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KUDS30IXSS4 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

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Door balance link broke

  • Customer: Karen from Norfolk MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Attache the door balance link to spring and ran it through the pulley link. Repair co. Was going to charge me $280. The part cost 17.95 from parts select .

door would just drop down with no counterbalance in effect

  • Customer: Earl from Sun Valley CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I pulled out the unit, which proved to be the hardest part of the repair. Once it was out about half way I could remove the rope and pullies on both sides of the unit and then install the repacement units. Then I needed to stretch the springs and attach the rope clips. Spide the unit back in place and it works great.

The nylon link between the spring and the door broke.

  • Customer: Fred from Mahopac NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Pulled out the dishwasher....attached the new nylon link to the spring and ten threaded it around the wheels to the door itself. Pushed the dishwasher back in place,

The cord broke on one side.

  • Customer: STEVEN from Marion OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
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I replaced both sides since I wanted even wear on them. I consider what Kitchen Aid did to be sub standard. A piece of cord - REALLY!!!!! Pretty cheap if you ask me. The exchange was easy. The hard part was removing the water line and power so the entire unit could be pulled out. What a royal pain! And then of course, the water line and power needed to be reconnected. Overall - an easy fix, but made significantly harder by Kitchen Aid's choice of a cord.

One of the small plastic clips broke.

  • Customer: Jill from Gibsonburg OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
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The repair was very easy. I was able to quickly replace the broken part.

Sound of a bearing wearing out, louder than normal operation

  • Customer: John from Ketchikan AK
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the screws under the counter, retracted the leveling bolt jacks, turned off power to unit, turned off water supply to unit and made sure that all the water was out of the unit. Disconnect supply and drain lines. slide out unit from under counter and put protection over the door then lay it over onto the door. unplug the motor remove the screw that holds the motor in place, turn the motor counterclock wise, wiggle the motor in a side to side motion and it will come right out.(GLOVES ARE RECOMENDED FOR THIS OPERATION). Use cooking spray or olive oil on the O-ring. line up the arrow on the pump housing with the arrow on the pump motor and put the unit back together in the reverse order. Test the unit with a operation of a quick rinse to check of leaks. This is a very easy repair.

Door spring broke

  • Customer: John from Jacksonville FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed dishwasher and replaced spring

Installing a new dishwasher in a remodeled Kitchen

  • Customer: Maxie from Bridge City TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I remodeled my kitchen with new cabinets. In order to better utilize cabinet space, I located the dishwasher away from the sink, which means that I had to have a longer drain hose. The store I purchased the dishwasher from didn't have a longer hose, so I went online and found it on this website. Thanks for the quick shipment. I ordered it using standard delivery and received it in less than three days. I have book marked this website for future use.

Screws on the door of the dishwasher were very loose.

  • Customer: Kathryn from Carol Stream IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Went to PartsSelect. Put in Dishwasher model number. Chose the screws for that model number. Ordered the screws. Can't get any easier than that!

Latch broke on dishwasher door

  • Customer: david from escondido CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I removed the screws on the inside of the door. Removed panel from the outside. Disconnected the power wires to the panel. Disconnected the wires to the latch switch. Removed the latch assebly. Put new assembly in place. Connected swtich wire. Connected panel wire. Put panel back on dishwasher door. Installed panel retaining screws. Job Complete!

one of plastic clips that attach spring & cord to door had broken off. Only one side was still attached; thereby, door lost tension, when opened.

  • Customer: Shewood from Conway SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I replaced both brackets and cords. the hardest problem was attaching spring to frame housing of dishwasher since I didn't want to pull dw completely out of cabinet area because of water copper line connection and power connection. I had to use grip plyers to hold spring as I streached spring to connect to cable.

dishes wewe not getting clean and ready to throw it out and buy a new one.

  • Customer: Veronica from Pierson FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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took the bottom sprayer off to reach the chopper assembly.Then took out the old one and put the new one in. It works like new!

Loud Grinding Sound - Pump Motor and Impeller Unit

  • Customer: Paul from Woodstock GA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
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The dishwasher made a loud grinding sound when it ran. We looked at new dishwashers and they're still basically the same, but the $$$ is so high. We looked at the reports PartSelect.com and after reading the reports, decided it was the pump motor/impeller unit and ordered it online. FIRST, read all the other installation stories. It will save you time. You will save unnecessary steps. In the end, it wasn't actually as bad as it sounded. So, here are the steps I took to install the new pump motor with impeller unit. ONE: turn off the water supply TWO: turn off the power (I had a dedicated circuit breaker just for the dishwasher)THREE: disconnect the water supply at the pipe(not the dishwasher) FOUR: Disconnect the drain hose at the drain(not the diswasher)FIVE: remove whatever screws are holding the unit inside the base cabinet SIX: pull out the diswasher(carefully watch the wires, hoses and insulation) SEVEN: tip the dishwasher forward (lay it on rags, watch for water)EIGHT: Disconnect the electrical supply plug to the pump (it's a plug-type connection, squeeze the edges to release)NINE: remove the one bolt holding the motor on the pump assembly and the heat sheild(you'll need a ratchet with extension) TEN: turn the pump motor counter-clockwise and pull it off. ELEVEN: align the arrows on the new motor of the pump and mounting assembly. TWELEVE: clean the o-ring on the pump and lubriate with drying agent THIRTEEN: place the motor on the pump assembly rotated counter clock-wise a bit past the bolt hole and press until it seats. FOURTEEN: turn the motor clock-wise to engage the locking mechanism and align the bolt hole. FIFTEEN: replace the bolt and heat shield. SIXTEEN:reconnect the power plug SEVENTEEN: tip-up the dishwasher, slide the unit back under the cabinet. EIGHTEEN: reconnect the drain, water, and power. NINETEEN: turn-on the water and restore the power TWENTY: test(start a wash cycle) the unit to be sure it doesn't leak. TWENTY: if all is good, replace screws holding the dishwsher in the cabinet(otherwise you will have to back-track to find your error - I didn't). And that's it! Now it's running smooth and silent, just as before. Good luck!

Door Balance Link Kit

  • Customer: John from Bothell WA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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First challenge was getting a model number match. The telephone parts ordering rep convinced me to get a ...SS6 replacement. Said his database did not show the ...SS7 installed in my home. As to how I did the repair, I looked at the video available as a part of ordering the replacement parts. The video seemed quite appropriate and accurate except that spring tension was under-stated in the video. In fact, it was made to look like there was no issue in reconnecting the tension springs. Not! Took some effort and a bit of wrestling in a difficult body position to reconnect the tension springs. On the other hand, all of the self-replacement task far beat paying an exorbitant house visit fee by an authorized repair person.

plastic wheel broke/snapped rope

  • Customer: David from Rhinelander WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Slide dishwasher out (two screws holding in place) unscrewed screw on roller wheel. Popped out bad wheel and popped in new one. Re-strung rope line around roller wheel(s) and slid back into place. DONE! 5 minutes!
All Instructions for the KUDS30IXSS4
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