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KitchenAid Dishwasher Door Pops open during cycle
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.
on Mar 26, 2020
My soap dispenser will not open during the wash
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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on Apr 06, 2015
Kitchenaid D/W will not start, lights not all working, getting power. What's my problem?
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.
on Nov 30, 2014
The door to my Kitchenaid dishwasher lost a
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
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
on May 30, 2014
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