Whirlpool DU1055XTSQ2 Product specifications

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TECHNICAL EDUCATION
2013 Stainless Steel
Tall Tub Dishwasher
KUDE20FB*0, KUDE20IX*9, KUDE40FX*6, KUDE48FX*5,
KUDE50CX*9, KUDE50FB*0, KUDE60FX*5, KUDE60HX*5,
KUDE70FX*5, KUDL15FX*6
*All Colors
JOB AID W10573282
FORWARD
This KitchenAid Job Aid, "2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher" (Part No. W10573282), provides the
In-Home Service Professional with information on the installation, operation, and service of the “Global
Wash System" with variable speed wash and drain motors. For specific operating information on the
model being serviced, refer to the “Use and Care Guide” provided with the dishwasher.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The goal of this Job Aid is to provide information that will enable the In-Home Service Professional to
properly diagnose malfunctions and repair the "KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher.”
The objectives of this Job Aid are to:
• Understand and follow proper safety precautions.
• Successfully troubleshoot and diagnose malfunctions.
• Successfully perform necessary repairs.
• Successfully return the dishwasher to its proper operational status.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION assumes no responsibility for any repairs made on our
products by anyone other than authorized In-Home Service Professionals.
Copyright © 2013, Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher
SECTION 1 — GENERAL INFORMATION
DISHWASHER SAFETY..........................................................................................................................1-2
BEFORE USING YOUR DISHWASHER...................................................................................................1-3
MODEL & SERIAL NUMBER LABEL......................................................................................................1-4
TECH SHEET LOCATION........................................................................................................................1-4
MODEL & SERIAL NUMBER NOMENCLATURE....................................................................................1-5
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS.................................................................................................................1-6
PARTS & FEATURES..............................................................................................................................1-7
NOTES..................................................................................................................................................1-8
SECTION 2 — OPERATION
START-UP / QUICK REFERENCE...........................................................................................................2-2
QUICK STEPS........................................................................................................................................2-3
DISHWASHER USE...............................................................................................................................2-3
CYCLE & OPTION DESCRIPTIONS.........................................................................................................2-5
DISHWASHER FEEDBACK SECTION.....................................................................................................2-8
DISHWASHER FEATURES.....................................................................................................................2-9
FILTRATION SYSTEM..........................................................................................................................2-11
DISHWASHER CARE...........................................................................................................................2-13
CONSUMER TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE..........................................................................................2-14
NOTES................................................................................................................................................2-16
SECTION 3 — INSTALLATION
DISHWASHER SAFETY..........................................................................................................................3-2
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS..........................................................................................................3-4
LOCATION REQUIREMENTS.................................................................................................................3-5
DRAIN REQUIREMENTS.......................................................................................................................3-7
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS..............................................................................................................3-7
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS............................................................................................................3-8
DETERMINE CABINET OPENING........................................................................................................3-15
INSTALL DOOR HANDLE.....................................................................................................................3-16
INSTALL CUSTOM PANEL...................................................................................................................3-16
CHOOSE ATTACHMENT OPTION........................................................................................................3-19
PREPARE WATER SUPPLY LINE..........................................................................................................3-20
CONNECT WATER SUPPLY..................................................................................................................3-22
CONNECT TO DRAIN..........................................................................................................................3-22
MAKE DIRECT WIRE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION...............................................................................3-23
SECURE DISHWASHER TO CABINET OPENING..................................................................................3-25
COMPLETE INSTALLATION.................................................................................................................3-26
NOTES................................................................................................................................................3-28
SECTION 4 — COMPONENT ACCESS
INSULATION BLANKET.........................................................................................................................4-2
DOOR LATCH STRIKE............................................................................................................................4-2
ADJUSTABLE DOOR SPRINGS..............................................................................................................4-3
WATER INLET & DRAIN HOSE..............................................................................................................4-3
OVERFILL ASSEMBLY...........................................................................................................................4-4
ACCESSING DOOR COMPONENTS.......................................................................................................4-5
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REMOVING USER INTERFACE..............................................................................................................4-6
REMOVING LATCH ASSEMBLY.............................................................................................................4-7
REMOVING ELECTRONIC CONTROL BOARD.......................................................................................4-8
REMOVING DISPENSER ASSEMBLY.....................................................................................................4-9
SPRAY ARMS, FEED TUBE, AND MANIFOLD......................................................................................4-10
TUB COMPONENTS — STAINLESS STEEL TUB MODELS....................................................................4-11
REMOVING THE UPPER RACK(S).......................................................................................................4-12
REMOVING LOWER SPRAY ARM.......................................................................................................4-13
REMOVING FILTERS...........................................................................................................................4-14
REMOVING PROSCRUB MANIFOLD..................................................................................................4-15
REMOVING DIVERTER DISK..............................................................................................................4-15
UNDER THE TUB COMPONENTS.......................................................................................................4-18
HEATER..............................................................................................................................................4-19
REMOVING SUMP ASSEMBLY & DRAIN PUMP.................................................................................4-20
REMOVING OPTICAL WATER INDICATOR.........................................................................................4-23
REMOVING DIVERTER MOTOR.........................................................................................................4-24
WASH MOTOR REPLACEMENT..........................................................................................................4-25
SECTION 5 — DIAGNOSTICS & TROUBLESHOOTING
SAFETY WARNINGS.............................................................................................................................5-2
WASH CYCLES......................................................................................................................................5-3
SERVICE DIAGNOSTIC CYCLE...............................................................................................................5-4
SERVICE DIAGNOSTIC CYCLE NOTES...................................................................................................5-5
DIAGNOSTIC GUIDE.............................................................................................................................5-5
SERVICE DIAGNOSTICS WITH ERROR CODES......................................................................................5-6
SERVICE ERROR CODES.......................................................................................................................5-7
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE..............................................................................................................5-12
SECTION 6 — TESTING
SAFETY WARNINGS.............................................................................................................................6-2
WIRING DIAGRAM...............................................................................................................................6-3
CONTROL BOARD INFORMATION/SPECS...........................................................................................6-4
COMPONENT TESTING........................................................................................................................6-4
ELECTRONIC CONTROL BOARD...........................................................................................................6-5
GENERAL THEORY OF OPERATION......................................................................................................6-6
POWER CHECK.....................................................................................................................................6-6
DOOR SWITCH CIRCUIT.......................................................................................................................6-7
FILL CIRCUIT.........................................................................................................................................6-8
DISPENSER CIRCUIT.............................................................................................................................6-9
WATER HEATING / HEAT DRY............................................................................................................6-10
WATER SENSING WITH OWI SENSOR................................................................................................6-11
DIVERTER MOTOR.............................................................................................................................6-12
DIVERTER SENSOR / POSITION SWITCH...........................................................................................6-13
WASH MOTOR (VARIABLE SPEED).....................................................................................................6-14
DRAIN MOTOR (VARIABLE SPEED)....................................................................................................6-15
VENT WAX MOTOR............................................................................................................................6-16
VENT FAN...........................................................................................................................................6-17
USER INTERFACE................................................................................................................................6-18
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS & WARRANTY INFORMATION SOURCES (inside back cover)
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Section 1:
General Information
This section provides general safety, parts, and information for
the “KitchenAid Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher.”
■■ Dishwasher Safety
■■ Before Using Your Dishwasher
■■ Model & Serial Number Label
■■ Tech Sheet Locations
■■ Model & Serial Number Nomenclature
■■ Product Specifications
■■ Parts & Features
■■ Notes
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Dishwasher Safety
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety
messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.”
These words mean:
DANGER
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: When using the dishwasher, follow basic precautions, including the following:
■■ Read all instructions before using the dishwasher.
■■ Use the dishwasher only for its intended function.
■■ Use only detergents or rinse agents recommended for
use in a dishwasher, and keep them out of the reach of
children.
■■ When loading items to be washed:
1) Locate sharp items so that they are not likely to
damage the door seal; and
2) Load sharp knives with the handles up to reduce the
risk of cut-type injuries.
■■ Do not wash plastic items unless they are marked
“dishwasher safe” or the equivalent. For plastic items not
so marked, check the manufacturer’s recommendations.
■■ Do not touch the heating element during or immediately
after use.
■■ Do not operate the dishwasher unless all enclosure
panels are properly in place.
■■ Do not tamper with controls.
■■ Do not abuse, sit on, or stand on the door, lid, or dish
racks of the dishwasher.
■■ To reduce the risk of injury, do not allow children to play
in or on the dishwasher.
■■ Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced
in a hot water system that has not been used for two
weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If the hot
water system has not been used for such a period, before
using the dishwasher turn on all hot water faucets and
let the water flow from each for several minutes. This
will release any accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is
flammable, do not smoke or use an open flame during
this time.
■■ Remove the door or lid to the washing compartment
when removing an old dishwasher from service or
discarding it.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
State of California Proposition 65 Warnings:
WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer.
WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other
reproductive harm.
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Before Using Your Dishwasher
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
Tip Over Hazard
Do not use dishwasher until completely installed.
Do not push down on open door.
Doing so can result in serious injury or cuts.
• For a grounded, cord-connected dishwasher: The dishwasher
must be grounded. In the event of a malfunction or
breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric
shock by providing a path of least resistance for electric
current. The dishwasher is equipped with a cord having
an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug.
The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that
is installed and grounded in accordance with all local
codes and ordinances. WARNING: Improper connection of the equipmentgrounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock.
Check with a qualified electrician or service representative
if you are in doubt whether the dishwasher is properly
grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with the
dishwasher; if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet
installed by a qualified electrician.
• For a permanently connected dishwasher: The dishwasher
must be connected to a grounded metal, permanent
wiring system, or an equipment-grounding conductor must
be run with the circuit conductors and connected to the
equipment-grounding terminal or lead on the dishwasher.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Electrical Shock Hazard
Electrically ground dishwasher.
Connect ground wire to green ground connector
in terminal box.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death, fire, or electrical shock.
• Install where dishwasher is sheltered from the elements.
Avoid possible rupture of fill valve from freezing. Such
ruptures are not covered by the warranty. See “Storing”
section for winter storage information.
• Install and level dishwasher on a floor that will hold the
weight, and in an area suitable for its size and use.
• Remove all shipping plugs from hoses and connectors
(such as the cap on the drain outlet) before installing. See
Installation Instructions or complete information.
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Model & Serial Number Label
Model & Serial Number
Label Location
Tech Sheet Location
Tech Sheet Location
(Behind Toe Kick Panel)
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Model & Serial Number Nomenclature
MODEL NUMBER
K
UD
E
60
F
X
BL
5
INTERNATIONAL SALES OR
MARKETING CHANNEL
K = KITCHENAID BRAND
PRODUCT IDENTIFIER
PD = Convertible/Portable UD = Undercounter
E = TRI-FILTER SYSTEM
SERIES CONFIGURATION
FEATURES
F = Fully Integrated Door
C = 2.5” Console w/Display
H = Heritage
S = Water Softener
I = 2.5” Console
YEAR OF MODEL INTRODUCTION
X = 2010
B = CU Model
COLOR CODE
WH = White
BT = Biscuit
SS = Stainless Steel
SP = Stainless Proline
BL = Black
PA = Panel Ready
ENGINEERING CHANGE
0 = Basic Release; 1 = First Revision; 2 = Second Revision
SERIAL NUMBER
F
2
25
10000
MANUFACTURING SITE
F = FINDLAY, OH
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE
2 = 2012
WEEK OF MANUFACTURE
PRODUCT SEQUENCE NUMBER
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Product Specifications
DISHASHER SPECIFICATIONS
Line Voltage:
Frequency:
Amps:
Low Volts Power Supply:
120V AC
60 Hz
10A
+15V, +13V, +5V, +3.3
Water Pressure:
Supply Water Temperature:
Control:
Wash Motor:
Drain Motor:
Diverter Motor:
Fill Valve:
Heater:
Dispenser:
Spray Arm Motor:
Fan Motor:
Sensors:
Switches:
TCO / Bi‐Metal:
Fuses:
120 psi Max, 20 psi Min
Minimum ‐ 120° F (49° C)
Electronic Control w/Integrated VSM Control
3‐Phase Variable Speed Motor (VSM)
3‐Phase Variable Speed Motor (VSM)
120V AC
120V AC
120V AC
120V AC
120V AC (some models)
+5V DC (some models)
Temperature Sensor
Water Sensor (OWI)
Spray Arm Sensor (some models)
Diverter Position Switch (5V DC)
Door Switch (13V DC)
Float Switch (120V AC)
Incorporated into Control Board (Penninsula Slots)
Line (L1) Fuse
Motor Control Fuse
Triac Fuse
Lower Wash Arm:
Upper Wash Arm:
Filtration:
ProScrub:
Water Softener Model:
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"S" Design
Straight Design
3‐Stage Filter System
Available on certain models
KUDE60SXSS4
GENERAL INFORMATION
Parts
& Features
Parts and Features
ProScrub® (on some models)
powerful jets target water toward pots,
pans, or casserole dishes loaded in the
back of the dishwasher to clean
stubborn messes.
Upper level wash
Water feed tube
Model and serial number label
Pressurized spray nozzles and variable
speed motor provide effective cleaning.
Water inlet opening
Lower spray arm
Heating element
Overfill protection float
Rinse aid dispenser reduces spotting
and improves drying.
EQ Filtration System removes soil
from water and improves cleaning action.
Detergent dispenser
Control panel
Premium top rack
adjusters
Culinary tool rack/3rd level rack
(on some models)
Flexible fold-down tines
(on some models)
Cup shelves with
stemware holder
Rack handle
Upper spray arm
TOP RACK
Silverware basket
Flexible fold-down tines
Culinary Caddy®
utensil basket
(on some models)
BOTTOM RACK
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4
GENERAL INFORMATION
Notes
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OPERATION
Section 2:
Operation
This section provides operational use and care information for
the “KitchenAid Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher.”
■■ Start-Up / Quick Reference
■■ Quick Steps
■■ Dishwasher Use
■■ Cycle and Option Descriptions
■■ Dishwasher Feedback Section
■■ Dishwasher Features
■■ Filtration System
■■ Dishwasher Care
■■ Consumer Troubleshooting Guide
■■ Notes
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OPERATION
Start-Up / Quick Reference
Start-Up / Quick Reference (varies by model)
Clean EQ Wash System removable filters to maintain
peak performance.
Cleaning the filters
periodically helps keep the
dishwasher working at peak
performance. The filters can
be found at the bottom center
of your dishwasher.
See the “Filtration System”
section for information on
removing and maintaining the
filters.
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The most advanced and versatile cycle.
ProWash™ cycle senses the load size, soil
amount, and toughness of soil, to adjust the
cycle for optimal cleaning using only the
amount of water and energy needed. The
ProWash™ and Heavy Duty cycles are
recommended for tough soil. No need to
prerinse dishes; just scrape and load.
ProScrub® Option for loading to clean baked-on
food (some models)
IMPORTANT: Do not block detergent dispenser.
Tall items placed in the lower
rack may block the dispenser
door. Cookie sheets and
cutting boards loaded on the
left-hand side of the
dishwasher can easily block
the dispenser. If detergent is
inside of the dispenser or on
the bottom of the tub after the
cycle is complete, the
dispenser was blocked.
When the ProScrub®
option is selected, it
provides a
concentrated wash
on the back of the
lower dish rack for
hard-to-clean dishes.
Place these dishes
with the soiled
surface of the dish
toward the
ProScrub® spray jets
in the lower rack of
the dishwasher.
Press START/RESUME every time you
add a dish.
IMPORTANT: If anyone opens the door (such
as, for adding a dish, even during the Delay
Hours option), the Start/Resume button must
be pressed each time.
Drying - Rinse Aid is essential.
You must use a drying agent
such as a rinse aid for good
drying performance (sample
included). Rinse aid along
with the Heat Dry or ProDry™
option will provide best drying
and avoid excessive moisture
in the dishwasher interior.
ProWash™ cycle for optimal cleaning
USE RINSE AID FOR
BETTER DRYING
Full
Lock
Add
Refill
If the Start/Resume button is located on top of
door: Push door firmly closed within
3 seconds of pressing START/RESUME. If the
door is not closed within 3 seconds, the Start/
Resume button LED will flash, an audible tone
will be heard, and the cycle will not start.
or
Proper Detergent Dosing
1 Hour Wash - When you need fast results.
Efficient dishwashers run longer to save water
and energy, just as driving a car slower saves
on gas. When you need fast results, the
1 Hour Wash will clean your dishes using
slightly more water and energy. Select the
Heat Dry or ProDry™ option to speed drying
times (adds approximately 27 to 35 minutes
to the 1 Hour Wash cycle)
It is possible to use too much detergent in your dishwasher.
This can lead to etching of your dishes. See “Add Detergent” in
the “Dishwasher Use” section, to determine the amount of
detergent needed based on your water hardness.
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5
OPERATION
Quick Steps
1
1
Prepare and load
dishwasher.
Prepare and load
dishwasher.
2
2
Add detergent
for cleaning and
Add detergent
rinse aid for
for cleaning and
drying.
rinse aid for
drying.
Quick Steps
Quick Steps
3
3
Select a cycle and option.
4
4
Start dishwasher.
Select a cycle and option.
NOTE:
If the Start/Resume button is located
Start dishwasher.
on the top of door, push door firmly closed
NOTE:
the Start/Resume
is located
within 3Ifseconds
of pressingbutton
START/RESUME.
on the top of door, push door firmly closed
within 3 seconds of pressing START/RESUME.
Dishwasher Use
Dishwasher
Use
Dishwasher
Use
■ When
loading silverware, always place sharp
STEP 1
STEP 1
Prepare and Load the Dishwasher
■
IMPORTANT:
leftover
food, bones, toothpicks and other
Prepare
andRemove
Load the
Dishwasher
hard items from the dishes. Remove labels from containers before
IMPORTANT:
Remove leftover food, bones, toothpicks and other
washing.
hard items from the dishes. Remove labels from containers before
washing.
items pointing down. Mix items in each
When
silverware,
place sharp
sectionloading
of the basket
withalways
some pointing
up
items
pointing
down.
Mix nesting.
items in Spray
each
and some
down
to avoid
section
of the nested
basket items.
with some pointing up
cannot reach
and some down to avoid nesting. Spray
cannot reach nested items.
STEP 2
Add Detergent
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
Upper rack
Lower rack
Upper rack
Lower rack
Make sure nothing keeps spray arm(s) from
spinning freely. It is important for the water
Make
nothing
keepssurfaces.
spray arm(s) from
spray sure
to reach
all soiled
spinning freely. It is important for the water
spray to reach all soiled surfaces.
Hard Water
Soft Water
Hard Water
Soft Water
Make sure that when the dishwasher door is closed no items
are blocking the detergent dispenser.
Make sure that when the dishwasher door is closed no items
Items
shouldthe
be loaded
with
soiled surfaces facing down and
are blocking
detergent
dispenser.
inward to the spray as shown. This will improve cleaning and
Items
dryingshould
results.be loaded with soiled surfaces facing down and
inward to the spray as shown. This will improve cleaning and
Avoid
items like bowls or plates that may trap food.
dryingoverlapping
results.
Place
plastics, small
plates
glasses
in the
upper
rack.food.
Avoid overlapping
items
likeand
bowls
or plates
that
may trap
Wash only plastic items marked “dishwasher safe.”
Place plastics, small plates and glasses in the upper rack.
To avoid
thumping/clattering
noises
during operation,
Wash
only
plastic items marked
“dishwasher
safe.” load
dishes so they do not touch one another. Make sure lightweight
To
avoid
thumping/clattering
load
items
are secured in the noises
racks. during operation, load
dishes so they do not touch one another. Make sure lightweight
Improper
can cause
load
itemsloading
are secured
in thedishes
racks.to be chipped or damaged.
When loading glasses or mugs, it is best to load these items in
Improper
loading
can cause
dishes
to be them
chipped
ortines,
damaged.
between rows
of tines
instead
of loading
over
as
When
glasses
or mugs, it is best to load these items in
shownloading
in the image
above.
between rows of tines instead of loading them over tines, as
shown in the image above.
■
■
■
■
6
6
STEP 2
NOTE:
If you do not plan to run a wash cycle soon, run a rinse
Add
Detergent
cycle. Do not use detergent.
NOTE: If you do not plan to run a wash cycle soon, run a rinse
■
Use
dishwasher detergent only. Add powder, liquid
cycle.
Doautomatic
not use detergent.
or tablet detergent just before starting a cycle.
■ Use automatic dishwasher detergent only. Add powder, liquid
■ Fresh
automatic
or tablet
detergent just before
starting a cycle.
A
dishwasher detergent
■ Fresh automatic
A
results in better
Hard Water
dishwasher
detergent
Soft Water
cleaning. Store
tightly
results
in
better
B
Hard Water
closed detergent
C
SoftPREWater
cleaning.
tightly
container Store
in a cool,
dry B
MAIN WASH
WASH
closed
C
place. detergent
PREcontainer in a cool, dry
MAIN WASH
WASH
place.
A. Cover latch
B. Main Wash section
A. Cover
latchsection
C.
Pre-Wash
B. Main Wash section
C. Pre-Wash section
The amount of detergent to use depends on:
Howamount
much soil
remains on
- Heavily
The
of detergent
tothe
useitems
depends
on: soiled loads
require more detergent.
How much soil remains on the items - Heavily soiled loads
The hardness
of the water - If you use too little in hard water,
require
more detergent.
dishes won't be clean. If you use too much in soft water,
The hardness
the water - If you use too little in hard water,
glassware
will of
etch.
dishes won't be clean. If you use too much in soft water,
Soft towill
Medium
glassware
etch. Water (0-6 grains per U.S. gallon)
[typical water softener water and some city water]
Soft to Medium Water (0-6 grains per U.S. gallon)
Medium
to Hard
Waterwater
(7-12 and
grains
per city
U.S.water]
gallon)
[typical water
softener
some
[well water and some city water]
Medium to Hard Water (7-12 grains per U.S. gallon)
Depending
on your
water city
hardness,
[well water
and some
water] fill the Main Wash section
of the dispenser as shown. Fill the Pre-Wash section to the
Depending
water hardness, fill the Main Wash section
level
shown,onif your
needed.
of the dispenser as shown. Fill the Pre-Wash section to the
level shown, if needed.
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OPERATION
Dishwasher Use (continued)
NOTE: Fill amounts shown
Hard Water
are for standard powdered
Hard Water
Soft Water
Soft Water
detergent. Follow
instructions on the package
Main Wash
Pre-Wash
when using other dishwasher
detergent types.
Premeasured forms are suitable for all hardness and soil levels.
Always place premeasured detergents in the main compartment
and close the lid.
STEP 3
Select a Cycle (cycles vary by model)
See “Cycle and Option Descriptions” charts in the following
section.
Efficient dishwashers run longer to save water and energy, just as
driving a car slower saves on gas. Typical cycle time is
approximately 2¹⁄₂ hours, but can take less or more time to
complete depending on selections.
Add Rinse Aid
■
Your dishwasher is designed to use rinse aid for good drying
performance. Without rinse aid your dishes and dishwasher
interior will have excessive moisture. The heat dry option will
not perform as well without rinse aid.
■
Rinse aid keeps water from forming droplets that can
dry as spots or streaks. They also improve drying by
allowing water to drain off of the dishes after the final
rinse.
■
Rinse aid helps to reduce excess moisture on the dish
racks and interior of your dishwasher.
■
Check the rinse aid indicator. Add rinse aid when indicator
drops to “Add” level.
■
To add rinse aid, turn the dispenser cap
to “Refill” and lift off. Pour rinse aid into
the opening until the indicator level is at
“Full.” Replace the dispenser cap and
turn to “Lock.” Make sure cap is fully
locked.
Add
See “Cycle and Option Descriptions” charts in the following
section.
You can customize your cycles by pressing the options desired. If
you change your mind, press the option again to turn off the option.
Not all options are available for every cycle. If an invalid option is
selected for a given cycle, the lights will flash.
STEP 4
Lock
Start or Resume a Cycle
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Run hot water at the sink nearest your dishwasher until the
water is hot. Turn off water.
Press START/RESUME once to show which
selections you used. Select the wash cycle and
options desired OR press START/RESUME to repeat
the same cycle and options as in the previous wash
cycle.
IMPORTANT: If anyone opens the door (such as, for adding a dish,
even during the Delay Hours option), the Start/Resume button
must be pressed each time.
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NOTE: For most water conditions, the
factory setting of 2 will give good
results. If you have hard water or notice
rings or spots, try a higher setting. Turn
the arrow adjuster inside the dispenser
by either using your fingers or inserting
a flat-blade screwdriver into the center
of the arrow and turning.
Full
Select Options (options vary by model)
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If the Start/Resume button is located on top of door, push door
firmly closed within 3 seconds of pressing START/RESUME. If
the door is not closed within 3 seconds, the Start/Resume
button LED will flash, an audible tone will be heard, and the
cycle will not start.
OPERATION
CycleCycle
andand
Option
Descriptions
Option Descriptions
This information covers several different models. Your dishwasher may not have all of the cycles and options described.
CYCLE SELECTIONS
CYCLES
SOIL LEVEL
Typical**
Max
WATER
USAGE
GALLONS
(Liters)
Light to Medium
110
150
4.2 (16.1)
Tough/Baked-On
125
190
5.0 (19.1)
Heavy
125
190
6.8 (25.8)
Light to Medium
130
150
5.0 (19.1)
Heavy/Baked-On
140
205
6.8 (25.8)
Use for loads with normal amounts of food soil. The
energy-usage label is based on this cycle.
Light to Medium
110
150
4.0 (15.0)
Heavy
125
190
6.8 (25.8)
Use for lightly soiled items or china and crystal.
Light to Medium
105
145
4.2 (15.2)
Heavy/Baked-On
120
185
6.8 (25.8)
When you need fast results, the 1 Hour Wash will clean
dishes using slightly more water and energy. Select the
Heat Dry or ProDry™ option to speed drying times (add
approximately 27 to 35 minutes to the 1 Hour Wash
cycle).
All soil levels
58
62
7.9 (30.0)
Use for rinsing dishes, glasses, and silverware that will
not be washed right away.
All soil levels
17
20
The most advanced and versatile cycle. ProWash™
cycle senses the load size, soil amount, and toughness
of soil, to adjust the cycle for optimal cleaning using
only the amount of water and energy needed.
Use for hard-to-clean, heavily soiled pots, pans,
casseroles, and regular tableware.
WASH TIME* (MINS.)
W/O OPTIONS
Do not use detergent.
Wash times depend on water temperature, heavy soil condition, dish load size and options selected. Adding options will add time to the
cycle.
* Adding options will add time to the cycle. See options information section.
** This is the approximate cycle time obtained with 120°F (49°C) hot water available at the dishwasher. Increase in time results from low
temperature of the incoming water.
OPTION SELECTIONS
OPTIONS
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CAN BE
SELECTED WITH
WHAT IT DOES
ADDED TIME TO CYCLE
TYPICAL
MAX
ADDED
WATER
GALLONS
(LITERS)
Cleans pans, casseroles,
etc., with tough food soil
to eliminate the need for
soaking and scrubbing of
dirty, baked-on dishes.
Heavy Duty
Normal Wash
Activates the
ProScrub® spray
jets to provide
intensified cleaning
power to items at
the back of the
lower rack.
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Raises the main wash
temperature to improve
cleaning for loads
containing tough, bakedon food.
Heavy Duty
Normal Wash
Raises the main
wash temperature
from 105°F (41°C)
to 120°F (49°C).
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OPTION SELECTIONS
OPTIONS
Sanitizes dishes and
glassware in accordance
with National Sanitation
Foundation (NSF)/ANSI
Standard 184 for
Residential Dishwashers.
Certified residential
dishwashers are not
intended for licensed food
establishments. The Sani
indicator indicates at the
end of the cycle whether
the Sani Rinse option was
successfully completed. If
the indicator is not
activated, it is probably
due to the cycle being
interrupted.
CAN BE
SELECTED WITH
WHAT IT DOES
ADDED TIME TO CYCLE
TYPICAL
MAX
ADDED
WATER
GALLONS
(LITERS)
Heavy Duty
Normal Wash
Increased the main
wash temperature
from 105°F (41°C)
to 130°F (54°C) and
the final rinse from
140°F (60°C) to
155°F (68°C).
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For added convenience,
use for washing a small
load of dishes in the top
rack to help keep the
kitchen continuously
clean.
Available with any
cycle
Cannot be used
with ProScrub®
Option
Slightly faster wash
for smaller loads
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Dries dishes with heat and
a fan. This option with the
use of rinse aid will provide
the best drying
performance. Plastic items
are less likely to deform
when loaded in the top
rack. Turn ProDry™ option
off for an air dry.
Available with any
cycle except Rinse
Only
Uses the heating
element to heat air,
plus a system of
vents and a fan that
ventilates moist air
out of the
dishwasher to
speed drying times.
ProDry™ option
defaults to ON
when any cycle is
selected except for
1 Hour Wash.
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51
0
Dries dishes with heat.
This option with the use of
rinse aid will provide the
best drying performance.
Plastic items are less likely
to deform when loaded in
the top rack. Turn Heat Dry
off for an air dry.
Available with any
cycle except Rinse
Only
Activates the
heating element at
the end of the wash
cycle to speed
drying times. Heat
Dry defaults to ON
when any cycle is
selected except for
1 Hour Wash.
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52
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Runs the dishwasher at a
later time or during offpeak electrical hours.
Select a wash cycle and
options. Press 4 Hour
Delay. Press START/
RESUME. Close the door
firmly.
NOTE: Anytime the door is
opened (such as, to add a
dish), the Start/Resume
button must be pressed
again to resume the delay
countdown.
Available with any
cycle
Delays the start of a
cycle up to 4 hours
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OPERATION
Cycle and Option Descriptions (continued)
OPTION SELECTIONS
OPTIONS
Control Lock
or
CAN BE
SELECTED WITH
WHAT IT DOES
ADDED TIME TO CYCLE
TYPICAL
MAX
ADDED
WATER
GALLONS
(LITERS)
Avoids unintended use of the dishwasher between cycles, or cycle and option changes during a cycle.
To turn on Lock, press and hold CONTROL LOCK or 4 HOUR DELAY (depending on model) for 3 seconds. The Control
Lock light will stay on for a short time, indicating that it is activated, and all buttons are disabled. If you press any button
while your dishwasher is locked, the light flashes 3 times. The dishwasher door can still be opened/closed while the
controls are locked.
NOTE: You may need to disable Sleep Mode by pressing either START/RESUME or CANCEL, or by opening and
closing the door before you are able to turn Control Lock off.
To turn off Control Lock, press and hold CONTROL LOCK or 4 HOUR DELAY (depending on model) for 3 seconds. The
light turns off.
NOTE: If your model requires you to press and hold 4 HOUR DELAY to lock the controls, the Control Lock LED will be
on or off to indicate if Control Lock is active or not.
CONTROLS AND CYCLE STATUS
CONTROL
PURPOSE
COMMENTS
To start or resume a
wash cycle
If the door is opened during a cycle or the power is interrupted, the Start/Resume indicator
flashes. The cycle will not resume until the door is closed and START/RESUME is pressed.
NOTE: If the Start/Resume button is located on top of door, push door firmly closed within
3 seconds of pressing START/RESUME. If the door is not closed within 3 seconds, the
Start/Resume button LED will flash, an audible tone will be heard, and the cycle will not
start.
To reset any cycle or
options during
selection.
To cancel a wash
cycle after it's
started.
Press and hold CANCEL/DRAIN to reset any control selections made.
To turn the audible
tones on or off.
Press and hold the Hi-Temp Scrub button for 3 seconds to turn the audible tones on or off.
Only audible tones for confirming button presses can be turned on/off. Important audible
tones, such as indicating a cycle has been interrupted, cannot be deactivated.
See “Canceling A Cycle After Dishwasher Is Started” and “Changing A Cycle After
Dishwasher Is Started” sections.
Dishwasher Feedback Section
CONTROLS AND CYCLE STATUS
CONTROL
A
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PURPOSE
COMMENTS
The Cycle Status Indicator
Lights are used to follow the
progress of the dishwasher
cycle. Located on the front
of the dishwasher for front
control models, and located
on the top of the door for
hidden control models.
Clean indicator glows when a cycle is finished.
The Front Indicator Light or
Single Exterior Light (A)
shows progress of your
dishwasher cycle by color
(for hidden control models
only).
The light will be blue if the dishwasher is washing or rinsing. The light will
be red when the dishwasher is drying. The light will be green to indicate
that the cycle is complete. If the Front Indicator Light is blinking, see
“Troubleshooting” section.
The Cycle Status Display is
used to follow the progress
of the dishwasher cycle, and
to show other information.
(Available on some models
instead of Cycle Status
Indicator Lights)
The indicators will inform you if you are able to add a dish to the cycle after
it has started. It will also inform you if the dishwasher is washing, rinsing,
drying, complete, and/or sanitized. They will show whether the control is
locked and/or the delay option is selected. A series of bars will count down
the duration of the cycle remaining from left to right. Each bar equals
approximately 24 minutes of cycle length. The bars will also count down
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If you select the Sani Rinse option, when the Sani Rinse cycle is finished,
the Sanitized indicator glows. If your dishwasher did not properly sanitize
your dishes, the light flashes at the end of the cycle. This can happen if the
cycle is interrupted, or the water could not be heated to the required
temperature.
The Clean and Sanitized lights go off when you open and close the door or
press and hold CANCEL.
cycle after it's
started.
OPERATION
To turn the audible
tones on or off.
Press and hold the Hi-Temp Scrub button for 3 seconds to turn the audible tones on or off.
Only audible tones for confirming button presses can be turned on/off. Important audible
tones, such as indicating a cycle has been interrupted, cannot be deactivated.
Dishwasher
Section
DishwasherFeedback
Feedback Section
CONTROLS AND CYCLE STATUS
CONTROL
A
PURPOSE
COMMENTS
The Cycle Status Indicator
Lights are used to follow the
progress of the dishwasher
cycle. Located on the front
of the dishwasher for front
control models, and located
on the top of the door for
hidden control models.
Clean indicator glows when a cycle is finished.
The Front Indicator Light or
Single Exterior Light (A)
shows progress of your
dishwasher cycle by color
(for hidden control models
only).
The light will be blue if the dishwasher is washing or rinsing. The light will
be red when the dishwasher is drying. The light will be green to indicate
that the cycle is complete. If the Front Indicator Light is blinking, see
“Troubleshooting” section.
The Cycle Status Display is
used to follow the progress
of the dishwasher cycle, and
to show other information.
(Available on some models
instead of Cycle Status
Indicator Lights)
The indicators will inform you if you are able to add a dish to the cycle after
it has started. It will also inform you if the dishwasher is washing, rinsing,
drying, complete, and/or sanitized. They will show whether the control is
locked and/or the delay option is selected. A series of bars will count down
the duration of the cycle remaining from left to right. Each bar equals
approximately 24 minutes of cycle length. The bars will also count down
the delay feature from left to right, and the delay indicator will be activated.
If you select the Sani Rinse option, when the Sani Rinse cycle is finished,
the Sanitized indicator glows. If your dishwasher did not properly sanitize
your dishes, the light flashes at the end of the cycle. This can happen if the
cycle is interrupted, or the water could not be heated to the required
temperature.
The Clean and Sanitized lights go off when you open and close the door or
press and hold CANCEL.
Canceling
A Cycle
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1. Open the door slightly to stop the cycle. Wait for the spraying
action to stop before completely opening the door.
2. Press and hold Cancel/Drain button once. The Cancel/Drain
light will light up.
3. Close the door and the dishwasher starts a drain cycle (if water
remains in bottom of dishwasher). Let the dishwasher drain
completely. The Cancel/Drain light turns off after 2 minutes.
Changing A Cycle After Dishwasher Is Started
1. You can interrupt a cycle and restart your dishwasher from the
beginning using the following procedure.
2. Open the door slightly to stop the cycle. Wait for the spraying
action to stop, then open the door completely.
3. Check that detergent dispenser cover is still closed. If cover is
open, you will need to refill the detergent dispenser before
restarting your new cycle.
4. Press and hold CANCEL/DRAIN twice to reset the control.
5. Select new cycles and options.
6. Press START/RESUME.
Adding A Dish After Dishwasher Is Started
1. Check if Add a Dish indicator is lit. (Available on some models.
Otherwise, proceed to Step 2.)
2. Open the door slightly to stop the cycle. Wait for the spraying
action to stop, and then open the door completely.
3. Check whether the detergent dispenser cover is still closed. If
it is open, the wash cycle has already started and adding a
dish is not recommended.
4. If detergent has not yet been used (detergent dispenser cover
is closed), you may add a dish.
5. Press START/RESUME.
Dishwasher Features
Your KitchenAid dishwasher may have some or all of these features.
ProScrub® Option Wash Area
The ProScrub® option wash area is located at the back of the lower
level rack.
NOTE: If your silverware
does not fit into the
designated slots, flip the
covers up and push them
down into the basket.
CULINARY CADDY® Utensil Basket
Use the utensil basket to hold specialty
cooking utensils (serving spoons,
spatulas, and similar items), or overflow
silverware items.
The basket hangs on the bottom rack in
the right-hand corner. Load the basket
while it is on the bottom rack or remove
the basket for loading on a counter or
NOTE: You must select the ProScrub® option to use this feature.
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NOTE: Spin the spray arms. Be sure
items in the basket do not stop the
■ Keep the last tine row in the back of the lower rack in the
rotation of the spray arms.
60° angled position when using the ProScrub® option.
2. Open the door slightly to stop the cycle. Wait for the spraying
action to stop, then open the door completely.
3. Check that detergent dispenser cover is still closed. If cover is
open, you will need to refill the detergent dispenser before
restarting your new cycle.
4. Press and hold CANCEL/DRAIN twice to reset the control.
is closed), you may add a dish.
5. Press START/RESUME.
OPERATION
Dishwasher
Features
Dishwasher Features
Your KitchenAid dishwasher may have some or all of these features.
ProScrub® Option Wash Area
The ProScrub® option wash area is located at the back of the lower
level rack.
NOTE: If your silverware
does not fit into the
designated slots, flip the
covers up and push them
down into the basket.
CULINARY CADDY® Utensil Basket
Use the utensil basket to hold specialty
cooking utensils (serving spoons,
spatulas, and similar items), or overflow
silverware items.
The basket hangs on the bottom rack in
the right-hand corner. Load the basket
while it is on the bottom rack or remove
the basket for loading on a counter or
table.
NOTE: Spin the spray arms. Be sure
items in the basket do not stop the
rotation of the spray arms.
NOTE: You must select the ProScrub® option to use this feature.
Make sure items do not interfere with the water feed tube, spray
arms, or ProScrub® spray jets.
■ Keep the last tine row in the back of the lower rack in the
60° angled position when using the ProScrub® option.
■
Load pans, casserole dishes, etc. in the back of the lower dish
rack with the soiled surfaces facing the ProScrub® spray jets,
and resting on the last row of tines in the angled position
■
Only one row of items may face the ProScrub spray jets.
Stacking, overlapping or nesting items will keep the ProScrub®
spray jets from contacting all of the surfaces.
®
SURE-HOLD® Cup and Stemware Holder
Fold down the extra shelf on the left-hand or right-hand side of the
mid level rack to hold additional cups, stemware or long items such
as utensils and spatulas.
Silverware Basket
Use the slots in the covers to
keep your silverware separated
for optimum wash. There are
specially designed slots (small
round holes) for chopsticks. Mix
silverware types to keep them
separated. Load knives down,
forks up, and alternate spoons,
for best cleaning results.
NOTE: Remove the culinary tool basket(s) when washing tall
stemware or other tall items in the top rack.
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OPERATION
Dishwasher Features (continued)
FLEXI-FOLD DOWN™ Flexible Tines
Removable Top Rack (for SatinGlide® Max rails)
The row of tines on the left-hand and
right-hand sides of the top rack can
be adjusted to make room for a
variety of dishes.
To adjust the fold-down tines:
1. Grasp the tip of the tine that is in
the tine holder.
2. Gently push the tine out of the
holder.
3. Lay the tines down, toward the
center of the rack.
NOTE: The bottom rack may also have 1 or 2 rows of flexible tines
located in the back of the rack. Follow the same instructions to
adjust.
The removable top rack
allows you to wash larger
items such as pots, roasters,
and cookie sheets in the
bottom rack.
IMPORTANT: Remove
dishes prior to removing the
top rack from the
dishwasher.
SURE-HOLD® Light Item Clips
The light item clips hold lightweight plastic items
such as cups, lids, or bowls in place during
washing.
To move a clip:
1. Pull the clip up and off the tine.
2. Reposition the clip on another tine.
To gain access to the
removable tabs on the
tracks/rails, pull the upper
rack forward about halfway out of the tub.
On one side, press the tab on the track in and pull up the front end
of the rack out of the track. Then repeat this step on the other side
to completely remove the front end of the rack.
Then remove the back end of the rack, by pulling the back end out
with a slightly forward, and then upward motion.
To replace the rack:
Premium Adjustable 2-Position Top Rack
After removing the culinary tool rack, you can raise or lower the top
rack to fit tall items in either the top or bottom rack. Adjusters are
located on each side of the top rack. Each adjuster has 2 preset
positions.
To raise the rack, press both rack adjusters and lift the rack until it
is in the Up position and level.
To lower the rack,
press both rack
adjusters and slide the
rack to its Down
position and level.
Removable Top Rack (for SatinGlide® rails)
The removable top rack allows you to wash larger items such as
pots, roasters, and cookie sheets in the bottom rack.
IMPORTANT: Remove dishes prior to removing the top rack from
dishwasher.
To remove the rack
To gain access to the track stops, pull the upper rack forward
about halfway out of the tub.
To open, flip the track stop toward the outside of the tub.
After opening both track stops, pull top rack out of the rails.
Track stop closed
To remove the rack:
Pull the tracks forward about halfway out of the tub.
Along the sides of the racks are round attachment tabs. Align the
rack's back end attachment tabs with the cutout in the track. Push
down into place.
Pull the tracks completely out, and align the rack's front end
attachment tabs with the cutout in the track. Push down into place.
You will hear a snap when the front end of the rack is secured into
place on each side.
Removable Culinary Tool Rack (3rd level rack)
The removable culinary tool rack
A
(3rd level rack) allows you to wash
larger items in the upper rack, or
remove both the culinary tool rack
and top rack to wash larger times
B
in the lower rack. See “Removable
Top Rack” section.
To remove the rack:
A. Track stop
1. To access track stops, pull the
B. Track
rack forward until it stops and
clicks into place.
2. To open track stops, flip the track stop to the outside of the
track.
3. After opening both track stops, slide front wheels up and out
of the slot in track. Continue to pull rack forward in track and
slide the back wheels up and out of the track.
4. Close track stops.
5. Slide rack tracks back into dishwasher.
To replace the rack:
1. Gently pull rack tracks forward in dishwasher until they stop
and click into place.
2. To open track stops, flip the track stop to the outside of the
track.
3. Place the back rack rollers on each side of the rack into the
track slot and roll the rack back into the tracks.
4. Insert front rack rollers on each side of the rack into the rack
slots.
5. Close track stops on both sides of rack and slide rack back
into dishwasher.
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OPERATION
Dishwasher Features (continued)
Culinary Tool Rack (3rd level rack)
The culinary tool rack is designed with 2 movable baskets to hold
extra silverware, knives and cooking utensils.
IMPORTANT: When you are using the culinary tool baskets in the
down position, the top rack must also be in the lowest position.
Install the baskets in this up position when you have extra
silverware and flatware to wash.
Down position
Remove the front basket in the down position, when you are using
the cup shelves or other tall items in the top rack for more room.
Up position
Install the baskets in this down position when you have extra
silverware, knives, or utensils requiring more room to wash.
Filtration
System
Filtration System
Your dishwasher has the latest technology in dishwasher filtration. This triple filtration system minimizes sound and optimizes water and
energy conservation while providing superior cleaning performance. Throughout the life of your dishwasher, the filter will require
maintenance to sustain peak cleaning performance.
The triple filter system consists of 2 parts, an upper filter
assembly and a lower filter.
■
The upper filter assembly keeps oversized items and
foreign objects, along with very fine food particles, out of
the pump.
The lower filter keeps food from being recirculated onto
your dishware.
The filters may need to be cleaned when:
■
Dishes feel gritty to the touch.
It is very easy to remove and maintain the filters. The chart
below shows the recommended cleaning frequency.
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Filtration System (continued)
RECOMMENDED TIME INTERVAL TO CLEAN YOUR FILTER
Number of Loads
Per Week
If you wash
before loading
If you scrape and rinse
before loading
If you only scrape
before loading*
If you do not scrape or rinse
before loading
1-3
Once per year
Once per year
Twice per year
Every two months
4-7
Once per year
Once per year
Twice per year
Once per month
8-12
Once per year
Twice per year
Every three months
Every two weeks
13-14
Once per year
Twice per year
Every three months
Once per week
*Manufacturer's recommendation: This practice will conserve the water and energy that you would have used to prepare your dishes. This
will also save you time and effort.
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IMPORTANT: Do not use wire brush, scouring pad, etc., as they
may damage the filters.
Rinse filter under running water until most soils are removed. If you
have hard-to-remove soils or calcium deposits from hard water, a
soft brush may be required.
2. Insert the upper filter assembly into the circular opening in
the lower filter.
3. Slowly rotate the filter clockwise until it drops into place.
Continue to rotate until the filter is locked into place. If the
filter is not fully seated (still turns freely), continue to turn
the filter clockwise until it drops and locks into place.
NOTE: The upper filter assembly arrow does not have to
align with the arrow in the lower filter as long as the filter is
locked.
IMPORTANT: To avoid damage to dishwasher, do not operate your
dishwasher without the filters properly installed. Be sure the lower
filter is securely in place and the upper filter assembly is locked into
place. If the upper filter assembly turns freely, it is not locked into
place.
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1. Turn the upper filter
assembly ¹⁄₄ turn
counterclockwise and lift
out.
2. Grasp the lower filter in the
circular opening, lift
slightly, and pull forward to
remove.
3. Clean the filters as shown
below.
1. Noting the previous
illustrations, place the
lower filter under the
locating tabs in the bottom
of the dishwasher so the
round opening for the
upper filter assembly lines
up with the round opening
in the bottom of the tub.
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Filter Reinstallation Instructions
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If you have hard water (above 15 grains), clean your filter at least
once per month. Building up of white residue on your dishwasher
indicates hard water. For tips on removing spots and stains, see
“Troubleshooting” section.
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Very Hard Water
OPERATION
Dishwasher
Care
Dishwasher Care
Cleaning
Cleaning the exterior
In most cases, regular use of a soft, damp cloth or sponge and a mild detergent is all
that is necessary to keep the outside of your dishwasher looking nice and clean. If your
dishwasher has a stainless steel exterior, a stainless steel cleaner is recommended.
Cleaning the interior
Hard water minerals can cause a white film to build up on the inside surfaces, especially
just beneath the door area.
Do not clean the dishwasher interior until it has cooled. You may want to wear rubber
gloves. Do not use any type of cleanser other than dishwasher detergent because it may
cause foaming or sudsing.
To clean interior
Make a paste with powdered dishwasher detergent on a damp sponge and clean.
OR
Use liquid automatic dishwasher detergent and clean with a damp sponge.
OR
See the vinegar rinse procedure in “Cloudy or Spotted Dishware (and Hard Water
Solution)” in “Troubleshooting” section.
NOTE: Run a normal cycle with dishwasher detergent after cleaning the interior.
Drain Air Gap
Some state or local plumbing codes require the addition of a drain air gap between a
built-in dishwasher and the home drain system. Check the drain air gap when your
dishwasher is not draining well.
The drain air gap is usually located on top of the sink or countertop near the dishwasher.
NOTE: The drain air gap is an external plumbing device that is not part of your
dishwasher. The warranty provided with your dishwasher does not cover service costs
directly associated with the cleaning or repair of the external drain air gap.
To clean the drain air gap
Clean the drain air gap periodically to ensure proper drainage of your dishwasher. With
most types, you lift off the chrome cover. Unscrew the plastic cap. Then check for any
soil buildup. Clean if necessary.
Storing
Storing for the summer
If your dishwasher is not in use during the summer months, turn off the water supply and
power supply to the dishwasher.
Storing for the winter
Avoid possible water damage to your home and dishwasher due to freezing water lines.
If your dishwasher is left in a seasonal dwelling or could be exposed to near freezing
temperatures, have your dishwasher winterized by authorized service personnel.
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Consumer Troubleshooting
Guide
Troubleshooting
First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website and reference FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
to possibly avoid the cost of a service call.
In the U.S.A., www.kitchenaid.com In Canada, www.kitchenaid.ca
PROBLEM
SOLUTION
DISHWASHER DOES
NOT RUN
NOTE: It is normal for the dishwasher to repeatedly pause several times during a cycle.
If the Start/Resume light is blinking, close the door and push START/RESUME.
Be sure the door is closed and latched.
Be sure you have disabled Sleep Mode by pressing either START/RESUME or CANCEL, or opening
and closing the door before selecting your cycle/option.
Check that there is not an interference with large casserole dishes and the wash system at the back
of the dishwasher. Adjust loading as necessary to ensure door is closed and latched.
Be sure you have selected a cycle. (See “Cycles and Options Descriptions” section.)
Be sure there is power to the dishwasher. A circuit breaker or fuse may have tripped.
If lights other than Start/Resume blink and the unit will not run, you will need to call for service.
DETERGENT REMAINS IN
THE DISPENSER OR
TABLET IS ON BOTTOM
OF TUB
Check for dishware such as cookie sheets, cutting boards, or large containers, etc., that may be
blocking the detergent dispenser from opening properly.
Be sure your detergent is fresh and lump free.
Be sure the cycle has completed (the Clean light is on). If it has not completed, you will need to
resume the cycle by closing the door and pressing START/RESUME.
CYCLE RUNS TOO LONG
NOTES:
To use less water and reduce energy consumption you will encounter cycles that typically run for
up to 3 hours.
■ A water heater setting of 120°F (49°C) is best, the dishwasher will delay longer while heating
cooler water.
■ Some options will add time to the cycle. (See “Cycles and Options Descriptions” section.) The
ProDry™ or Heat Dry option adds approximately ¹⁄₂ hour.
Try the 1 Hour Wash cycle.
Run the hot water at a faucet close to the dishwasher before starting the cycle.
■
DISHWASHER NOT DRYING
NOTE: Plastic and items with nonstick surfaces are difficult to dry because they have a porous
surface which tends to collect water droplets. Towel drying may be necessary.
Use of rinse aid along with the ProDry™ or Heat Dry option is needed for proper drying.
Proper loading of items can affect drying. (See specific loading instructions within this guide.)
Glasses and cups with concave bottoms hold water. This water may spill onto other items when
unloading.
■ Unload the bottom rack first.
■ Locate these items on the more slanted side of the rack for improved results.
WILL NOT FILL
Be sure the water is turned on to the dishwasher.
Check that the float is free from obstructions. (See “Parts and Features.”)
Check for suds in the dishwasher. If foam or suds are detected, the dishwasher may not operate
properly or may not fill with water. (See “Blinking Lights” in “Troubleshooting” section.)
WATER REMAINS IN THE
TUB/WILL NOT DRAIN
Be sure the cycle has completed (the Clean light is on). If it has not, you will need to resume the cycle
by closing the door and pressing START/RESUME.
If dishwasher is connected to a food waste disposer, be sure the knockout plug has been removed
from the disposer inlet.
Check for kinks in the drain hose.
Check for food obstructions in the drain or disposer.
Check your house fuse or circuit breaker.
HARD WATER
(WHITE RESIDUE ON
DISHWASHER INTERIOR OR
GLASSWARE)
NOTE: Extremely hard water mineral deposits can cause damage to your dishwasher and make it
difficult to achieve good cleaning. A water softener is strongly recommended if your hardness is
15 grains or more. If a water softener is not installed, the following steps may help:
Use a commercial cleaner designed for dishwashers once per month.
Clean the upper and lower filters at least once per month. (See “Cleaning Instructions” in the
“Filtration System” section.)
Always use a rinse aid.
Always use a high-quality, fresh detergent.
Use a detergent booster/water softener additive designed for dishwashers.
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PROBLEM
SOLUTION
ODORS
NOTE: If the dishwasher is not used daily, you can run a rinse cycle with the partial load daily until a
full load is ready to run, or use the Top Rack Only option (on some models) for partial loads.
Run a vinegar rinse through the dishwasher by putting 2 cups (500 mL) of white vinegar in an upright
glass measuring cup in the lower rack. Run a normal cycle with the Heat Dry option turned off. Do
not use detergent.
The dishwasher may not be draining properly, see “Water Remains In The Tub/Will Not Drain” in the
“Troubleshooting” section.
NOISY
NOTES:
Surging sounds can occur periodically throughout the cycle while the dishwasher is draining.
Normal water valve hissing may be heard periodically.
■ A normal snap sound may be heard when the detergent dispenser opens during the cycle and
when the door is opened at the end of the cycle.
■ Improper installation will affect noise levels.
Be sure the filters are properly installed.
A thumping sound may be heard if items extend beyond the racks and interfere with the wash arms.
Readjust the dishware and resume the cycle.
■
■
FOOD SOILS REMAIN
ON DISHES
Be sure the dishwasher is loaded correctly. Improper loading can greatly decrease the washing
performance (see “Dishwasher Use” section).
Check filter to ensure it is properly installed. Clean it if needed. (See “Cleaning Instructions” in the
“Filtration System” section for details.)
Select the proper cycle and option for the type of soils. The ProWash™ or the Heavy Duty cycle with
the ProScrub® (on some models) option can be used for tougher loads.
Be sure the incoming water temperature is at least 120°F (49°C).
Use the proper amount of fresh detergent. More detergent is needed for heavier-soiled loads and
hard water conditions.
Scrape food from dishes prior to loading (do not prerinse).
DISHES DIRTY/SUDS IN
DISHWASHER/CYCLE NOT
COMPLETE
If foam or suds are detected by the dishwasher sensing system, the dishwasher may not operate
properly or may not fill with water.
Suds can come from:
Using the incorrect type of detergent, such as dish detergent for hand washing dishes, laundry
detergent, or hand soap.
■ Not replacing the rinse aid dispenser cap after filling (or refilling) the rinse aid.
■ Using an excessive amount of dishwasher detergent.
Call for service.
■
If no water was present in the machine at any time during a heated wash cycle, the cycle will end and
the Clean LED will not come on. See “Will Not Fill” in the “Troubleshooting” section.
DID NOT SANITIZE
If the sanitized light is blinking, the load is NOT sanitized. The cycle was interrupted in the final rinse,
or the temperature for your water heater is set too low. Set your water heater to 120ºF (49°C).
DAMAGE TO DISHWARE
Improper loading can cause dishes to become chipped or damaged. (See specific loading
instructions within this guide.)
BLINKING LIGHTS
Blinking LED's will occur when the cycle is paused or when the cycle has been interrupted by
opening the door. In this case, the Start/Resume button LED, the Cycle Status Indicator LED(s), and
the countdown bars on the Cycle Status Display all blink together to indicate that attention is
needed. See “Start or Resume a Cycle” in the “Dishwasher Use” section.
Blinking LED's can also occur when certain errors have been detected. In this case, the Clean/
Complete LED will blink 4 times in a row with a pause in between each set of blinks. When this error
occurs, the controls will lock out and not allow another cycle to be started.
Call for service.
CLOUDY OR SPOTTED
DISHWARE (AND HARD
WATER SOLUTION)
NOTES:
■ Liquid rinse aid is necessary for drying and to reduce spotting.
■ Use the correct amount of detergent.
Confirm that the cloudiness is removable by soaking the item in white vinegar for 5 minutes. If the
cloudiness disappears, it is due to hard water. Adjust the amount of detergent and rinse aid. See
“Hard Water (White Residue On Dishwasher Interior Or Glassware)” in the “Troubleshooting” section.
If it does not come clear, it is due to etching (see below).
Be sure the incoming water temperature is set at 120°F (49°C).
Try using the High Temp and Sani Rinse options.
To remove spotting, run a vinegar rinse through the dishwasher.
■ Wash and rinse the affected dishware and load into dishwasher. Remove all silverware and metal
items. Put 2 cups (500 mL) of white vinegar in a glass measuring cup in the lower rack. Run a
normal cycle with the Heat Dry option turned off. No detergent is needed.
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PROBLEM
SOLUTION
ETCHING (PERMANENT
CLOUDINESS)
This is an erosion of the surface of the glassware and can be caused by a combination of: water that
is too hot, from using too much detergent with soft water or by pre-washing. Detergent needs food
soil to act upon. If etching has occurred, the glassware is permanently damaged. To avoid further
etching, adjust the detergent amount to match the water hardness, stop pre-washing, and use water
heating options only when incoming water temperature is below 120°F (49°C).
LEAKING WATER
Be sure dishwasher has been installed properly and is level.
Suds can cause the dishwasher to overflow. Measure the detergent accurately and use only
detergents designed for use in a dishwasher. Less detergent is needed in soft water. Try another
brand of detergent if sudsing continues.
To avoid rinse aid leaking from the dispenser, be sure the lid is securely attached and avoid
overfilling.
TUB IS DISCOLORED
NOTES:
■
High iron content in the water can discolor the tub.
Tomato-based foods can discolor the tub or dishware.
■
A citrus-based cleaner can be used to clean.
■
Notes
KITCHENAID® DISHWASHER WARRANTY
LIMITED WARRANTY
For one year from the date of purchase, when this major appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or
furnished with the product, KitchenAid brand of Whirlpool Corporation or Whirlpool Canada LP (hereafter “KitchenAid”) will pay for factory
specified parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship that existed when this major appliance was purchased.
Service must be provided by a KitchenAid designated service company. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED HEREIN. This limited warranty is valid only in the United States or Canada and
applies only when the major appliance is used in the country in which it was purchased. Proof of original purchase date is required to obtain
service under this limited warranty.
SECOND THROUGH FIFTH YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY ON CERTAIN COMPONENT PARTS
In the second through the fifth year from the date of purchase, when this major appliance is operated and maintained according to
instructions attached to or furnished with the product, KitchenAid will pay for factory specified parts for the following components to correct
defects in materials or workmanship that existed when this major appliance was purchased: nylon dish racks and electronic controls.
LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY ON STAINLESS STEEL TUB AND INNER DOOR LINER
For the lifetime of the product from the date of purchase, when this major appliance is installed, operated and maintained acco rding to
instructions attached to or furnished with the product, KitchenAid will pay for factory specified parts and repair labor for the following
components to correct defects in materials or workmanship that existed when this major appliance was purchased: stainless steel tub and
inner door liner.
ITEMS EXCLUDED FROM WARRANTY
This limited warranty does not cover:
1. Replacement parts or repair labor if this major appliance is used for other than normal, single-family household use or when it is used in a
manner that is inconsistent to published user or operator instructions and/or installation instructions.
2. Service calls to correct the installation of your major appliance, to instruct you on how to use your major appliance, to replace or repair
house fuses, or to correct house wiring or plumbing.
3. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters or water filters. Consumable parts are excluded from warranty coverage.
4. Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, fire, flood, acts of God, improper installation, installation not in accordance
with electrical or plumbing codes, or use of products not approved by KitchenAid.
5. Cosmetic damage, including scratches, dents, chips or other damage to the finish of your major appliance, unless such damage results
from defects in materials or workmanship and is reported to KitchenAid within 30 days from the date of purchase.
6. Any food or medicine loss due to refrigerator or freezer product failures.
7. Pickup and delivery. This major appliance is intended to be repaired in your home.
8. Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
9. Expenses for travel and transportation for product service if your major appliance is located in a remote area where service by an
authorized KitchenAid servicer is not available.
10. The removal and reinstallation of your major appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is not installed in accordance with
KitchenAid's published installation instructions.
11. Replacement parts or repair labor on major appliances with original model/serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be
easily determined.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW. Some states and provinces do not
allow limitations on the duration of implied warranties of merchantability or fitness, so this limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary from state to state or province to province.
LIMITATION OF REMEDIES; EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED HEREIN.
KITCHENAID SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states and provinces do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so these limitations and exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary from state to state or province to province.
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Section 3:
Installation
This section provides installation requirements and procedures
for the “KitchenAid Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher.”
■■ Dishwasher Safety
■■ Installation Requirements
■■ Location Requirements
■■ Drain Requirements
■■ Water Supply Requirements
■■ Electrical Requirements
■■ Installation Instructions
■■ Install Custom Panel
■■ Check Operation
■■ Additional Tips
■■ Notes
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Dishwasher Safety
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety
messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.”
These words mean:
DANGER
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: When using the dishwasher, follow basic precautions, including the following:
■■ Read all instructions before using the dishwasher.
■■ Use the dishwasher only for its intended function.
■■ Use only detergents or rinse agents recommended for
use in a dishwasher, and keep them out of the reach of
children.
■■ When loading items to be washed:
1) Locate sharp items so that they are not likely to
damage the door seal; and
2) Load sharp knives with the handles up to reduce the
risk of cut-type injuries.
■■ Do not wash plastic items unless they are marked
“dishwasher safe” or the equivalent. For plastic items not
so marked, check the manufacturer’s recommendations.
■■ Do not touch the heating element during or immediately
after use.
■■ Do not operate the dishwasher unless all enclosure
panels are properly in place.
■■ Do not tamper with controls.
■■ Do not abuse, sit on, or stand on the door, lid, or dish
racks of the dishwasher.
■■ To reduce the risk of injury, do not allow children to play
in or on the dishwasher.
■■ Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced
in a hot water system that has not been used for two
weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If the hot
water system has not been used for such a period, before
using the dishwasher turn on all hot water faucets and
let the water flow from each for several minutes. This
will release any accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is
flammable, do not smoke or use an open flame during
this time.
■■ Remove the door or lid to the washing compartment
when removing an old dishwasher from service or
discarding it.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
State of California Proposition 65 Warnings:
WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer.
WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other
reproductive harm.
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Dishwasher Safety
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
Tip Over Hazard
Do not use dishwasher until completely installed.
Do not push down on open door.
Doing so can result in serious injury or cuts.
• For a grounded, cord-connected dishwasher: The dishwasher
must be grounded. In the event of a malfunction or
breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric
shock by providing a path of least resistance for electric
current. The dishwasher is equipped with a cord having
an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug.
The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that
is installed and grounded in accordance with all local
codes and ordinances. WARNING: Improper connection of the equipmentgrounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock.
Check with a qualified electrician or service representative
if you are in doubt whether the dishwasher is properly
grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with the
dishwasher; if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet
installed by a qualified electrician.
• For a permanently connected dishwasher: The dishwasher
must be connected to a grounded metal, permanent
wiring system, or an equipment-grounding conductor must
be run with the circuit conductors and connected to the
equipment-grounding terminal or lead on the dishwasher.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Electrical Shock Hazard
Electrically ground dishwasher.
Connect ground wire to green ground connector
in terminal box.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death, fire, or electrical shock.
• Install where dishwasher is sheltered from the elements.
Avoid possible rupture of fill valve from freezing. Such
ruptures are not covered by the warranty. See “Storing”
section for winter storage information.
• Install and level dishwasher on a floor that will hold the
weight, and in an area suitable for its size and use.
• Remove all shipping plugs from hoses and connectors
(such as the cap on the drain outlet) before installing. See
Installation Instructions or complete information.
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Installation Requirements
INSTALLATION
REQUIREMENTS
Tools and Parts
Gather the recommended tools and parts before starting
installation. Read and follow the instructions provided with any
tools listed here.
All Installations
Tools needed:
Supplied in Kit:
4 Plastic studs (attached to each other by runners)
4 Short screws (10-16 hex head screw)
4 Long screws (8-18 Torx® head screws)
1 Template (located inside Use and Care Guide bag assembly)
1 Instruction sheet (located inside Use and Care Guide bag
assembly)
NOTE: The screws supplied are used for only ³⁄₄" thick wooden
panel. If the wooden panel is less than ³⁄₄" thick, customer must
purchase screws locally.
Other parts you may also need:
NOTES:
■ Moisture barrier tape is recommended when installing a
dishwasher under a wood countertop.
■
Parts available for purchase in plumbing supply stores. Check
local codes. Check existing electrical supply. See “Electrical
Requirements” section. It is recommended that electrical
connections be made by a licensed electrical installer.
In addition, for first-time installations
Tools needed:
*Must be the proper size to connect your household wiring to 16gauge wiring in dishwasher.
Other useful items you may need:
Parts needed:
Parts supplied:
Additional parts supplied with top-venting models only:
Parts needed:
Additional parts supplied with certain models only
Make sure all these parts are included in the literature package.
If parts are not included, call 1-800-422-1230.
4 #10 x ¹/₂" wood screws (if installing custom front panels)
†®TORX
and T20 are registered trademarks of Saturn Fasteners, Inc.
®
† TORX and T20 are registered trademarks of Saturn Fasteners, Inc.
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Location
Requirements
Location Requirements
Grounded electrical supply required.
Do not run drain lines, water lines or electrical wiring where they
can interfere with or contact dishwasher motor or legs.
The location where the dishwasher will be installed must provide
clearance between motor and flooring. Motor should not touch
the floor.
Do not install dishwasher over carpeted flooring.
Shelter dishwasher and water lines leading to dishwasher against
freezing. Damage from freezing is not covered by the warranty.
A side panel kit is available from your dealer for installing your
dishwasher at the end of your cabinetry.
A moisture barrier accessory (Part Number 4396277) is available
from your dealer for installing underneath the countertop.
Call 1-800-422-1230 to order.
Check location where dishwasher will be installed. The location
must provide:
■ easy access to water, electricity and drain.
■
convenient access for loading and unloading dishes.
Corner locations require a 2" (5.1 cm) minimum clearance
between the side of the dishwasher door and the wall or
cabinet.
■
square opening for proper operation and appearance.
■
cabinet front perpendicular to floor.
■
level floor. (If floor at front of opening is not level with floor
at rear of opening, shims may be needed to level
dishwasher.)
Helpful Tip: Be sure to accurately measure dimensions and
ensure dishwasher is level if the floor in the dishwasher opening is
uneven (example: Flooring extends only partway into opening).
NOTE: To avoid shifting during dishwasher operation, shims must
be securely attached to the floor.
If dishwasher will be left unused for a period of time or in a
location where it may be subject to freezing, have it winterized by
authorized service personnel.
Make sure pipes, wires and drain hose are within the shaded area
shown in the “Product and Cabinet Opening Dimensions” section.
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Drain Requirements
Electrical Requirements
■
A new drain hose is supplied with your dishwasher. If drain
hose is not long enough, use a new drain hose with a
maximum length of 12 ft (3.7 m) (Part Number 3385556) that
meets all current AHAM/IAPMO test standards, is resistant to
heat and detergent, and fits the 1" (2.5 cm) drain connector of
the dishwasher.
■
Make sure to connect drain hose to waste tee or disposer inlet
above drain trap in house plumbing and 20" (50.8 cm)
minimum above the floor. It is recommended that the drain
hose either be looped up and securely fastened to the
underside of the counter, or be connected to an air gap.
Be sure that the electrical connection and wire size are adequate
and in conformance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA
70 - latest edition and all local codes and ordinances.
A copy of the above code standards can be obtained from:
National Fire Protection Association
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02169-7471
You must have:
■ 120-volt, 60 Hz, AC-only, 15- or 20-amp, fused electrical
supply.
■
Copper wire only.
We recommend:
■ A time-delay fuse or circuit breaker.
■
A separate circuit.
If connecting dishwasher with a
power supply cord:
■
Use UL Listed power supply cord kit
(Part Number 4317824) marked for
use with dishwasher.
■
Power supply cord must plug into a grounded
3 prong outlet, located in the cabinet next to
the dishwasher opening. Outlet must meet all
local codes and ordinances.
If connecting dishwasher with direct wiring:
■
Make sure to use an air gap if the drain hose is connected to
house plumbing lower than 20" (50.8 cm) above subfloor or
floor.
■
Use ¹₂" minimum I.D. drain line fittings.
■
If required, the air gap should be installed in accordance with
the air gap installation instructions. When you are connecting
the air gap, a rubber hose (not provided) will be needed to
connect to the waste tee or disposer inlet.
■
A hot water line with 20 to 120 psi (138 to 862 kPa) water
pressure can be verified by a licensed plumber.
■
120°F (49°C) water at dishwasher.
■
³⁄₈" O.D. copper tubing with compression fitting or flexible
braided water supply line (Part Number 4396897RP).
NOTE: ¹⁄₂" minimum plastic tubing is not recommended.
■
A 90° elbow with ³⁄₄" hose connection with rubber washer.
■
Do not solder within 6" (15.2 cm) of the water inlet valve.
■
Use flexible, armored or nonmetallic
sheathed, copper wire with
grounding wire that meets the
wiring requirements for your home
and local codes and ordinances.
■
Use a UL Listed/CSA Approved strain relief.
Water Supply Requirements
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Installation Instructions
INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
Prepare Cabinet Opening—Existing
Utilities
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect electrical power at the fuse box or circuit
breaker box before installing dishwasher.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
If the water line and the cable extend to the locations shown,
proceed to the “Install Drain Hose” section. If they do not reach far
enough, follow the instructions in the “Prepare Cabinet Opening—
New Utilities” section.
Prepare Cabinet Opening—New Utilities
Prepare and route the electrical supply
Option A, Power Supply Cord:
NOTE: A grounded 3 prong outlet is required inside a cabinet next
to the dishwasher cabinet opening.
Drill a 1¹⁄₂" (3.8 cm) hole in cabinet side or rear.
See “Product and Cabinet Opening Dimensions” section.
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Route cable from power supply through cabinet hole (cable must
extend to the right front side of cabinet opening). Tape cable to
the floor in area shown. This will prohibit cable from moving when
dishwasher is moved into cabinet opening.
Wood cabinet: Sand the hole until smooth.
Metal cabinet: Cover hole with grommet included with power
supply cord kit.
Option B, Direct Wire:
Prepare and Route Water Line
Helpful Tip: Wiring the dishwasher will be easier if you route the
cable into the cabinet opening from the right-hand side.
Helpful Tip: Routing the water line through the left side of cabinet
opening will make water connection easier.
Drill a 1¹⁄₂" (3.8 cm) hole in right-hand cabinet side or rear.
See “Product and Cabinet Opening Dimensions” section.
Drill a ¹⁄₂" (1.3 cm) hole in the cabinet side or rear.
Wood cabinet: Sand the hole until smooth.
Metal cabinet: Cover hole with grommet (Part Number 302797 not provided).
Measure overall length of copper tubing for the water supply line.
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Attach the water supply line (copper tubing or flexible braided line)
to the hot water line using a connection configuration that is in
compliance with local codes and ordinances. The water supply to
the dishwasher should have a manual shutoff valve located under
the sink.
Slowly route water supply line through hole in cabinet. (If you are
using copper tubing, it will bend and kink easily, so be gentle.) It
should be far enough into the cabinet opening to connect it to the
dishwasher inlet on the front left side of the dishwasher.
Route water line and tape it to the floor in area shown. This will
keep it from moving when dishwasher is moved into cabinet
opening.
Install Drain Hose
IMPORTANT: Always use a new drain hose. Check local codes to
determine whether an air gap is required.
If needed, drill a 1¹⁄₂" (3.8 cm) diameter hole in cabinet wall or side
of the opening closest to the sink.
Route drain hose as shown through hole in cabinet to the front
center of opening where drain connection will be made. Tape
drain hose to the floor in area shown. This will prohibit it from
moving when dishwasher is moved into cabinet opening.
Slowly turn water shutoff valve to “ON” position. Flush water into
a shallow pan until clear to get rid of particles that could clog the
inlet valve. Turn shutoff valve to “OFF” position.
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INSTALLATION
1. Fit rubber end of drain hose to waste
tee and cut if needed.
NOTE: Do not cut ribbed section.
2. Attach rubber end of drain hose to
waste tee with a large drain hose
clamp (provided). Use pliers to
squeeze clamp open and move into
position. If the drain hose was cut,
use a 1¹⁄₂" to 2" (3.8 to 5 cm) screwtype clamp (not provided).
IMPORTANT: The drain hose connection of the disposer or a
waste tee must be made before the drain trap and at least
20" (50.8 cm) above the floor where the dishwasher will be
installed.
Helpful Tip: To reduce vibration of the hose, keep the hose away
from the floor.
Option C, Waste disposer – with air gap
Option A, Waste disposer – no air gap
1. Using a hammer and screwdriver,
knock plug into disposer.
1. Using a hammer and screwdriver,
knock plug into disposer.
2. Use needle-nose pliers to remove
plug.
2. Use needle-nose pliers to remove
plug.
3. Connect rubber end of drain hose to
air gap and cut if needed.
NOTE: Do not cut ribbed section.
3. Attach drain hose to disposer inlet
with large drain hose clamp
(provided). Use pliers to squeeze
clamp open and move into position.
Option B, No waste disposer – no air gap
4. Attach drain hose to air gap with
large drain hose clamp (provided).
Use pliers to squeeze clamp open
and move into position. If the drain
hose was cut, use a 1¹⁄₂" to 2" (3.8 to
5 cm) screw-type clamp (not
provided).
5. Use a rubber hose (not provided)
with screw-type clamps (not
provided) to connect from air gap to
disposer inlet.
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INSTALLATION
Option D, No waste disposer – with air gap
Prepare Dishwasher
WARNING
Tip Over Hazard
Do not use dishwasher until completely installed.
Do not push down on open door.
Doing so can result in serious injury or cuts.
1. Connect rubber end of drain hose to
air gap and cut if needed.
NOTE: Do not cut ribbed section.
2. Attach drain hose to air gap with
large drain hose clamp (provided).
Use pliers to squeeze clamp open
and move into position. If the drain
hose was cut, use a 1¹⁄₂" to 2" (3.8 to
5 cm) screw-type clamp (not
provided).
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install
dishwasher.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
3. Use a rubber hose (not provided)
with screw-type clamps (not
provided) to connect from waste tee
to air gap.
Install Moisture Barrier
(under a wood countertop)
Helpful Tip: Place cardboard under dishwasher until installed in
cabinet opening to avoid damaging floor covering. Do not use
door panel as a worktable without first covering with a towel to
avoid scratching the door panel.
Using 2 or more people, grasp sides of dishwasher door frame
and place dishwasher on its back.
1. Make sure the area under the cabinet is clean and dry for
installation of the moisture barrier.
2. Remove the backing of the moisture barrier and apply to
underside of the countertop along the front edge of the
counter.
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INSTALLATION
Option A, Remove Access Panel - Plastic Panel
Using a flat-blade screwdriver, turn the plastic fasteners ¹⁄₄ turn
counterclockwise to unlock them. Remove panel. Do not remove
tech sheet from access panel.
Install a UL Listed/CSA Approved strain relief. Make sure screw
heads are facing to the left when tightening conduit nut. Strain
relief is provided with the power supply cord kit.
Option B, Remove Access Panel - Metal Panel
NOTE: If using Option B, proceed to “Determine Cabinet
Opening,” to continue with the installation of your dishwasher.
Make Power Supply Cord Connection
Option A, Power Supply Cord:
Using a ¹⁄₄" hex head socket, nut driver or Phillips screwdriver,
remove 2 screws attaching access panel and lower panel to
dishwasher. Do not remove tech sheet from access panel.
Using a ¹⁄₄" hex head socket, nut driver or Torx T20 screwdriver,
remove terminal box cover. Retain for later use.
®†
®
†®TORX and T20 are registered trademarks of Saturn Fasteners, Inc.
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Route cord so that it does not touch dishwasher motor to lower
part of dishwasher tub. Pull cord through strain relief in terminal
box.
Select UL Listed/CSA Approved twist-on wire connectors rated to
connect your power supply cord to 16-gauge dishwasher wiring.
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WARNING
Connect wires black to black and white to white, using UL Listed/
CSA Approved twist-on wire connectors (included with power
supply cord kit).
Electrical Shock Hazard
Electrically ground dishwasher.
Connect ground wire to green ground connector in
terminal box.
If needed, see website for animated representation of this step.
Visit www.kitchenaid.com/electrical under FAQ tab.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
Tighten strain relief screws to secure cord.
Remove the green grounding screw and place through the ring
terminal of the green ground wire. Reattach and tighten the green
screw.
NOTE: Do not pre-twist stranded wire. Twist on wire connector.
Gently tug on wires to be sure both are secured.
Place wires inside terminal box. Insert tabs on left side of cover.
Make sure wires are tucked inside box. Close cover ensuring
wires are not pinched. Use ¹⁄₄" hex head socket, nut driver or Torx®
T20® screwdriver and previously removed screw to secure cover.
NOTE: Do not plug into outlet until instructed to do so.
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INSTALLATION
Determine Cabinet Opening
Measure height of cabinet opening from underside of countertop
to floor where dishwasher will be installed (you will need to
measure the lowest point on the underside of the countertop and
the highest point on the floor). Refer to “Dishwasher Height
Adjustment Chart” for wheel position and the number of turns
needed.
NOTE: If the minimum cabinet opening height is less than 34"
(86.4 cm), the rear wheels can be removed for additional
clearance. This will allow the dishwasher to fit into a 33⁷⁄₈" (86 cm)
high cabinet opening, but the dishwasher will be more difficult to
move. (Measurements are approximate. Wheels and legs are
preset at the factory for 34¹⁄₂" [87.6 cm].) If the minimum cabinet
opening height is 33³⁄₄" (85.7 cm), a section in the insulation
blanket can be removed by cutting along the perforation.
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Turn both leveler legs to the same height. Put wheels in the
required position determined from “Dishwasher Height
Adjustment Chart.”
Built-up floors: If the kitchen floor is higher than the cabinet
opening's floor - for example, the kitchen floor tile does not
extend into the cabinet opening - add shims as needed in the area
shown to bring the dishwasher up to 34" (86.4 cm) below the
countertop.
NOTE: Shims must be securely attached to floor to avoid
movement when the dishwasher is in use.
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Install Door Handle
(on some models)
Install Custom Panel
Follow steps below:
A customer supplied panel must weigh no more than 16 lbs
(7.3 kg) and must be made to specific dimensions. It is
recommended that a cabinetmaker cut the customer panel
because of the precise dimensions needed.
NOTES:
■ The handle for the custom panel is not included.
■
All mounting hardware supplied is for a ³⁄₄" (19.1 mm) thick
wood panel. If a thinner wood panel or materials other than
wood are used, it is the customer’s responsibility to obtain the
proper length screws and adjust the pilot holes accordingly.
IMPORTANT: Use a moisture-resistant sealer on both sides and
all edges of the panel to avoid damage from moisture.
WARNING
IMPORTANT: Do not scratch the front panel during this
procedure.
Remove the door handle and hardware bag containing the
setscrews and hex key from the cardboard box. Setscrews are
already installed in the handle. Place handle on mounting studs
with the setscrews facing down. Push the door handle tightly
against the door. Insert the short end of the hex key into the
setscrews. Tighten the setscrews ¹⁄₄ turn past snug.
Retain hex key with Installation Instructions.
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install
dishwasher.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
Custom Panel Dimensions
Using 2 or more people, stand the dishwasher up.
NOTE: Do not install kick plate until instructed to do so.
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Using the template provided, attach it to the backside of the
custom panel with tape. Make sure that the center of the template
is aligned with the center of the wooden panel and top of the
template is aligned to the top face of the wooden panel.
Install the custom hardware handle(s) on the front of the wooden
panel inside dotted line.
IMPORTANT: If the handle is attached from the back of the
custom panel, the screw holes should be countersunk for the
screws heads to be flush with the panel. If the handle is attached
to the front of the custom panel, the screw lengths cannot exceed
the panel thickness.
NOTE: Do not drill deeper then ⁵⁄₈" (16 mm) to keep from drilling
through panel. Pilot hole depths given are for ³⁄₄" (19 mm) thick
panel.
Mark 4 pilot holes on the wooden panel using the template
provided. Predrill 4 pilot holes using a ³⁄₃₂" drill bit. Use tape to
mark the drill bit to gauge hole depth. Drill pilot holes
approximately ⁵⁄₈" (16 mm) into the custom panel.
Attach the 4 plastic studs to the wooden panel
using the 4 short hex head (⁵⁄₁₆”) screws provided.
Attach the 4 plastic studs to the wooden panel using the 4 short
hex head
(⁵⁄₁₆")
screws provided.
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INSTALLATION
Check custom tape alignment with metal door slots; verify tape is
right-side up, and that the tape does not overhang the metal door
on the top, bottom or side interfaces. Remove the backing from
the custom tape by pulling straight down on the liner. Align the
custom tape to the keyhole slots on the metal door (see image)
and apply. Repeat steps for one side and then the other.
NOTE: The adhesive on the tape is aggressive, so proper
alignment and attachment to the metal door needs to occur on
the first try.
Open the door and align top edges. Predrill 2 pilot holes using a
³⁄₃₂" drill bit. Use tape to mark the drill bit to gauge hole depth. Drill
pilot holes approximately 1¹⁄₂" (3.8 cm) into the top corners of the
door using hole in liner as a guide.
Install 2 long screws supplied in top corners to secure custom
wood panel in place.
Align the studs on the custom wood panel to the keyhole slots on
the door assembly. Ensure that all 4 plastic studs are engaged in
the keyhole slots. Slide wood panel down until the top surface of
the wooden panel is flush with the top of the door.
Remove the short screws (3rd from top) on either side of the inner
door panel. Predrill 2 pilot holes using a ³⁄₃₂" drill bit. Use tape to
mark the drill bit to gauge the hole depth. Drill pilot holes
approximately 1¹⁄₂" (3.8 cm) using the door liner hole as a guide
into the panel. Install the 2 remaining long screws.
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INSTALLATION
Choose Attachment Option
WARNING
Option B, Dishwasher side attachment:
NOTE: Remove the brackets from the parts package.
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install
dishwasher.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
Use 2 or more people to move and install dishwasher.
IMPORTANT: The dishwasher must be secured to the cabinet.
There are two brackets found in the parts bag. Attach the
brackets using Option A if the countertop is wood, laminate or
another similar surface. If your countertop is marble, granite or
another hard surface, install using Option B.
Break off the end of the bracket along the scored line.
With another person holding the rear of the dishwasher to keep it
from tipping, open dishwasher door and place towel over pump
assembly and spray arm of dishwasher. This will keep screws
from falling into pump area when you are securing dishwasher to
cabinet.
Option A, Countertop attachment:
Remove the brackets from the package and insert into the open
slots on the left and right-hand top of the dishwasher collar as
shown.
Push the plastic buttons out of the side of the tub.
NOTE: Save the buttons to cover the holes after dishwasher is
installed.
Using a pair of pliers, bend the tab down to secure the bracket in
place. Repeat this step for the other side.
NOTE: Do not attach the dishwasher. This will be done later.
Push bracket into slot on the side of dishwasher, and bend tab in
toward the side of the dishwasher so that it keeps the bracket in
place. Repeat this step for the other side of the dishwasher.
NOTE: Do not attach the dishwasher. This will be done later.
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Prepare Water Supply Line
Copper tubing only: Slide nut, then ferrule, about 1" (2.5 cm) onto
copper tubing.
NOTE: To avoid vibration during operation, route the water supply
line so that it does not touch the dishwasher base, frame or motor.
Connect the ³⁄₈" compression fitting to the water supply line prior
to installing the unit into the cabinet opening. Attach such that the
³⁄₄" connection is facing upward as shown above.
Copper tubing only: Put the tubing into the 90° elbow fitting as far
as it will go (the copper tubing bends and kinks easily). Slide the
nut and ferrule forward and start the nut onto the elbow threads.
Flexible braided connection: Secure nut to elbow using ⁵⁄₈" open
ended wrench or adjustable wrench.
NOTE: Do not use Teflon®† tape with compression fittings.
IMPORTANT: Double-check correct placement of utilities. Grasp
the sides of the dishwasher at the edges of the door panel. Tilt
dishwasher backward on wheels and move dishwasher close to
cabinet opening.
NOTE: Do not push on the front of the panel or on the console.
Panel or console may dent.
Helpful Tip: Temporarily tape utilities to the floor in the locations
shown to prohibit them from moving when dishwasher is moved
into the cabinet opening.
Check that water line is on the left side of opening and drain hose
is near the center of the cabinet opening.
Move Dishwasher Close to Cabinet
Opening
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install
dishwasher.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
Use 2 or more people to move and install dishwasher.
With another person holding the dishwasher to keep it from
tipping, open and close the door a few times. If the door closes or
falls open under its own weight, the door tension will need to be
adjusted.
†®TEFLON is a registered trademark of E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company.
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INSTALLATION
To adjust the door spring tension, unhook the spring from the rear
leg of dishwasher.
Using a ⁵⁄₁₆" nut driver or hex socket, remove the screw from the
tensioner.
The screw can be put into one of 3 holes (1, 2, 3) in the front leg of
dishwasher. If the door closes by itself, move the tensioner to a
lower-numbered hole and replace screw. Reattach door spring to
rear leg.
NOTE: Tensioners on both sides of dishwasher should be secured
at same holes.
When door is unlatched, if door opens by itself, move the
tensioner to a higher-numbered hole and replace the screw.
Reattach door spring to rear leg.
NOTE: Tensioners on both sides of dishwasher should be secured
at same holes.
IMPORTANT: If wheels were removed, cover the floor when
moving the dishwasher. Slowly move dishwasher completely into
cabinet opening. Do not kink or pinch water line, drain hose,
power supply cord or direct wire between dishwasher and
cabinet. Remove cardboard from under dishwasher.
NOTES:
■ It is all right if dishwasher fits tightly into cabinet opening. Do
not remove insulation blanket – the blanket reduces the sound
level.
■
If using power cord, make sure to route end through hole in
cutout before sliding dishwasher into cabinet opening.
■
For models with water softener, make sure that the drain hose
stays on the hanger that is on the right-hand side and is
tucked in on the side of the unit.
Align front of dishwasher door panel with front of cabinet doors.
You may need to adjust alignment to be even with your cabinets.
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INSTALLATION
Connect to Water Supply
Check that leveling legs are firmly against the floor. Close and
latch the door, and place level against the front panel. Check that
dishwasher is centered from front to back in the opening. If
needed, adjust leveling leg until dishwasher is plumb. Repeat for
other side of dishwasher.
Helpful Tip: Push up on front of dishwasher to raise dishwasher
off the ground to adjust front legs. With some installations, it may
be easier to adjust the front leg using the ³⁄₁₆" hex head socket or
adjustable wrench.
Be sure rubber washer is properly seated in fitting. Slide the
³⁄₄" fitting up to the valve and hand tighten to avoid crossthreading. Hand tighten until the coupling is tight.
Using pliers, check the tightness of the coupling. An additional
¹⁄₄ to ¹⁄₂ turn may be required to seal the rubber gasket.
NOTE: Do not overtighten. Damage to the coupling can result.
Place paper towel under 90° elbow fitting. Turn on water supply
and check for leaks. If leak occurs, repeat previous step.
If needed, see website for animated representation of this step.
Visit www.kitchenaid.com/watersupply under FAQ tab.
NOTE: Do not use Teflon®† tape with compression fittings.
Connect to Drain
Place level against top front opening of tub. Check that
dishwasher is level from side-to-side. If dishwasher is not level,
adjust front legs up or down until dishwasher is level.
†®TEFLON is a registered trademark of E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company.
Place towel under drain hose to catch any water in drain hose.
Place the small drain hose clamp onto the small end of the drain
hose. Push the new drain hose into the black drain hose
connector up to the drain hose stop.
†®TEFLON is a registered trademark of E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company.
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INSTALLATION
Make Direct Wire Electrical Connection
NOTE: If the power supply cord was connected earlier, proceed to
“Secure Dishwasher in Cabinet Opening” section.
Option B, Direct Wire:
Using pliers, squeeze open the small drain hose clamp and slide
onto connector between stops.
Route cable so that it does not touch dishwasher motor or lower
part of dishwasher tub. Pull cable through UL Listed/CSA
Approved strain relief in terminal box. Strain relief is not supplied
with the dishwasher. Owner must purchase a ⁷⁄₈" screw-in type
strain relief.
Select UL Listed/CSA Approved twist-on wire connectors (not
included) rated to connect your household wiring to 16-gauge
dishwasher wiring.
After hose is connected, remove towel.
If needed, see website for animated representation of this step.
Visit www.kitchenaid.com/drain under FAQ tab.
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INSTALLATION
WARNING
Connect wires black to black and white to white, using UL
Listed/CSA Approved twist-on wire connectors (not included).
Electrical Shock Hazard
Electrically ground dishwasher.
Connect ground wire to green ground connector in
terminal box.
If needed, see website for animated representation of this step.
Visit www.kitchenaid.com/electrical under FAQ tab.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
Tighten strain relief screws to secure cable.
Form bare ground wire into a U-shaped hook. Wrap ground wire
hook clockwise around ground connector screw and under the
washer. Securely tighten ground connector.
Place wires inside terminal box. Insert tabs on left side of cover.
Make sure wires are tucked inside box. Close cover ensuring
wires are not pinched. Use ¹⁄₄" hex head socket, nut driver or Torx®
T20® screwdriver and previously removed screw to secure cover.
NOTE: Twist on UL Listed/CSA Approved wire connector. Gently
tug on wires to be sure both are secured.
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INSTALLATION
Secure Dishwasher in Cabinet Opening
Check that dishwasher is still level front-to-back and side-to-side
in cabinet opening.
Open dishwasher door, remove lower dish rack, and place towel
over pump assembly and lower spray arm of dishwasher. This will
keep screws from falling into pump area when you are securing
dishwasher to countertop.
Check that top of door does not contact screws, brackets or
countertop. If it does, adjust leveling legs.
Open door and check that space between dishwasher cabinet
opening and tub is equal on both sides. If spacing is not equal,
loosen bracket screws secured and shift tub. Tighten bracket
screws.
NOTES:
Do not drop screws into bottom of dishwasher.
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If side mounting, you must drill pilot holes in cabinet to avoid
splitting the wood before installing screws. Locate brackets
on top of dishwasher and secure dishwasher to countertop
with two #10 x ¹⁄₂" Phillips-head screws (included). The
dishwasher must be secured to keep it from shifting when
door is opened.
If securing with a side attachment, check that sides of door do not
rub against the screw heads. If they do, dishwasher must be
re-centered. When dishwasher is properly centered, replace
plastic buttons.
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Complete Installation
Option A, Install Access Panel - Plastic Panel
Remove towel from dishwasher. Reinstall the lower dish rack.
If needed, see website for animated representation of this step.
Visit www.kitchenaid.com/anchoring under FAQ tab.
Place the plastic access panel against the dishwasher leg.
Bottom Sound Pad Installation
(on some models)
1. Remove the bottom sound pad from inside the dishwasher
and take it out of the plastic bag.
2. Place pad on the floor in front of the dishwasher, making sure
lettering is facing up and vinyl pad faces down.
3. Fold up and hold the side panels down. Slowly slide the pad
toward the back of the dishwasher as far as it will go, making
sure not to push or pull any wires or hoses. (Do not force.)
Side panels will open to proper position.
NOTE: If there are pipes or other obstructions coming up
through the floor, you will need to cut a slit in the pad to fit
around the obstacle.
Check that the lower edge of the access panel touches the floor.
Adjust if necessary.
4. Fold the front end of the pad up into position. Make sure the
vinyl pad is tucked up behind the door and the dishwasher
front legs, as shown.
Using a flat-blade screwdriver, turn the fasteners ¹⁄₄ turn clockwise
to lock into place. The fasteners slot will be straight up and down
when properly locked.
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Option B, Install Access Panel - Metal Panel
Tighten access panel screws.
Check that grounding clip is attached to the lower panel. Position
the lower panel behind the access panel. On some models there
is insulation on the access panel that must fall behind the
insulation on the lower panel.
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
Hold the 2 panels together and place them against dishwasher
leg. Using a Phillips or ¹⁄₄" screwdriver, reinstall the screws through
the holes in the access panel and the slots in the lower panel.
Check that the lower edge of the lower panel contacts the floor.
Adjust if necessary.
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Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. Check that power supply
cord does not touch dishwasher motor or lower part of
dishwasher tub.
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INSTALLATION
Additional Tips
Reconnect Power
Check Operation
■
Read the Dishwasher User Instructions that came with your
dishwasher.
■
Check that all parts have been installed and no steps were
skipped. Check that you have all tools used.
■
Start dishwasher and allow it to complete the shortest wash
cycle. After the first 2 minutes, unlatch door, wait 5 seconds,
then open door. Check that there is water in the bottom of the
dishwasher tub. Check that dishwasher is working properly.
If the dishwasher is not working properly, disconnect power or
unplug dishwasher and see “If Dishwasher Does Not Operate”
section.
Expect longer wash times. Your new dishwasher will average
2-3 hours per load, but use nearly 40% less energy than older
models. Designed with a low wattage, low energy consumption
motor, your dishwasher washes longer to ensure exceptional
cleaning. Certain models are equipped with an optical water
sensor so the first cycle will run longer to calibrate to optical
sensor. Selecting certain options could increase cycle time past
3.5 hours.
Rinse Aid is necessary for good drying results:
This dishwasher is designed to be used with rinse aid for good
drying performance and controlling hard water deposit buildup.
Energy efficient dishwashers use less water and energy, so they
depend on the water sheeting action of rinse aid for good drying
performance.
Start/Resume light may flash:
When pressing Start/Resume, you must make sure the door is
closed within 3 seconds. If you do not close the door within
3 seconds, the Start/Resume light will flash until you press it
again. (You must also do this when adding a dish during the
middle of a cycle.)
NOTE: If a braided supply hose is used, replace inlet hose after
5 years to reduce the risk of hose failure. Record hose installation
or replacement dates on the hose for future reference.
If Dishwasher Does Not Operate
First try the solutions suggested here to possibly avoid the cost of
a service call.
■ Has the circuit breaker tripped or the house fuse blown?
■
Is the door closed tightly and latched?
■
Has the cycle been set correctly to start the dishwasher?
■
Is the water turned on?
If none of these possible solutions work, please see your Use and
Care Guide for service contact information.
Notes
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COMPONENT ACCESS
Section 4:
Component Access
This section provides service parts access, removal, and
installation instructions for the “KitchenAid Stainless Steel Tall
Tub Dishwasher.”
■■ Insulation Blanket
■■ Door Latch Strike
■■ Door Spring Adjustment
■■ Water Inlet & Drain Hose
■■ Overfill Assembly
■■ Accessing Door Components
■■ Removing User Interface
■■ Removing Latch Assembly
■■ Removing Electronic Control Board
■■ Removing Dispenser Assembly
■■ Spray Arms, Feed Tube, and Manifold
■■ Tub Components–Stainless Steel Models
■■ Removing the Upper Rack(s)
■■ Removing the Lower Spray Arm
■■ Removing Filters
■■ Removing ProScrub Manifold & Diverter Disk
■■ Under the Tub Components
■■ Heater
■■ Removing Sump Assembly / Drain Pump
■■ Removing Optical Water Indicator
■■ Removing Diverter Motor
■■ Wash Motor
KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher n 4-1
COMPONENT ACCESS
Insulation Blanket and Door Latch Strike
WARNING
Removing Door Latch Strike
(FID and 2 ½” Console)
1. Open the dishwasher door.
2. Depress the 2 outside bars and pull out the latch, see
figures 1, 2 and 3.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
Installing Insulation Blanket
(Stainless Steel Tub Models Only)
1. Fasten the blanket on the tabs located on the sides of the
tub, see figures 1 and 2.
Figure 1
Figure 1
Figure 2
Figure 3
Figure 2
4-2 n KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher
COMPONENT ACCESS
Adjustable Door Springs, Wheels, Water Inlet and Drain Hose
WARNING
Water Inlet and Drain Hose
Drain loop must be higher than drain to prevent
siphoning.
Drain Hose Loop
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
Inlet Hose
Water Inlet
Door Spring Adjustment
1. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
2. Remove the dishwasher from the installation.
3. With another person holding the dishwasher to keep it
from tipping, open and close the door a few times. IF the
door closes or falls open under its own weight, the door
tension will need to be adjusted.
4. To adjust the door spring tension, unhook the spring from
the rear leg of dishwasher. See figure 1.
5. Using a 5/16” nut driver or hex socket, remove the screw
from the tensioner.
6. The screw can be put into one of 3 holes (1, 2, 3) in the
front leg of dishwasher, see figure 1. If the door closes by
itself, move the tensioner to a lower-numbered hole and
replace screw.
7. Reattach door spring to rear leg.
NOTE: Tensioners on both sides of dishwasher should be
secured at same holes.
Drain Hose
Figure 1
Water Inlet Components
Figure 2
IMPORTANT: If wheels were removed, cover the floor
moving the dishwasher. Slowly move dishwasher com
To adjust the door spring tension, unhook the spring from the rear
cabinet opening. Do not kink or pinch water line, drain
leg of dishwasher.
power supply cord or direct wire between dishwasher
cabinet. Remove cardboard from under dishwasher.
Using a ⁵⁄₁₆" nut driver or hex socket, remove the screw from the
tensioner.
NOTES:
KitchenAid
2013
Steel
Tall Tub Dishwasher
The screw can be put into one of 3 holes (1, 2, 3) in the front leg of
■ ItStainless
is all right
if dishwasher
fits tightly n
into4-3
cabinet op
dishwasher. If the door closes by itself, move the tensioner to a
not remove insulation blanket – the blanket reduces
lower-numbered hole and replace screw. Reattach door spring to
level.
rear leg.
Figure 1
COMPONENT ACCESS
Overfill Assembly
WARNING
Accessing Overfill Assembly
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
Overfill Assembly Components
Figure 2 - Location of Overfill Assembly
1. Unplug or disconnect power.
2. Open right and left side covers. See figure 3.
Float
Right Cover
Left Cover
Standpipe nut
Figure 3
Flat Gasket
Location of float switch components. See figure 4.
Float Switch
Housing and standpipe
Switch
Float Stem
Switch Lever
Switch Lever
Figure 1
4-4 n KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher
Figure 4
COMPONENT ACCESS
Accessing Door Components
WARNING
3. Remove the outer door panel, see figure 3.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
Removing Door Panel
1. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
2. Remove 4 screws (long) across top of door and 8 to 10
screws (short) on the sides, see figures 1 and 2.
Figure 3
Door Components
Vent Assembly
(some models only)
Electronic Control
Figure 1
Dispenser
Figure 4
Figure 2
KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher n 4-5
COMPONENT ACCESS
Removing User Interface
WARNING
Control Board and User Interface
G
F
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
B
E
1. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
2. Remove the outer panel from the door.
3. Remove user interface assembly from door panel.
4. Disconnect the user interface wiring harness, and on some
models, the LED status light harness, see figures 2 and 3.
I
D
A
Figure 4
Control & UI Components
Figure 1
A. Console Assembly
B. Control Clip
C. Box Connector
D. Screw
E. Latch Assembly
F. Electronic Control
G. Connector Brace
H. Status Light
I. 4-Wire Jumper
Figure 2
User Interface
Status LED Board
(if available)
Figure 3
4-6 n KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher
NOTE: This figure represents
the configuration for capacitive
touch UI and status LED board.
Connector configuration may vary
depending on model and UI. H
C
COMPONENT ACCESS
Removing Latch Assembly
WARNING
4. Remove latch assembly from door. See figure 3.
5. Disconnect harness assembly.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
1. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
2. Remove the outer panel from the door.
3. Remove the user interface from the door.
4. To remove latch assembly, insert a small flat-blade
screwdriver into the clip slots on each side of the latch.
Gently push in to release latch clips, see figure 1 and 2.
Figure 4
Figure 1
Door Latch
Assembly
Figure 5
Figure 2
KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher n 4-7
COMPONENT ACCESS
Removing Electronic Control Board
4. Slide the electronic control to the left to unhook the tabs
on the back of the control from the slots in the door
bracket, see figures 2 and 3.
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
1. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
2. Remove the outer panel from the door.
3. Disconnect harness(es) from control board.
3. Lift up locking tab, see figure 1
Figure 2
Tab Slots
Figure 1
Figure 3
NOTE: There are two tabs on the back of the control that hook
into slots in the door bracket.
4-8 n KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher
COMPONENT ACCESS
Removing Dispenser Assembly
WARNING
Dispenser
Assembly
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
1. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
2. Remove the outer panel from the door.
3. Remove - 6 - ¼” hex head screws securing the dispenser to
the door, see figure 1.
4. Disconnect switch wires.
5. Remove dispenser assembly and bracket, see figure 2.
Bracket
Inner
Door Panel
Figure 2
Figure 1
KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher n 4-9
COMPONENT ACCESS
Spray Arms, Feed Tube, and Manifold
Spray arm
Manifold
Seal
Feed tube
Spray arm
Component Identification
4-10 n KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher
COMPONENT ACCESS
Tub Components – Stainless Steel Models
Feed Tube to Middle and
Upper Spray Arms
Water Inlet
ProScrub® Manifold
(available on some models)
Lower Spray Arm
Upper Filter
Inset 120VAC Heater
Lower Filter
Water Level Float
Tub Component Identification
KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher n 4-11
COMPONENT ACCESS
Removing the Upper Rack(s)
Removable Top Rack (for SatinGlide® rails)
®
Top Rack Removing
(forremovable
SatinGlide
Max
rails)
e TinesRemoving The Upper Removable
Rack
Upper
The
topThe
rack allows
you
toRack
wash larger items such as
d
n
n
pots, roasters, and cookie sheets in the bottom rack.
The removable top rack (for
SatinGlide rails)
allows you to wash larger IMPORTANT: Remove dishes prior to removing the top rack from
dishwasher.
items such as pots, roasters,
1. To gain access to the removable tabs on the tracks/rails,
To gain access
to the track stops, pull the upper rack
To
the rack
andhalfway
cookieout
sheets
in the 1.remove
pull the upper rack forward about
of the tub.
forward about halfway out of the tub. bottom rack.
To gain access to the track stops, pull the upper rack forward
(for SatinGlide Max rails)
2. On one side, press the tab on the track in and pull up the
front end of the rack out of theIMPORTANT:
track. See figuresRemove
1 & 2.
dishes prior to removing
top rack from the
dishwasher.
2. Tohalfway
open, flip
track
about
out the
of the
tub.stop toward the outside of the tub.
After
opening
both
track stops, pull top rack out of the
To open, flip the track stop toward the outside of the tub.
rails. See figure 3.
the
After opening both track stops, pull top rack out of the rails.
To remove the rack:
have 1 or 2 rows of flexible tines
ow the same instructions to
s
plastic items
e during
To gain access to the
removable tabs on the
tracks/rails, pull the upper
rack forward about halfway out of the tub.
On one side, press the tab on the track in and pull up the front end
of the rack out of the track. Then7UDFNVWRSFORVHG
repeat this step on the other
side
7UDFNVWRSRSHQ
to completely remove the front end of the rack.
3
Then remove the back end
the back
end out
12of the rack, by pullingFigure
with a slightly forward, and then upward motion.
Figure 1To
ine.
on Top Rack
k, you can raise or lower the top
or bottom rack. Adjusters are
k. Each adjuster has 2 preset
djusters and lift the rack until it
replace the rack:
Removing the Culinary Tool Rack
(3rdhalfway
level rack
available
Pull the tracks forward about
out- of
the tub.on some models)
Along the sides of the racks are round attachment tabs. Align the
1.tabs
To access
pull
forward
until it stops
rack's back end attachment
withtrack
the stops,
cutout
inthe
therack
track.
Push
and clicks into place.
down into place.
2. To open track stops, flip the track stop to the outside of
Pull the tracks completely out,theand
align
rack's
front end
track,
see the
figure
4
attachment tabs with the cutout
in
the
track.
Push
down
intofront
place.
3. After opening both track stops, slide
wheels up and
of the
slotofinthe
track.
Continue
to pull rack
You will hear a snap when theout
front
end
rack
is secured
intoforward in
track and slide the back wheels up and out of the track.
place on each side.
Removable Culinary
4. Close track stops.
5. Slide
rack (3rd
tracks level
back into
dishwasher.
Tool
Rack
rack)
The removable culinary tool rack
A
(3rd level rack) allows you to wash
larger items in the upper rack, or
remove both the culinary tool rack
and
top rack to wash larger times
Figure 2
B
in the lower rack. See “Removable
3. Then repeat this step on the other
to completely
Top side
Rack”
section.
remove the front end of the rack.
To remove the rack:
4. Then remove the back end of the rack, by pulling the back
A. Track stop
access
track
stops, pull the
end out with a slightly forward,1.andTo
then
upward
motion.
B. Track
rack forward until it stops and
clicks into place.
Figure 4
2. To open track stops, flip the track stop to the outside of the
®
nGlide rails)
track.
to wash larger items such as
3. After opening both track stops, slide front wheels up and out
n the bottom rack.
of the slot in track. Continue to pull rack forward in track and
slide the back wheels up and out of the track.
to removing the top rack from
4. Close track stops.
5. Slide rack tracks back into dishwasher.
To replace
4-12 n
KitchenAid
Steel Tallthe
Tubrack:
Dishwasher
pull the upper
rack
forward 2013 Stainless
1. Gently pull rack tracks forward in dishwasher until they stop
and click into place.
the outside of the tub.
and top r
in the low
Top Rack
To remo
1. To ac
rack
clicks
2. To op
track
3. After
of the
slide
4. Close
5. Slide
To repla
1. Gent
and c
2. To op
track
3. Place
track
4. Inser
slots
5. Close
into d
COMPONENT ACCESS
Removing Lower Spray Arm
To remove the lower spray arm:
3. Lift off, see figure 3.
1. Lower spray arm nut location, see figure 1.
Figure 1
2. Rotate the lower spray arm nut ¼ turn counter clockwise
to remove the spray arm, see figure 2.
Figure 3
Lower Spray Arm Assembly
Water Jets
Nut
Figure 2
KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher n 4-13
COMPONENT ACCESS
Filtration
System
Removing
Filters
Your dishwasher has the latest technology in dishwasher filtration. This triple filtration system minimizes sound and optimizes water and
energy conservation while providing superior cleaning performance. Throughout the life of your dishwasher, the filter will require
maintenance to sustain peak cleaning performance.
To remove the filters:
Filtration System
The triple filter system consists of 2 parts, an upper filter
assembly and a lower filter.
1. Upper Filter-Push down and turn filter 1/4 ■ The upper filter assembly keeps oversized items and
turn counterclockwise
and lift out, see foreign objects, along with very fine food particles, out of
figures 1 and
2.
the pump.
The lower filter keeps food from being recirculated onto
your dishware.
The filters may need to be cleaned when:
■
Dishes feel gritty to the touch.
It is very easy to remove and maintain the filters. The chart
below shows the recommended cleaning frequency.
■
SH
DOWN & TU
RN
CK
PU
O
There is degradation in cleaning performance (that is,
soils still present on dishes).
L
Visible objects or soils are on the upper filter assembly.
■
L
■
O
C
Upper Filter
Assembly
K
U
N
Lower Filter
Figure 1
Figure 4 - Filtration System
13
Figure 2
2. Lower Filter- Lift out of sump, see figure 3.
Figure 3
4-14 n KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher
COMPONENT ACCESS
Removing ProScrub® Manifold and Diverter Disk
To Remove ProScrub® Manifold:
(available on some models)
Accessing Diverter Disk
(stainless steel tub)
1. Unsnap manifold from distribution tube.
2. Disconnect the manifold tube from the sump by lifting up,
see figure 1.
1. Unsnap distribution tube from tub clips. See figures 1 & 2.
Figure 1
Figure 1
NOTE: Powerful fixed jets target water towards pots, pans, or
casserole dishes loaded in the back of the dishwasher.
Figure 2
2. Disconnect the feed tube from the diverter housing, see
figure 3.
Figure 3
continued next page . . .
KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher n 4-15
COMPONENT ACCESS
Removing Diverter Disk (continued)
3. Release the lock on the diverter housing, see figure 4.
5. Lift out the housing, see figure 6.
Figure 4
Figure 6
4. Rotate the housing counterclockwise, see figure 5.
Diverter Disk
6. The diverter disc attaches to a keyed shaft, see figure 7.
Figure 5
Figure 7
continued next page . . .
4-16 n KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher
COMPONENT ACCESS
Removing Diverter Disk (continued)
7. Lift off the disc, see figures 8 and 9.
Installing Diverter Housing
1. Align the arrow on the diverter housing to the lower
arrow on the sump.
2. Rotate the housing clock wise until the diverter housing
locks in place, see figure 1.
Figure 8
Figure 1
Figure 9
KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher n 4-17
COMPONENT ACCESS
Under the Tub Components
Fill Valve
Overfill/Float Valve
VS Drain Motor
Junction Box
Diverter Motor
& Switch
OWI / NTC
Adjustable
Wheels
Heater
VS Wash
Motor
Figure 1
4-18 n KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher
COMPONENT ACCESS
Heater
Heater
Connection
Heater
Connection
Figure 1
A
Heater Components
A. Heater Element Assembly
B. Rubber Washer
B
C. Heater Element Nut
D. Speed Nut
E. Heater Probe Shield
E
D
C
Figure 2
KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher n 4-19
COMPONENT ACCESS
Removing Sump Assembly & Drain Pump
WARNING
3. Remove the wire harness from the bracket on the side of
the sump and move off to the side, see figures 3 and 4.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
Figure 3
1. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
2. Release hose clamp and pull off the hose, see figures 1
and 2.
Note: Be prepared to catch the water from the sump area.
Figure 4
Figure 1
4. Unplug the wire harness connected to the drain pump,
see figure 5.
Figure 2
Figure 5
continued next page . . .
4-20 n KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher
COMPONENT ACCESS
Removing Sump Assembly & Drain Pump (continued)
5. Rotate the drain pump 1/4 turn counterclockwise, see
figure 6.
Figure 6
6. Remove the drain pump, see figure 7.
Figure 9 - Locked
Figure 10 - Unlocked
Figure 7
7. Unlock the three tabs securing the motor and sump
assembly to the tub, see figures 8, 9 and 10.
8. Depress the locking tab and push upward on sump to
detach from tub, see figure 11.
Figure 11
Figure 8 - Tab Locations
continued next page . . .
KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher n 4-21
COMPONENT ACCESS
Removing Sump Assembly & Drain Pump (continued)
9. Tilt the assembly and lift out to remove, see figures 12.
11. Unplug the diverter motor harness, see figure 16.
Figure 12
NOTE: When installing the sump assembly, align the tab on the
assembly with the slot in the tub, see figures 13 and 14.
Figure 16
12. Unplug the OWI / NTC harness, see figure 17.
Figure 13
Figure 14
10. Unplug the diverter position switch harness, see figure 15.
Figure 17
13. Unplug the wash motor harness, see figure 18 .
Figure 15
4-22 n KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher
Figure 18
COMPONENT ACCESS
Removing Optical Water Indicator
WARNING
1. Rotate optical water indicator counter-clockwise 1/4 turn,
see figure 3.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
Optical water indicator–exterior view, see figure 1.
Figure 3
2. Pull out to remove, see figure 4.
Figure 4
Figure 1
Optical water indicator in sump area, see figure 2.
Figure 2
KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher n 4-23
COMPONENT ACCESS
Removing Diverter Motor
WARNING
Remove 2 #10 Torx screws
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
Figure 1
To remove the Diverter Motor:
1. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
2. Remove 2 Torx screws, see figure 1.
3. Lift out, see figure 2.
Note: The diverter disc is keyed onto the motor shaft. The
diverter motor can be removed with out removing the diverter
disc first but to install the diverter motor, the diverter housing
must be removed to align the diverter disc to the motor shaft.
Figure 2
Motor and Sump Assembly
Isolator
Grommet
Hose Assembly
(includes 2 clamps)
Wash Motor
4-24 n KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher
Latch &
Screw (3)
Sump and Seal
COMPONENT ACCESS
Wash Motor Replacement
Steps for Removing Old Wash Motor
WARNING
2. Remove old clamps, see figure 3.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
1. Use a pair of diagonal pliers to cut off the hose clamps,
see figures 1 and 2.
Figure 3
Figure 1
Figure 2
continued next page . . .
KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher n 4-25
COMPONENT ACCESS
Steps for Removing Old Wash Motor (continued)
3. Remove motor from seal, see figure 4.
5. Remove seal, see figure 6.
4
6
Figure 4
Figure 6
4. Pry up on old seal, see figure 5.
5
Figure 5
4-26 n KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher
COMPONENT ACCESS
Steps for Installing New Wash Motor
WARNING
3. Seat new seal, see figure 3.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
1. Install new Seal, see figure 1
Figure 3
4. Seal installed correctly, see figure 4.
Figure 1
2. Install motor, see figure 2.
Figure 4
Figure 2
continued next page . . .
KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher n 4-27
COMPONENT ACCESS
Steps for Installing New Wash Motor (continued)
5. Wash motor hose and clamps, see figure 5.
7. Align tabs and tighten clamps, see figures 7 and 8.
5
Figure 5
7
6. Install clamps with screws toward bottom, see figure 6.
Figure 7
6
Figure 6
8
Figure 8
8. Install motor and pump assembly. Fill sump with water
and check for leaks.
4-28 n KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher
DIAGNOSTICS & TROUBLESHOOTING
Section 5:
Diagnostics &
Troubleshooting
This section provides diagnostic, fault codes, and
troubleshooting information for the “KitchenAid Stainless Steel
Tall Tub Dishwasher.”
■■ Safety First
■■ Wash Cycles
■■ Service Diagnostic Cycle
■■ Service Diagnostic Cycle Notes
■■ Diagnostic Guide
■■ Service Diagnostics with Error Codes
■■ Service Error Codes
■■ Troubleshooting Guide
■■ Notes
KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher n 5-1
DIAGNOSTICS & TROUBLESHOOTING
For Service Technician Use Only
DANGER
Electrical Shock Hazard
Only authorized technicians should perform
diagnostic voltage measurements.
After performing voltage measurements,
disconnect power before servicing.
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death or electrical shock.
Voltage Measurement Safety Information
When performing live voltage measurements, you must do the following:
„„ Verify the controls are in the off position so that the appliance does not start when energized.
„„ Allow enough space to perform the voltage measurements without obstructions.
„„ Keep other people a safe distance away from the appliance to prevent potential injury.
„„ Always use the proper testing equipment.
„„ After voltage measurements, always disconnect power before servicing.
IMPORTANT: Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Sensitive Electronics
ESD problems are present everywhere. Most people begin to feel an ESD discharge at approximately
3000V. It takes as little as 10V to destroy, damage, or weaken the main control assembly. The new
main control assembly may appear to work well after repair is finished, but a malfunction may occur
at a later date due to ESD stress.
„„ Use an anti-static wrist strap. Connect wrist strap to green ground connection point or unpainted metal in the appliance
-OR
„„ Touch your finger repeatedly to a green ground connection point or unpainted metal in the
appliance.
„„ Before removing the part from its package, touch the anti-static bag to a green ground
connection point or unpainted metal in the appliance.
„„ Avoid touching electronic parts or terminal contacts; handle electronic control assembly by edges only.
„„ When repackaging main control assembly in anti-static bag, observe above instructions.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE — “For Technicians only”
This service data sheet is intended for use by persons having electrical, electronic, and mechanical
experience and knowledge at a level generally considered acceptable in the appliance repair trade.
Any attempt to repair a major appliance may result in personal injury and property damage. The
manufacturer or seller cannot be responsible, nor assume any liability for injury or damage of any
kind arising from the use of this data sheet.
5-2 n KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher
DIAGNOSTICS & TROUBLESHOOTING
For Service Technician Use Only
Wash Cycles
Normal Cycle (NOTE: Each sequence box contains multiple intervals.)
DRAIN
0 MIN,
0:40 MAX
FILL
0:55
WASH
6:50
DETERGENT
DISPENSE
WASH
2:30
THERMAL
HOLD (1,2)
41°C (105°f)
OR 40:00
WASH
20:0025:00
DRAIN
SEQUENCE
2:06 (4)
FILL
0:18
WASH
1:47
DRAIN
SEQUENCE
0:57
FILL
0:43
WASH
5:06
DRAIN
SEQUENCE
1:25
FILL
0:51
HEATED
WASH (2)
15:00
THERMAL
HOLD (1,2)
137-140°F
(58.5-60°C)
OR 45:00
RINSE AID
DISPENSE
WASH
2:00
RINSE AID
DISPENSE
HEATED
WASH
3:00
DRAIN
SEQUENCE
0:40 (4)
PAUSE
6:00
DRY (2,3)
SMART DRY
35:00
HEATED DRY
42:30
One Hour Wash (NOTE: Each sequence box contains multiple intervals.)
DRAIN
0 MIN,
0:40 MAX
FILL
1:14
HEATED
WASH
3:00 (2)
DRAIN
SEQUENCE
2:06 (4)
FILL
1:06
HEATED
WASH
3:00 (2)
DRAIN
SEQUENCE
1:34 (4)
FILL
1:14
DETERGENT
DISPENSE
HEATED
WASH
16:00 (2)
DRAIN
SEQUENCE
2:06 (4)
FILL
0:47
HEATED
WASH
6:36 (2)
DRAIN
SEQUENCE
1:34 (4)
FILL
1:06
HEATED
WASH
12:20
(2)
RINSE
AID
DISPENSE
WASH
2:00
RINSE
AID
DISPENSE
WASH
2:30
DRAIN
SEQUENCE
0:40 (4)
PAUSE
6:00 (3)
FILL
0:22
WASH
0:30
DRY (2,3)
SMART DRY
17:30
HEATED DRY
25.30
Pots & Pans Cycle (NOTE: Each sequence box contains multiple intervals.)
DRAIN
0 MIN,
0:40 MAX
FILL
1:03
DETERGENT
DISPENSE
...once
FILL
0:59
Cycle repeats sequence once
WASH
3:40
WASH
3:40
DRAIN
SEQUENCE
2:06 (4)
FILL
0:15
WASH
SEQUENCE
0:54-1:39
DRAIN
SEQUENCE
0:34 (4)
FILL
0:59
WASH
2:30
THERMAL
HOLD
54°C (130°F)
OR 60:00
WASH
55:00
DRAIN
SEQUENCE
2:06 (4)
FILL
0:15
WASH
SEQUENCE
0:54-1:39
DRAIN
SEQUENCE
0:34
FILL
0:59
HEATED
WASH
15:00
THERMAL
HOLD
60°C (140°F)
OR 45:00
RINSE AID
DISPENSE
WASH
2:00
RINSE AID
DISPENSE
HEATED
WASH
4:30 (2)
DRAIN
SEQUENCE
0:40 (4)
PAUSE
6:00
DRAIN
SEQUENCE
1:44
FILL
0:59
Cycle repeats sequence...
WASH
6:00
DRAIN
SEQUENCE
2:06 (4)
DRY (2,3)
SMART DRY 42:00
HEATED DRY 42:30
1: THERMAL HOLD = HEATED WASH UNTIL TEMPERATURE REACHED OR MAXIMUM TIME
2: HEATER NOT ON FOR ENTIRE DRY TIME
3: IF HEATED DRY SELECTED
4: SENSED DRAIN = DRAINS UNTIL WATER IS REMOVED FROM TUB OR MAXIMUM TIME
NOTES: - Cycles shown depict typical low soil version.
- Cycles will vary based on sensor inputs and options selected.
- All washers alternate spray arms and vary motor speed.
- To invoke rapid advance mode, press HI TEMP - HEATED DRY - HI TEMP - HEATED DRY with door open or closed after starting cycle.
- Press START/RESUME to advance cycle interval.
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See Service Diagnostic Cycle Notes on following page.
Service Diagnostic Notes
Service Diagnostic Cycle
For Service Technician Use Only
DIAGNOSTICS & TROUBLESHOOTING
For Service Technician Use Only
Service Diagnostic Cycle Notes
1. To invoke the diagnostics cycle, perform the following key
presses while in standby.
• Press any 3 keys in the sequence 1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3
with no more than 1 second between key presses.
• The Service Diagnostic Cycle will start when the door
is closed.
• To rapid advance 1 interval at a time, press the START/
RESUME key. Rapid Advancing may skip sensor checks
as some checks require two complete intervals.
NOTE: While in the Diagnostic cycle, the START/
RESUME feature is turned off (i.e., auto resume after
door interrupts) START/RESUME key serves as interval
advance key.
• Invoking Service Diagnostics clears all status and last
ran information from memory and restores defaults.
It also forces the next cycle to be a sensor calibration
cycle.
• Last Ran Cycle and Options returned to default
(Normal Cycle with Heated Dry Option).
• Last Ran Delay returns to lowest delay increment.
• Calibration Cycle may force an extra rinse to occur
prior to final rinse (to assure clear water), then
calibrates the OWI and the Fill amount during the
final rinse.
• Operating state returns to standby upon completing
or terminating the service diagnostics cycle.
2. Tun on all LED’s immediately upon receiving the entry
sequence (even if door is open) and throughout this first
interval as a display test.
3. Diverter will be on continuously in Interval 14. In all other
diverter intervals, diverter will only be on until it reaches
the intended position for that interval.
4. Press HI TEMP key in this interval to clear customer error
history.
5. Thermistor (Temperature Sensor) checks — turn Clean
LED on if thermistor is in its normal temperature range
(32° F to 167° F); turn Sanitized LED on if Fill temperature
is above 85° F.
6. O.W.I. (Optical Soil Sensor/Optical Water Indicator) checks
• OWI Sensor for the presence of water during the 5
second pause in Interval 16 and turns on the Clean
LED in Interval 15 if water detected.
• OWI Sensor for presence of bulk soil during Pause
Interval 13 and turns on the Clean LED in Interval 12 if
bulk soil detected.
• Drain until OWI sensor sees the presence of air or a
maximum of 1:52 during Intervals 5 and turns on the
Clean LED in Interval 4 if air detected.
7. DC fan motor is on during upper rack washing intervals.
8. Turn off all LED’s during pause prior to displaying error
codes.
9. Pause to allow for cold first Fill detection.
10. Lower Spray Arm (LSA) models identified by finger-shaped
sensor in tub, protruding from bottom left side of sump. Check for LSA motor and sensor during Interval 10 per detail
below or look for error code (F9E4) at end of service cycle.
Interval 10 (4 Min. Lower Wash) Diagnostic Details:
NOTE: Lower Spray Arm (LSA) motor and sensor status
indication given during 3rd and 4th minute of Interval 10.
(Only available on certain models.)
Minute 1: LSA Rotates CCW
Minute 2: LSA Rotates CW
Minute 3: LSA Rotates CCW
¾¾ Clean LED lit to indicate LSA motor status good.
Minute 4: LSA Rotates CW
¾¾ Clean LED lit to indicate LSA sensor status good.
NOTE: Inoperable LSA motor will also cause LSA sensor to
indicate bad status (F9E4). See error code table to diagnose.
Interval 3: LSA moves to home position after drain completes.
Home position = LSA roughly 5 clockwise from 12 O’clock.
Diagnostic Guide
Before servicing, check the following:
■■ If applicable, make sure there is power at the wall outlet.
■■ Has a household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped?
■■ Is the water supply turned on?
■■ Are the drain hoses unobstructed?
■■ All tests/checks should be made with a VOM (voltohm-milliammeter) or DVM (digital-voltmeter) having a
sensitivity of 20,000 Ω per volt DC or greater.
■■ Resistance checks must be made with dishwasher
unplugged or power disconnected.
■■ IMPORTANT: Avoid using large diameter probes when
checking harness connectors as the probes may damage
the connectors upon insertion.
■■ Check all harnesses and connections before replacing
components. Look for connectors not fully seated, broken
or loose wires and terminals, pin insertion, or wires not
pressed into connectors far enough to engage metal barbs.
■■ A potential cause of a control not functioning is corrosion
or contamination on connections. Use an ohmmeter to
check for continuity across suspected connections.
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Service Diagnostics With Error Codes
Entry Sequence:
To invoke the diagnostics cycle, perform the following key presses while in standby. Press any 3 keys in the sequence 1-2-3, 1-23, 1-2-3 with no more than 1 second between key presses. NOTE: Some models have replaced the “Clean” LED with “Complete.”
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Service Error Codes #1
FUNCTION
CODE
1 - CONTROL
2-USER INTERFACE
PROBLEM
CODE
CAUSES
WHAT TO CHECK
1-PILOT
STUCK ON
CONTROL DETECTED K400 PILOT RELAY STUCK
CLOSED.
1. UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER.
2. CHECK ALL LOADS ON K400 PILOT RELAY FOR SHORTS.
3. REPLACE CONTROL AND ALL SHORTED COMPONENTS.
2-CONTROL
SOFTWARE
ISSUE
DAMAGED OR CORRUPTED MEMORY ON
CONTROL BOARD; INCOMPATIBLE SOFTWARE
COMPONENTS INSIDE MICRO.
1. UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER.
2. REPLACE CONTROL BOARD.
1-STUCK
KEY
CONTROL DETECTED STUCK KEY(S) IN KEYPAD
OR KEYPAD CONNECTION.
CHECK RESPONSIVENESS OF EACH KEY.
(1) IF SOME KEYS DO NOT RESPOND, THEN:
- UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER.
- DISASSEMBLE DOOR AND DISCONNECT KEYPAD CONNECTION
FROM CONTROL OR LCD DISPLAY MODULE.
- VERIFY ALL OTHER CONNECTIONS TO CONTROL ARE MADE.
- RE-ASSEMBLE DOOR BUT DO NOT CLOSE DOOR.
- PLUG IN DISHWASHER OR RECONNECT POWER
- WAIT AT LEAST 7 SECONDS FOR CONTROL TO POWER UP
COMPLETELY.
- CLOSE DISHWASHER DOOR & MONITOR CONTROL RESPONSE:
(A) IF CONTROL IS OK (NO LONGER SEES STUCK KEYS WITH
KEYPAD UNPLUGGED), IT WILL RESPOND BY TURNING ON
THE DRAIN MOTOR FOR 2 MINUTES. REPLACE KEYPAD AND
CONSOLE.
(B) IF CONTROL IS NOT OK (STILL SEES STUCK KEYS WITH
KEYPAD UNPLUGGED), IT WILL NOT TURN ON DRAIN
MOTOR. WAIT FOR AT LEAST 10 SECONDS. IF STILL NO
DRAIN RESPONSE, THEN REPLACE CONTROL OR LCD
DISPLAY MODULE (WHICHEVER ONE THE KEYPAD WAS
CONNECTED TO).
(2) IF KEYS APPEAR OR INTERMITTENT, AND KEYPAD IS
CAPACITIVE TOUCH TYPE, THEN:
(A) VERIFY TUB BRACKETS ARE SCREWED TO UNDERSIDE OF
COUNTERTOP AND NOT HANGING OVER KEYS (IF SCREW
HEADS TOO CLOSE, RELOCATE SCREW TO ALTERNATE
HOLE).
(B) CHECK FOR EVIDENCE OF MOISTURE OR DEBRIS ON THE
SURFACE OF THE KEYS; IF EVIDENT, CLEAN AND INSTRUCT
CUSTOMER ABOUT KEEPING SURFACE CLEAN. CHECK
ERROR CODE HISTORY FOR VENT ERROR 10-2 AND/OR FAN
ERROR 10-3 AS POTENTIAL CAUSE OF CONDENSATION ON
USER INTERFACE.
NOTE: CONTROL ONLY ALERTS CUSTOMER IF
START/RESUME OR CANCEL KEY IS STUCK. IF
ANY OTHER KEYS ARE STUCK, THE STUCK KEY(S)
WILL BE IGNORED AND AN ERROR RECORDED
TO SERVICE HISTORY, BUT NO ALERT TO
CUSTOMER.
2-NO
RESPONSE
FROM UI
3-THERMISTOR/
OWI
1-OPEN
2-SHORTED
USER INTERFACE CAN NOT COMMUNICATE
WITH MAIN CONTROL. LOOSE USER INTERFACE
CONNECTION.
1. UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER.
2. CHECK CONNECTIONS BETWEEN LCD DISPLAY MODULE AND P1C
CONNECTOR ON THE CONTROL:
IF CONNECTION(S) LOOSE, THEN RE-CONNECT.
3. CHECK FOR 5VDC FROM P1C-2 TO P1C-4. IF NO VOLTAGE AT
CONTROL, REMOVE POWER AND REPLACE MAIN CONTROL
BOARD
WRONG CONTROL INSTALLED
VERIFY CORRECT CONTROL IS INSTALLED. CONTROL SHOULD HAVE
NO CONNECTOR PRESENT AT P1A. IF WRONG DISCONNECT POWER
AND REPLACE CONTROL.
- OPEN CONNECTION OR COMPONENT IN
TEMPERATURE SENSING CIRCUIT.
- OPEN OR FAULTY TEMPERATURE SENSOR
- FAULTY TEMPERATURE SENSOR INPUT ON
CONTROL.
1. CHECK OPERATION OF TEMPERATURE SENSOR IN SERVICE
DIAGNOSTICS CYCLE.
2. UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER.
3. CHECK ALL COMPONENTS AND CONNECTIONS IN THE
TEMPERATURE SENSING CIRCUIT WITH METER, FIX/REPLACE
OPEN CONNECTION / PART.
- INCOMING WATER TEMPERATURE ABOVE
167F(75 C)
- SHORTED CONNECTION OR COMPONENT IN
TEMPERATURE SENSING CIRCUIT.
- SHORTED OR FAULTY TEMPERATURE SENSOR.
- FAULTY TEMPERATURE SENSOR INPUT ON
CONTROL.
1. CHECK INCOMING WATER TEMPERATURE.
2. CHECK OPERATION OF TEMPERATURE SENSOR IN SERVICE
DIAGNOSTICS CYCLE.
3. UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER.
4. CHECK ALL COMPONENTS AND CONNECTIONS IN THE
TEMPERATURE SENSING CIRCUIT WITH METER, FIX/REPLACE
SHORTED WIRES / PART. (SEE OWI SENSOR STRIP CIRCUIT)
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Service Error Codes #2
FUNCTION
CODE
3-THERMISTOR/
OWI
4-WASH MOTOR
PROBLEM
CODE
CAUSES
WHAT TO CHECK
3-FAILED
CALIBRATION
OWI FAILURE
1. UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER.
2. REMOVE OWI AND CHECK LENS SURFACE. LENS SHOULD
BE CLEAR AND SURFACE SHOULD BE FREE OF DEBRIS AND
SCRATCHES. CLEAN LENS OR REPLACE OWI AS NEEDED.
3. CHECK ALL CONNECTIONS IN SOIL SENSING CIRCUIT WITH
METER, FIX/REPLACE BAD CONNECTION / PART.
NOTE: RUN DIAGNOSTICS CYCLE AFTER INSTALLING NEW OWI TO
FORCE CALIBRATION ON NEXT REGULAR WASH CYCLE.
DRAIN HOSE CHECK VALVE NOT SEALING.
DIRTY WATER BACKS INTO DISHWASHER AFTER DRAINING.
1. DISCONNECT DRAIN HOSE AT PLUMBING CONNECTION.
2. ELEVATE HOSE ABOVE DISHWASHER AND FILL WITH WATER. IF
WATER FLOWS INTO DISHWASHER, REPLACE ENTIRE DRAIN LOOP
(INSTALL AS HIGH AS POSSIBLE AND ATTACH TO UNDERSIDE OF
COUNTERTOP IF POSSIBLE).
LOOSE CONNECTION IN WASH MOTOR CIRCUIT
AND/OR OPEN WASH MOTOR.
1. UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER.
2. CHECK ALL CONNECTIONS IN WASH MOTOR CIRCUIT WITH
METER, FIX/REPLACE OPEN CONNECTION / PART.
MOTOR FUSE ON CONTROL OPEN.
REFER TO FUSE SERVICE & DIAGNOSTIC CHECKS ON PAGE 1 (NEXT
TO METER CHECK DIAGRAM).
4-MOTOR
FAILURE
FAULTY WASH MOTOR DRIVE CIRCUIT ON THE
CONTROL.
FAULTY WASH MOTOR
5-DOOR
SWITCH
1-DOOR
STUCK
OPEN
2-DOOR
STUCK
CLOSED
6-INLET
WATER
1-LOW/NO
WATER
(MECHANICAL
PROBLEM)
DOOR WAS NOT LATCHED WITHIN 3 SECONDS
OF PRESSING THE START / RESUME KEY.
INSTRUCT CUSTOMER. REFER TO USE & CARE GUIDE.
LOOSE CONNECTION IN DOOR SWITCH CIRCUIT
AND/OR DOOR SWITCH CONTACTS STUCK
OPEN AND / OR DOOR SWITCH NOT MAKING
CONTACT:
- FAULTY OR SLOPPY DOOR LATCH ASSEMBLY
(WHICH CAN BE AGGRAVATED BY HIGH DOOR
CLOSURE FORCE KEEPING STRIKE PLATE FROM
FULLY SEATING).
- FAULTY DOOR SWITCH (HIGH RESISTANCE).
1. CHECK STRIKE PLATE AND DOOR CLOSURE FORCE. VERIFY DOOR
SEAL IS SEATED PROPERLY. CHECK FOR INTERFERENCE BETWEEN
DISH RACKS AND DOOR. TRY BENDING STRIKE PLATE DOWN FOR
BETTER ENGAGEMENT.
2. UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER.
3. CHECK DOOR SWITCH CONTACTS AND ALL CONNECTIONS IN
THE DOOR SWITCH CIRCUIT WITH METER, WHILE OPENING AND
CLOSING THE DOOR LATCH.
- IF HIGH RESISTANCE WITH DOOR CLOSED, CHECK / FIX LOOSE
CONNECTIONS.
4. MEASURE RESISTANCE OF DOOR SWITCH CONTACTS WHILE
CHECKING MECHANICAL OPERATION OF LATCH ASSEMBLY.
CHECK FOR BROKEN PLASTIC PIECES ON LATCH ASSEMBLY.
REPLACE LATCH IF FAULTY.
FAULTY CONTROL
1. WITH DOOR OPEN, VERIFY 13 VDC PRESENT ACROSS P9-5 AND
P9-6.
2. IF NO VOLTAGE PRESENT, UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT
POWER AND REPLACE CONTROL.
CONTROL PROGRAMMED TO NOT START IF IT
SUSPECTS THE DOOR SWITCH IS STUCK CLOSED.
CONTROL LOOKS FOR THE DOOR SWITCH TO
OPEN BETWEEN CYCLES.
- CUSTOMER DIDN’T OPEN THE DOOR BETWEEN
CYCLES OR DOOR SWITCH CONTACTS STUCK
CLOSED.
1. OPEN AND CLOSE DOOR AND THEN PRESS START/RESUME KEY. IF
WORKS NOW, INSTRUCT CUSTOMER TO OPEN DOOR BETWEEN
CYCLES.
2. UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER.
3. MEASURE RESISTANCE OF DOOR SWITCH CONTACTS WHILE
CHECKING MECHANICAL OPERATION OF LATCH ASSEMBLY.
NO WATER TO DISHWASHER.
VERIFY WATER SUPPLY IS TURNED ON AND SUPPLY LINE ADEQUATE.
BOWLS OR POTS LOADED OR FLIPPED UPSIDE
DOWN AND CAPTURED WASH WATER.
INSTRUCT CUSTOMER ON LOADING. REFER TO USE AND CARE
GUIDE.
DRAIN LOOP DETACHED FROM TUB AND/OR
IMPROPER DRAIN CONNECTION.
CHECK FOR WATER SIPHONING OUT OF UNIT:
1. ALLOW DISHWASHER TO COMPLETE NORMAL FILL.
2. DRAIN FOR 5-10 SECONDS BY PRESSING CANCEL/DRAIN.
3. OPEN DOOR AND CONFIRM WATER DOES NOT SIPHON OUT OF
UNIT. IF IT DOES, CONFIRM DRAIN LOOP IS ATTACHED TO SIDE OF
DISHWASHER AND DRAIN HOSE IS CONNECTED TO A DRAIN AT
LEAST 50.8 CM (20 INCHES) OFF THE FLOOR.
WATER LEAKING FROM DISHWASHER
CHECK FOR LEAKS UNDER DISHWASHER.
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Service Error Codes #3
FUNCTION
CODE
6-INLET
WATER
PROBLEM
CODE
CAUSES
WHAT TO CHECK
1-LOW/NO
WATER
(MECHANICAL
PROBLEM)
FILL VALVE OR WATER LINE PLUGGED WITH
DEBRIS.
TURN OFF WATER SUPPLY TO DISHWASHER DISCONNECT WATER,
LINE TO INLET VALVE AND INSPECT/CLEAN THE INLET SCREEN OF
FILL VALVE AND RECONNECT WATER.
OVERFILL SWITCH STUCK IN “OVERFILL”
POSITION AND/OR DISHWASHER NOT LEVEL.
CHECK OTHER ERROR CODES TO SEE IF 6-4 ALSO OCCURRED. SEE
6 - 4 ERROR CODE BELOW.
FILL VALVE ELECTRICAL PROBLEM.
CHECK OTHER ERROR CODES TO SEE IF 6-2 ALSO OCCURRED. SEE
6 - 2 ERROR CODE BELOW.
LOOSE CONNECTION IN FILL VALVE CIRCUIT
AND/OR OPEN FILL VALVE SOLENOID.
UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER AND CHECK
RESISTANCES OF FILL VALVE SOLENOID AND ALL CONNECTIONS IN
THE FILL CIRCUIT WITH METER. FIX / REPLACE OPEN CONNECTION
/ PART.
OPEN FUSE ON CONTROL TO FILL VALVE.
REFER TO FUSE SERVICE & DIAGNOSTIC CHECKS ON PAGE 1 (NEXT
TO METER CHECK DIAGRAM).
FAULTY FILL VALVE DRIVE CIRCUIT ON THE
CONTROL.
UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER AND REPLACE
CONTROL.
TOO MANY SUDS.
1. ALLOW UNIT TO FILL AND WASH FOR 1 MINUTE. OPEN DOOR
AND CHECK FOR EXCESSIVE SUDSING.
2. CONFIRM USING PROPER DISHWASHER DETERGENT, NOT HAND
DETERGENT.
3. CHECK FOR EXCESSIVE RINSE AID LEAKAGE.
BOWLS OR POTS LOADED OR FLIPPED UPSIDE
DOWN AND CAPTURED WASH WATER.
INSTRUCT CUSTOMER ON LOADING. REFER TO USE AND CARE
MANUAL.
WATER LEAKING FROM DISHWASHER.
CHECK FOR LEAKS UNDER DISHWASHER.
DIVERTER DISK IN SUMP IS MISSING.
REMOVE LOWER SPRAY ARM, TURBO ZONE ASSEMBLY, REAR
FEEDTUBE AND OUTLET COVER AND VERIFY WHETHER THE RED
DIVERTER DISK IS INSTALLED.
OVERFILL SWITCH STUCK IN “OVERFILL” (OPEN)
POSITION AND/OR DISHWASHER NOT LEVEL.
REMOVE ANY ITEMS STUCK UNDER FLOAT. VERIFY THAT THE
FLOAT MOVES FREELY AND YOU HEAR THE “CLICK” OF THE SWITCH
CONTACTS. CHECK LEVELNESS OF THE DISHWASHER. MEASURE
SWITCH RESISTANCE (SEE FILL CIRCUIT DIAGRAM).
DRAIN HOSE CHECK VALVE NOT SEALING.
WATER BACKS INTO DISHWASHER AFTER DRAINING AND ELEVATES
WATER LEVEL.
1. DISCONNECT DRAIN HOSE AT PLUMBING CONNECTION.
2. ELEVATE HOSE ABOVE DISHWASHER AND FILL WITH WATER. IF
WATER FLOWS INTO DISHWASHER, REPLACE ENTIRE DRAIN LOOP
(INSTALL AS HIGH AS POSSIBLE AND ATTACH TO UNDERSIDE OF
COUNTERTOP IF POSSIBLE).
FILL VALVE TRIAC ON CONTROL SHORTED.
IF STILL FILLING WHILE DOOR IS OPEN, FILL VALVE IS MECHANICALLY
STUCK OPEN (SEE BELOW). IF NO FILL WITH DOOR OPEN, CHECK
OPERATION IN SERVICE DIAGNOSTICS TEST CYCLE. ADVANCE
SERVICE CYCLE UNTIL DETERGENT DISPENSER OPENS. FILL VALVE
SHOULD BE OFF. LISTEN TO SEE IF DISHWASHER STILL FILLING.
IF STILL FILLING, THEN UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT
POWER AND REPLACE CONTROL.
FILL VALVE MECHANICALLY STUCK OPEN.
CONFIRM DISHWASHER FILLS WHILE DOOR IS OPEN. IF YES, THEN
UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER, TURN OFF WATER
TO DISHWASHER, REPLACE FILL VALVE. AND TURN WATER BACK ON.
TOO MANY SUDS.
1. ALLOW UNIT TO FILL AND WASH FOR 1 MINUTE. OPEN DOOR
AND CHECK FOR EXCESSIVE SUDSING.
2. INSTRUCT CUSTOMER IF USING IMPROPER DISHWASHER
DETERGENT (HAND DETERGENT).
3. DISCONNECT POWER & REPLACE DISPENSER IF SEE EXCESSIVE
RINSE AID LEAKAGE.
OPEN FUSE TO FILL VALVE AND OTHER TRIAC
LOADS.
REFER TO FUSE SERVICE & DIAGNOSTIC CHECKS ON PAGE 1 (NEXT
TO METER CHECK DIAGRAM).
2-FILL
VALVE
ELECTRICAL
PROBLEM
3-SUDS/AIR
IN PUMP
4-FLOAT
SWITCH
OPEN
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Service Error Codes #4
FUNCTION
CODE
PROBLEM
CODE
6-INLET
WATER
6-COOL
WATER
7-HEATING
1-NO
HEAT
2-HEATER
STUCK ON
8-DRAINING
1-SLOW
DRAIN
4-DRAIN
MOTOR
ELECTRICAL
PROBLEM
CAUSES
WHAT TO CHECK
INCOMING WATER UNDER 18 C/65°F.
1. BE SURE DISHWASHER IS CONNECTED TO THE HOT WATER
SUPPLY.
2. CONFIRM TEMPERATURE AT SINK (RECOMMENDED 49°C/120°F).
INSTRUCT CUSTOMER TO RUN WATER AT SINK BEFORE RUNNING
DISHWASHER.
3. UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER AND CHECK ALL
CONNECTIONS AND MEASURE RESISTANCE IN “TEMPERATURE
SENSING CIRCUIT”. REPLACE OWI IF RESISTANCE HIGH.
CONTROL PROGRAMMED TO DISABLE HEATER,
BUT CONTINUE RUNNING CYCLES, IF IT DETECTS
A WATER HEATING PROBLEM.
RUNNING DIAGNOSTICS CLEARS THE CONTROL AND ALLOWS THE
HEATER TO TURN ON AGAIN, BUT MUST ALSO CORRECT THE WATER
HEATING PROBLEM OR THE CONTROL WILL DISABLE THE HEATER
AGAIN. SEE HEATER CIRCUIT PROBLEM BELOW.
HEATER CIRCUIT PROBLEM:
- OPEN IN HEATER.
- OPEN CONNECTION OR COMPONENT IN
HEATER CIRCUIT.
1. UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER.
2. MEASURE RESISTANCE OF HEATER AND ALL COMPONENTS AND
CONNECTIONS IN WATER HEATING CIRCUIT/ HEAT DRY CIRCUIT.
FIX / REPLACE OPEN CONNECTION / PART.
FAULTY HEATER DRIVE CIRCUIT ON THE
CONTROL.
UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER AND REPLACE
CONTROL.
FAULTY HEATER DRIVE CIRCUIT ON THE
CONTROL.
1. UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER AND REPLACE
CONTROL.
2. INSPECT HEATER AND CONNECTIONS FOR OVERHEATING /
SHORTING. IF EVIDENCE OF OVERHEATING OR SHORTS EXISTS,
REPLACE.
OBSTRUCTED DRAIN HOSE OR PATH
1. UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER.
2. CHECK FOR BLOCKAGES FROM SUMP CHECK VALVE TO
CUSTOMER’S PLUMBING. POTENTIAL ITEMS, PLUGGED GARBAGE
DISPOSER OR PLUG NOT KNOCKED OUT, DRAIN LOOP CHECK
VALVE STUCK, AND/OR PLUGGED HOSES.
DRAIN PUMP IMPELLER FRACTURED OR
DAMAGED
UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER AND REPLACE
DRAIN PUMP.
LOOSE CONNECTION IN DRAIN MOTOR CIRCUIT
AND/OR OPEN DRAIN MOTOR WINDING.
UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER AND CHECK
RESISTANCES OF DRAIN MOTOR WINDING AND ALL CONNECTIONS
IN THE DRAIN CIRCUIT. FIX / REPLACE OPEN CONNECTION / PART.
OPEN FUSE ON CONTROL TO DRAIN MOTOR.
REFER TO FUSE SERVICE & DIAGNOSTIC CHECKS ON PAGE 1 NEXT
TO METER CHECK DIAGRAM).
FAULTY DRAIN MOTOR DRIVE CIRCUIT ON THE
CONTROL.
FAULTY DRAIN MOTOR
9-DIVERTER
1-DIVERTER
CAN’T
FIND
POSITION
CORRODED OR LOOSE CONNECTION IN
DIVERTER SENSOR / MOTOR CIRCUIT.
1. CHECK OPERATION IN SERVICE DIAGNOSTICS CYCLE. LISTEN FOR
CAM CLICKING AS IT ROTATES OR INSPECT SHAFT WITH MIRROR
TO SEE IF ROTATING DURING DIVERTER INTERVAL. IF ROTATING,
THEN LIKELY THE SENSOR CIRCUIT.
2. UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER AND CHECK
CONNECTIONS / PARTS IN DIVERTER SENSOR AND MOTOR
CIRCUIT WITH METER. FIX / REPLACE CONNECTIONS / PARTS.
3. INSPECT DIVERTER SENSOR FOR EVIDENCE OF WATER OR
CONTAMINANTS; IF YES, REPLACE.
MECHANICAL BINDING OF DIVERTER SHAFT /
DISC.
CHECK OPERATION OF DIVERTER MOTOR DURING DIAGNOSTICS.
INSPECT DIVERTER SHAFT WITH MIRROR IF MOTOR APPEARS TO BE
ON (HUMS, VIBRATES) BUT SEE LIMITED ROTATION, THEN REPLACE
DIVERTER AND SEAL.
OPEN FUSE ON CONTROL TO DIVERTER MOTOR.
REFER TO FUSE SERVICE & DIAGNOSTIC CHECKS ON PAGE 1 (NEXT
TO METER CHECK DIAGRAM).
FAULTY DIVERTER MOTOR DRIVE CIRCUIT ON
THE CONTROL.
2-DIVERTER
STUCK ON
FAULTY DIVERTER DRIVE CIRCUIT ON THE
CONTROL.
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1. UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER AND REPLACE
CONTROL.
2. INSPECT DIVERTER MOTOR AND CONNECTIONS FOR
OVERHEATING / SHORTING. IF EVIDENCE OF OVERHEATING /
SHORTING EXISTS, REPLACE.
DIAGNOSTICS & TROUBLESHOOTING
For Service Technician Use Only
Service Error Codes #5
FUNCTION
CODE
9-DIVERTER
PROBLEM
CODE
CAUSES
WHAT TO CHECK
3-DIVERTER
DISC
MISSING
CONTROL DETECTED DIVERTER DISK IN SUMP IS
MISSING.
REMOVE LOWER SPRAY ARM, TURBO ZONE ASSEMBLY, REAR FEED
TUBE AND OUTLET COVER AND VERIFY THE ROUND DIVERTER DISK
IS INSTALLED.
4-LOWER
SPRAY ARM
ERROR
MECHANICAL BINDING OR BLOCKING OF SPRAY
ARM.
1. CHECK FOR AND REMOVE ANY BLOCKAGE OF LOWER SPRAY ARM
(UTENSILS, POT HANDLES).
2. RUN THE SERVICE DIAGNOSTIC CYCLE AND CHECK FOR THE LSA
OPERATION/FAULT DETECTION (NOTE 10). IF FAILURE STILL
EXISTS THEN:
3. DISCONNECT POWER FROM THE UNIT AND CHECK WIRING
CONNECTION OR DAMAGE AT CONTROLLED LOWER SPRAY ARM
MOTOR AND SENSOR.
4. CHECK “TRIAC FUSE DIAGNOSTIC” NEAR “METER CHECK OF
LOADS” ON PAGE 1 (REPLACE CONTROL IF OPEN).
5. CHECK FOR OPEN OR SHORTED LSA MOTOR WINDING
RESISTANCE. (REPLACE DIVERTER MODULE).
CORRODED OR LOOSE CONNECTION IN SPRAY
ARM SENSOR/MOTOR CIRCUIT.
OPEN FUSE ON CONTROL TO SPRAY ARM
MOTOR.
FAULTY SPRAY ARM DRIVE CIRCUIT ON THE
CONTROL.
10-OTHER
1-DISPENSER
ELECTRICAL
PROBLEM
LOOSE CONNECTION IN DISPENSER CIRCUIT
AND/OR OPEN DISPENSER SOLENOID.
UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER AND CHECK
RESISTANCES OF DISPENSER SOLENOID OR WAX MOTOR AND ALL
CONNECTIONS IN THE DISPENSER CIRCUIT. FIX / REPLACE OPEN
CONNECTION / PART.
OPEN FUSE ON CONTROL TO DISPENSER.
REFER TO FUSE SERVICE & DIAGNOSTIC CHECKS ON PAGE 1 (NEXT
TO METER CHECK DIAGRAM).
FAULTY DISPENSER DRIVE CIRCUIT ON THE
CONTROL.
UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER AND REPLACE
CONTROL.
2-VENT
WAX
MOTOR
ELECTRICAL
PROBLEM
(NOT ALL
MODELS)
LOOSE CONNECTION IN VENT CIRCUIT AND/OR
OPEN VENT WAX MOTOR.
UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER AND CHECK
RESISTANCES OF VENT WAX MOTOR AND ALL CONNECTIONS IN THE
VENT CIRCUIT. FIT / REPLACE OPEN CONNECTION / PARTS.
OPEN FUSE ON CONTROL TO VENT.
REFER TO FUSE SERVICE & DIAGNOSTIC CHECKS ON PAGE 1 (NEXT
TO METER CHECK DIAGRAM).
FAULTY VENT DRIVE CIRCUIT ON THE CONTROL.
UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER AND REPLACE
CONTROL.
3-DRYING
FAN
ERROR
(ON MODELS
WITH FAN)
LOOSE CONNECTION IN FAN CIRCUIT AND/OR
OPEN FAN MOTOR.
UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER AND CHECK
RESISTANCES OF FAN MOTOR AND ALL CONNECTIONS IN THE FAN
CIRCUIT. FIX / REPLACE OPEN CONNECTIONS OR FAN.
FAULTY FAN DRIVE CIRCUIT ON THE CONTROL.
UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER AND REPLACE
CONTROL.
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DIAGNOSTICS & TROUBLESHOOTING
For Service Technician Use Only
Troubleshooting Guide #1
NOTES:
■■ For resistance checks, refer to the “Dishwasher Strip Circuits” section.
■■ For checking operation with diagnostics, refer to “Service Diagnostics Cycle” section.
■■ For information on Normal Cycle, 1-Hour Cycle, and Pots & Pans Cycle, See “Wash Cycle Operation” section.
CUSTOMER
DESCRIPTION
POTENTIAL CAUSES
CHECK
CLEAN LED FLASHES
CONTROL PROGRAMMED WITH SELF
DIAGNOSTICS.
READ FUNCTION CODE BEING DISPLAYED TO CUSTOMER AND
REFER TO FUNCTION CODES PORTION OF ERROR CODE TABLE.
RUN SERVICE DIAGNOSTICS TEST CYCLE TO READ FULL HISTORY
OF ERROR CODES.
WON’T RUN or POWER UP
(“DEAD” KEYPAD/CONSOLE)
- NO OPERATION
- NO KEYPAD RESPONSE
- NO LEDS OR DISPLAY
NO POWER TO UNIT OR BAD CONNECTION.
CHECK FUSES, CIRCUIT BREAKERS AND JUNCTION BOX
CONNECTIONS.
LOOSE CONNECTIONS IN DISHWASHER
POWER UP CIRCUIT OR BETWEEN KEYPAD(S)
AND CONTROL.
1. UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER.
2. CHECK CONTINUITY POWER CONNECTIONS TO CONTROL AND
CONNECTIONS BETWEEN KEYPAD(S) AND CONTROL.
MODEL HAS AN LCD DISPLAY AND THE
CONTROL HAS BEEN EXCHANGED FOR ONE
THAT IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THE LCD
DISPLAY MODULE.
VERIFY CORRECT CONTROL IS INSTALLED. CONTROL SHOULD
HAVE NO 4-PIN USER INTERFACE CONNECTOR PRESENT AT P1A IF
IT IS CONFIGURED FOR AN LCD MODEL . REPLACE CONTROL.
FAULTY USER INTERFACE OR CONTROL
1. UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER. DISASSEMBLE
DOOR AND INSPECT CONTROL POWER CONNECTOR (P4) AND
ADJACENT PC BOARD FOR DAMAGE. REPLACE AS NEEDED.
2. REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE FOR STUCK KEY (2-1).
RUN THE DIAGNOSTIC CHECK, ITEM (1).
-IF DRAIN MOTOR TURNS ON, CONTROL IS OK. REPLACE THE UI.
-IF DRAIN MOTOR DOES NOT TURN ON, REPLACE CONTROL.
3. INSPECT UI CABLE FOR LOOSE OR DAMAGED WIRING. REPLACE
AS NEEDED.
4. INSPECT UI ASSEMBLY FOR DAMAGE OR CONTAMINATION.
REPLACE UI AS NEEDED.
WON’T RUN AND LED FOR
START/RESUME KEY IS
BLINKING SLOWLY
BY DESIGN, IF THE DOOR IS OPENED FOR
MORE THAN 5 SECONDS OR POWER IS
INTERRUPTED DURING A CYCLE, THE USER
MUST PRESS THE START/RESUME KEY TO
RESUME OPERATION.
INSTRUCT CUSTOMER. REFER TO USE & CARE MANUAL.
START/RESUME KEY NOT RESPONDING.
SEE “ONE OR MORE KEYS WON’T RESPOND”.
CONTROL DETECTED DOOR SWITCH
PROBLEM.
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
WON’T RUN AND
LED ABOVE KEY IS
FLASHING RAPIDLY AND
CONTINUOUSLY
STUCK KEY / SHORT CIRCUIT(S) IN KEYPAD
OR IN CONTROL’S INPUT LINES THAT READ
THE KEYS.
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
WON’T RUN AND ALL LEDS
ON
SOFTWARE / HARDWARE INCOMPATIBILITY
PROBLEM WITH CONTROL.
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
WON’T START AND START/
RESUME KEY LED FLASHES
3 TIMES WHEN START/
RESUME KEY IS PRESSED
CONTROL LOOKING FOR DOOR TO OPEN
BETWEEN CYCLES:
- CUSTOMER HAS NOT OPENED DOOR SINCE
LAST CYCLE.
- DOOR SWITCH CONTACTS STUCK CLOSED.
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
WON’T ACCEPT KEY
PRESSES AND CONTROL
LOCK LED ON
CONTROL LOCKOUT FEATURE ACCIDENTALLY
TURNED ON BY CUSTOMER.
INSTRUCT CUSTOMER. REFER TO U &C MANUAL (PRESS & HOLD
CONTROL LOCK KEY 5 SEC TO TURN ON/OFF).
RELATED
ERROR
CODES
2-1
5-1
2-1
1-2
5-2
5-12 n KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher
2-1
DIAGNOSTICS & TROUBLESHOOTING
For Service Technician Use Only
Troubleshooting Guide #2
CUSTOMER
DESCRIPTION
ONE OR MORE KEYS WON’T
RESPOND (BUT SOME KEYS
WORK)
-OR
UNUSUAL LED/ DISPLAY /
KEY BEHAVIOR
DISHWASHER BEEPS
CONSTANTLY (FOR MODELS
WITH BEEPERS)
LONG CYCLES AND/OR
STUCK IN CERTAIN PART OF
CYCLE
LEDS/OR DISPLAYS RUN
FOR SHORT TIME (BUT NO
LOADS RUNNING) AND
THEN SHUTS OFF
CAN START A CYCLE
BUT ONLY RUNS FOR A
SHORT TIME - DOES NOT
COMPLETE CYCLE (CLEAN
LED OR COMPLETE MIGHT
ALSO BLINK)
POTENTIAL CAUSES
CHECK
RELATED
ERROR
CODES
STUCK KEY / SHORT CIRCUIT(S) IN KEYPAD
OR IN CONTROL’S INPUT LINES THAT READ
THE KEYS.
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
CAPACITIVE TOUCH KEYPAD ADHESIVE
COMING LOOSE FROM CONSOLE.
1. UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER.
2. INSPECT KEYPAD BOARD FOR SEPARATION FROM CONSOLE.
REPLACE KEYPAD AND CONSOLE IF SEPARATION IS SEEN.
LOOSE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN KEYPAD
AND CONTROL AND / OR BENT OR
CONTAMINATED CONNECTOR PINS.
1. UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER.
2. INSPECT CONNECTIONS IN USER INTERFACE CIRCUITS. RECONNECT LOOSE CONNECTIONS. REPLACE PART(S) IF PINS
DAMAGED OR CONTAMINATED.
EXCESSIVE CONDENSATION ON USER
INTERFACE PARTS DUE TO VENT AND/OR FAN
PROBLEM.
CHECK ERROR HISTORY FOR 10-2 VENT ERROR OR 10-3 FAN
ERROR. REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
DEFECTIVE USER INTERFACE
1. UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER.
2. REPLACE USER INTERFACE CONSOLE ASSEMBLY.
USER OPENED DOOR DURING CYCLE AND
CLOSED DOOR WITHOUT PRESSING START /
RESUME TO RESUME CYCLE.
INSTRUCT CUSTOMER. DISHWASHER CONTROL IS DESIGNED TO
BEEP IF DISHWASHER IS IN “CYCLE INTERRUPT” MODE WITH
DOOR LATCHED. CONTROL WILL STOP BEEPING WHEN DOOR IS
OPENED AND/OR START / RESUME KEY IS PRESSED TO RESUME
CYCLE.
NORMAL BEEPER OPERATION IS EXCESSIVE
TO CUSTOMER.
INSTRUCT CUSTOMER HOW TO TURN BEEPER OFF/ON. PRESS
AND HOLD HI TEMP KEY FOR 3 SECONDS (TONE SOUNDS).
DOOR NOT OPENED BETWEEN THE CYCLES.
INSTRUCT CUSTOMER. CONTROL WILL BEEP IF NEW CYCLE
STARTED AND THE DISHWASHER DOOR WAS NOT OPENED SINCE
THE LAST COMPLETED CYCLE.
AS PART OF NORMAL OPERATION, THE
DISHWASHER PAUSES 2 OR 3 TIMES DURING
THE CYCLE FOR THERMAL HOLDS AND
ADVANCES ONCE TEMPERATURE IS MET.
INSTRUCT CUSTOMER. EXPLAIN THERMAL HOLDS AND HOW THE
CYCLE PAUSES WHEN THEY OCCUR. EXPLAIN HOW TODAY’S MORE
ENERGY EFFICIENT DISHWASHERS RUN LONGER CYCLES BUT USE
LESS ENERGY OVERALL.
OWI SOIL SENSOR PICKING HIGH SOIL CYCLE
TOO OFTEN.
1. RUN SERVICE DIAGNOSTICS CYCLE TO CHECK IF OWI SHOWING
HIGH SOIL WITH CLEAR WATER.
2. CHECK LENS SURFACE. CLEAN IF NEEDED.
3. UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER.
4. REPLACE OWI & RUN DIAGNOSTICS AFTER INSTALLING NEW
OWI TO FORCE CALIBRATION ON NEXT WASH CYCLE.
A WATER HEATING PROBLEM COULD CAUSE
LONG CYCLES BUT WILL TYPICALLY CAUSE A
“WATER HEATING FAULT”.
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
HEATER TAKES A LONG TIME TO HEAT WATER
WITH LOW VOLTAGE.
CHECK FOR AT LEAST 100VAC AT POWER SOURCE.
INCOMING WATER TOO COLD
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
6-6
SUDS / AIR IN PUMP REQUIRES REPEATED
WASH PERIODS.
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
6-3
OWI OR NTC SENSOR PROBLEM.
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
3-1, 3-3
UNIT IS IN SALES DEMO MODE.
CHECK OPERATION OF CANCEL KEY; IF NO CANCEL LED RESPONSE
TO MULTIPLE CANCEL KEY PRESSES, THE CONTROL IS LIKELY IN
SALES DEMO MODE. RUN SERVICE DIAGNOSTICS CYCLE TO CLEAR
DEMO MODE.
OPEN F8 (WASH MOTOR) FUSE OR F9 (TRIAC
LOAD FUSE) ON CONTROL DISABLED LOADS.
REFER TO FUSE SERVICE & RESISTANCE CHECKS ON PAGE 1 (NEXT
TO METER CHECK DIAGRAM).
CONTROL CANCELLED CYCLE DUE TO ERROR
DETECTED WITH WASH MOTOR, DRAIN
MOTOR, LOW WATER OR SUDS.
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
UNIT IN SALES DEMO MODE
RUN SERVICE DIAGNOSTICS CYCLE TO CLEAR DEMO MODE.
2-2
10-2
10-3
5-2
7-1
4-4
6-1, 6-3
8-4
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DIAGNOSTICS & TROUBLESHOOTING
For Service Technician Use Only
Troubleshooting Guide #3
CUSTOMER
DESCRIPTION
POTENTIAL CAUSES
CHECK
WILL NOT DRAIN OR
EXCESS WATER LEFT IN
DISHWASHER.
NOTE: CHECK ERROR
HISTORY. IF NO ERROR
CODES FOR ELECTRICAL
PROBLEMS, PROBLEM IS
MECHANICAL. DO NOT
REPLACE CONTROL.
DRAIN LOOP CHECK VALVE NOT SEALING.
1. DISCONNECT DRAIN HOSE AT PLUMBING CONNECTION.
2. ELEVATE HOSE ABOVE DISHWASHER AND FILL WITH WATER.
IF WATER FLOWS INTO DISHWASHER, REPLACE ENTIRE DRAIN
LOOP (INSTALL AS HIGH AS POSSIBLE).
CUSTOMER MISUNDERSTANDS WATER LEVEL
AFTER DRAIN.
INSTRUCT CUSTOMER. SUMP WILL NORMALLY HAVE ABOUT 2.4
CM (1 INCH) OF WATER REMAINING IN FILTER CUP HOLE AFTER
CYCLE.
DRAINING PROBLEM
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
LOWER SPRAY ARM
BLOCKING THE FILTER CUP
REMOVAL. (CONTROLLED
ROTATION LOWER SPRAY
ARM MODELS).
DOOR OPENED WHILE LOWER SPRAY ARM
MOVING.
INSTRUCT CUSTOMER CONTROLLED LOWER SPRAY ARM POWER
IS CUT OFF WHEN DOOR IS OPENED.
CORRODED OR LOOSE CONNECTION IN
SPRAY ARM SENSOR/MOTOR CIRCUIT
CAUSING LSA TO STOP SOMEWHERE OTHER
THAN HOME POSITION (HOME POSITION
= LSA ROUGHLY 5 CLOCKWISE FROM 12
O’CLOCK.
DISCONNECT POWER AND CHECK CONNECTION AT CONTROLLED
LOWER SPRAY ARM MOTOR AND SENSOR AT THE CONTROL.
INSPECT CONNECTORS FOR WATER AND CONTAMINATION AND
REPLACE AS NEEDED.
RUN THE SERVICE DIAGNOSTIC CYCLE AND CHECK FOR THE LSA
MOTOR/SENSOR OPERATION (NOTE 10). REFER TO SERVICE
ERROR CODE TABLE.
ITEM IN LOWER RACK BLOCKED LID OR
BLOCKED SPRAY OF WATER TO DISPENSER.
INSTRUCT CUSTOMER ON PROPER DISH LOADING.
MECHANICAL BINDING OF DISPENSER LID.
1. UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER.
2. CHECK/REPLACE DISPENSER.
LID LATCH BINDING DUE TO EXCESS
DETERGENT IN MECHANISM.
INSTRUCT CUSTOMER ON PROPER DISPENSER FILLING.
DETERGENT NOT
DISPENSING OR DETERGENT
LEFT IN DISPENSER NOTE:
CHECK ERROR HISTORY
IF NO ERROR CODES FOR
ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS,
PROBLEM IS MECHANICAL.
DO NOT REPLACE CONTROL
POOR WASH
RELATED
ERROR
CODES
8-1 , 8-4
9-4
DISPENSER ELECTRICAL PROBLEM
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
10-1
CONTROL CANCELLED CYCLE DUE TO ERROR
DETECTED WITH WASH MOTOR, DRAIN
MOTOR, LOW WATER, OR SUDS.
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
4-4
6-1, 6-3
8-4
CYCLE SELECTION OF CUSTOMER NOT
APPROPRIATE FOR DISH LOAD.
INSTRUCT CUSTOMER ON CYCLE SELECTION. RECOMMEND “HIGH
TEMP” OPTION FOR WASH PERFORMANCE BOOST.
PLUGGED OR DAMAGED SCREENS.
INSPECT FOLLOWING THREE SCREENS:
- FILTER CUP COARSE SCREEN
- FILTER CUP FINE SCREEN
- SUMP FINE SCREEN
SPRAY ARMS NOT ROTATING OR PLUGGED.
1. CHECK ARM ROTATION. IF ARMS BLOCKED BY DISH ITEM,
INSTRUCT CUSTOMER. ALSO CHECK FOR CORRECT UPPER
SPRAY ARM ALIGNMENT WITH DOCKING STATION LOCATED ON
FEED TUBE AT BACK TUB WALL.
2. CHECK NOZZLES; IF PLUGGED CLEAN NOZZLES AND CONFIRM
FILTERS INSTALLED PROPERLY.
3. CONTROLLED LOWER SPRAY ARM MOTOR FAILED. CHECK
SPRAY ARM MOVING IN BOTH DIRECTIONS DURING
DIAGNOSTICS CYCLE.
9-4
POOR WASH DUE TO DRAINING, DISPENSING
&/OR TEMPERATURE PROBLEMS.
SEE “WILL NOT DRAIN OR EXCESS WATER LEFT IN UNIT”,
OR “DETERGENT NOT DISPENSING OR DETERGENT LEFT IN
DISPENSER”, OR DETAILS ON TEMPERATURE SENSING IN “LONG
CYCLES AND/OR STUCK IN CERTAIN PART OF CYCLE”.
CONTROL CANCELLED CYCLE DUE TO ERROR
DETECTED WITH WASH MOTOR, DRAIN
MOTOR, LOW WATER, OR SUDS.
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
SOIL SENSOR PROBLEM
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE NOTE: EVEN IF NO ERROR
CODE RECORDED, CONFIRM OWI PASSES ALL OWI CHECKS IN
SERVICE DIAGNOSTICS CYCLE AND SEE CHECKS FOR ERROR 3-3.
3-2
3-3
DIVERTER PROBLEM
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
9-1
9-2
DIVERTER DISC MISSING
REMOVE OUTLET COVER AND INSPECT FOR RED PLASTIC DISC
THROUGH HOLES IN OUTLET. INSTALL NEW DISC IF MISSING.
5-14 n KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher
4-4
6-1, 6-3
8-4
DIAGNOSTICS & TROUBLESHOOTING
For Service Technician Use Only
Troubleshooting Guide #4
CUSTOMER
DESCRIPTION
POOR WASH
FILM OR SPOTS ON GLASSES
AND/OR DISHES
POTENTIAL CAUSES
CHECK
HEATING PROBLEM
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
SOFTENER PROBLEM
(ONLY SOME MODELS)
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
CUSTOMER NOT USING RINSE AID AND/OR
HEATED DRY.
CHECK RINSE AID GAGE LEVEL ON DISPENSER;INSTRUCT
CUSTOMER HOW TO FILL AND MONITOR ADD / USE RINSE AID.
RINSE AID DISPENSER PROBLEM.
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
HARD WATER LEAVING FILM ON DISHES.
CHECK WATER HARDNESS. IF HARD, INSTRUCT CUSTOMER TO
USE MAXIMUM DETERGENT OR TRY POURING ¼ CUP OF GLASS
MAGIC INTO BOTTOM OF DISHWASHER. ALSO RECOMMEND 1 HR
WASH CYCLE.
RELATED
ERROR
CODES
7-1
6-8
10-1
FOR MODELS WITH WATER SOFTENER: CHECK “ADD SALT” LED AT
END OF CYCLE; IF ON, ADD SALT; INSTRUCT CUSTOMER.
FOR MODELS WITH WATER SOFTENER: REGEN VALVE ELECTRICAL
PROBLEM; REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
POOR DRY
SANITIZED LED BLINKS OR
INCOMPLETE SANITIZATION
MESSAGE AT END OF CYCLE
(CONTROL COULD NOT
CONFIRM SANITIZATION
ACHIEVED)
DETERGENT CARRYOVER OR OVER SUDSING.
CHECK WATER HARDNESS. IF BELOW 10 GRAINS, THEN INSTRUCT
CUSTOMER TO USE LESS DETERGENT AND RECOMMEND THE “1
HR WASH” CYCLE.
ETCHING OF GLASS FROM TOO MUCH
DETERGENT AT TOO HIGH OF TEMPERATURE.
CHECK WATER HARDNESS. IF BELOW 10 GRAINS, THEN INSTRUCT
CUSTOMER TO USE LESS DETERGENT AND RECOMMEND THE “1
HR WASH” CYCLE.
DIVERTER PROBLEMS
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
DRAIN LOOP CHECK VALVE NOT SEALING.
1. DISCONNECT DRAIN HOSE AT PLUMBING CONNECTION.
2. ELEVATE HOSE ABOVE DISHWASHER AND FILL WITH WATER.
IF WATER FLOWS INTO DISHWASHER, REPLACE ENTIRE
DRAIN LOOP (INSTALL AS HIGH AS POSSIBLE AND ATTACH TO
UNDERSIDE OF COUNTERTOP IF POSSIBLE).
CUSTOMER NOT USING RINSE AID OR
DISPENSER EMPTY.
CHECK RINSE AID GAUGE LEVEL ON DISPENSER; INSTRUCT
CUSTOMER HOW TO FILL AND MONITOR ADD / USE RINSE AID.
CUSTOMER NOT USING HEATED DRY
OPTION.
RECOMMEND USE OF HEATED DRY OR SMART DRY TO
CUSTOMER.
6-3
9-1, 9-2
RINSE AID DISPENSER PROBLEM
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
10-1
VENT STUCK CLOSED DUE TO PILOT RELAY
STUCK ON (NOT ALL MODELS).
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
1-1
FAN PROBLEM
(ON MODELS WITH FAN)
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
CONTROL CANCELLED CYCLE DUE TO ERROR
DETECTED WITH WASH MOTOR, DRAIN
MOTOR, LOW WATER, OR SUDS.
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
4-4
6-1, 6-3
8-4
HEATING PROBLEM
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
7-1
DOOR OPENED DURING FINAL RINSE OR DRY.
INSTRUCT CUSTOMER.
INCOMING WATER TOO COLD.
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
HEATING PROBLEM
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
7-1
THERMISTOR / OWI SENSOR PROBLEM
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
3-1, 3-2
INTERMITTENT DOOR SWITCH / LATCH
CONNECTION.
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
5-1, 5-2
LINE VOLTAGE TOO LOW TO HEAT FAST
ENOUGH.
CHECK POWER SOURCE. CONFIRM AT LEAST 100V AC.
AIR PRESSURE SURGES IN DISHWASHER
DUE TO WASHING WITH HIGH SUDS CAUSES
BRIEF OPENING OF DOOR SWITCH CONTACTS
DURING FINAL RINSE.
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
10-3
6-6
6-3
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DIAGNOSTICS & TROUBLESHOOTING
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Troubleshooting Guide #5
CUSTOMER
DESCRIPTION
MELTED DISHWARE AND/
OR SPRAY ARM AND/OR
DISHWASHER ALWAYS HOT
NOISY OPERATION
LEAKS OR DRIPS ON
CABINET OR FLOOR
POTENTIAL CAUSES
CHECK
RELATED
ERROR
CODES
CUSTOMER USES NON-DISHWASHER SAFE
DISHES OR LOADS PLASTIC DISHES DIRECTLY
OVER HEATER.
INSTRUCT CUSTOMER.
TEMPERATURE SENSING PROBLEM.
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
3-1
WATER HEATING PROBLEM, HEATER STUCK
ON.
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
7-2
WATER HEATER DISPLACED FROM
MOUNTING CLIP AND / OR PULLED OFF
CENTER.
INSPECT HEATER. ADJUST BACK INTO POSITION IF NEEDED.
SPRAY ARM STALLED OR BLOCKED AND
SPRAYING ON THE DOOR.
- INSTRUCT CUSTOMER IF BLOCKED.
- CHECK SPRAY ARM ROTATION AND INSPECT FOR PLUGGED
NOZZLES. IF PLUGGED, CLEAN NOZZLES AND CONFIRM FILTERS
INSTALLED PROPERLY.
- CONTROLLED LOWER SPRAY ARM MOTOR FAILED. CHECK SPRAY
ARM MOVING IN BOTH DIRECTIONS DURING DIAGNOSTICS
CYCLE.
9-4
DIVERTER PROBLEM
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
9-1
9-2,9-3
MOTOR PROBLEMS FORCE CYCLE TO START
AND STOP REPEATEDLY.
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
4-2
NO OR LOW WATER
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
6-1, 6-2
6-3, 6-4
DRAINS TOO LONG
SLOW DRAIN PROBLEM - REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODE TABLE
FOR 8-1.
8-1
VENT STUCK OPEN
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
10-2
FAN RUNS (MAKES NOISE) AFTER CYCLE
COMPLETED (ON MODELS WITH FAN).
DISHWASHER IS DESIGNED TO KEEP FAN RUNNING AFTER CYCLE
TO PREVENT MOISTURE BUILDUP IN DISHWASHER. FAN WILL
TURN OFF IF DOOR IS OPENED LONGER THAN 5 SEC. INSTRUCT
CUSTOMER.
EXCESSIVE FAN NOISE DUE TO FAULTY FAN
(ON MODELS WITH FAN).
1. CHECK FAN OPERATION DURING SERVICE DIAGNOSTICS TEST
CYCLE.
2. UNPLUG DISHWASHER OR DISCONNECT POWER.
3. REPLACE FAN IF DOES NOT SPIN FREELY.
VENT WAX MOTOR PROBLEM (NOT ALL
MODELS)
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
FAN PROBLEM
(ON MODELS WITH FAN)
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
TOO MANY SUDS
REFER TO SERVICE ERROR CODES TABLE.
6-3
6-4
LEAKING DISHWASHER
CHECK DOOR / TUB GASKET AND ALL WATER CONNECTIONS
UNDER DISHWASHER. REFER TO SERVICE ERROR TABLE.
6-1
6-3
UNIT UNLEVEL (LEANING FORWARD) AND
WATER SURGES OVER FRONT LIP DURING
CYCLE.
CHECK ERROR HISTORY FOR FLOAT ERROR 6-4. ERROR 6-4 IS
LIKELY TO OCCUR IF UNIT IS SIGNIFICANTLY UNLEVEL AND
LEANING FORWARD. REFER TO SERVICE ERROR TABLE.
6-4
AIR PRESSURE SURGE WHEN DOOR IS
OPENED AND IMMEDIATELY CLOSED WHILE
DISHWASHER IS HOT CAN FORCE DROPLETS
OUT THE VENT DUCT.
INSTRUCT CUSTOMER TO LEAVE DOOR OPEN A FEW MINUTES
BEFORE RE-CLOSING IF OPENED WHILE DISHWASHER IS HOT
TECH.
5-16 n KitchenAid 2013 Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher
10-2
10-3
TESTING
Section 6:
Testing
This section provides a wiring diagram, control board
specifications, testing procedures and strip circuits the
“KitchenAid Stainless Steel Tall Tub Dishwasher.”
■■ Dishwasher Safety
■■ Wiring Diagram
■■ Control Board Information
■■ General Theory of Operation
■■ Power Check
■■ Door Switch Circuit
■■ Fill Circuit
■■ Dispenser Circuit
■■ Water Heating/Heat Dry
■■ Water Sensing w/OWI
■■ Diverter Motor
■■ Diverter Position Switch
■■ Wash Motor (Variable Speed)
■■ Drain Motor (Variable Speed)
■■ Vent Wax Motor
■■ Vent Fan
■■ User Interface (UI)
■■ Notes
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DANGER
Electrical Shock Hazard
Only authorized technicians should perform
diagnostic voltage measurements.
After performing voltage measurements,
disconnect power before servicing.
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death or electrical shock.
Voltage Measurement Safety Information
When performing live voltage measurements, you must do the following:
„„ Verify the controls are in the off position so that the appliance does not start when energized.
„„ Allow enough space to perform the voltage measurements without obstructions.
„„ Keep other people a safe distance away from the appliance to prevent potential injury.
„„ Always use the proper testing equipment.
„„ After voltage measurements, always disconnect power before servicing.
IMPORTANT: Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Sensitive Electronics
ESD problems are present everywhere. Most people begin to feel an ESD discharge at approximately
3000V. It takes as little as 10V to destroy, damage, or weaken the main control assembly. The new
main control assembly may appear to work well after repair is finished, but a malfunction may occur
at a later date due to ESD stress.
„„ Use an anti-static wrist strap. Connect wrist strap to green ground connection point or unpainted metal in the appliance
-OR
„„ Touch your finger repeatedly to a green ground connection point or unpainted metal in the
appliance.
„„ Before removing the part from its package, touch the anti-static bag to a green ground
connection point or unpainted metal in the appliance.
„„ Avoid touching electronic parts or terminal contacts; handle electronic control assembly by edges only.
„„ When repackaging main control assembly in anti-static bag, observe above instructions.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE — “For Technicians only”
This service data sheet is intended for use by persons having electrical, electronic, and mechanical
experience and knowledge at a level generally considered acceptable in the appliance repair trade.
Any attempt to repair a major appliance may result in personal injury and property damage. The
manufacturer or seller cannot be responsible, nor assume any liability for injury or damage of any
kind arising from the use of this data sheet.
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F1
F101
F2
Schematic shown with door switch and all other normally open contacts open.
* Denotes energy efficient components. Do not substitute.
Wiring Diagram
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DANGER
Electrical Shock Hazard
Only authorized technicians should perform
diagnostic voltage measurements.
After performing voltage measurements,
disconnect power before servicing.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death or electrical shock.
Control Board Information
SPECIFICATIONS
ELECTRICAL SUPPLY:
(Under Load): 60Hz 120V AC
SUPPLY WATER FLOW RATE:
To Fill 1.9 L (2 qt.) In 27 Seconds, 120 psi Maximum, 20 psi
Minimum
SUPPLY WATER TEMPERATURE:
49° C (120° F) (Before starting a cycle, run water from the sink
faucet until hot)
WATER CHARGE:
3.5 L (0.9 gal) Approximate
LOWER SPRAY ARM ROTATION:
12 TO 40 rpm
UPPER SPRAY ARM ROTATION:
12 TO 30 rpm
FUSE SERVICE & DIAGNOSTIC CHECKS
FOR L1 FUSE, WASH/DRAIN MOTORS FUSE, AND TRIAC FUSE
1. Verify harness connections to all loads and control are secure.
2. Check stored failure code and/or operation of loads during
service diagnostics cycle.
L1 FUSE DIAGNOSTICS:
DISHWASHER IS COMPLETELY UNRESPONSIVE
¾¾ If Neutral and L1 are present at P4, pins 1 & 2 respectively,
the L1 fuse is open. Replace Control.
TRIAC FUSE DIAGNOSTICS:
TRIAC LOADS: DISPENSER, DIVERTER MOTOR, FILL VALVE,
LOWER SPRAY ARM (SOME MODELS)
¾¾ If any of the TRIAC loads work, then the TRIAC fuse is OK.
Diagnose and repair non-working triac loads.
¾¾ If all TRIAC loads fail to operate, TRIAC fuse is open.
Replace Control.
WASH/DRAIN MOTOR FUSE DIAGNOSTICS:
¾¾ If both the wash and drain motors fail to operate, motor
fuse is open. Replace Control.
¾¾ If only wash or drain motor operates, fuse is OK. Use meter
to measure non-operational motor’s (3) phase resistances.
¾¾ If a phase is open (>1K ohms) or unequal to the others,
motor is bad. Replace Motor.
¾¾ If all phases are equal and within range (see wash/drain
strip circuit), use meter to verify wiring harness continuity
(<3 ohms) from Control connection to motor phase.
¾¾ If harness continuity is OK, Control is bad. Replace Control.
¾¾ If harness continuity is open or intermittent, harness is bad.
Repair/Replace harness.
IF ANY OF THE FUSES ARE OPEN:
¾¾ Inspect and check resistances of all loads on fuse. If any
loads are open, shorted, or show evidence of overheating
or pinched wires, replace loads and/or repair wires.
Component Testing
TESTING DISHWASHER COMPONENTS FROM THE
CONTROL
Before testing any of the components, perform the following
checks:
• The most common cause for mis-diagnosed control
failure is poor connections. Therefore, disconnecting,
inspecting and reconnecting wires will be necessary
throughout test procedures.
• All tests/checks should be made with a VOM or DVM
having a sensitivity of 20,000 ohms-per-volt DC, or
greater.
• Check all connections before replacing components,
looking for broken or loose wires, failed terminals, or
wires not pressed into connectors far enough.
• Voltage checks must be made with all connectors
attached to the boards.
• Resistance checks must be made with power cord
unplugged or power disconnected, and with wiring
harness or connectors disconnected from the control.
• The testing procedures in this section may require the
use of needle probes to measure voltage. Failure to use
needle probes will damage the connectors.
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ELECTRONIC CONTROL BOARD
CONTROL ASSEMBLY
PUSH TO RELEASE
AND ROTATE
(ROTATE)
CONTROL PANEL SNAP
LOCKS CONTROL IN PLACE
CONTROL BOX
CONTROL BRACE
TO REMOVE, PINCH
ARMS AND ROTATE
4 ARMS
BUTTONS ON BOTTOM
OF CONTROL HOUSING
SLIDE INTO KEYHOLE SLOTS
ON CONTROL PANEL TO
SUPPORT THE CONTROL.
METER CHECK OF LOADS & SUPPLIES
4 3 2 1
P4
L1
1 2 3 4 5 6
P5
NEUTRAL
1 3 6
P6
1 34 6
P7
1 34 6
P8
1 3 56
P9
1 3 56
P10
+13V
+5V
1
THRU
6
1
THRU
6
P11
P12
+3.3V
DC GND
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DANGER
Power Check
This test checks for incoming and outgoing power to and from
the control board. This test assumes that proper voltages is
present at the outlet or direct connect cable.
Test Procedure
Electrical Shock Hazard
Only authorized technicians should perform
diagnostic voltage measurements.
After performing voltage measurements,
disconnect power before servicing.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death or electrical shock.
General Theory of Operation
Refer to Wiring Diagram on page 6-3.
Neutral and L1 (AC voltage) enters the Control Board at P4,
pins 1 & 2 respectively. AC is converted to DC at the LV/HV
Power Supply. LV (Low Voltage) Supplies include 15V, 13V, 5V,
and 3.3V DC. These LV supplies are used to provide power
to the microprocessors and board components, control the
triacs, power the sensors, buzzer, fan motor, and energize the
AC relays. The 170V DC HV (High Voltage) Supply is used to
control the variable speed wash and drain motors.
The 13V DC is vital to the operation of the dishwasher.
This supply is necessary to operate all 120V AC loads in
the dishwasher, whether they are connected to a relay or
controlled by triacs. 13V DC is generated by the power supply
and flows through the door switch—when closed—to be
available to the heater relays, wash & drain motor relays,
and the pilot relay. A relay coil becomes energized when
the control closes the LV drive circuit for a specific relay
completing 13V pathway, which in turn closes the relay switch
providing AC to the load. The Pilot relay provides “L1” to
the remainder of the components that are controlled by the
Neutral-sensed triacs.
There are three fuses on the Control Board: the L1 Fuse, the
Motor Fuse, and the Triac Fuse. If the L1 Fuse is open, the
entire dishwasher is unresponsive. If the Motor Fuse is open,
both variable speed wash and drain motors will not operate.
And, if the Triac Fuse is open, all loads controlled by Triacs will
not operate.
NOTE: Refer to “Fuse Service and Diagnostic Checks” on page
6-4.
1. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
2. Remove access panel.
3. Remove terminal box cover.
4. With a voltmeter set to AC, insert black probe inside white
wire screw nut (N) and insert red probe inside black wire
screw nut (L1).
5. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power.
¾¾ If 120V AC is present, unplug dishwasher or disconnect
power and proceed to step 6.
¾¾ If 120V AC is not present, have customer correct power
problem at outlet or breaker.
6. Remove outer door panel.
7. Remove cover from control board and locate connector P4.
8. With a voltmeter set to AC, connect black probe to P4, pin
1 (N) and red probe to P4, pin 2 (L1).
9. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power.
¾¾ If 120V AC is present, go to step 10.
¾¾ If 120V AC is not present, check for open connection
between terminal block and control. Repair as needed.
10. Verify DC Supplies
• +3.3 & +5V DC is used to power IC’s and micro-processors
on the circuit board and also provide power to the fan
motor and sensors.
¾¾ If +3.3V DC were missing, the dishwasher would
become unresponsive. To verify +3.3V ± 5%, with a
voltmeter set to DC, connect the black lead to P12-2
(GND) and the red lead to P11-2 (+3.3V).
¾¾ If +5V DC were missing, the fan motor or diverter
switch would not function. To verify +5V ± 5%, with a
voltmeter set to DC, connect the black lead to P12-2
(GND) and the red lead to P10-5 (+5V).
• +13V DC is used to actuate most of the 120V AC relays and
triacs on the control.
¾¾ If +13V DC was missing, the heater, motors, and all
other loads would not turn on. To verify +13V ± 5%,
with a voltmeter set to DC, connect the black lead to
P12-2 (GND) and the red lead to P9-6 (+13V).
Troubleshooting Missing DC Supplies: Refer to the
wiring diagram on page 6-3 when troubleshooting the
DC supplies. If +3.3, +5, or +13V DC is missing on the
control, unplug dishwasher or disconnect power, and then
disconnect all components/loads from the control relying
on the missing or loaded supply. Plug in dishwasher or
reconnect power and check if the DC supply has returned.
¾¾ If not, replace the control.
¾¾ If it has, turn off dishwasher and reconnect one
connector at a time until the component loading down
that supply has been identified.
11. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
12. Reassemble all parts and panels.
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DANGER
Electrical Shock Hazard
Only authorized technicians should perform
diagnostic voltage measurements.
After performing voltage measurements,
disconnect power before servicing.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death or electrical shock.
Door Switch Circuit
Perform the following checks if the dishwasher does not
detect the door open or closed. This test will check the wiring
to the door switch and the door switch itself. The following
items are part of the door switch circuit.
■■ Harness/Connection
■■ Door Switch/Latch Assembly
■■ Control Board
Test Procedure
4. Check door switch contacts and all connections in the
door switch circuit. Visually check that the P9 connector
on the control and the door latch connector are securely
installed.
¾¾ If visual check passes, go to step 5.
¾¾ If any of the connectors are not inserted properly,
reconnect and retest door latch/switch.
5. Disconnect connector P9 from the control board.
6. Using an ohmmeter, measure across P9, pins 5 and 6 with
the door closed, strike completely in latch mechanism
(switch closed).
¾¾ If 3 ohms or less is measured, proceed to step 7.
¾¾ If high resistance is measured when door is closed,
check for loose connections and repair as needed.
7. Using an ohmmeter, measure across P9, pins 5 and 6 with
the door open, strike removed from latch mechanism
(switch open).
¾¾ If reading is infinite, go to step 8.
¾¾ If reading shows continuity, or door switch is damaged,
replace door switch and retest.
8. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power.
9. Using a voltmeter set to DC, with door open, verify that
13V DC is present across P9-6 (+13V) and P12-2 (DC GND).
¾¾ If 13V DC is not present, replace the control.
¾¾ If 13V DC is present, proceed to step 10.
10. Reassemble all parts and panels.
11. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power.
12. Perform Diagnostic Cycle to verify repair.
1. Check for improper installation of the dishwasher or
leveling. Check door latch mechanism for obstructions
or binding. Verify door seal is seated properly. Check
for interference between dish racks and door. Repair as
necessary.
2. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
3. Remove outer door panel to access control board and
door latch.
Strip Circuit – Door Switch
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DANGER
Electrical Shock Hazard
Only authorized technicians should perform
diagnostic voltage measurements.
After performing voltage measurements,
disconnect power before servicing.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death or electrical shock.
Fill Circuit
This test will check the wiring and components in the fill
circuit. The following items are part of the fill circuit.
■■ Harness/Connection
■■ Overfill Switch
■■ Fill Valve
■■ Control Board
Test Procedure
1. Verify water supply is turned on and supply line is
adequate. Check for water siphoning out of the unit (drain
loop or improper drain connection). Check for debris in
water line or fill valve inlet screen. Check for proper float
switch operation. Repair as necessary.
2. Are all the loads controlled by TRIACS not working?
¾¾ YES – check for open door switch, TRIAC fuse, or pilot
relay.
¾¾ NO – just the Fill Valve. Go to step 3.
3. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
4. Remove outer door panel to access control board.
5. Unplug connector P6 from control board.
6. Check the fill valve and harness—using an ohmmeter,
measure the resistance between P6-4 and P6-6.
¾¾ If the resistance is between 890-1090 ohms, the fill
valve and harness are good. Go to step 7.
¾¾ If outside the range, replace the fill valve.
¾¾ If an open circuit is detected, check connections and
harness continuity between control and fill valve. If
good, replace the fill valve.
7. Check the float (overfill) switch—using an ohmmeter,
measure the resistance between P6-1 and P6-3 with the
float switch closed/float down.
¾¾ If 3 ohms or less is measured, go to step 8.
¾¾ If an open circuit or high resistance is measured, check
connections and harness continuity between the
control and float switch. If harness is good, replace
switch and retest.
8. Using an ohmmeter; measure the resistance between
P6-1 and P6-3 with the float switch open/float up.
¾¾ If reading is infinite, go to step 9.
¾¾ If 3 ohms or less is measured, or float/overfill switch is
damaged, replace switch and retest.
9. Reconnect P6 to control board.
10. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power.
11. Check for AC voltage from the Control. Start the Diagnostic
Cycle and at the proper interval measure for AC out of the
control between P6-4 to P6-6 using a voltmeter set to AC.
IMPORTANT: The Fill Valve must be connected to the
control board to measure voltage accurately!!!
¾¾ If no AC voltage is measured, replace the control board
and retest.
¾¾ If 120V AC is measured and fill valve is energized, go to
step 12.
12. Perform Diagnostic Cycle to verify repair.
13. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
14. Reassemble all parts and panels.
15. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power.
Strip Circuit – Fill Valve
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DANGER
Electrical Shock Hazard
Only authorized technicians should perform
diagnostic voltage measurements.
After performing voltage measurements,
disconnect power before servicing.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death or electrical shock.
Dispenser Circuit
This test will check the wiring to the dispenser and the
dispenser solenoid or wax motor itself. The following items
are part of the dispenser circuit.
■■ Harness/Connection
■■ Dispenser Solenoid/Wax Motor
■■ Control Board
Test Procedure
1. Check for obstructions or mechanical binding preventing
the dispenser lid from opening. Repair or replace as
necessary.
2. Are all the loads controlled by TRIACS not working?
¾¾ YES – check for open door switch, TRIAC fuse, or pilot
relay.
¾¾ NO – just the Fill Valve. Go to step 3.
3. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
4. Remove outer door panel to access control board.
5. Unplug connector P9 from control board.
6. Check the dispenser solenoid or wax motor (depending
on model) and harness—using an ohmmeter, measure the
resistance between P9-1 and P9-3.
Solenoid:
¾¾ If the resistance is between 280-340 ohms, the
solenoid valve and harness are good. Go to step 7.
¾¾ If outside the range, replace the dispenser solenoid.
¾¾ If an open circuit is detected, check connections and
harness continuity between control and dispenser. If
good, replace the dispenser solenoid.
Wax Motor:
¾¾ If the resistance is between 1.4-2.8k ohms, the wax
motor and harness are good. Go to step 7.
¾¾ If outside the range, replace the dispenser wax motor.
¾¾ If an open circuit is detected, check connections and
harness continuity between control and dispenser. If
good, replace the dispenser wax motor.
7. Reconnect P9 to control board.
8. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power.
9. Check for AC voltage from the Control. Start the
Diagnostic Cycle and at the proper interval measure for AC
out of the control between P9-1 to P9-3 using a voltmeter
set to AC.
IMPORTANT: The Dispenser Solenoid or Wax Motor must
be connected to the control board to measure voltage
accurately!!!
¾¾ If no AC voltage is measured, replace the control board
and retest.
¾¾ If 120V AC is measured and dispenser motor is
energized, go to step 10.
10. Perform Diagnostic Cycle to verify repair.
11. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
12. Reassemble all parts and panels.
13. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power.
Strip Circuit – Dispenser
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DANGER
Electrical Shock Hazard
Only authorized technicians should perform
diagnostic voltage measurements.
After performing voltage measurements,
disconnect power before servicing.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death or electrical shock.
Water Heating / Heat Dry
This test will check the wiring to the heater element and hilimit thermostat and the heating circuit itself. The following
items are part of the heater circuit.
■■ Harness/Connection
■■ Heater Coil
■■ Hi Limit Thermostat
■■ Control Board
4. Using an ohmmeter, measure resistance between P4, pins
3 and 4.
¾¾ If the resistance is between 8-30 ohms, go to step 6.
¾¾ If an open circuit is detected, go to step 5.
5. Visually check the wire connections between the control
board, the heater element, and the hi-limit thermostat. If
the connections look good, check for continuity across the
heater element and the hi-limit.
¾¾ Replace heater element or hi-limit thermostat if it is
electrically open.
¾¾ Repair or replace wire harness if test fails continuity.
6. Reconnect P4 to control board.
7. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power.
8. Check for AC voltage from the Control. Start the
Diagnostic Cycle and at the proper interval measure for
AC out of the control between P4-3 and P4-4 using a
voltmeter set to AC.
¾¾ If 120V AC is measured and heater element is on, go to
step 9.
¾¾ If no AC voltage is measured, replace control board.
9. Perform Diagnostic Cycle to verify repair.
¾¾ If heater related error still exists, perform Water
Sensing test procedure on following page.
10. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
11. Reassemble all parts and panels.
12. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power.
Test Procedure
Control may be programmed to disable the heater if it detects
a problem with the heating system. Run Diagnostics to clear
the control and allow the heater to turn on again. If heating
problem is not corrected, the control will disable the heater
again.
1. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
2. Remove outer door panel to access control board.
3. Disconnect P4 from the control board.
Strip Circuit – Heater Circuit
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DANGER
Electrical Shock Hazard
Only authorized technicians should perform
diagnostic voltage measurements.
After performing voltage measurements,
disconnect power before servicing.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death or electrical shock.
Water Sensing with O.W.I. Sensor
This test will check the wiring to the OWI (Optical Water
Indicator), which incorporates the temperature thermistor
and the OWI itself. The following items are part of the water
sensing circuit.
■■ Harness/Connection
■■ O.W.I. Sensor (with temperature thermistor)
■■ Control Board
Test Procedure
1. Check the operation of the temperature thermistor in the
Service Diagnostic Cycle.
2. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
3. Remove outer door panel to access control board.
4. Disconnect P12 from the Control Board.
5. Using an ohmmeter, measure resistance between P12,
pins 1 and 3. The following table provides approximate
room and hot water temperatures and their associated
resistance values. TEMP °F (°C)
RES RANGE k ohms
77° F (25° C)
46 – 52k ohms
140° F (60° C)
11 – 13k ohms
NOTE: All thermistor resistance measurements must be
made while dishwasher is unplugged or disconnected
from power and connector P12 removed from control.
¾¾ If the thermistor resistance is OK , the thermistor is
good. Go to step 6.
¾¾ If the thermistor resistance does not agree with the
table, replace the O.W.I. Sensor.
¾¾ If an open circuit is detected, check connections and
harness continuity between control and O.W.I. If good,
replace the O.W.I. Sensor.
6. Using an ohmmeter, check P12 -1 to cabinet ground and
P12-3 to cabinet ground.
¾¾ If no short is indicated, go to step 7.
¾¾ If either pin indicates continuity to ground (short),
repair or replace wiring harness and retest.
7. Reconnect P12 to control board.
8. With a voltmeter set to DC, connect the black lead to P122 and the red lead to P12-3.
9. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power.
10. Start the Diagnostic Cycle and at the proper interval
measure for DC out of the control between P12-2 and
P12-3.
¾¾ If 3.3V DC is measured the control is functioning. go to
step 11.
¾¾ If no DC voltage is measured, replace the control board
and retest.
11. Perform Diagnostic Cycle to verify repair.
12. Reassemble all parts and panels.
13. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power.
Strip Circuit – Water Sensing
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DANGER
Electrical Shock Hazard
Only authorized technicians should perform
diagnostic voltage measurements.
After performing voltage measurements,
disconnect power before servicing.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death or electrical shock.
Diverter Motor
This test will check the wiring to the diverter motor and the
diverter motor itself. The following items are part of the
diverter motor circuit.
■■ Harness/Connection
■■ Diverter Motor
■■ Diverter Position Switch (see test on following page)
■■ Control Board
Test Procedure
1. Check for operation in Diagnostic Cycle. Listen for cam
clicking as it rotates—or inspect shaft with mirror to see
if rotating during diverter interval. If diverter is rotating,
the likely problem is with the diverter sensor (see test
procedure on following page). Verify that diverter disk is
properly installed on shaft.
2. Are all the loads controlled by TRIACS not working?
¾¾ YES – check for open door switch, TRIAC fuse, or pilot
relay.
¾¾ NO – just the diverter valve. Go to step 3.
3. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
4. Remove outer door panel to access control board.
5. Unplug connector P7 from control board.
6. Check the diverter motor—using an ohmmeter, measure
the resistance between P7-4 and P7-6.
¾¾ If the resistance is between 1300-1600 ohms, the
diverter motor and harness are good. Go to step 7.
¾¾ If outside the range, replace the diverter assembly.
¾¾ If an open circuit is detected, check connections and
harness continuity between control and diverter
assembly. If good, replace the diverter assembly.
7. Reconnect P7 to control board.
8. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power.
9. Check for AC voltage from the Control. Start the
Diagnostic Cycle and at the proper interval measure for AC
out of the control between P7-4 to P7-6 using a voltmeter
set to AC.
IMPORTANT: The Diverter Motor must be connected to
the control board to measure voltage accurately!!!
¾¾ If no AC voltage is measured, replace the control board
and retest.
¾¾ If 120V AC is measured and diverter is rotating, go to
step 10.
10. Perform Diagnostic Cycle to verify repair.
¾¾ If diverter error still exists, perform diverter sensor test
procedure on following page.
11. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
12. Reassemble all parts and panels.
13. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power.
Strip Circuit – Diverter Motor
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DANGER
Electrical Shock Hazard
Only authorized technicians should perform
diagnostic voltage measurements.
After performing voltage measurements,
disconnect power before servicing.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death or electrical shock.
Diverter Sensor/Position Switch
This test will check the wiring to the diverter sensor/position
switch and the diverter assembly itself. The following items are
part of the diverter sensor/switch circuit.
■■ Harness/Connection
■■ Diverter Motor (see test on previous page)
■■ Diverter Sensor/Position Switch
■■ Control Board
Test Procedure
1. Check the operation of the diverter motor in the Service
Diagnostic Cycle. You should be able to “hear” the cam
clicking as it rotates through the following wash zones.
¾¾ Interval 20, the diverter motor is activated and water is
‘diverted’ to upper spray arm.
¾¾ Interval 11, the diverter motor is activated and water is
‘diverted’ to the Turbo Zone (some models only).
¾¾ Interval 10, the diverter motor is activated and water is
‘diverted’ to lower spray arm.
2. If the diverter is diverting the flow of water to the wash
zones, the diverter motor is working–continue to step 3.
If not, perform the diverter motor test procedure on the
preceding page.
3. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
4. Remove access panel and outer door panel.
5. Visually check that the diverter position switch connector
and P11 connector on the control are securely installed.
¾¾ If visual check passes, go to step 6.
¾¾ If any of the connectors are not inserted properly,
reconnect and retest diverter position switch.
6. Check continuity of harness between diverter position
switch and P11 on control.
¾¾ If continuity test is good, continue to step 7.
¾¾ If continuity test fails, repair or replace harness as
needed.
7. To test diverter switch, unplug connector P11 from control
board and connect an ohmmeter across pins 3 and 4 (on
the connector removed, not the control board).
8. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power.
9. Run the service diagnostic cycle as stated in Step 1, and
during Intervals 20, 11, and 10, you should observe the
diverter position switch closing momentarily and then
reopening as it reaches each potential position.
¾¾ If the switch is functioning normally (approximately 3
ohms or less when closed), proceed to step 10.
¾¾ If switch does not open or close properly, or resistance
is much greater 3 ohms when closed, then replace
diverter assembly and retest.
10. If all the previous tests pass, replace the control board.
11. Perform Diagnostic Cycle to verify repair.
12. Reassemble all parts and panels.
13. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power.
Strip Circuit – Diverter Switch
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TESTING
For Service Technician Use Only
DANGER
Electrical Shock Hazard
Only authorized technicians should perform
diagnostic voltage measurements.
After performing voltage measurements,
disconnect power before servicing.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death or electrical shock.
Wash Motor (Variable Speed)
This test will check the wiring to the wash motor and the wash
motor itself. The following items are part of the wash motor
circuit.
■■ Harness/Connection
■■ Wash Motor (Variable Speed)
■■ Control Board
Test Procedure
1. Check the tub and sump for anything that may be
impeding water flow. Inspect and if necessary clean
the tri-filter system and verify that filters are installed
properly. Also, inspect spray arm water nozzles and clean
if needed.
2. Check the wash motor and electrical connections by
performing the Service Diagnostic Cycle. The following
steps assume that this step was unsuccessful.
3. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
4. Remove outer door panel to access control board.
5. Visually check that connector P5 is inserted all the way
into the control board.
¾¾ If visual checks pass, go to step 6.
¾¾ If visual checks fail, reconnect P5 and repeat step 2.
6. Visually check that the wash motor connector is inserted
all the way into the motor.
¾¾ If visual checks pass, go to step 7.
¾¾ If visual checks fail, reconnect motor connector and
repeat step 2.
7. Check the harness between the control board and wash
motor for continuity.
¾¾ If there is continuity, go to step 8.
¾¾ If there is no continuity, repair or replace harness as
needed.
8. Check the wash motor windings. Disconnect the P5
from the control board. With an ohmmeter, verify the
resistance values as show below. Motor Harness
Windings (ohms)
P5, Pins 1 & 2
11.6-13.4 ohms
P5, Pins 2 & 3
11.6-13.4 ohms
P5, Pins 3 & 1
11.6-13.4 ohms
¾¾ If the values are outside the range, open, or
inconsistent from winding to winding, replace the wash
motor.
¾¾ If the values are within the ranges listed, replace the
control board.
9. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
10. Reassemble all parts and panels.
11. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power.
Strip Circuit – Wash & Drain Motors (Variable Speed)
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TESTING
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5. Visually check that connector P5 is inserted all the way
into the control board.
¾¾ If visual checks pass, go to step 6.
¾¾ If visual checks fail, reconnect P5 and repeat step 2.
6. Visually check that the drain motor connector is inserted
all the way into the motor.
¾¾ If visual checks pass, go to step 7.
¾¾ If visual checks fail, reconnect motor connector and
repeat step 2.
7. Check the harness between the control board and drain
motor for continuity.
¾¾ If there is continuity, go to step 8.
¾¾ If there is no continuity, repair or replace harness as
needed.
8. Check the drain motor windings. Disconnect the P5
from the control board. With an ohmmeter, verify the
resistance values as show below. DANGER
Electrical Shock Hazard
Only authorized technicians should perform
diagnostic voltage measurements.
After performing voltage measurements,
disconnect power before servicing.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death or electrical shock.
Drain Motor (Variable Speed)
This test will check the wiring to the drain motor and the drain
motor itself. The following items are part of the drain motor
circuit.
■■ Harness/Connection
■■ Drain Motor (Variable Speed)
■■ Control Board
Test Procedure
1. Verify that drain hose or drain path is not obstructed.
Check for blockage from sump check valve to customer’s
plumbing. Check for plugged garbage disposal or disposal
plug not knocked out. Check drain loop, stuck check valve,
or for plugged hoses. Repair as needed.
2. Check the drain motor and electrical connections by
performing the Service Diagnostic Cycle. The following
steps assume that this step was unsuccessful.
3. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
4. Remove outer door panel to access control board.
Motor Harness
Windings (ohms)
P5, Pins 4 & 5
81-95 ohms
P5, Pins 5 & 6
81-95 ohms
P5, Pins 6 & 4
81-95 ohms
¾¾ If the values are outside the range, open, or
inconsistent from winding to winding, replace the wash
motor.
¾¾ If the values are within the ranges listed, replace the
control board.
9. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
10. Reassemble all parts and panels.
11. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power.
Strip Circuit – Wash & Drain Motors (Variable Speed)
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TESTING
For Service Technician Use Only
DANGER
Electrical Shock Hazard
Only authorized technicians should perform
diagnostic voltage measurements.
After performing voltage measurements,
disconnect power before servicing.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death or electrical shock.
Vent Wax Motor
This test will check the wiring to the vent and the vent wax
motor itself. The following items are part of the vent wax
motor circuit.
■■ Harness/Connection
■■ Vent Wax Motor
■■ Control Board
NOTES:
Test Procedure
1. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
2. Remove outer door panel to access control board.
3. Unplug connector P10 from control board.
4. Check the vent wax motor and harness—using an
ohmmeter, measure the resistance between P10-1 and
P10-3. ¾¾ If the resistance is between 600-1800 ohms, the wax
motor and harness are good. Go to step 5.
¾¾ If outside the range, replace the vent wax motor.
¾¾ If an open circuit is detected, check connections and
harness continuity between control and vent wax
motor. If good, replace the wax motor.
5. Reconnect P10 to control board.
6. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power.
7. Check for AC voltage from the Control. Start the
Diagnostic Cycle and measure for AC out of the control
between P10-1 to P10-3 using a voltmeter set to AC.
NOTE: During the Diagnostic Cycle, the vent wax motor is
always energized.
¾¾ If no AC voltage is measured, replace the control board
and retest.
¾¾ If 120V AC is measured and dispenser motor is
energized, go to step 8.
8. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
9. Reassemble all parts and panels.
10. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power.
Only dishwashers with the ProDry™ option have a vent and
fan. If moisture is detected between outer and inner door
panels or on cabinets around air inlet located on side of door
panel, check that the vent damper is closing properly using the
Service Diagnostic Cycle.
Also verify that wax motor seal and vent bezel seal are not
pinched or missing. Verify there are no leaks around the vent
bezel seal allowing moisture past the bezel and into the door
panel area.
Strip Circuit – Vent Wax Motor
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TESTING
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Test Procedure
DANGER
Electrical Shock Hazard
Only authorized technicians should perform
diagnostic voltage measurements.
After performing voltage measurements,
disconnect power before servicing.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death or electrical shock.
Vent Fan
This test will check the wiring to the vent and the vent fan
itself. The following items are part of the vent fan circuit.
■■ Harness/Connection
■■ Vent Fan
■■ Control Board
NOTES:
Only dishwashers with the ProDry™ option have a vent and
fan. If moisture is detected between outer and inner door
panels or on cabinets around air inlet located on side of door
panel, check that the vent damper is closing properly using the
Service Diagnostic Cycle.
Also verify that wax motor seal and vent bezel seal are not
pinched or missing. Verify there are no leaks around the vent
bezel seal allowing moisture past the bezel and into the door
panel area.
1. Check the vent fan and electrical connections by
performing the Service Diagnostic Cycle. The following
steps assume that this step was unsuccessful.
2. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
3. Remove outer door panel to access control board.
4. Unplug connector P10 from control board.
5. Check the resistance of the fan motor coil. With a
ohmmeter, connect the black lead to P10-6 and the red
lead to P10-5. IMPORTANT: Note measurement polarity.
¾¾ If the resistance is between 31-41 k-ohms, the fan
motor and harness are good. Go to step 6.
¾¾ If outside the range, replace the fan motor.
¾¾ If an open circuit is detected, check connections and
harness continuity between control and fan motor. If
good, replace the fan motor assembly.
6. Reconnect P10 to control board.
7. With a voltmeter set to DC, connect the black lead to
P10-6 and the red lead to P10-5. IMPORTANT: Note
measurement polarity.
8. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power.
9. Check for DC voltage from the Control. Start the
Diagnostic Cycle and at the proper interval measure for
+5V DC out of the control between P10 pins 5 & 6.
¾¾ If +5V DC is measured and fan is running, go to step 10.
¾¾ If no voltage is measured, replace the control board
and retest.
10. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
11. Reassemble all parts and panels.
12. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power.
Strip Circuit – Vent Fan
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TESTING
For Service Technician Use Only
DANGER
Electrical Shock Hazard
Only authorized technicians should perform
diagnostic voltage measurements.
After performing voltage measurements,
disconnect power before servicing.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death or electrical shock.
4. Disconnect user interface connection from control board.
Verify all other connections to the control are good.
5. Re-assemble door, but do not close door.
6. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power. 7. Wait at least 7 seconds for control to power-up
completely.
8. Close dishwasher door and monitor control response:
¾¾ If control is OK, it will respond by turning on the drain
motor for 2 minutes. Replace user interface assembly.
¾¾ If control is not OK, it will not turn on the drain motor.
Wait for at least 10 seconds. If still no drain response,
then replace control or LCD display module (whichever
one the UI was connected to).
9. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
10. Reassemble all parts and panels.
11. Plug in dishwasher or reconnect power.
User Interface (UI)
This test will check the wiring to the user interface and the
user interface itself. The following items are part of the user
interface circuit.
■■ Harness/Connection
■■ User Interface (UI)
■■ Status LED (On some models)
■■ Control Board
Test Procedure
1. Verify that the control lock-out feature has not been
turned on by the customer. If unit will not run or power
up, perform Power Check procedure on page 6-6. Also,
check for excessive condensation on UI parts due to vent
and/or fan problem.
2. Unplug dishwasher or disconnect power.
3. Remove outer door panel to access control board and
user interface.
Control Board User Interface Connections
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