Question about KitchenAid KDTE204DWH Architect II Superba EQ KDTE204DWH 24" Fully Integrated Built-In Dishwasher with 14 Place Settings 6 Wash Cycles 5 Options 45 dBA Heat Dry Option Prowash Cycle and Energy Star Qualified in White
Actually, I think it is designed to do that - select your wash cycle and options with the door open, then press Start, and then close the door within 3 seconds and it should run.
Posted on Jan 20, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
All the tall tub dishwashers made by Whirlpool (inc. Kenmore and Kithcenaid) must have the start button pressed after adding a dish. If the start button control light is blinking, you must press start. On those models with buttons on the top of the door you must, in addition, close the door within aprox 5 seconds after pushing start. Hope this helps. Ken
Posted on May 02, 2009
Most KitchenAid dishwashers have an adjustable upper rack, since I do not have your model number I cannot advise on specifics but if you move the upper rack to the higher position the dispenser will open a little further.
Also if you are not washing well on the upper rack you may have either a plugged spray arm or sump.
Look at the spray arms close, if the holes are plugged then it will not spray into the dispenser properly.
If you have a tall tub KitchenAid then the sump may need cleaned.
Here are instructions that might help.But not knowing your specific model these instructions may not apply
A plugged up sump can cause a multitude of problems in a dishwasher, it can make the dishwasher not clean as well as it should, make the cycle run longer, it can create noises and redeposit food.
To clean the sump follow the directions below.
- Remove the lower rack
- Remove the lower wash arm (1) by turning the nut (4) clockwise (right) lift the arm off, there is a bearing (3) (small thin plastic washer) under the arm, be sure not to loose it. Lift the tab on the back of the feed tube cap (2) and swing it to the right and lift up, this may need a bit of pressure to release it.
- Remove the 4 screws (3) from the accumulator (1), lift off the accumulator. Remove 1 screw(7) from the cover (8) this is located down inside of the sump (4) on the left front side. Lift up and remove the cover (8), watch for glass and clean out all the debris from the sump and especially around the the area of the chopper and screen (6) which will be exposed with the cover (8) off. If the screen is blocked with debris that usually means you need a new chopper. it may be broken or loose and not doing its job.
Once clean reassemble and enjoy a dishwasher that cleans the dishes again.
Posted on Feb 14, 2011
SOURCE: The dishwasher door snaps open,
Welcome to FixYa.
I suspect based on your description...it is the door strike that is likely fatigued as is common with these machines, thus allowing the door to "pop" open. The latch doesn't hold it closed, it just activates the switches, the strike is designed to hold it closed.
It is part # 8574157 and will look like the image here...
You do not need to remove the control panel to access the strike for the door latch assembly. It is done simply by pulling up (may need a flat screwdriver or the like) on the latch and forward. The new one also simply clips in place.
**make sure to turn off the breaker/power before servicing the unit...safety first**
Let me know if you need any further assistance and I will try to help in any manner I can. Good luck,
Posted on Jun 08, 2011
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