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KUDS02FRSS1 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

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All Instructions for the KUDS02FRSS1
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Changed control panel unit still not working

  • Customer: Ben from Midpines, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Changed the control panel and the unit still did not work. Thought maybe it was the door switches - ordered the wrong part - tried the Thermal Cut Off(tco) replaced it and the unit works great.

Tension spring line snapped

  • Customer: Don from Coral Springs, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Most of the repair time involved getting the dishwasher pulled out far enough to make the repair. This involved removing the water feed line, and removing the mounting screws that secured the dishwasher to the sides of the cabinetry. Once that was done, the actual repair required no tools and took about 5 minutes. There are tension springs attached to lines (ropes) which connect to the bottom part of the door on both sides. The plastic part at the end of the tension line which connects to the spring was broken. I just slipped the old broken line off the plastic pulley wheels, replaced it with the new line and reattached it to the spring. You'll need to stretch the spring slightly in order to hook it to the plastic end piece.

The fabric cord connecting the spring to the door broke

  • Customer: Robert from Tucson, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the instructions in the video provided by Part Select showing the repalcement procedure. It was very simple, the hardest part was pulling the dishwasher out of the center island cabunet.

Broken Line

  • Customer: FRED from OAKHURST, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Put new parts on--had to go on you tube to find out how

Water inlet valve was leaking.

  • Customer: Joanne from Tower City, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It only tooh about fifteen minutes, Shut off water inlet, disconected supply line, took out two screws holding valve, disconected electrical input , then reversed process. Ordered valve on Sunday night valve was in by Tuesday noon.

Door Counterbalance broke which also broke mount straps

  • Customer: Robert Scott from St. Joseph, MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Well, I pulled the washer out, but couldn't figure out what kept it from coming all the way out. So the repair wasn't that hard except working in the tight space to get the springs hooked back on the correct mounting "bracket". Otherwise, it was much easier than I had thought. I had to slightly trim the mounting brackets so nothing stuck out from under the edge of the countertop. Oh, and I used a ball pein hammer (sp?) to clean up the trim a bit.

dishes not getting clean & sprays plugged with food particles

  • Customer: gary from langsville, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Food chopper ( plastic splines and plastic splines on motor worn down) motor replace. Bad thing is my motor was good and had to buy new motor because the $20 part comes with motor. But all in all easy fix. Never even turn off the water but did unplugged the electric. PS. Did tell wife it wasn't a garbage disposal. O she takes care of dishes, doesn,'t trust me too do them.

Broken cord on one side.

  • Customer: Kim from Boise, ID
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Installed link kit using your tutorial, which was very helpful. Ordered the parts via overnight shipping and had them less than 24 hours later. Excellant service all around. Thanks.

Switch front panel and handle from White to SS

  • Customer: Justin from Doylestown, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed white handle, removed white front panel. Replaced with Stainless Steel

Bad bearings in motor (not pumping well) and snapped grinder drive shaft

  • Customer: David from Medfield, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pretty straight forward ...if you have torex bits/drivers then you will probably have what it takes. The install video is perfect for showing you haw to swap the grinder. most lower spray bars are mounted using a CCW thread on the pivot..so be aware!! If your motor is being replaced, leave that out before you swap the motor. Motor swap out took minutes once I had disconnected the various pipes and pulled the washer from under the counter. Easy ! Lubing the rubber seal on the motor with rinse aid made this part easy..good tip. The video shows how to install the grinder (the needle nose pliers is a good trick). Make sure there are no leaks underneath before you put everything back! The "hardest" part of the entire job was removal/reattachment of the water feed nut! I used a basin wrench for this. Who ever installed my dishwasher chewed up the drain hose rubber end fitting so it took a few goes to get it to grab and seal properly, check yours when you order the other bits...cheap insurance!

Cord broken

  • Customer: Michael from San Diego, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This was the second time, so it went smoothly. After releasing the appliance from the counter and drawing it out, threading the cord and attaching the spring was simple. The new fitting design seemed likely to last longer than the first two.

Replace the door balance kit

  • Customer: John from Larkspur, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Exact parts I needed, and the video showed exactly the steps to complete the repair. ONLY way it could have been easier is if the guy in the video came to my house and did the repair himself. This site is now a perm bookmark!

Dishwasher not working due to a faulty high limit thermostat.

  • Customer: Malcolm from Cordell, OK
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Using a Torx screwdriver, I removed the fasteners holding the control panel/latch section of the door on the dishwasher. I tested the high limit thermostat with a multimeter. Just two terminals, one being power in, the other power out. The part had what I have heard call a "high resistance open". In other words, the power was not getting from "A" to "B". Power in - not out. After cutting power to the unit, I removed the part (just pull it out of the retaining clip and pull the terminals from the part). After receiving the part...by the way, really fast delivery...I reconnected the part (it doesn't matter which wire goes where), pushed the part back into the retaining clip, replaced and fastened the control panel, then restored power to the unit. Runs like new.

THe chopper came off the shaft & the screen was plugged up.

  • Customer: Dennis from Silverdale, WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The video on replacing the chopper assembly made it very easy. The only issue is that the video made it look very easy getting it into place. In reality, it took several tries to get it on the shaft & the screen into place. THE VIDEO SHOWED EXACTLY WHAT HAD TO BE DONE BUT that one step took SEVERAL attempts to get it in correctly. I finally got it in & reassembled & it works great now.

Noisy motor, worn out bearing

  • Customer: Daniel from Menlo Park, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the attached youtube video. I did not have to disconnect the wire harness. Unplugging the power cord allowed the dishwasher to be removed for repair. The bolt holding the motor in place is somewhat difficult to get to because it is behind a shield. A socket with an extension is necessary. The motor required more effort to dislodge than indicated in the video. Once the bolt is removed and the motor is rotated, wiggling and pulling was necessary to break the seal loose. Be sure to line up the arrows on the motor and collar before reinstalling.
All Instructions for the KUDS02FRSS1
481-495 of 868