Kitchen Aid Dish Washer

Kitchen Aid Dish Washer

I tried to find the diagrams for KitchenAid Model KDTE204DSS1 to no avail, as they keep providing a different but supposedly similar model. The washer has a pump that whines and screams and now it will not pump. I did the usual, and cleaned the filters etc. Finally with a turkey baster, I emptied all of the water from washer. I then carefully removed the three prong brown wire from the pump. I twisted the pump and it came out in my hands. Once the pump is totally dissimilar to all pump on the dishwashers that Kitchen Aid lists. This does not make very happy. As I write this, should I find/buy a pump in the morning and put it in place and the machine again fails, I look at the circuit board and head to Sears to buy a Kenmore. Kitchen Aid needs to be in the garburator.
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Kitchen Aid Dish Washer

George of Toronto, ON on Nov. 24, 2016Satisfaction RatingI tried to find the diagrams for KitchenAid Model KDTE204DSS1 to no avail, as they keep providing a different but supposedly similar model. The washer has a pump that whines and screams and now it will not pump. I did the usual, and cleaned the filters etc. Finally with a turkey baster, I emptied all of the water from washer. I then carefully removed the three prong brown wire from the pump. I twisted the pump and it came out in my hands. Once the pump is totally dissimilar to all pump on the dishwashers that Kitchen Aid lists. This does not make very happy. As I write this, should I find/buy a pump in the morning and put it in place and the machine again fails, I look at the circuit board and head to Sears to buy a Kenmore. Kitchen Aid needs to be in the garburator.Helpful?YesNo
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Kitchen Aid Dish Washer

I tried to find the diagrams for KitchenAid Model KDTE204DSS1 to no avail, as they keep providing a different but supposedly similar model. The washer has a pump that whines and screams and now it will not pump. I did the usual, and cleaned the filters etc. Finally with a turkey baster, I emptied all of the water from washer. I then carefully removed the three prong brown wire from the pump. I twisted the pump and it came out in my hands. Once the pump is totally dissimilar to all pump on the dishwashers that Kitchen Aid lists. This does not make very happy. As I write this, should I find/buy a pump in the morning and put it in place and the machine again fails, I look at the circuit board and head to Sears to buy a Kenmore. Kitchen Aid needs to be in the garburator.Helpful?YesNo
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Kitchen Aid Dish Washer

Can scan receipt of purchase from Lowe’s store locally if required. I have no repair order number, as requested below. Do have extended warranty # if required. We had Sears brand appliances in our old house (8 years), still have Sears (Kenmore) washer and dryer, 3 sets over 43 yrs of married life, 2nd set in this house, first set lasted 24 years, top-loaders, replaced when laundry room was remodeled, now with HE front loaders that are currently 8+ years old. Some repairs were needed, recall replacing motor of current washer when motor-bearing became noisy.
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Kitchen Aid Dish Washer

We bought the dishwasher about 2 months ago, I have had Sears service out to check it out and the tech basically said it was all my fault. The dishwasher doesn’t clean, it doesn’t dry, you can’t interrupt the cycle (add a dish) without starting over. I have to make sure the dishes are spotless before putting them in the washer. Many times the detergent door won’t open and when it does the packet just sits in the holder and never gets into the washing area. I feel that I have wasted close to $850.00 which is something I can not afford. I would never buy anything they manufactured again.
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Kitchen Aid Dish Washer

Daniel of New Canaan, CT on April 1, 2017Satisfaction RatingWe bought the dishwasher about 2 months ago, I have had Sears service out to check it out and the tech basically said it was all my fault. The dishwasher doesn’t clean, it doesn’t dry, you can’t interrupt the cycle (add a dish) without starting over. I have to make sure the dishes are spotless before putting them in the washer. Many times the detergent door won’t open and when it does the packet just sits in the holder and never gets into the washing area. I feel that I have wasted close to $850.00 which is something I can not afford. I would never buy anything they manufactured again.Helpful?YesNo
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Kitchen Aid Dish Washer

We bought the dishwasher about 2 months ago, I have had Sears service out to check it out and the tech basically said it was all my fault. The dishwasher doesn’t clean, it doesn’t dry, you can’t interrupt the cycle (add a dish) without starting over. I have to make sure the dishes are spotless before putting them in the washer. Many times the detergent door won’t open and when it does the packet just sits in the holder and never gets into the washing area. I feel that I have wasted close to $850.00 which is something I can not afford. I would never buy anything they manufactured again.Helpful?YesNo
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Kitchen Aid Dish Washer

Purchased a higher end Kitchen Aid dishwasher model KUDE60FVSS3 in 2010. End of 2016 dishwasher was having issues with it not draining at the end of the cycle. Had a local repairman out twice. He replaced the drain pump and repositioned the drain line – didn’t fix the issue. Contacted Whirlpool/KitchenAid customer service and set up an appointment with a factory authorized technician. Factory certified tech couldn’t figure out what was wrong (test was not producing an error code). He suggested replacing the main board and drain valve sensor – ($400+). He couldn’t guarantee that this would fix the problem since he couldn’t get an error code. I understand that appliances break down, and I was prepared to have this one repaired, but when the fix is a trial and error throw money at it approach, this deems a product as disposable, since it’s cheaper to buy something new.
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Although the dishwasher is 6 years old, I estimate that it has run less than 1500 cycles (running it every 3-4 days over the 6 years). Also, in the 6 years I’ve had to replace the cutlery baskets twice – cheap plastic garbage. I sent a complaint letter to Whirlpool executives and their response, although quick, was one basically one of “We’re not prepared to do much”. KitchenAid use to have the reputation for quality and reliability. Now they have cheapened the design to where the higher end models are no different than a cheaper $300 disposable machine. There was nothing wrong with the quality of money I paid for this dishwasher, but certainly Whirlpool/Kitchen Aid quality and reliability leaves a lot to be desired. Will never buy another Whirlpool product, nor will I recommend.
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We have been generally pleased with out KitchenAid Dishwasher until recently. It was purchased in December 2015. Lately as we start a load, it sounds like whirling vacuum sweeper. The repairman tells us it is due to a bushing that has leaked. After the machine warms up, the sound goes away yet the quiet nature of the washer was the very reason we went with KitchenAid. The repairman said we could solve this issue by replacing the motor for a $350 price tag. Has anyone else experienced this issue? We were told that no further damage would occur but the noise will get louder until the machine finally quits.
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Dan of Okc, OK on March 11, 2017Satisfaction RatingWe have been generally pleased with out KitchenAid Dishwasher until recently. It was purchased in December 2015. Lately as we start a load, it sounds like whirling vacuum sweeper. The repairman tells us it is due to a bushing that has leaked. After the machine warms up, the sound goes away yet the quiet nature of the washer was the very reason we went with KitchenAid. The repairman said we could solve this issue by replacing the motor for a $350 price tag. Has anyone else experienced this issue? We were told that no further damage would occur but the noise will get louder until the machine finally quits.Helpful?YesNo