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FIXED KUDS01ILBS6 Dishwasher error

jcz

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KUDS01ILBS6
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KitchenAid
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More than 10 years
My Kitchenaid superba dishwasher circa 2005 has been acting up. It will start, run for a bit then stop. The clean light blinks either 5 or 7 times, the clock on the front shows a 2. I have tried the reset function and have got it to work but it sometimes takes two or three attempts to get through a cycle. Any guidance or help would be appreciated. Thank you.
 
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Jake

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Hi,

Without a model number we are dead in the water.

Click here: Appliance Parts

Then you will see a link that says: How to find a model number.

Jake
 

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Looked for that last night before I posted. It’s is completely worn off of the door. Any other places I can look? Thank you.
 

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Thanks,

If the clean light is blinking 7 times and the dishwasher shuts down that indicates a heating circuit error. So the problem would be either a bad heating element or bad control board, or your chopper screen is clogged up or broken.

I'd first check your sump basin, and see if your chopper screen is clogged up or broken. Make sure the breaker is OFF to your dishwasher first!

Watch this video first:

[video=youtube_share;iRCCrEwrst8]https://youtu.be/iRCCrEwrst8[/video]

Here's the chopper screen for your model:
Food Chopper Assembly WP8268383


Video Included in part link.

If your chopper screen is NOT broken and If cleaning the chopper screen does not fix it, then next I would ohm test the heating element for continuity. Watch the video below. Make sure the breaker is OFF to your dishwasher first!

Here's the heating element for your model in case you need to order it:
Heating Element WPW10082892


[video=youtube_share;lZCP55aScvI]https://youtu.be/lZCP55aScvI[/video]

Let us know what you find.

Jake
 

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Found a ton of miscellaneous crap in the drain area. Cleaned it out, worked like a charm! Thank you so much for the guidance! Merry Christmas!
 

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Excellent, glad to hear that was all it was.:)

Thanks for the update!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Jake
 

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Happening again???

Hi Jake, I appreciate the first repair getting me through Christmas and all of the plates! But it seems as if the same problem is starting up again. It is shutting down midcycle. Flashing codes, etc. I tried the reset sequence. I also did the same thing as last time and cleaned out the drainage area and food chopper but there wasn't much in there this time around. Any suggestions as to what to look for next?

Thanks
 

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Ok,

Is it flashing the clean light 7 times?

Jake
 

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So it worked again for a week or so. Now back to acting funny. This time the Clean Light is flashing 8 times. Sorry for the delay.
 

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Ok,

Here's the tech. data sheet for your model: https://drive.google.com/open?id=11IdFxKbFm69yptvV895sRa6heqo9bBk7

I don't see any error codes when the clean light blinks 8 times, only 7.

I need to know the exact details of what worked and what didn't.

Start from the beginning of the cycle.

You selected NORMAL wash, then it filled? Then it washed? Then it drained? Then what happened? it stopped completely and all lights were out and it began flashing the clean light 8 times?

So on and so forth.

Jake
 

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Okay, so this is what I see as best I can describe it:

It is inconsistent. Sometimes it works without interruption. Sometimes it stops mid cycle. Sometimes it works if I try it again. Sometimes it works if I reset the cycle.

You were right: when the problem exists, the clean light is flashing 7 times. Apparently I can't count.

The number error code shows 2.

When I start the cycle, the digital display shows a green line that moves around. The "Add rinse Aid, Sensing/Soak, Add a dish" lights are all lit.

It starts to fill, the digital display continues to move. It does this for about 5-10 minutes. Then it stops. Occasionally, the time will be displayed around 82 minutes. Sometimes it goes down by a minute or two then stops. Sometimes the time never gets displayed.

Then just the clean light will flash. The dishes are all wet, not clean. Most of the time the detergent door is open and the pod is gone. Not always, but most of the time. But it definitely does not get through the entire cycle.

Thank you
 

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Got it! Thanks.:)

Ok, Go back to post #5.

If the clean light is blinking 7 times and the dishwasher shuts down that indicates a heating circuit error. So the problem would be either a bad heating element or bad control board, or your chopper screen is clogged up or broken.

If your chopper screen is NOT broken and If cleaning the chopper screen does not fix it, then next I would ohm test the heating element for continuity. Watch the video below. Make sure the breaker is OFF to your dishwasher first!

Here's the heating element for your model in case you need to order it:
Heating Element WPW10082892


[video=youtube_share;lZCP55aScvI]https://youtu.be/lZCP55aScvI[/video]

Let us know what you find.

Jake
 

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Hi Jake: Somewhat of an ignorant question but figured I would ask before I went down this road. Can I test for continuity with my multi-meter while it is installed on the dishwasher? Otherwise I have a bigger project on my hands and thought I would ask first. Thank you.
 

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Can I test for continuity with my multi-meter while it is installed on the dishwasher?
Yes, you can. Just turn the breaker off to your dishwasher, and remove the 2 wires from the heating element, then ohm test it at the heating element terminals.

Jake
 
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