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Kitchenaid Dishwasher kuds24sewh2 wont run

15 April 2014 - 11:34 AM

Hello folks,  My kitchenaid kuds24sewh2 has decided to go on strike.  The other evening a load was started but in the morning when my wife went to empty it, it was full of water and it looked as though it never ran.  The detergent door had opened and detergent had oozed down the inside of the door.


I tried to do the hi temp, air, hi temp, air sequence to step through the cycles, but I'm not sure exactly how to step to the next sequence or to get it to try to drain.  Pressing start didn't seem to advance it.  If left alone, it moved through but never tried to pump or drain.


I bailed as much water as I could and tried to start it again and it fills to the heating element and then stops.


I'm not sure what to try now, but at the least, would hope to try to get the drain cycle to start.


The unit is at least 10 years old, so, I'd like your opinion if it's even worth throwing money into it, or is it time for something new.


If it's time to say goodbye, what would you recommend in the <$700 range.  I'd like to spend less than that, but would be willing to spend more if necessary.


Domo Arigato


Grasshoppah Fuggo



ksrg25fkss04 - I think I'm in over my head

14 May 2009 - 01:12 PM

So, I've replaced the bad start relay and I'm staying withing decent limits in the fridge and freezer, but recently it seems like it's running all the time.  It will run anywhere from 10-30 minutes and the shut off for about 10 and then kick on again.

The compressor is nice and toasty.

I ohm'd out the compressor and I dont think I have a short to ground, but the ohm readings are as follows:

start - 7.9 ohms
run - 4.2 ohms
start/run - 11.0 ohms

from what I've been reading, this is not so good, and there's a short between the start and run windings.  I think I'm constantly overheating and tripping the overload.  Then the fridge is waiting for the refrigerant to equalize before cranking up again.  Does this sound right?

So if this is the case, and replacing the compressor is way out of my league.  Does anyone know of a reputable service technician in the north chicago suburban area?

The compressor is still under warranty, but the labor isnt.  Would I have to use one of the huge list of two repair companies given to me by kitchenaid in order to have the part costs covered? 


How long can this go untreated?  Like I said, it is staying cool.


19 April 2009 - 07:10 AM

During my heightened awareness of my fridge during my icemaker woes, I noticed that occasionally (every other day or so), the compressor would kick on for about 10-15 seconds and then turn off.  It would repeat this every 2-3 minutes for about 30-45 minutes.

Today I felt the compressor and it was pretty hot.  The top probably too hot to keep my hand on. 

The freezer compartment is maintaining 0 deg F.  But the other day when it had one of these fits, I noticed it rising to about 10.

I listened to the "noise you dont want to hear from your fridge"  and it doesnt sound like that.

Also, from what I've read, it's likely to be an issue with the start relay, and I wanted to verify that I'd need this:

What would I do to test the current relay, as it seems to be working most of the time?


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