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Kitchenaid dishwasher just quit mid cycle?

Been working fine and today just stoped mid cycle?now it wont start or drain? about 1 1/2 of water just standing like it not getting power checked breaker it was fine .Any help?

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  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2008

    I have a KUDR02FSSS2 Kitchenaid stainless (nice).

    I have had just about everthing but the case replaced on it (1.5yr. old machine) My problems started after 4 months of owning it. You would not believe the number of trips out to my house no exaggeration, like 20 times to replace all! Kitchenaid won't budge! they want to keep sending techs from all known repair companies, techs can't deem it unrepairable because Kitchenaid refers them to engineering dept. and they always have an armchair answer. They are usually correct with their diagnosis....but....then a new problem arises, and several weeks/ months later the failure return full circle and the process starts again.....prepare to sue the company after 4 tries to fix your junk or submit.....and enjoy a lifetime of repair heros and time off from the job to accomodate them.

    I am now replacing parts on my own (fuses, thermal control board overtemp protection) part # 661663.

    Me and the A&E techs are on a first name basis...too lazy to sue and get my $$$$$, plus Kitchenaid keeps extending my warranty under what they call a "Service Request" this means you call them they athorize the repair guy to visit, they cover the bill, but they steer the no longer get to choose the repair guy, beyond their list of experts.

    Oh, after 10 or so thermal fuse replacements, the armchair genius' in the engineering dept. at Kitchenaid suggested replacing the whole wiring harness, and so the problem was fixed for a few weeks and then it reoccured....back to swapp'n out end-in-sight.

    next time shop BOSCH ! Germans build qualty poo!

  • Notdumb May 16, 2008

    I have the same problem. The fuse was replaced four months ago and now I am having the same problem but with an electrical smell. I just read the consumer complaint blogs and see that my model, kudso1fl, has had fire issues. I called Kitchenaid and they said I needed to have someone come out. I explained that I was filing a complaint with the CPSC and she finally put me through to someone in their safety department. A technician is coming Monday. My Kitchenaid stove would not turn off, had a panel replaced 3 times, i filed a complaint with CPSC and they were made to replace my stove. Don't let up. These companies have Product Liability Attorneys that advise them on how to weigh the risk of suit versus the expense of a recall.

  • anursus Jan 20, 2009

    Same fuse problem and machine is less than 24 months old. Repair service is making a second trip out to replace the fuse since it had to be ordered. Complained to Kitchenaid which agreed to replace the part but not pay the $68+ labor charge.

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    I had the same problem with my kenmore dishwasher. It blew a thermal fuse after about 5 years of operation. That was no big deal, so I replaced it and was back in business for 6 months. Then that fuse blew. I replaced that and it lasted for 2 months. Then it lasted for 2 weeks. On and on again. Eventually, I had a thermal fuse that lasted for a single wash. I realized that the water heating option was stuck on even though I never turned it on in the first place. I have a few calls out to Kenmore to see what might fix that. I suspect just disconnecting the water heating element or the thermostat might fix this, but we'll see.

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    Seems to be the same problem as others.  Fuse popped with the dishwasher in cycle

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    our dishwasher just shut off mid cycle and won't power up on the board to turn it back on


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Check your thermal fuse. The fuse is located inside the control panel on or near the main control board. It will be a bullet shaped component mounted with a white plastic clip with two wires leading from it. The fuse should read a short if good. Now...keep in mind, if the fuse blew it is usually for a reason. Replacing it may or may not correct your problem. In some model dishwashers there was a thermal fuse kit that was required to be installed which involved cutting the wires and using a wire splice to connect the new fuse. It seems that there was a design flaw where the gauge wire used in manufacturing would cause the thermal fuse to blow prematurely due the wire overheating. I can't remember if this applies to KitchenAid, but I believe it does. You may inquire about this at your local parts store. I hope this helps you.

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I had the same issue. What I did that has resolved the fuse problem was pull out the unit and disconnect the power to the heating element at the bottom of the machine. Just pull it out, flip it on its side and you will see the connections to the element on the bottom. It's been running for months now with no issues.

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  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2011

    Did you leave the heating unit disconnected or reconnect?




The clean light keeps blinking and will not stop even if you cancil drain cylce

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