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Kitchenaid dishwasher KUDT03STWHO water supply problem

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#1 Highways

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 04:54 PM

OK here goes....

About 2 months ago I noticed at my dishwasher was pausing at the 43 min mark of the cycle and making a grinding noise.--no water.

I cleaned out the food chopper (toothpick and popcorn kernels) and the flapper valve..perfect problem solved.

2 weeks later same thing so I figure I have this down by now took it all apart but there was nothing there.

I did some research here and though it might me the water control valve. Ordered and installed....I am golden, bragging to my kids about my genius. :rocker:

4 weeks later and now it is at it again....

It fills with water to the pre rinse and do the soil sensing but the the water drains out and leaves a pile of soggy detergent on the bottom while it grinds away empty.

The rinse setting runs perfectly...fills rinses and empties. (i don't think it is the float)

I would appreciate any input or suggestions.

Control panel?

does my dishwasher have a drain solenoid?

Thanks

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 05:08 PM

How is your drain hose routed? Sounds like a siphon is emptying your tub.
is the hose through the floor to a drain in the crawl space?
if so, you need to route the hose under the sink to a drain tailpiece or disposal ...
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Posted 17 September 2011 - 05:37 PM

To illustrate Master Kurtius' insightful recommendation, dishwasher drain hose configurations...

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 06:31 PM

has this DishWasher worked OK for you up till now at this location ?
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Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:40 PM

Thanks I forgot to say that the hose is attached so it is above the pump ( approx 4" below the counter top with a hanger) and is not siphoning the water out.

The dishwasher ran fine for 3 years.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:49 PM

... but the the water drains out
... does my dishwasher have a drain solenoid?

.. is not siphoning the water out.

...it has a Drain Motor ... is that running when it shouldn't ?
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Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:56 PM

the motor is defiantly running...a grinding noise.

Is that a control panel function or a stuck valve?

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 09:11 PM

the motor is defiantly running...

the Drain Motor or the Wash Motor ?
If it's the Drain Motor running when it shouldn't..
yes that's a Controller problem
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Posted 19 September 2011 - 12:03 AM

Thanks, I appreciate the advice. I will replace the controller.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 07:16 AM

Part link for your control board ==> Main Control Board

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:19 AM

Gentlemen: I can't seem to find a schematic on how to remove the Main control board.

Do you just remove the 4 screws and pry it out.

My Dishwasher has the controlls on the top of the door and not on the front.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 03:06 PM

Remove the front panel
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 03:30 PM

Good day all..I just wanted to update this thread on the outcome of my problem......

Just some backround, this is my 4th dishwasher in 10 years since I moved into this house. I have had 2 replaced under warrenty after several repair guys replaced several parts so I was pretty mad when this dishwasher started acting up.

I replaced the water control valve, float switch, drain pump and the controll panel with no sucess. After eliminitating all the water supply componets I reasearched the drain hose placement.

How is your drain hose routed? Sounds like a siphon is emptying your tub. is the hose through the floor to a drain in the crawl space? if so, you need to route the hose under the sink to a drain tailpiece or disposal ...


My situation was as KurtiusInterupptus described so all I had left was to reroute my hose to under the sink.

This was a 100% sucess, my dishwasher has never ran so good. I am pretty mad about other repairmen who new exactly how my setup was and said nothing, that is why I replaced all the componets.

The good news is that I will never call another repair guy again but I wish that someday I will learn somthing without it costing me a bunch of money.

Thanks to all the members who helped.

Cheers

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 03:57 PM

Thanks for the followup, highways...glad we could help even if it was a little late...post here first next time, before calling the man.
BTW, I only kmow about this siphon deal because it has bitten me in the ass a couple times so don't be to hard on your repairman...but def let him know about it. If he is smart, he'll thank you!:)
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