Question about KitchenAid Dishwashers

1 Answer

I have a Kitchenaid dishwasher model KUDS01FLSS2. I finished replacing the door balancer cord and started the dw up and it started leaking underneath from the bottom somewhere around the middle of the unit. This is when it first enters the cycle, so there is no water inside. I pulled the DW out and look at the hoses and components under the DW and all looks in good shape and could not detect any cracks. However noticed that one of the hoses (not sure what the hose is called) that connects to the very underneath side to what I believe is the water pump (next or offset to the motor). Anyway, this corregated plastic hose is connected with a plastic bracket that contains a rubber O ring. Could this be the source of the leak and is it a common problem. There is only one screw holding the plastic bracket and it seems to be rather fragile in that it would be rather easy for it to break its seal. What do you think.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

In this Kitchenaid dishwasher model KUDS01FLSS2, the whole motor and water pump assembly simply sits (I think loose) in the bottom of the DW. From the inside, it is the round mechanism where the sprayer is mounted above the chopper, all one piece sitting in (or mounted with) a large rubber washer around it. Somehow this assembly had lifted up slightly on one side which allowed the water to just poor through the bottom floor of the DW. I simply pressed down on the whole mechanism positioning back in its proper place. It did not take much pressure at all to position it back into its place. This stopped the leak and is working like a charm.

Posted on Nov 14, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My kitchenaid DW kudc101xwho will not stay on. Runs a few min and shuts off. Is this the control panel or the timer?

May be this is the reasons.

a) May be your door latch is opening due to pressure inside the dishwasher. The door latch opens and the dishwasher will stop. Quite common problem on KITCHENAID. KitchenAid door is a heavier door compared to sister product WHIRLPOOL. If door latch problem then has to change the door lock along with the top latch.

Sep 25, 2014 | KitchenAid Dishwashers

1 Answer

Frigidaire dishwasher GLD4050RHS leaking

Ok//// believe it or not this is an easy fix. Choose plan A or B.

Plan A cost $175 Have me come out and replace the rubber strip around the door frame.

Plan B cost $0.00 + Elbow grease Get a pail of hotter water and a dish cloth [ no soap is needed ]. Open the door of the DW and Look at Black rubber trim. See how that trim is covered with a white substance or film. That is built up from wash cycles and dried on there. Work the wet rag over this until it is black again. Also wash the door where it comes in contact with the black gasket. This completes the seal. Wash it as well. If you can do this, it wont drip on your floor. It has nothing to do with any other part of the DW. It is a simple fix, but needs effort.

Jan 11, 2014 | Frigidaire Dishwashers

1 Answer

Kenmore DW model #665 16023403 will not turn on. There is power to the DW but the panel does not light up. Checked circuit breaker. Door tightly shut and latches. Just 3 yrs old. Would love to fix myself....

The electronic control panel should be replaced and cost about $240. It is easy to remove and replaced --- pull and plug like a standard elect plug, only its flat.

This definitely works.

Sep 04, 2012 | KitchenAid 24 in. KUDP01IL - Multiple...

1 Answer

Very squeaky hinge on main loading door- I think caused by vibration of the plastic pulley that guides the cord attached to the spring that balances the door

I just finished fixing mine. I tried WD40 on everything that moved, but it did not help. In fact, it was worse, After reading the reply above,I wiped off/cleaned the cord and put on a lubricant such as Lubriplate grease and it totally stopped the squeaking.

Apr 26, 2010 | KitchenAid Dishwashers

1 Answer


Since if did not begin to leak during the DW filling, we can rule out the inlet hose and solenoid valve.

When water leaks from underneath and not from the door, the most common failure is the seal between the DW tub and the wash pump/motor. Replacing that assembly would be the way to repair that problem.

The other possibility is that you have a rusted or broken tub enclosure which is leaking directly through the bottom. Replacing the dishwasher would be your best option then.

Good Luck!

May 07, 2009 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

I have a Zanussi Fitted dishwasher and I notice that the board under my kitchen seems to be getting black,I think it is the dishwasher leaking water from underneath.. Is there any common problems with this...

Yes sounds like some kind of water leak. Take of the front plinth and check underneath the units and DW. I presume you DW is adjacent to the sink so please cheak all pipes including waste asap. Also opening the DW door whilst it is running can splash water, over a period of time this could effect wood material and cause your problem.

Mar 09, 2009 | Zanussi ZT485 Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

Kitchenaid DW door spring

The door hinges are spring-loaded. One or both hinges have failed.
Items 2 and 3 at the link below are the parts that are needed.
I am not aware of a service manual posted on the internet.
Hope this helps! Please post back with what you end up doing, OK?
Good Luck!

Feb 10, 2009 | KitchenAid 24 in. KUDI02IRBS Stainless...

2 Answers

I have a kitchenaid superba diswasher that one of the door hinges has either popped off or broken. I need instruction on how to get into the door to replace it. Model KUDS01FLSS2

what you need to do is unscrew the screws at the top of the dishwasher that's securing the unit to the countertop. gently pull the d/w out from underneath the counter.. please be careful because you may have a copper water line connected to the d/w. if so, then you must remove the line because the copper does not allow you to move the d/w around without the copper line beginning to leak. if you have any other line you can maneuver ok. also, check to see if the electrical line is long enough. if not, secured the power and disconnected the electrial line. when you have all of the restriants out of the way, then pull the d/w out and reconnect the springs. you have 2 spring configurations. you can look at the other side that's not broken to see how to put the other side on. usually only 1 side breaks. you'll need to order the string that connects the spring to the plactic figure 8. take a look at each side and you'll see what im taking about. thanks.

Jun 09, 2008 | KitchenAid Dishwashers

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dishwashers Logo

Related Topics:

308 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top KitchenAid Dishwashers Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers


Level 3 Expert

4350 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

5471 Answers

Are you a KitchenAid Dishwasher Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides