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I have the Kitchenaid KUDK03CTSS3 dishwasher and it doesn't take the detergent, seems like water doesn't get through to it. What can I do?

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use some vinegar in your wash cycle

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SOURCE: KITCHENAID DISHWASHER WONT REPEATEDLY WONT RINSE DETERGENT OFF

Fist what detergent are you useing is it dishwasher detergent and second the dishes wet and stemy how long do you wait after the machine has completed the cycle before opening it

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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SOURCE: doesnt clean dishes, seems to be no water coming into machine

There should be about 2 inches of water in the bottom of the DW.  If it is filling but not washing the pump may be bad.  That might explain the loud noise (motor bearing).  I assume that the detergent cover is opening but no water is being sprayed to dissolve it.

Posted on May 31, 2009

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SOURCE: KitchenAid Dishwasher Rinse Aid Clogged w/ Detergent

have you tried distilled vinagar? this may work for you.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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SOURCE: the dishwasher dispenser tab did not dissolve.

That could have definitely lowered the water pressure enough to slow down the filling of the dishwasher... maybe it was just a fluke. If it keeps happening, you might have to dig deeper to find the gunk...

A Google search for the part number turned up this... the diagram on page 8 shows the parts you will need to inspect... parts 66, 64, and down in the bottom of 14 is where the gunk will collect.

Posted on Dec 04, 2009

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