Question about KitchenAid 24 in. KUDI01TJ - Multiple Color Built-in Dishwasher

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I have a Kitchenaid dishwasher kudi01tj. It doesn't do a very good job of cleaning the dishe, especially the top row.

Once before while it was still in warranty it wouldn't clean and the store I purchased it from came and fixed it. They said it had a reputation for the hose getting clogged and not allowing the contents to drain properly. Could this happen again?

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  • 1qazxsw2 Sep 07, 2008

    Loaded the machine with a rather "soilded" load... and now the top rack doesn't clean. I believe the pump is working... at least the machine drains.

    If it is a hose clog.. How do I unclog the hose?

    And how lame is it that I always seem to need to rinse the dishes before i put them in to be cleaned.

  • Willdog Nov 28, 2008

    I have a similar issue. The dishwasher runs and the water is getting hot, but nothing on the top rack gets clean. I ran it empty and open & closed the door and noticed the top arm never changes positions. I took the entire plastic internal assembly apart and cleaned the upper arm, screens and chopper assembly and there were no obstructions. I'm thinking something go sucked into the pump and broke part of the impeller, so now I have to pull the pump.

    Anyone know HOW to pull the pump?

    I know I need to pull the washer out and probably flip it on it's side and start unscrewing panels,,, etc. I’m fairly mechanically inclined, but just would like a little direction

    The washer drains fine so I don't think it's the drain pump. Any other ideas what it could be?





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I had the same problem (no water being delivered to the top rack) and found that the chopper assembly was completely blocked. I removed it, washed it, put the whole thing back together. It works like new now.

Note that it is not easy to get to the chopper assembly. I used the "pump and motor parts" diagram on The inlet protector was especially difficult to get off, but I was able to pry it off to expose and remove the chopper assembly. I cleaned all the parts I removed really well before re-installing.

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