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Why do I cut the insulation blanket along the preferation on my Kitchenaide dishwasher

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Where is this insulator being used?
top over the body of the dishwasher?
in the bottom?
what is your model number

Posted on Apr 19, 2014

Testimonial: "Insulation blanket on top, sides, and back. Model number KUDS35FXss"


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Yes. I would get another insulation blanket off a d/w I'm disposing. Anyway, you need to get one and install it over the old one to decrease the heat transfer.

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