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KUDI01ILBL6 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

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Dishes weren't getting clean

  • Customer: David from Bismarck, ND
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took out Racks, lower spray bar, bottom screen cover, Food Chopper screen cover and the Food Chopper. Old Food Chopper knife wasn't turning and screen was full of food particles. Upon inspection found knife was stripped off the plastic shaft. Replaced Chopper and Presto! Dishes are Clean.

Water leaking from under machine

  • Customer: Billy from Leadville, CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Triped electric breaker, disconected hoses, removed two retaining screws, pulled unit from under counter and turned on side, removed hoses and two electric "Pigtails" then retaining screw and lifted out. Replaced with new valve, and machine, in reverse order.

Door would just fall tothe floor

  • Customer: Will from Monrovia, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove kick panel, shut the water off, loosen/remove the water supply line, remove screws securing cabinet into counter, slide out, replace the door balances and springs on both sides, re assemle as removed, done deal! Door closes better than when it was new!

Dishwasher not circulating water

  • Customer: Dan from Wauwatosa, WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The chopper blade got jammed and broke the teeth off both the chopper assembly and the impeller. I had previously replaced just the chopper blade, but the screen would be clogged after 1-2 wash cycles so I finally realized that the impeller needed to be replaced as well. Dishwasher needed to be uninstalled, flipped on its side and motor removed (1 simple bolt holding the shield). Using a screwdriver to stop the motor shaft, the impeller assembly unscrews easily. Replace the seals and screw on the new impeller, remount the motor and you are back in business! Good luck.

dispenser lid would not close

  • Customer: lea from dalton, PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
To begin, I unscrewed the 10-12 screws. You do not need to unscrew the screws on the sides (if you have them) they simply hold the panel to the door hinges and do not affect the panels to come apart. Truth be told, it originally took longer than 15-30 minutes, but that's because I was doing this all wrong at first -- which has much reason why I'm posting a comment. My dishwasher panels were stuck together, much like Mike from Austin, TX. I decided this was not the way the manufacturer built this dishwasher because no technician would be able to fix it either, if so. We used heat to fix the problem. Running the dishwasher heated the sticky styrofoam so that, although it still stuck, it was easier to pry apart once warmed. SO-- after washing, we unscrewed everything, then gently pulled the door panels apart, you do have to lift up a bit as it does rest on a hook. Then after that it was as simple as everyone says, unscrew the 6 hex screws, remount the new dispenser, replace the wires (blue/black goes on the inside, solid blue on the outside), then replace the panel. **if you need pictures, there are youtube videos available, BUT, they will not show you how to pull off the sticky styrofoam, just so you know ;-).

The string on one of the door-balance links broke. The door dropped uncontrollably when opened.

  • Customer: Raleigh from Charlotte, NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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After watching the DIY video, I purchased the Door Balance Link Kit and did the repair myself. It went almost exactly as the video explained. The only problem was that I had a new tile floor installed AFTER the dishwasher (DW) was installed. First, I removed the kick-plate (the metal "seal" plate and pad on the bottom), the 2 Mounting Bracket Screws from under the counter, and turned off the hot water (shut-off valve located under the sink). I had to tilt the DW forward while lifting it over the 1/4-3/8" difference in floor height in order to slide it out from the cabinet. (This should normally not be an issue.) Once out, I removed the screw from the (link) mount, rotated the mount (bottom half towards the front of the DW) removing it, and unhooked the link from the spring (attached to the frame at the rear). I fed the new link through the new mount before attaching the mount to the DW. Next, I gently stretched the spring forward attaching the link to it. I then changed the mount and link on other side. The DW was then pushed back into the cabinet, taking care to keep the insulation in place and not kink or bend any hoses or wires behind it. The Mounting Bracket Screws and kick-plate were then reattached and the water turned back on. The entire operation took less than 30 minutes and probably saved me $150-$200 in service call charges.

Door Was Not Being Supported

  • Customer: JAMES P from EAST ELMHURST, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled the machine out and repaired it. Perfect.

When opened door would fall completely open.

  • Customer: Damon from Murphy, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The best way to do the repair is watch the video. Because the replacement part was newer than the original it was configured a bit different. The video CLEARLY explained that so it eliminated any angst.

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Top rack was not getting clean through the wash cycle

  • Customer: Doug from Dellrose, TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I would have torn something up had I not watched the video posted here first. The spring loaded chopper is a bit tricky to get in lined up properly to get the cover assembly back on. 30 minutes and several small finger tip cuts later, and the machine cleans like new.

One door balance link broke with a bang!

  • Customer: Donald from Narragansett, RI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First, I viewed the video on the Partsselect website. I pulled the dishwasher from under the counter. When installing it, I had used a six-foot-long braided supply hose, so that didn't need to be disconnected. The drain hose was disconnected at the sink drain connection. Only the wiring connection had to be undone under the dishwasher, so ensure the power's off to the dishwasher. Changing the links was a matter of removing one screw on each side, pivoting the pulley assembly forward, removing it, reversing that procedure to install the new one, and hooking the link at both ends. The door works perfectly and silently now.

the handle broke and the dishwasher wouldn't start

  • Customer: Henry from Chelmsford, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed the control panel, disconnected 2 wires, replaced the handle in its subassembly, and then reassembled

balancer link string that couples door to balance spring snapped

  • Customer: Stephen from Santa Fe, NM
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrew machine fro counter top, pull it out of cabinetry, remove old pulley & bollard blocks, install new ones, hook new string to spring, run through pulleys. Then, the only trick: I used one of the old broken cords to extend the spring so i had slack in the new line so it could be hooked in place. Hook the broken cord on the spring after connecting the new cord, then pull on it with one hand while positioning the new cord with the other. A major unexpected bonus of doing this repair was that that the design of the pulley block had been improved so now each block uses two pulleys instead of a pulley and a bollard. This makes opening and closing the door nearly silent, where as before there was some friction where the string rubbed over the bollard and that set up a resonance in the spring that was quite loud.

dishes would not dry

  • Customer: Mark from Pleasant Grove, UT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I had to remove 4 screws in the top of the door and pull the door apart being careful not to stretch the wires to far and then twist the vent in the front of the door to unlock the part and remove two wires from the part and reverse the order to finish. The repair went like clock work and every thing is working properly now.

Dispenser Didn't Dispense

  • Customer: marc from woodland hills, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took off front door panel, unscrewed old unit. Installed new unit. Hooked up wires. Replaced front door panel. Reinstalling the front door panel was the most time consuming. It has to slide in a certain way. Also, I thought the dispenser wasn't sitting properly, so I took the whole thing apart again, but it is supposed to sit at a slight angle. I basically did the job twice in a half hour.

Handle broke, wouldn't latch, can't run dishwasher

  • Customer: Eric from Dresher, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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Important: To make sure you've turned off the correct circuit breaker, press the Cancel button on the dishwasher. The green light will go on (even if it's not latched) until you cut the power. See Steve's video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLZ-7Py_hFQ . This model is similar but not identical: (1) You only have to remove the top 6 Torx screws to remove the control panel. No need to remove the door. (2) There's one, not two, switches in the latch assembly. There's no need to remove the wires from the switch; just unscrew the switch with a small nutdriver... or needlenose pliers like I did. I did unplug the wires from the control panel located to the right of the latch assembly. Remove the latch assembly, remove the spring (needlenose pliers again), and replace the handle. Reassemble everything in reverse order and you're done. As another commenter recommended, I purchased and installed a second spring to balance the pressure on the handle on the other side of the existing spring. You'll see another hook in the *center* of the latch assembly that would appear to be for another spring, but it works fine without using it.
All Instructions for the KUDI01ILBL6
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