Question about KitchenAid 23 in. KUDD01DPPA Stainless Steel Dishwasher

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KUDD01DPPA Flood Switch

The flood switch is triggered and the dishwasher attempts to drain both drawers. Neither has water in it, so the sensor is malfunctioning or something is triggering it.  I was able to run both drawers successfully last night, but this AM I awoke to the machine trying to drain itself and signaling it's alarm (with 2 red lights flashing and beeping).  I installed this unit 4 years ago, so I can effect a repair if someone smarter than me can provide direction Thanks, m2

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  • morganvpi Dec 22, 2008

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Hello,
Welcome.
If this continues non stop shut the breaker. Sounds like a relay is jammed. You do not want to burn out the drain pumps running dry!!!!!!!!!!!!
Call service.
You do not want to damage such a fine piece of machinery.

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Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, pls try:

  • unplug from the mains;
  • use a can of compressed air or a compressor to force dry the drain area with particular attention to the sump or where the flood switch is located;
  • you could also use a hair dryer set to a reasonable heat level with strongest air flow to do the same;
  • not technically sound, but you could also try laying the machine on its side for a couple of hours.
The above are based on the possibility that there are no defective parts but rather condensation, moisture, water droplets is false triggering any of the sensors. Should this be not corrective, a temporary workaround is removing and covering at least one of the wires/connector leading to the flood sensor.

An exploded parts diagram may assist you identify parts location.

Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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I think your control panel is going bad...thats what it sounds like anyway...you might check it out and see

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

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Before doing any thing just unplug the dishwasher from mains for two minutes then clean the diswasher completely if any thing in it.and then reconnect it and check out.

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

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