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KUDS30IXSS4 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

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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.

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.

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.

Drain hose broken.

  • Customer: Giorgio from Savannah, GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 4 of 8 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.

Broken cord on door balance

  • Customer: Ted from Santa Clarita, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy. I removed the two screws on the base plate, then the two screws that attach the washer to the cabinet, and pulled the washer out of its slot. I installed the broken side and closely checked the other side and felt it didn't need repairing. I put it back together and the door works very well.

Thanks,
Ted K.

dishwasher tray part fell off and melted on the heating element

  • Customer: Jack from Cerritos, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 5 of 11 people found this instruction helpful
It just snapped into place.

A bracket was missing on the top rack of dishwasher

  • Customer: Carol from Scottsdale, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 6 of 15 people found this instruction helpful
Easy. Part just snapped in and took all of about a minute. Now the top rack doe snot slide back and forth.

The Door Leveler Nylon Cord assy broke

  • Customer: Robert from Highland Village, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
It was very easy.

The dishwasher is has been in service only 18 months and the seal between the motor and pump leaked, destroying the front motor bearing.

  • Customer: thomas from owls head, ME
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Rather than just replacing the motor and seal, I figured it would be just as easy to replace the sump and pump assembly also. It makes sense because the extra cost is minimal and I have a completely new unit now. The repair is quite simple. Just three clips holding the sump and a few electrical connectors and the unit comes right out.

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.

Door of the dishwaher banged open

  • Customer: edward from sullivan, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled the dishwasher out and took the two door balance links off and put the new ones on and attached to the spring. It was very quick and easy

Both outside door handles turned very beige

  • Customer: Howard from Boynton Beach, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 8 of 21 people found this instruction helpful
Everything worked perfectly---thanks to the suggestion of your call center agent. She suggested that since the replacement door handles were no longer available, I should consider repainting them--it worked like a charm. Please tell her she was a life saver. We rent that house in Fl and my returning tenants had complained about the discoloring refer handles. Thank you

Door would not stay up unless closed - broken door spring

  • Customer: Paul from Falls Curch, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled out dishwasher to access the sides. Removed onld lines and then unscrewed pulley from frame using socket / nutdriver. Replaced pulleys with new units supplied in the kit and then threaded new lines onto door and springs. Repair complete in less than 5 minutes.
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