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Kitchenaid architect series ii kudk03ctss: user guide
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First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website and reference FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Dishwasher is not operating properly
Dishwasher does not run or stops during a cycle
Is the door closed tightly and latched?
Is the right cycle selected?
Is there power to the dishwasher? Has a household fuse blown,
or has a circuit breaker tripped? Replace the fuse or reset the
circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an electrician.
Has the motor stopped due to an overload? The motor
automatically resets itself within a few minutes. If it does not
restart, call for service.
Is the water shutoff valve (if installed) turned on?
It is normal for certain cycles to repeatedly pause for several
seconds during the main wash.
Clean light is flashing
Call for service.
Dishwasher will not fill
Is the overfill protection float able to
move up and down freely? Press down
to release.
Dishwasher seems to run too long
The dishwasher can run up to 3
level, water temperature, cycles and options.
Is the water supplied to the dishwasher hot enough? The
dishwasher runs longer while heating water.
Is the dishwasher cycle time within the cycle times? See cycle
sections wash times. A delay automatically occurs in some
wash and rinse cycles until the water reaches the proper
This dishwasher is equipped with an optical sensor wash that
detects water temperature, soil and detergent amount. Wash
cycles are adjusted based on what is sensed.
IMPORTANT: The very first wash cycle after installation in your
home will be adjusted to include an additional 2 rinses. This
cycle must not be interrupted for proper sensor adjustment. If
this adjustment cycle is canceled or stopped before the Clean
light comes on at the end of the cycle, the next wash cycle will
repeat this sensor adjustment.
Water remains in the dishwasher
Is the cycle complete?


to possibly avoid the cost of a service call.
In the U.S.A.,
hours depending on soil
In Canada,
Detergent remains in the covered section of the dispenser
Is the cycle complete?
Is the detergent lump-free? Replace detergent if necessary.
White residue on the front of the access panel
Was too much detergent used?
Is the brand of detergent making excess foam? Try a different
brand to reduce foaming and eliminate buildup.
Odor in the dishwasher
Are dishes washed only every 2 or 3 days? Run a rinse cycle
once or twice a day until you have a full load.
Does the dishwasher have a new plastic smell? Run a vinegar
rinse as described in "Dishwasher Care."
Condensation on the kitchen counter (built-in models)
Is the dishwasher aligned with the countertop? Moisture from
the vent in the dishwasher console can form on the counter.
Refer to the Installation Instructions for more information.
Dishes do not dry completely
Dishes do not dry completely
Did you use a 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.
Dishes are not dry
Did you load your dishwasher to allow proper water drainage?
Do not overload. Use a liquid rinse aid to speed drying.
Are the plastics wet? Plastics often need towel drying.
Is the rinse aid dispenser empty?
Did you use an air-dry or energy-saving dry option? Use a
heated drying option for dryer dishes.
Excess moisture on racks and dishwasher interior
Check the rinse aid indicator to see that there is rinse aid in the

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