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KitchenAid under counter dishwasher KUD124SE leaving food residue mainly in upper rack dishes. Suspect something in pump. Is it easy to take apart pump and get whatever is inside?

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SOURCE: Dishwaher does not clean, upper rack

The top rack is not cleaning because of low water pressure from the wash motor to the upper spray arm.
Assuming the top spray arms are clear of debris, remove the lower spray arm to access the wash motor. Remove the 4 torx screws and the filter (accumulator assembly). Remove the torx screw and the inlet protector that covers the chopper assembly. Make sure the chopper is not broken (broken chopper will fill with debris and block water flow). While holding the chopper blade, reach inside the "D" shaped opening on top of the motor and spin the wheel/motor by hand in each direction to make sure either the chopper gear or the motor gear that drives the chopper is not broken. Replace the chopper if necessary (part # 8268383). If the motor gear is broken, replace the sump and motor assembly (part # 8535150). Remove any debris from the sump area in the process.
You don't have to shut the power off to the dishwasher because the door will be open, but if you feel more comfortable, do so.
Good luck!

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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SOURCE: dishwasher leaves residue in top rack only

Most cleaning problems are caused by the dishwasher not getting enough water. It could be cause of the switch level, which control water level in the tub. The switch level is usually a diaphragm device with a small clear tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. I am not familiar with your machine, but if you will open the rear panel you will find it easily. Be aware you should discoonect the power cable !!! Clear the tube (attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub) from any obstruction.In case it will not solve the problem, you should replace the switch. Good luck !

Posted on Jun 01, 2006

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SOURCE: Upper Rack not cleaning

id try removing hte lower filter plate . 5 torx 15 screws will gain oyou acess to lower sump and 2 more torx screws that will acess you the chopper assy, prhaps filled with debris not allowing good water flow,

Posted on Mar 25, 2008

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SOURCE: upper rack dishes dirty

Is it filling with enough water. Look or if you don't know how much water is supposed to be there , Just add a gallon of hot water to the machine after it fills. If this solves the problem check the filter in the fill valve or replace the valve.

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Food left on dishes

Scrape your dishes of food.  Dishwashers remove whatever is left.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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