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Kitchen Aid KDS-20 door assembly
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Post# 944273   6/19/2017 at 17:50 by Ausmith (Wauwatosa)        

Could someone tell me the procedure for putting the top and bottom door panels
on? Also please tell me how/where the black metal piece that goes on first is installed.

Post# 944325 , Reply# 1   6/20/2017 at 01:04 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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I'm pretty sure the top panel is secured by the chrome trim strips on both sides of the door.  You only have to remove one of them to insert the colored or stainless steel panel.


Same goes for the bottom panel, but installing that whole panel assembly onto the machine can be really frustrating.  You have to angle it out at the bottom and inward at the top, lift it up and over the tabs that hold the top edge in place, then attach the bottom L-brackets to the frame with screws.   It could easily take you several tries, as it's mostly done by feel.  Always pull outward at the top to make sure it's securely hooked.  It will pull right off if it's not.  Don't bother doing anything with the bottom until the top is properly in place.


My experience has more than once been that the top refuses to attach, but after a bunch of attempts it finally does, but I never have any idea about what I did differently. 

Post# 944339 , Reply# 2   6/20/2017 at 06:02 by stevet (palm coast florida)        
Eddie,(Toploader55) can you roll the tape?

Ed, can you attach the link of the video on how to attach the lower panel that you graciously uploaded to Youtube a few years back?

Post# 944342 , Reply# 3   6/20/2017 at 06:16 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Hi Steve.

I thought I uploaded it to YouTube... I need to search the archives of my unorganized files and find it. I started looking for it last night.

I will look when I get home from work.

Post# 944444 , Reply# 4   6/21/2017 at 04:57 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Getting old.,,, It was there already.

This video was made possible by the Intergalactical Hobart Jedi stevet.

Includes Narration Too ; )

CLICK HERE TO GO TO toploader55's LINK

Post# 944469 , Reply# 5   6/21/2017 at 10:35 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Eddie, the link takes me to YouTube but the screen displays,  "No Videos Were Found."

Post# 944480 , Reply# 6   6/21/2017 at 11:40 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Gee Ralph...

It works fine on my end... Anyone else having trouble ?

Here is the Link to Copy and Paste...

Post# 944487 , Reply# 7   6/21/2017 at 13:00 by Chachp (Conway, AR)        
Same here.

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It takes me too my own account page and listing of YouTube videos. What is the title on the video?

Post# 944491 , Reply# 8   6/21/2017 at 13:20 by cuffs054 (GA)        

Top, I had the result.

Post# 944494 , Reply# 9   6/21/2017 at 13:30 by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Eddie, the link doesn't work because you're logged-in to your YouTube account when copying the URL and it includes reference to "edit" related to that along with the video ID.  YouTube picks up the "edit" reference and tries to bring up the specified video for people who may be logged-in to their own YouTube account, and of course your video doesn't exist in their library.

This one should work for everyone:


Post# 944521 , Reply# 10   6/21/2017 at 17:54 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Thank you...

Glad it's up

Post# 946076 , Reply# 11   6/30/2017 at 17:43 by Ausmith (Wauwatosa)        
Where does this part go?

Thank you for all the replies! The video is very helpful! So the large top panel goes on first? I am posting a picture of a black metal part. I didn't see a part like this in the video. Is it a kick plate and does it go on after the small bottom panel or before? With the flange facing in or out?

My bottom panel doesn't have any insulation, should I try to replace it? Is it just for noise reduction or does it have another purpose?

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Post# 946111 , Reply# 12   6/30/2017 at 20:31 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Install the Lower Panel... Then install (screw) on the kick plate.

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