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KUDS30IXSS4 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

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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!

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.

Motor was making a loud noise for several months, then quit

  • Customer: Donald from Princeton MA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Killed the power and shut off the water. Unhooked and unplugged power, hot water and drain connections to move washer to middle of floor for easy access to all sides. Taking out the the main pump/motor assembly (the "Assembly")required taking out the flat white hot water tube that feeds the upper and middle sprayers. So, I started by taking out the two trays. Then, took out the lower, middle and upper sprayers. Then, tipped the dishwasher onto its front and disconnected the hoses and several electrical connections from the Assembly. Also, unhooked the drain pump motor and impeller from the Assembly since these are not included with the new Assembly. Took out the three sliding retainers to release the Assembly from the bottom of the dishwasher. Took a little gentle coaxing to release the seal between the Assembly and the tub bottom. Took the Assembly apart and found that the problem was the shaft bearing (ball bearings) between the motor and the impeller had rusted and subsequently failed. Therefore, buying just a new motor would have not helped. Inserted the new Assembly into place from inside the tub. Because of the tight seal, the Assembly had to be carefully placed into the tub opening and the seal gently pushed into place by working all the way around in 1 inch intervals. Took about three trips around the seal of the Assembly to ensure a tight, even fit. Otherwise, working unevenly around the perimeter will bind the Assembly and you'll have to remove it and restart. Once in and seated evenly in its place, reconnected the hoses and electrical connections. Installed the drain pump motor and impeller onto the new Assembly. Tested the unit for proper operation and leaks. Found no problems. Then re-installed the water tube, sprayers and trays inside the machine. Helps to jot down steps taken to disassemble so you retrace steps to re-assemble.

pump mmotor would not run

  • Customer: David from Lakeview CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
First I would like to say I was concerned about undertaking a dishwasher repair ,as I now am legally blind and I was concerned that my vision impairment might cause me a problem. My dishwasher pump motor was not running and from the humming sound I could tell it was cycling power off on the thermo switch overload. The pump can be removed by turning it counter clockwise,however it would not move and I could not rotate the motor manually, IT appeared that the impeller must be jammed,so I removed the complete ascribe..After I removed it the motor still could not be removed for replacement. I ordered the complete assembly from PartSelect.com an was supervised how fast it was delivered. The hardest part was getting the seal to go in place as it was new and a tight fit. The Partsselect.com video's ,on repair instructions were very helpful. I reinstalled the dishwasher and everything worked fine.Thanks for thefast delivery of my order.

Drain hose leaking

  • Customer: Robert from Beaufort SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
I did not relize that the drain hose was in two parts. Naturally I ordered the wrong half. So after I relized my mistake, I re-ordered the correct part. Once the correct part was received the repair was easy and went well.

Door falls when opened

  • Customer: JOSEPH from LAMBERTVILLE NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Attached new link, then stretched the spring with pliers and routed link over the pulley. Replaced both links.

lack of water flow

  • Customer: Geoff from Avon CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
removed rack
removed one screw
removed old seal
installed new seal
installed screw

Water pump was not functioning.

  • Customer: Pat from San Juan Capistrano CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 4 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
We took off the old one by disconnecting everything and put in the new one an re-connected everything. Aligning the pump was a little difficult.

Drain hose broken.

  • Customer: Giorgio from Savannah GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 3 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the old hose, after loosing metal looking rings. Installed new hose ad finally tight firmly the looking rings, using wrench and socket.

The motor started make a noise and finally quit.

  • Customer: Donald from Kennedell PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
I turn the electric at the fuse box. Iturned the water off, I remove the disk washer from under the counter. I disconnected the electric wire,water line and drain. I turnered washer on the side remove the 3 sensor plugx plugs and drain tub from the motor sumo unit. I removed the Plastic wedges holding the motor sump unit . To get motor work space I placed unit upright on 4 by 4 s. I set the sump unit in places carful to set the gasket. this took a little time. I put the plastic wedge in the back. I held the unit place with one hand put thre wedge under the door next. The third wedge was next and was less of a struggle.. I connected the Plugges and draind and other parts I had to take from the old unit. I installed electric water and drain.

THE PROBLEM STARTED WITH THE PUMP GETTING NOISY THEN IT STOPPED PUMPING ALL TOGETHER THERE ARE TWO PUMPS IN THIS MACHINE STILL DRAINED ITS SELF.

  • Customer: JOHN from MORA MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 3 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
FIRST RUN THE CANCEL AND DRAIN CYCLE TO EMPTY THE WATER FROM THE MACHINE. NEXT SHUT OFF THE WATER AND POWER TO MACHINE. THEN DISCONECT THE WATER AND DRAIN HOSES, AND UNINSTAL THE MACHINE FROM THE CABNET. THERE ARE USUALY JUST TWO SCREWS AT THE TOP WHEN YOU OPEN THE DOOR. BEFORE YOU TAKE THEM OUT TAKE OUT THE BOTTOM WASH ARM, AND THE SCREAN AND THE COVER OVER THE FOOD CHOPPER. THESE ARE ALL HELD IN WITH STAR SCREWS. AFTER THE COVER IS TAKEN OUT THE CHOPPER WILL LIFT RIGHT OUT.

NEXT LAY THE MACHINE ON ITS SIDE THERE IS JUST ONE CAPSCREW HOLDING THE MOTOR IN LOCATED BEHIND IT WHEN LYING DOWN BUT FIRST UNPUG THE WIRE HARNES TO IT.
THE MOTOR WILL COME OUT WITH JUST A SMALL TWIST AFTER THE CAP SCREW IS OUT.
TO INSTAL JUST TWIST IN PUT IN THE CAP SCREW AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS BACKWARD TILL IT IS INSTALLED AGAIN.

Very noisey motor

  • Customer: Sean from Tampa FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Popped out the old motor and put in the new. Took some tinkering to understand all the hookups but was not too dificult. I am handy but other shouldn't have trouble either. Must dedicate a couple of hours at least.
All Instructions for the KUDS30IXSS4
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