20 Most Recent KitchenAid 24 in. KUDS01FLSS Built-In Dishwasher Questions & Answers

The problem seems to be the loosening of the screws that hold the interior stainless steel skin to the door frame--not the latch.

With the door in the open position you should find a total of twelve screws (5 on each side and 2 on top at each side of the latch). The screws have a particular type of head which may require a trip to the hardware (its a $1,000 dishwasher take the time to get the right screwdriver). They are called TORX screws the size on my dishwasher was a T 15. These type of screw heads were designed to fit automated torque drivers at the factory that set the screws to the proper tension. So some care should be given when you retighten them. Turn until the screw is snug and there no movement of the inner door skin but don't over tighten. Giving it that extra 1/4 turn can be enough to strip the screw out and create a bigger problem.

Yes--you shouldn't have to be doing this to a KitchenAid appliance that cost this much--but I suspect that this will become a feature of periodic maintenance. The heating and cooling generates enough movement that overtime these screws work themselves out. My wife who was the once to make the right diagnosis noticed that the screws at the bottom were almost entirely out.

KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Mar 26, 2020

I have the same problem with another Kitchenaid model. I've had better results at keeping the water drained by running two back to back water saver cycles than running a full pots and pans cycle.

KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Dec 02, 2017

Slow fill of water is due to the strainer clogging. Strainer is located on the body of the machine where the inlet water hose is connected.

Clean all the water flow tubes in the machine.Clean the solenoid valve opening also.

KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Jun 30, 2015

Too much detergent; no rinsing well; hard water... There is an acid wash to revamp glasses/ you'd need to google it...

KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Apr 06, 2015

There is a quick test to verify there is a problem, this test will take about 2 mins. Open the door, close the dispenser (latched), on the control panel itself, push in this order hi temp wash (HTW) than sani *3 times in that order*. So that means HTW-Sani, HTW-Sani, HTW-Sani. What this will do is run a control service mode, all the LED's will light up, close the door and wait until it stops, within about 45 seconds you should hear the dispenser open. If it opens it is functioning normally, if not, it should be replaced.
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KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Apr 06, 2015

Sylvia.....is the clean light flashing or any other for that matter? Either way it sounds like the control board is locked up. There are many posts on here about how to reset it. Try the following: With the door open: Push Hi Temp Scrub, Energy Saver Dry, Hi Temp Scrub, Energy Saver Dry (all the lights should light up) then close the door and hit cancel. Push the buttons as fast as you can - within 4 seconds. This will unlock the control board and you should be able to restart the dishwasher. There are many issues with this Kitchenaid including the door popping open during cycle issue. I have dealt with all of them over the past 8 years of ownership. Finally replaced it with a used Miele and sold the KA on craigslist with full disclosure of all the issues and it's history. I even threw in the rubber door stopper that we resorted to using to keep the door closed. Let us know if the above procedure works for you. Good Luck.

KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Nov 30, 2014

You should be able to toggle off the Control Panel Lock by pressing and holding the Energy Saver Dry pad for 4+ seconds. If the light doesn't go off, try shifting your finger position on the touch pad. I have a few appliances where the angle pressure has to be just right for a "press and hold" to be recognized. If several attempts fail, the keypad, wiring or the main board aren't communicating properly. Please check the model number of the dishwasher; there are several KUDS01FLSS models. Go to http://www.kitchenaid.com/customer-service/manuals/ and enter the model to get the parts list. Some parts are available from Appliance Parts Pro: http://www.appliancepartspros.com/search.aspx?model=kuds01flss . The user interface is here: http://www.appliancepartspros.com/whirlpool-user-interface-8270168-ap3085303.html . I hope this helps. Cindy Wells

KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Nov 19, 2014

replace the door latch part number 8193830 it will fixya

KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Nov 09, 2014

The touch pads are common to go bad. It could be a bad start switch pad or bad control board.

KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Oct 05, 2014

the door spring/piston has failed, you will need to call a service tech to replace

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KitchenAid 24... • Answered on May 30, 2014

the springs are located at the bottom of unit one on left and one on the right remove bottom cover and they are above the side railing...sometimes there is not enough room to access from the bottom and you actually have to pull unit out a few inches to gain access... as far as parts
www.sears.com and hit the parts direct link on top
both sites will allow you to enter your model number and a parts diagram will come up for you to look at parts diagram and check availability of parts

KitchenAid 24... • Answered on May 30, 2014

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