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KUDS30IXBL0 KitchenAid Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for KUDS30IXBL0 parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the dishwasher repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

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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
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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!

With qrantz counter top needed to secure dishwasher to side not top of cabinet opening.

  • Customer: Scott from Rapid City, SD
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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Solution was very simple with the side mounting bracket kit, the only problem was somehow one of the brackets was damaged out of the box . There's a slight off-set on the bracket to allow it to fit properly next to the dishwasher but this one had been flatten out. Had to have happened before going into the shipping box because they were very well protected with bubblewrap. Also, brackets are fairly heavy gage metal so it would have taken some amount of force to do this. Fortunately I was was able to bend it back into a useable shape. It wasn't perfect to look at but because it's mounted behind the side of the dishwasher it didn't matter as long as it worked.

Original parts fell apart as planned

  • Customer: Cris from Media, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Less cursing than anticipated. Once you know the part you need, you pretty much know how to install it. You can do it.

The rollers broke on the side adjusters

  • Customer: Mike from Clinton, CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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First, you'd think the parts would not be plastic on a high end appliance. I printed and referred to the schematic drawing of the drawer assembly. I carefully removed the plastic retaining clips. I only had to use a thin blade straight screwdriver to push them free. You need to be careful and not break them. laying out he parts in the order I disassemble and referring to the schematic I was able reassemble. Then using the first side as a guide (as another writer suggested) I completed the other side. Really wasn't to hard. The parts schematic and referring to this web site was a help.

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.

Replacing the rack adjuster with no written instructions

  • Customer: George from Sagamore Hills, OH
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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This assembly may have been designed with a simple plan, but 3 or 4 problems emerged with use and each was probably "fixed" with out a thorough redesign, so getting the old part out and the new part in is complicated, as follows: Don't expect a simple "trick" to do the job: 1) The upper rack has 2 settings, one higher than the other. Think of them as "high" and "low". 2) Remove the rack in the "high" setting. In he inside, toward the rear, there is a plastic piece that is about 3/4" wide and 3 1/2" long, held in place by a horizontal nodule shaped like a medical capsule. The piece flexes and can be turned 90 deg and removed. This is your loose part #1. 3) Also in the inside, toward the front, is a similar nodule holding a rectangular piece (retaining piece) this can be removed by flexing the plastic wires of the basket itself. If this proves impossible in the "high" setting, try the "low" setting. The rectangular piece is your loose part #2. 4) The center retaining piece, on the outside of the basket, now comes out. Exactly how, I don't know. Play with it and it pops free. Once free, it is loose part #3. 5) At last the broken unit can be eased out by lifting and the new part inserted. 6) Good luck in replacing all 3 loose parts. With instructions this should take 15-20 mins., without it took 90 mins.

Wheel broke off

  • Customer: Krista from Costa Mesa, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Fortunately, I had the other side for reference to put back the part. Just removed the attached parts that secured the rack adjuster. Hardest thing to do was pulling the piece out. Afraid of breaking something else because everything is plastic. Otherwise pretty simple

Door opens abruptly, not slowly. Takes more effort to close than it should.

  • Customer: Mark from Newport Coast, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The plastic hook on the door link kits for these dishwashers don't last very long. I don't know if it's bad plastic, bad design, or both, but I've replaced these three times now. The hook on the pulley side snaps and you get the symptoms described above. Others have done a good job describing how to do this repair. The only thing I'd add is that if this happens again I am going to have a replacement hook made out of metal at an online fabricator. The plastic is just not a good solution for that part. If this is your first time repairing this and only one side is broken, do yourself a favor and replace both sides now--the other side will be breaking soon :) And keep the part number somewhere handy--- you will need it again in a couple of years.

Balance system on the door broke

  • Customer: Juan from Newtown, CT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Very simple, replace the string and the pulleys so the door can be balanced again.

Door balance link broke

  • Customer: Karen from Norfolk, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Attache the door balance link to spring and ran it through the pulley link. Repair co. Was going to charge me $280. The part cost 17.95 from parts select .

door would just drop down with no counterbalance in effect

  • Customer: Earl from Sun Valley, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I pulled out the unit, which proved to be the hardest part of the repair. Once it was out about half way I could remove the rope and pullies on both sides of the unit and then install the repacement units. Then I needed to stretch the springs and attach the rope clips. Spide the unit back in place and it works great.

The nylon link between the spring and the door broke.

  • Customer: Fred from Mahopac, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Pulled out the dishwasher....attached the new nylon link to the spring and ten threaded it around the wheels to the door itself. Pushed the dishwasher back in place,

The cord broke on one side.

  • Customer: STEVEN from Marion, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I replaced both sides since I wanted even wear on them. I consider what Kitchen Aid did to be sub standard. A piece of cord - REALLY!!!!! Pretty cheap if you ask me. The exchange was easy. The hard part was removing the water line and power so the entire unit could be pulled out. What a royal pain! And then of course, the water line and power needed to be reconnected. Overall - an easy fix, but made significantly harder by Kitchen Aid's choice of a cord.

One of the small plastic clips broke.

  • Customer: Jill from Gibsonburg, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was very easy. I was able to quickly replace the broken part.

Sound of a bearing wearing out, louder than normal operation

  • Customer: John from Ketchikan, AK
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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Removed the screws under the counter, retracted the leveling bolt jacks, turned off power to unit, turned off water supply to unit and made sure that all the water was out of the unit. Disconnect supply and drain lines. slide out unit from under counter and put protection over the door then lay it over onto the door. unplug the motor remove the screw that holds the motor in place, turn the motor counterclock wise, wiggle the motor in a side to side motion and it will come right out.(GLOVES ARE RECOMENDED FOR THIS OPERATION). Use cooking spray or olive oil on the O-ring. line up the arrow on the pump housing with the arrow on the pump motor and put the unit back together in the reverse order. Test the unit with a operation of a quick rinse to check of leaks. This is a very easy repair.
All Instructions for the KUDS30IXBL0
451-465 of 904