Question about KitchenAid 34 in. KUDP01FLSS Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher
Have been experiencing a burning plastic odor when using the dishwasher. Unfortunately, we ignored it and the dishwasher had a meltdown. The entire control panel fried. We are lucky the house didn't go on fire!!! We also own a Kitchenaid Stove and Refrigerator. The stove has singed my new maple cabinets in the self clean mode and the refrigerator emits an unpleasant odor from time to time. I will never buy a Kitchenaid product again. What a waste of hard earned money.
Run the unit with no soap, after about 5 min. of run time open door and check to see if water is clear or soapy,If soapy then you are having an oversudsng issue.When your washer gets to rinse cycle, your unit (if oversuding),will be rinsing with soapy water and the the drying cycle bakes the soap on dishes.You might be having a white film on your clear glasses.Cut down on soap especially if you have soft water.powder soap is best.Your dishwasher will fill , wash , the drain.Its what you put into it that will cause dishes not become clean.
Posted on Dec 07, 2007
If the clean light flashes 7 times, pauses, then repeats...
When the dishwasher doesn't sense a water temperature increase, it will stop working and lock the functions (clean light flashes 7 times, all buttons are non responsive). It does this as a safety in case the element is broken and feeding electrical current into the water.
To resolve this you will have to reset the console. Do this by closing 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.
If the issue returns, you could have a problem with the heating circuit (ie. element, thermostat or wiring). It rarely happens but it could also be the door switch not engaging properly when the door is closed (slightly bend the door latch down making sure it doesn't hit the door when you close it).
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
there will be some loose conections,the heating coil might be defective and please check if there is any wire damage undrneath the machine.if yes rectify it then provide a rat mesh.
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
Take this from a 4 board and 9 fuse owner.I believe the ceramic thermal fuse does not blow quick enough and during voltage spikes,or under a load cause overheating of the control board.All my boards had burnt marks on the back of the board(apposite where the 4 prong plug goes).I purchased a new board ,new ceramic fuse with the wire.They say the wire must be replaced too.(Ebay under Whilpool dishwasher fuse 14.00) Next on Ebay I purchased a 15 amp marine push button circuit breaker which I mounted in the side of the front panel.Split the one leg going to the ceramic fuse,run it to one of the legs of the breaker and run the other side of the breaker leg back to the ceramic fuse.I know someone out there is saying you don't need the ceramic fuse if you have the breaker in the line.Humor me.Lets say you get a large surge that fries the breaker closed as in a lightning storm.The ceramic fuse may save the day.Since I have set ours up this way the breaker trips once in a blue moon.Reset it and your off and running again.Oh and don't bother calling Whilpool(makers of Kitchenaid) You can't get anywhere with them.Now if for some unfortunate reason this doesn't solve your problem,don't throw away that dishwasher.Remove the upper and lower baskets,bolt them to the trunk of your car and the next time you go to the car wash bring your dishes with you.LOL
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
I don't know your technical ability, but there is a fuse located next to the control board inside the console, this is a good place to start. Kitchen Aid is good about putting tech sheets on the back of the kickplate and it should have wiring and diagnostic info there. Just be sure to put the sheets back so the next service tech to work on it will have them :)
Posted on Sep 01, 2009
SOURCE: Kitchenaid dishwasher KUDS01....
the pump is stuck. remove motor.insert plastic pen into bottom of motor.remove impeller by turning counter clockwise.file bottom of impeller stem.put enough washers on the keeper clip to prevent the impeller and the pump housing from binding.reassemble and there you have it!!!!
Posted on Sep 21, 2010
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