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KUDS30IXBL0 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for KUDS30IXBL0 parts

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the door would just fall open

  • Customer: Lori from Hollywood, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
My husband was able to take the original part off that had cracked and replace the part within 15 minutes on both sides

Broken line in door balance system

  • Customer: James from Chugiak, AK
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed old balance link lines and poorly designed roller system with new lines and improved design rollers.

Door tension device broke

  • Customer: John from Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I got the parts, and looked at them and figured, so I called a repair guy, took him less than 10 minutes.

Door balance link broke, door falls when opened

  • Customer: LOUIS from NEWBURY PARK, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled diswasher out, removed old part, hooked end of new cord to spring and other end to post (by hand, easy). Also replaced the cord guide/roller with a revised part that came in the kit (both sides, one screw) that eliminated the terrible noise the door previously made whenever it was opened (since new).

Broken link in door balance system

  • Customer: Richard from Laveen, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed screws securing dishwasher to countertop, slid dishwasher out to expose door balance system, replaced broken link and reinstalled dishwasher.

The cord broke

  • Customer: Neil from Lincolnshire, IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Make sure the dishwasher is empty (to keep the weight down) Removed bottom plate of dishwsher. Removed screws attaching dishwasher to the countertop. Lowered dishwasher (foot balancers). Slid dishwasher out. Found spring on broken balance kit. Removed old plastic pulley by removing mounting screw (new part has two wheels that spin to prevent the cords from breaking - less tension) put in new plastic pulleys Upper part has to be alliigned and turned 1/4 turn then secure with screw on lower end. Attach cord to spring. THEN pull on the spring to give some slack to the cord and then feed into the serpentine mechanism. I first tried to put it though the two pulleys and then attach the spring to the frame. This was impossible. If you just attach it to the frame first, you can easily feed it through the two pulleys in just 20 seconds. Since the new mechanism is better, I did both sides this time. The second side took only 2 minutes, while the first side took 10. After you attach these slide the dishwasher back in place. Reallign it with the cabinet. Reattach the upper screws to the countertop. Re-raise the dishwasher with the adjusting screws on the feet so it is level and at the proper height. Put back on the lower plates with the two screws. And then start washing dishes.

door drops when open

  • Customer: John from Camden, SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
The door balance kit comes with two pullys and two cords, one for each side of the door. The cords have plastic tips which wear out and break every few years. Just slide the dishwasher out about 1/2 way and snap the new cords between the door and the spring going around the pully. It is easy to see and easy to reach. I received my door balance kit from Partslect in about 3 days. Thanks, Partslect, you saved me a service call and a long wait while they ordered the parts.

broken door balance cable

  • Customer: John from Cotopaxi, CO
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
The most difficult part was getting the undercounter unit out where I could work on it. Had to disconnect both water supply and drain. Once those were disconnected, it was a piece of cake. Cleaned up, relubed the hinges too. Yeah, no leaks.

Broken balance link cord...

  • Customer: Dan from Monroe, LA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Simple repair, detached 2 top screws and slid unit out far enough to access the rear springs, removed old balance kit and installed new. The replacement parts appear to have corrected some deficiencies in the OEM version and the instructional video made changeover easy. As an extra bonus, annoying long-term door squeak is history.

Dishwasher door would fall down when unlatched

  • Customer: Jason from Los Angeles, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Identified first that the Door Balance Link Kit was required as opposed to a new spring - the springs are nearly indestructible, I don't see how the spring would ever fail before the link kit. The hardest part was sliding the dishwasher out - nut driver to remove the lower panel, removed the insulation under the dishwasher, then found the two plastic screw covers in the door frame. Under the screw covers are screws to attach to the cabinet frame - your installation may be different. Then I slid out the dishwasher.

The link kit consists of two roller assemblies and two links - basically a nylonish cable with a plastic eye-hook on one end and a longer hollow-rectangle kind of attachment on the other. I only used the links (the cable parts) for this repair.

Swapping the link kit took 2 minutes. Hook the spring on the frame that is parallel to the dishwasher front, attach the eye-hook to the spring, push the cord into the pulley system, and pull on the link with the spring to get the rectangular hook to loop over the door hook.

Sliding the dishwasher out and putting it back in took much longer than the actual part replacement, but it was still a quick repair. And now the door doesn't even squeak when it opens!

Door lift springs didn't work

  • Customer: Eric from Marietta, GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
The "cable", which is actually nylon had broken. The kit had two sets of cables and new pulleys, one for each side. I simply pulled out the dishwasher, unscrewed the single pulley mounting screws and then reused them to screw in the new pulleys. The hardest part was pulling the springs to have enough slack to attach the cables. The best method involved a vice-grip pliers holding an "s" hook. The "s" hook grabbed the springs, I pulled on the pliers and then had someone assist to keep the dishwasher from sliding forward. Then cable attachment was easy and quick.

Broken door balance link

  • Customer: John from Safety Harbor, FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the virtual repairman instructions. They were

great! Good overall experience with the site and service.

Door Balance link broke

  • Customer: Cody from Laguna Beach, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
As per instructions on the video you show for repair. Easy breezy! Thank you.
Cody Oakland

Door keep falling open.

  • Customer: Jay from Riverview, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled out dishwasher. Found cord broken on one side. Replaced cord and other parts that came in kit. Replaced balance parts on both sides of door. Pushed dishwasher back in place. Door now opens and closes like new.

One of the tensioning cords snapped.

  • Customer: Jeff from Medford, OR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy repair. Removed (front) bottom access panel. Removed two screws under caps on the inside front edges (one left, one right) of the DW. Slide DW forward (out of its recess) about one foot. R&R tensioning cord. Reassemble. Done.
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