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Dishwasher spraying after door is opened.
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Post# 948221   7/14/2017 at 20:20 by Dermacie (my forever home (Glenshaw, PA))        

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My kitchenaid kuds25shbt1 dishwasher which is nearly 20 years old whirlpool made sprays after I open the door. Why does this happen and can it be repaired. I am the original owner and really like the machine.

Post# 948236 , Reply# 1   7/14/2017 at 23:14 by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        
Most likely

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Cause is a microswitch stuck on or a sensor isn't reacting to the door's position correctly.
.more likely a physical switch as the logic would catch a sensor error.
Not hard to fix or diagnose if it is the microswitch.

Post# 948279 , Reply# 2   7/15/2017 at 04:03 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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What he said ^

Post# 948281 , Reply# 3   7/15/2017 at 04:27 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Sounds like a stuck door switch.

Maybe some schmutz got built up in the switch or it corroded over the years.

Check the upper right hand corner of the door. That's where they usually are. Take a toothpick, push it a few times and see if it clicks.

Post# 948287 , Reply# 4   7/15/2017 at 06:37 by joeypete (Concord, NH)        

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Don't open the door. ;-)

Post# 948292 , Reply# 5   7/15/2017 at 07:39 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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Is it really running with the door open or are you opening the door too fast and just getting sprayed a little as you open it.


If it is really running with the door open you have a bad door switch.

Post# 948293 , Reply# 6   7/15/2017 at 07:43 by brucelucenta (tulsa, oklahoma)        

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I would get the new Kitchenaid that has a glass insert and you can watch it as it cleans! I wish it had been available when I purchased mine 4 years ago....

Post# 948304 , Reply# 7   7/15/2017 at 10:10 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
A new Kitchen Aid

in stainless will set you back about $850. The window model is extra.

Post# 948320 , Reply# 8   7/15/2017 at 12:27 by mayken4now (Panama City, Florida)        

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LOL Joe, "Don't open the door"

Hope you get it rectified.

Post# 948447 , Reply# 9   7/16/2017 at 10:25 by Dermacie (my forever home (Glenshaw, PA))        

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I am considering purchasing a new Kitchenaid but I will see if I can clean this switch in the mean time. Thank you for all the advice.

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