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KitchenAid Dishwasher fill up with water after use

Is the water clean water or dirty water? This may sound like an ignorant question, but it can make a difference. If the water is clean water, it sounds like you could have a bad fill valve. If the dishwasher is filling with water when it is not running, chances are the fill valve is leaking. The valve is closed when the float switch senses the tub filling to a certain level. The valve is also closed when not energized by the control board during drain, drying and off cycles. However, if the valve diaphragm is not seating properly when closed, it will continue to leak by. That's probably why you don't notice it while is running and it has a chance to fill during the night when not in use. Here's what to look for: With the dishwasher off, take a towel and dry the tub as much as possible. Now, locate the fill port where the water comes in (usually on the left hand side of the tub). Watch this fill port closely for several minutes to see if water is running in. It could be as minute as a trickle or drip. If any water is coming in at all, the fill valve should be replaced. Now, another problem that can occur is when you notice dirty water staying in the tub or overflowing. This is usually caused by a bad check valve in the drain pump that's allowing water to leak back from the sink into the tub. Or, you do not have a high loop in the drain line. Here's what to look for: Check to make sure the drain line has a high loop as it leaves the dishwasher and before it gets to the drain pipe at the sink. That is, make sure the drain hose is looped above the trap in the sink and not laying under the sink somewhere. You can also try filling the sink with water and open the dishwasher door. Drain the sink to see if anything is getting fed back into dishwasher. If you see water starting to fill in the tub, chances are you could have a bad check valve. Some dishwashers have a check valve in the drain pump, while other models have the check valve located in the drain hose itself. Some don't have one at all. That's why the positioning of the drain hose can be important. Good luck to you and I hope this may help. If you determine a cause, post back with comments if you need advice on how to replace anything.
5/18/2019 1:04:26 PM • KitchenAid 24... • Answered on May 18, 2019

I have a KUDS25 dishwasher and the child lock is

4 seconds holding down the energy saver dry should of unlocked it, since it didn't that means your control panel keypad assembly is bad. Ref. https://www.applianceblog.com/mainforums/threads/23700-Child-Lock-Problem-Won-t-turn-off
12/19/2017 10:39:41 PM • KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Dec 19, 2017

Dishwasher timer gets stuck while washing

More then likely your Electric timer is hanging up do to a heater issue. Either a wire from the heater is bitten by a mouse or you have a bad. Heater element I’m happy to help further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/george_106a9535a98aec8a
12/14/2017 2:21:53 PM • KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Dec 14, 2017

Kitchen aid dishwasher won't run

check the door switch.
4/2/2014 4:47:37 PM • KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Apr 02, 2014

KitchenAid Dishwasher Leaking from under Door

I had a similar problem with a KUDM25SHWH1 dishwasher. Rubber seal looked fine. I found an incredible tip on another fixi it site. One possible problem iss the pump cover screws may have worked loose and is squirting water directly on the door seal. Man that was it! I saw a couple of looses screws and a small portion of the pump cover gasket showing. I loosened the pump top, reset the gasket tightened it all down...no leaks! The pump I refer to is located directly below the spray arm inside the washer. Easy to get to. Another tip was to look for a split sspray arrm that may spray water directly into the door seal.
11/23/2013 12:28:28 AM • KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Nov 23, 2013

Door leak

Br, couple of things you can look for here. Check the vent, you can just pop this out. Sometimes there is a buildup of gunk which will hold water during wash and leak down between the door. There is a seal there, part number 974782. Another thing is to check the upper spray arm for cracks or splitting. This can send a direct flow of water into the vent. There is also a seal at the bottom of the upper spray arm, part number 3376846. I was fooled by a leak like this once, it turned out to be a clogged vent...Catriver..post back.
4/11/2013 4:15:59 AM • KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Apr 11, 2013

How do you check a heater element in a dishwasher

Main breaker to unit off, need elec schematic, ohm meter check for low resistance not open circuit
9/15/2012 5:51:40 PM • KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Sep 15, 2012

There is residue left on


The scum, film and white residueproblems have started since the reductionof phosphates in dishwasher detergents.

Here is a tip that will help you to solve the problem of films, residue, and scum in your dishwasher.

DishwasherResidue and Film on Dishes

5/1/2011 12:21:44 AM • KitchenAid 24... • Answered on May 01, 2011

We have a kitchenaid KUDS25SHBL1, serial number

Residue left on dishes after washing. Looks like mineral deposits. Unsure if this is a dishwasher or water softener problem. Also rinse aid dispenser not working. Light that tells you to add does not work.
4/3/2011 5:32:33 PM • KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Apr 03, 2011

After filling and only when rinse commences a loud

  • It sounds like you have an obstruction with upper or lower spray arm. check to see if the something is stuck in the path of the lower spray arm.
  • move the lower rack out
  • spin the spray arm by hand to see if it is hitting anything
  • if not .....spin the upper spray arm by hand under top shelf to see if it is hitting anything.
  • let me know how this works
12/31/2010 5:23:32 AM • KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Dec 31, 2010


The idea is to lift up on the part of the latch that is fixed to the body of the washer. The door part of the latch slides under this peice. If the handle mechanism is broken, it will not depres the door part of the latch to allow it to open. therefore, we have to pickup the latch part fixed to the body.

To get the door open, take a clothes hanger and cut off a 12" peice with a pair of pliers. Bend the last 1.25" at 90 degress angle. Make another bend about 4 " from that to make another 90 degree angle. This will give you leverage. Insert the first bent end between the top of the door and the counter. Rotate it so that the end is facing down. Feel for a metal plate. When you hit the plate with the probe, turn your hanger so that it lifts up the plate and simultaneously pull on the door handle. The door should come open.

Now you have to get the handle repaired, but at least you know how to open the door.
12/24/2010 5:26:57 PM • KitchenAid 24... • Answered on Dec 24, 2010
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