20 Most Recent KitchenAid 24 in. KUDM25SH Built-in Dishwasher Questions & Answers


Child proof lock light is on, cannot run the dishwasher

To turn off the Child Lock
Press and hold ENERGY SAVER DRY for 4 seconds. The
light turns off.
5/20/2016 11:00:26 PM • KitchenAid 24... • Answered on May 20, 2016

Not cleaning the dshes. Material lrft on dishes. Suspect poor water flow.

Fill with salt. Clean out all rotary arms. And put a dishwasher cleaner through. The rotary arms get blocked with lime scale.
9/16/2012 3:20:55 PM • KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Sep 16, 2012

I have dropped a small screw into the dishwasher


As you are doing this yourself please check this video to follow the instructions of removing the lower spray arm, it will help you in location of the nut:

Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.


9/11/2011 6:28:49 PM • KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Sep 11, 2011

Dishes are coming out with


If the water inlet valve is fine and it fills with water then the issue seems to be with the float switch assembly that is bad and should be replaced. Float assembly is found inside the dishwasher's tub, on the bottom. The water that fills the dishwasher lifts the float, and when it reaches a certain level, it acts as a trigger for the float switch. The float triggers the float switch to shut off, thereby shutting off the flow of water into the dishwasher. A defective switch may interfere with dishwasher's filling and/or draining ability. Use voltmeter to test the switch. Set the device to the ohms setting x 1. Take each probe and touch them to one switch terminal each. This should produce a reading of either zero or infinity. Continue to touch the probes to the terminals, and press down on the switch's button. The reading should change to the opposite extreme. If the switch fails either of these tests, you should replace it. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.


6/19/2011 6:31:50 PM • KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Jun 19, 2011

Is there a filter that needs to be replaced or

If your dishwasher is connected to a disposal and it is clogged the dishwasher will not
pump out. Also if it has an "Air Gap", this may have debris in it. It looks like a small chrome
cap next to the kitchen faucet. You can dismantle it to clean it or just replace it. Just be
sure to hook the inlet and outlet hoses up correctly. Hope this solves the problem.
3/14/2011 10:30:25 PM • KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Mar 14, 2011

My KitchenAid KUDM25SH has been operating fine for

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Dishwasher not draining completely problem usually occurs due to clogged/blocked drain hose or the drain pump not working. First try to clean the drain hose and drain pump filter for any clogs, then check drain pump operation. If the problem returns after cleaning then it is the drain pump that needs replacement. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.

12/26/2010 5:14:15 PM • KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Dec 26, 2010

Water keeps leaking out when not in use.

Here is a tip that I wrote about dishwashers and them leaking.

Leaking Dishwasher


9/29/2010 8:50:11 PM • KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Sep 29, 2010

Dishwasher door won't open

Hello. here is the solution to your problem. The answer is quite lengthy so I will provide you with the link to it. http://www.justanswer.com/questions/1i7fo-how-can-i-get-the-door-open-on-my-dishwasher
8/27/2010 12:54:22 AM • KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Aug 27, 2010

Kitchenaid dishwasher model kudm25sh.


Take out the lower rack and remove the lower washer arm. There is a plastic bearing that looks like the picture below :-


This part can wear through and no longer have a lip around the top of it. If this is the case, it will cause the water to push out in waves and water will come out the bottom of the door. Otherwise, just replace the door seal.

Note - if it leaked when it was draining then that has nothing to do with the tub or the pumps or anything like that. You have to have a bad drain hose if it's leaking only during drain. It's probably best to uninstall the unit and watch it to see if you can find exactly where it's leaking from to confirm but if it leaks when it drains there has to be something wrong with your drain line itself.You could try the spray arm gasket first and see if that works. If not, you could look into the drain hose/line, hopefully it's not that.

Good Luck!!


8/15/2010 9:34:21 PM • KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Aug 15, 2010

I do not know how to turn off child lock safety

To turn on or off the child lock

Press and hold the ENERGY SAVER DRY button for 4 seconds.

Here is a copy of the owners manual if you have any other questions.

4/19/2010 1:31:29 AM • KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Apr 19, 2010

I have a KUMDSH Kitchenaid, The door leaks on both

you will have to check this possibilities to locate the fault
Some common leaking trouble makers....
Leaks at the door:
Door gasket loose/torn
Corner gaskets or door baffle/vent gasket
Door lock/latch loose/broken
Split spray arm
Over filling with water...usually the level is just under the heating element is normal
Something leaking through the door...like the soap or rinse agent dispenser gasket, silverware basket button.
Door hinge(s) bent
Wrong soap was used...dish sink soap instead of dishwasher soap
Rinse aid being used with mechanically softened water ( makes foam or suds inside the dishwasher )

Leaks from under the unit:
Look for whiting or calcium stain on the motor and pump assembly = motor and pump assembly seal leak...access panel removal help
Hose for upper spray arm split
Fill hose split or fill hose spout air inlet is calcium covered
Drain hose is split
Rusted liner...metal liners only
Fill valve leaking or allowing water to fill all the time
Heating element ends....where they come out through the dishwasher liner
Float or float gasket
you can get the required parts from
This will help. Thanks please keep updated.please do rate the solution positively .thank you for using fixya.
11/30/2009 6:43:02 PM • KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Nov 30, 2009


if you remove the lower sprayarm, you can see the mesh that covers the pump is held on by a series of screws. Are the screws loose? Mine were, I tightened them and no more leak!
8/25/2007 10:11:41 PM • KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Aug 25, 2007

Door latch will not open door

This happened to my washer. 3 months later my stupid warrenty company 1st American finially gets someone out to tell me that the whole front panel needs to be replaced, and is offering under $300 to replace it.
8/1/2007 5:02:03 AM • KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Aug 01, 2007

KitchenAid Dishwasher Model KUDI25CHBL1. How do I get the screw out of the bottom without it spinning

It sounds like the water inlet valve has stopped letting water in. With no water the spray bar won't rotate as it is driven by the pump. Generic videos.
1/31/2023 3:37:15 AM • KitchenAid... • Answered on Jan 31, 2023
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