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Kitchen aid Dishwahser guru needed, stops in mid cycle and blinks KUDT03FTSS0


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#1 bimbbobway

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 05:31 PM

Mod KUDT03FTSS0, SER FU3411753. kitchen Aid dishwasher stops in mid cycle and the " start resume " light flashes steadily. If you hit start it will continue through the cycle. I am going behind 2 other companys. They have replaced the key pad, thermal fuse, door latch and switch. The control board has been replaced 3 times. The heater tested at about 7 amps wile heating, pump is clean and clear, all else seams normal.

Any ideas? I was thinking temp sensor.
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Posted 15 May 2013 - 05:55 PM

     I think you're dealing with a latch issue, Brother bimbobbway.  Some of those Kitchanaid d/w's had some shipping and warehouse issues.  Probably the way they were stacked eight high in the warehouse.  Don't bother replacing the latch if it's already been done.  Don't bother replacing the hinges either.  A new tub seal will only make it worse.  Try leveling the unit any way possible to make door close and stay closed during wash.  I think the fix on some of those was to replace the tub.



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 08:38 PM

I agree with PDuff. I had one of these lately, except my door would actually pop open during run. Latch had already been replaced by another company. I replaced the latch again, more or less because I wasn't entirely sure the latch had been replaced. (No paperwork from other company. Two identical dishwashers. Unsure homeowner.) I also pulled the old door seal, cleaned, and reseated it, checked the racks for bowing, made the minutest of adjustments to the latch catch and those racks. And all of the sudden, all was fine. I kinda felt like the door seal was binding the door ever so slightly at the hinge point. I never really nailed it down. But its been two months and no call back yet. Maybe you have a similar problem, just your door isnt actually popping open, just breaking the circuit?



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 11:16 PM

Aaaa yes thanks! I think you might be correct. I ran in to one a few years back and could se the tub bow out on the sides. I have one of these in my junk pile. I'm going to measure it in a few places go back out and compare it with hers.
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Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:15 AM

     Don't bother replacing the hinges either. 

 

A 2007 model, what has changed as this unit has aged? I HAVE seen where the hinges have been damaged over the years, weight on the door, kids, etc... The tub could be bowed, but why after so many years?


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:31 AM

Door Latch:  http://www.repaircli...ber=KUDT03FTSS0

 

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:36 AM

     Good question, Brother Chat, and I am not knowing an answer.  Replaced tubs under first year warranty for this problem.  Can't remember if there was a pointer or an update or if it was discussed in training.  K/A hinges can get hyperextended for all the reasons you said and that is visible from the angle of the open door.  As far as years later the tub or tub support frame being the problem, it happens for reasons unknown.



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:45 PM

I seem to remember there being a upgrade doorlatch that had a stronger spring. Anybody happened at know the part number for it?
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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:52 PM

New and improved door latch assembly linked in my preceding post.   :turned:



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:47 PM

I installed the new door latch. The dishwasher still mysteriously stops. When it stops all the lights go out for about three minutes. Then the lights come back on and the " start resume " lite blinks. I made myself comfortable and acquired a cup of Joe. It's too early in the morning for beer. I held my hand lightly on the dishwasher door latch and ran it through an entire cycle. Finally it stopped again for no reason, I was not able to notice any abnormalities with the door latch. So I started suspecting something was causing it to lose power. I replaced the wire nuts on the main power supply, replace the thermal fuse on the control board. And check all other connectors and various wiring. I ran it through another cycle and it completed with no issues. I ran it again and left the house the customer called me back and said it completed the cycle just fine. Time will tell if it's truly fixed thanks for the help.
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