Question about KitchenAid 24 in. KUDI01FLSS Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher

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We have a KitchenAid KDI-16 we wish to replace. It is under a counter and is surrounded by white enamel panels. Are these a part of the unit or were they added. It seems that the space occupied by the KDI-16 is not large enough to hold a new under the counter 24in. Do the sides come with the unit or are they an add on?

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  • burkhead Sep 10, 2010

    Thanks. We suspected as much. I suppose that there is no way of fitting a new Kenmore 24in built in washer in the existing space. The old Kitchen Aid still works and we just might keep it!



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The kdi is a mid line kitchen aid dw . the model that you have may have side panels as they were a opt at that time . is is a standard 24 in dw . and if replacing with dw in todays world any 24 in wi fit . you will need 24 wide 34 and1/4 + height and 24 is standard for depth .. most dw will fit this standard size mm ps any sides will be a add on .. and the old ones will not fit .. mm

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Welcome to FixYa.

Based on your description it sounds like you`re describing an old portable dishwasher which was built into the cabinets at one time, hence the side panels you`re referring to.

Unless you`re purchasing a new portable unit, it will not come with panels on the side.

Once you remove that unit from the cabinets it will much better to observe the panels on the side as being part of the unit.

Hope this helps move you forward to your new machine, let me know if you need anything further.

Thanks for choosing FixYa and good luck.


Macmarkus :)

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    Mark MacDonald Sep 11, 2010

    Hello again,

    Sorry for my delayed reply. I usually receive an email from FixYa notifying of any reply to a post, but I either missed it or never was sent...likely me not seeing it.

    As to your question about whether a new unit would fit, I suspect it would...but it's better to remove the old unit and measure the exact dimension you have to work with and then find out what you would require to install a new one in that place.

    They aren't ALL the same and I'm sure you could find a match to your needs. On the other hand my inclination would be to keep the old unit if it is still functioning well, cleaning the dishes, even if it is likely many decibels louder than most modern machines, ha ha.

    What ever you decide I would like to prepare you for one thing, It will only be superior to your old Kitchen Aid in one consumption. In all other areas, especially durability, it is an "epic fail" in my matter what brand.

    Consider this to be one of my many grievances with modern appliances. In a world where we are capable of producing machines to be superior in every way compared to the old machines, we continue to make "trow away appliances" for the cause of energy efficiency...seems like a paradox to me, but oh well. I just fix 'em, I don't make them.

    Hope this answers your question. let me know if I can assist you further.

    Good luck.

    Macmarkus :)



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