Question about KitchenAid Dishwashers
My Kitchen aid superba model KUDS01FLSS6 ends up stopping during a cycle and has the flashing light 7 times. I know this means something is wrong with it sensing a water temperature increase. I tested the heater element and it is fine and the machine heats up, but about 20 mins into the cycle it shuts off. I am guessing the control panel needs to be replaced. I just want to make sure I shouldn't check something else before replacing a $140 part. thx
If you have not already done so, it might be best to run the controller and circuit diagnostic tests before you replace the parts.
Refer to the instructions from this site.
It is possible the Thermistor may be faulty causing the controller to believe the water is not heating. This will be much cheaper to replace than the controller.
Posted on Feb 16, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Cmattson, This problem has been a real pain for owners of this model as well as us techs who repair them. There are a lot of things to check to get to the right problem. First, the water entering the dishwasher should be no less than 120 degrees. During the first 8 minutes of the initial wash cycle, the heater should be on. You can check this by dropping the toe panel and doing some tests. The element will be in the rear, so it can be difficult to get at unless you can pull the unit out some. Make sure the wires to the heating element are on. With a meter, you should be able to verify that the heater is receiving 120V during the first 8 minutes. The main board monitors the thermistor to see if there has been a rise of 4 degrees with water that enters below 110 degrees and 2 degrees with water that enters above 110 degrees. If it does not see this, it will drain and flash the clean light. The element itself should ohm out at 10 to 35 ohms. Other things you might have to check; The heater runs on the nuetral side of the door switch so you want to make sure the d/w is level and the door is closing properly. If the left door switch is not making contact, the element will not heat. Make sure all the harnesses are on tight on the control board. I have found in most of my calls on this problem it was a faulty heater. I've only had one case of a faulty thermistor. Best of luck on this..
Posted on Jun 10, 2006
you have a wash pump problem. can be 1 of 3 things. most likely something is caught in the pump impelor if not the wash pump motor may be faulty or ceized or it could be the capacitor for the wash pump motor is faulty. you can try removing the wash pump yourself and check the impelor if it spins freely then you will have a motor problem.
hope this helped
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
SOURCE: Indesit DI620UK Dishwasher fault
If the dry cycle has a problem, check these:
Heating element Your dishwasher has an electrical heating element that helps to dry the dishes. If the element is burned out, the dishes won't dry properly, and you need to replace the element.
Drying fan Many high-priced dishwashers have a small fan that blows air or heated air into the dishwasher to speed up the drying process. If the fan is defective, you need to replace it.
Thermostat Some dishwashers have a thermostat that monitors the drying temperature. If the thermostat is defective, the heating element may not cycle on or off properly. If that's the problem, you need to replace the thermostat
Posted on Jul 19, 2008
SOURCE: whirlpool gu2400 dishwasher
You will have to reset the console. To do this, close the door and press these buttons in sequence...
-high temp wash
-high temp wash
...all the lights will turn on briefly and the machine will start a diagnostic cycle. You can press cancel or let the diagnostic cyle finish (1-2 minutes).
You should now be able to run the dishwasher as normal.
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
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