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Kitchen Aid dishwasher KUDS35FXSXSSA


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#1 DOUG01

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 06:24 PM

Dishwasher when using any heat cycles is condensating from the water inlet on the left side of the tub. (flap inside inlet ok) causing large mold spot on insulation blanket and same size water spot in cabinet. This is a 14 month old unit in a new home. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 11:30 PM

Your model number is bad.  On that style of dishwasher, check the vent for the dry cycle (top left corner of door.)  When it is blocked or not working properly, steam from the dry cycle is pushed out the fill hole and condensates on the left side fill chamber.  


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Posted Yesterday, 05:43 AM

Although it didn't come up for this model, Whirlpool did add a plastic liner to the insulation blanket on another model with this issue. If I come across that Service Flash, I'll let you know. In the meantime, maybe someone else will know what I am talking about and post it here...


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Posted Yesterday, 07:16 AM

Let me go back and recheck it. This is a solid door missed the vent somewhere.

Thanks for the advice.



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Posted Yesterday, 11:18 AM

I did double check this unit this AM. The model number is correct. I attached a picture of the tag.

It is a solid door Stainless tub. I have looked at the part break down very carefully it doesn't show a vent anywhere. It's obvious it's condensating in door itself as the screw heads for the handle screws are starting to rust. The metal console bracket has holes where a vent would be mounted at the top left corner but there's nothing there.

I'm missing it somewhere. Any advice would be appreciated.



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Posted Yesterday, 11:43 AM

Service Matters (Kitchen Aid's tech help center) does not have anything on that model number:

 

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Whirlpool Parts Online (Canadian) does not have anything on that model:

 

KADW2.png

 

I can't find anything on it at any of the other independent parts suppliers either.  Without being able to look anything up, there is not much more I can tell you.

 

This service pointer might help with your problem, but again I can't be sure without a working model number.

 

Whirlpool Brand Dishwashers with moisture inside door or console.

 

Another one here:

 

ProDry™ (with Fan Assist Operation) vs non Fan Assist Models.


Edited by Strathy, Yesterday, 11:51 AM.

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Posted Yesterday, 12:51 PM

Thanks Strathy

I believe the SS in the model number is for Stainless Steel it should be the same as the BLA model number.

Thanks Again



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Posted Yesterday, 07:09 PM

This model should be the same as BL0 and WHO models although this one is stainless.

This problem would be the same that is covered in Service pointer # W10460581. Although it doesn't have a vent fan or any of the parts shown in the illustration.

I had the unit out on the floor, front off and I can't find any way for this unit to vent.

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Posted Today, 05:25 AM

I don't see any picture of the tag you said you posted.......

 

Any chance you typed the model number wrong here?

KUDS35FXSSA comes up OK, looks like the extra 'SX' shouldn't be there.

 

No vent pictured on the inner door panel where it would normally be,  I do see louvers near the top of the left hand side of the outter door panel - are these just venting from under the door and letting the steam rise up into the door panel and out the side vent louvers?


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