “2.” Replace parts “3,” “5,” and “6.” No screwdriver is needed for these replacements.

The Rack Adjuster is ready for use.

Difficulty: Little if one uses these directions and works gently

Tools Needed: One small flat-head screwdriver

The Dishwasher was not firmly connected to the counter

  • Customer: Antony from Lakewood Ranch FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Very simple repair when you're supplied with the proper parts. Their delivery time is exceptional !

Balance line snapped

  • Customer: Craig from Ft. Pierce FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
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1. Removed front panel. 2. Backed out retaining screws at top. 3. Backed up leveling feet. 4. Pulled out dishwasher but seemed tight so stopped not wanting to break electrical or water line. Made very short space in which to work. Insulation batting was binding at top between DW and counter opening so tended to bunch up. 5. Spring at rear had flown off, so had to reattach while not being able to see. 6. Spring and new line were very tight so grabbed line with channel pliers just ahead of spring to get enough slack to get line over guide wheel. 7. Moved DW back into place and reattached with screws. 8. Had to play with leveling feet to get gap the same on each side of DW and cabinet opening. 9. Reattached lower front panel. 10. It has worked great.

more noise then there should coming from the dishwasher!

  • Customer: Michael from Peru NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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removed old one and replaced with new one, in about 30 mins.

Dishes were not getting clean

  • Customer: Hank from Happy Valley OR
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
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Our Kitchen Aid dishwasher was not getting the dishes clean so I went on line looking for a fix that did not include replacing the dishwasher. Found the Parts Select website, read a few of the comments and ordered the pump / motor assembly. Following the steps of others, I turned off the dishwasher at the breaker panel and disconnected the power. I found it easier to disconnect the water feed and drain under the sink rather than under the dishwasher. The dishwasher was held in place with 2 screws at the top, It came out easily. Warning: have towels handy as the water in the drain, inlet and housing will come out with the removal of the dishwasher. I did have to remove the upper spray assembly, easy, to remove the motor / pump assy. the assembly is held in by three plastic clips. When these are removed, the assembly pulls out through the inside of the dishwasher. Replacement was simple, just reverse the steps in removal. Be careful to center the pump / motor assembly. Having done this once, I would probably leave the dishwasher in place and change out the pump / motor assembly.

Wheels broke off top rack

  • Customer: Ken from Pompton Lakes NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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The wheels come on these adjusters. Pretty easy repair- just be careful taking off the plastic fasteners that hold the adjusters on. You can use all of the old fasteners to put the new parts on if you don't break them. Do one side at a time so you can refer to the other if you forget how something goes on. The right and left adjusters are the same but the fasteners install on opposite sides to hand the part properly.

Both Rack Adjuster rollers broken.

  • Customer: Juan from Chula Vista CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Unsnapped both racks and replaced with both sides.

Water not reaching upper level for some reason, poor cleaning

  • Customer: Thomas from Plymouth MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I didn't realize that in the base under the lower arm was a food particle grinder. Small multibladed item attached to a screen so water can circulate through the washer and not get clogged up with food. We use our washer at a dog boarding site and this area got clogged with hair, broke the blade mechanism and clogged. A few screws gets you to this item, easily replaced and I put a "sponge" type material on the iput side of this grinder to avoid it getting clogged and broken again. Works great now.

Side wheels broke on rack adjusters

  • Customer: David from Huntington Beach CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I took off the left and right side rack adjusters. The key to the repair is how to get to and off the clips that hold the rack adjusters to the cage. You need to look at the rack from all different angles to figure out how the clips are holding the rack adjuster together. A slim flathead screwdriver with a small to medium length tip is best. You need to use good smooth steady pressure to get the clips off. I did break one clip, but they are not really needed to hold everything together. The cost for a new clip is not worth it. Remember how and where you took them off to know where they go for reassembly. I put the rack with the new adjusters into the dishwasher and all is well. Saved good money by not using a repairman.

no problems

  • Customer: MARION from WORCESTER MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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rinse cap was put in and turned to secure.

KITCHENAID DISHWASHER WOULDN'T TURN ON

  • Customer: phil from santa rosa valey CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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REPLACED LATCH SWITCH WITH PARTS-SELECT WHIRLPOOL (USA) MODEL (GOOD CHOICE) AND UNIT STILL WOULDN'T TURN ON. I THEN TURNED 115 VAC POWER OFF TO UNIT FOR 1 MINUTE AND THEN BACK ON AND UNIT WORKED CORRECTLY WITH NO ADDITIONAL PROBLEMS..

Dishwasher made loud noise and leaked a lot of water

  • Customer: Bill from Greenville SC
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
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Replaced the Pump Motor and Housing Assembly. Generally the video did very well in showing what to do. However, it underrated the difficulty of getting the assembly to fit properly and seal in place. The clamps to secure it were difficult, but eventually got it through about 5 repeated attempts. Now after first us, it is working well.

Motor worked but had become very loud

  • Customer: Michael from New Orleans LA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
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Watched the videos on Parts Select and one or two on other sites to get an idea how difficult the repair was. Ordered the part (circulation pump motor). I waited until I had the time to do the repair and a couple of extra hours just in case (ignore Murphy's Law at your own peril). The most time consuming parts were removing the connections (water supply and drain pipe) and dishwasher from the cabinet. Changing the motor was easy but make sure you have a nut driver with a long shank (8" or longer) to reach the nut holding the motor in place. After the repair, replacing the connections, and moving the dishwasher back into the cabinet, I left the kick plate off and ran the dishwasher to make sure the connections were water tight. Success. Dishwasher purrs like a kitten.

Upper rack not washing;no spray arm action

  • Customer: charles from new braunfels TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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Remove the spray tube from the clips at rear and top of the tub. This is done easily by hand by slightly twisting the water tube away from the surface of the tub. Remove lower spray arm by rotating the flanged "nut" and spinning the spray arm off the shaft. Remove the water tube assembly by rotating it clockwise about 1/4 turn and lift out, set aside. I had to use pliers to hold the spray arm nut. Then use a TORX bit, #12 and 14 sizes needed to remove the cover for access to the lower sump and the cover over the chopper assembly. Remove the cover over the chopper assembly by lifting to the right after removing the screw on the left side. In my case, the chopper blade had come off the shaft and the metal screen was clogged with ground food particles, This was the reason there was NO water flow to the upper rack. Use pliers to grip the shaft end of the chopper assembly and pull toward the front of the tub to release it while lifting it up and out. Completely flush and clean out the sump area of food debris. I found a piece of heavy plastic from package wrap in there that I suspect jammed the chopper blade causing it to spin off the shaft. I used a basting bulb to suck up the debris and water. Install the new assembly by gripping the shaft end and compressing the spring to allow insertion of the metal screen into its slot and engagement of the shaft of the chopper assembly with the drive. It took me longer to do this than any other step due to the awkwardness of leaning over the door and poor lighting inside the tub. Use a flashlight if needed. Reinstall everything in reverse order ensuring that all TORX screws are snug but not over tightened, When installing the water tube before the lower spray arm, it is easier if the lower section of the tube is "unsnapped" from the vertical part which can easily be attached after the lower tube part is rotated counter clock-wise to its correct position. Snap the tube back into place at the rear and top of the tub, reinstall the racks and you are done. AS A SIDE NOTE: I hired a service tech to fix the no flow problem and wasted $70 on the service call. He not only did not dig into why no water was reaching the top rack but insisted that the machine needed a new circulating pump and motor for a cost more than ten times this simple fix. That would not have fixed the problem.
All Instructions for the KUDS30IXBL0
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