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Offline shadood

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Kitchen Aid Dish washer Pops Open
« on: January 21, 2012, 12:20:29 PM »
I have A Kitchen Aid Dishwasher that the door keeps opening it is Model KUDS02FRSS1, I changed the springs and the cable, I looked at the tub and the door it seems that the tub is bowed where the latch engage, so now we keep a chair on the door,



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Re: Kitchen Aid Dish washer Pops Open
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2012, 12:27:33 PM »
i beleive there is a service flash for that, i think its called a extended door keep, i check on whirlpool website & make sure. i get back to you with finding.

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Re: Kitchen Aid Dish washer Pops Open
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2012, 12:56:12 PM »
yes, it door keep or door strike, part# AP3885607, that should fixya!!!





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Re: Kitchen Aid Dish washer Pops Open
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2012, 06:34:27 PM »
To fix this problem I think is not so hard. I had the same problem with one of my costumers, after another technician replaced strings and rollers of springs. To install the roller support there are three positions to put the screw. Try to remove the screw in middle hole or in back hole and will work.

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Re: Kitchen Aid Dish washer Pops Open
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2012, 07:57:43 PM »
Make sure the bottom rack wasn't taken out and put in backwards.
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Re: Kitchen Aid Dish washer Pops Open
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2012, 08:57:57 PM »
These Kitchen Aid dishwasher are a real headache when it comes to getting the door to shut properly.  Especially on the dishwashers that have heavy custom wood panel doors.  I have heard of techs doing all sorts of things to remedy the problem.  Personally I stock ALL of the parts relative to the problem on my truck, so I can swap parts out until I figure out what does the trick.

The most common solution is replacing the door cables and related parts.

I have also solved this by replacing the door latch, and the door strikes.  The Whirlpool part number for the door strikes are:

Bent Lip:  8574157
Straight Lip:  8580309

You might even be able to solve this by installing a new door seal, with the silicon/glue, and then wedge a chair against the handle for 24hrs, so that the glue will dry holding the door seal back.  This makes it so the door seal doesn't put so much pressure on the door.

Other techs will bend out the stainless door down by the bottom portion of the door seal.  They do this so the seal doesn't put so much pressure in that area.  It's a bit drastic, but it works for them!  I personally never do this.
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Re: Kitchen Aid Dish washer Pops Open
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2012, 09:12:23 AM »
I have to go back on one of these today. The door keeps popping open during the wash. It all started after I replaced the door seal. I've replaced the strike, latch, links, springs, hinges, adjusted the feet, and now I'm going back to see what else it might need. Our tech assist center and Whirlpool are no help. Any ideas?
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Re: Kitchen Aid Dish washer Pops Open
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2012, 09:39:46 AM »
i would make sure you have the correct door seal & its in the correct position, sometimes i heat the seal up in hot water or heat with heat gun.

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Re: Kitchen Aid Dish washer Pops Open
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2012, 05:56:20 PM »
Im back on this dishwasher again... our tech line is making me replace the tub and inner door.. ::)

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Re: Kitchen Aid Dish washer Pops Open
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2012, 11:59:11 PM »
Got this call back on my route today. I replaced the tub, and inner door. The door stays closed now. Good thing they had the protection Plan. Total was $643...
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