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KUDS01FLSS1 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

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dishrack adjuster housing cracked

  • Customer: Janet from Manchester, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Unscrewed the old and attached AND SCREWED IN THE NEW.

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
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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
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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.

broken door cable& wornout pump sump gasket

  • Customer: James from Harrison, OH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
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According to your instructions, there was no way to push up on the motor and replace the sump gasket at the same time , that would take two people. so after removing the clips that held the motor I raised up the dishwasher on blocks and then put a block of wood under the motor , then removed the blocks which by lowering the unit the motor went up into the bowl and then I was able to replace the gasket. Replacing the door balance kit was easy once I pulled the unit out from under the counter top.

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.

Upper arm continued to "fall" off

  • Customer: Michael from Stockdale, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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These guys were GREAT!!! Called and the individual immediately was able to identify the part number and indicated they had the kit in stock. The parts were shipped that day and arrived three days later. Didn't take long to put the new arm on and was up and running. I'll definitely use them in the future.

Arm worn

  • Customer: James from Creve Coeur, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Removed upper rack and installed new arm assembly

Dishwasher control board pads worn, all functions not lighting up, thus machine not running.

  • Customer: Frederick from Mahopac, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the front wood door panel and then removed the control panel so that I could see the control circuit board. I originally thought the control panel pads where the problem since they were worn so I replaced that by doing the above and then removing the circuit boards and re-installing them into the new control panel. Turns out that did not fix the problem. The circuit board ribbon cable was burnt at two areas so I ordered a new cable along with a new circuit board just in case. BTW the circuit board is located under the control panel and has the buttons that are engaged when one presses the pads on the control panel. Once I received the parts I removed the old ribbon cable and installed the new one, a very easy process. I checked the circuit board and all the buttons worked ao I just re-installed everything back in place. Works like a charm.. I saved myself over $250.00.

Dispenser Didn't Dispense

  • Customer: marc from woodland hills, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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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.

Dishes were not getting clean or intermittently getting clean

  • Customer: Mr. MARK from lehighton, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
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Well after trouble shooting several components , the fill valve, the check valve , the pump motor all it turned out to be is the supply line to the dishwasher. I had installed one of those lines with an anti flood check valve in the line. Thinking it was a smart idea so if I were not home it would keep from flooding my basement etc. even when you remove the line and run it into a bucket you still get flow. But unknown to myself a majority of your appliances do not work well with these lines because when the solenoid opens it causes a surge and the check valve tries to restrict the flow. After soapy of these surges the valve sticks . When I replaced the line with a standard supply line it solved the problem. So for about $15.00 you could save yourself a lot of headaches and money by replacing that first. I'm not saying it will be the solution but start there first even if your getting water flow through that line. By the way the manufacturer of those lines at least the one I bought less than 5 montages ago do not mention that on their package and by the time you come to that conclusion you may have spent a lot of money trying to fix your machine. I had three techs that couldn't figure it out. Also the machine I have is a kitchen aid but its a common problem on a lot of brands including washing machines for clothes.

lights flashing above normal wash and cancel

  • Customer: Ray from Fort Wayne, IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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disassembled the touch pad by removing the screws holding it in place, carefully removing the latch, replacing the wire connectors one at a time on the control module, remounting the control module, and re-attaching the touch pad. Considered it relatively easy procedure. Time element of 15-20 minutes from start to finish. Problem solved!!
All Instructions for the KUDS01FLSS1
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