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KUDS30IXSS4 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

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Upper Rack wheel "axle" or support failed- very poor design

  • Customer: Robert from Delmar NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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You have to remove the upper rack from the appliance by releasing the stops at the end of the rack slide ( turn them outward). Slide out the upper rack in total. The wheel assembly is held on to the rack by three "clips" Depress the height adjuster to lower the assembly away from the top of the rack. Two of the three clips easily detach and slide off ( slotted attachments). The third is a bit more of a challenge as it snaps into the rack in several places. I very carefully used a small screwdriver to free it from the rack. Be careful as the clip costs as much as the wheel assembly ( go figure). I suspect if the clip broke , you could use plastic ties instead- not esthetic but cheaper. reassemble in reverse- good for two more years . I think I will probably epoxy the wheels to the assembly if they break again. It will slide just as easily and probably much more durable.

The wheels had sheared off for the second time in the 2 1/2 years I have had this dishwasher. These plastic parts don't make it.So, with the wheels falling off, I had to buy, this time, spare rack adjusters for the replacement. I also had to buy two $25.00 plastic clips ($50 total) to complete the r

  • Customer: Michael from Oregon WI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Most of the repair is simple. You remove the 2 retaining clips on each rack adjuster. Do one rack adjuster at a time. The trick comes in with the alignment of the center opening in the rack adjuster with the mechanism that allows the rack to move up and down. I had no instructions; and, that part of the repair is not intuitive. With a combination of depressing the rack height lever and simultaneously sliding the rack adjuster to meet it, I was finally able to engage both components, allowing the rack to slide up and down. Later, I also had to replace the broken retaining clips. That repair is self-evident. The clips snap on and off. Just watch the orientation.

part fell off and melted

  • Customer: William from Cornelius NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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snap it back in.

broken door cord

  • Customer: Greg from Scottsdale AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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exactly as your great video suggested.thanks

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.

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..
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