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Author Topic: Kitchen aid KUDS01DJSSO makes grinding noise and doesn't clean well.  (Read 4331 times)

Offline htroberts

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The dishwasher makes a grinding sound during the wash cycle and doesn't clean well. Drain cycle works okay with normal sound--no grinding.

Looking at the diagram, I think it's probably the sump or impeller but don't know which...

Offline lesguns

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Re: Kitchen aid KUDS01DJSSO makes grinding noise and doesn't clean well.
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2013, 09:25:15 PM »
CHECK CHOPPER IN SUMP.

Offline AJ

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Re: Kitchen aid KUDS01DJSSO makes grinding noise and doesn't clean well.
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2013, 10:08:14 PM »
I agree check the food chopper assembly, part # 8268383

Here is a video that will show you how.
Food Chopper Assembly Help Video

Offline htroberts

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Re: Kitchen aid KUDS01DJSSO makes grinding noise and doesn't clean well.
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2013, 05:39:04 AM »
I pulled the food chopper out and it seems that the screen part is not connected to the center axle of the chopper assembly.  It looks suspicious to me. I ordered a new chopper. It is not clear if the screen is supposed to be so loose on the axle even though it looks like the screen does not turn?

Many thanks for pointing me in a direction that is looking good so far.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2013, 05:45:47 AM by htroberts »

Offline lesguns

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Re: Kitchen aid KUDS01DJSSO makes grinding noise and doesn't clean well.
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2013, 11:11:55 PM »
was the chopper screen clogged with junk? run without chopper if noisy its bad motor.

Offline htroberts

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Re: Kitchen aid KUDS01DJSSO makes grinding noise and doesn't clean well.
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013, 01:54:27 AM »
Chopper was about 25% clogged.  I have yet to run without chopper but I will try that.

Offline Bailey

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Re: Kitchen aid KUDS01DJSSO makes grinding noise and doesn't clean well.
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2013, 06:09:50 PM »
I recently had this problem. First time I cleaned the screen. About a month later it was plugged up again. Turns out the blade was not turning. Upon closer examination, the ears on the wash impeller that engage the ears on the chopper blade had broken off. Had to install a new motor-impeller assembly.

Offline haroldsappliance

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Re: Kitchen aid KUDS01DJSSO makes grinding noise and doesn't clean well.
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2013, 06:27:26 PM »
It does not take much to slow this piece of junk down. I tell my customers to never put such things as a jar with a label in dishwasher. It will clog this small screen very quickly. Junk!!