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Stainless Steel Panels
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Post# 1087499   9/1/2020 at 10:04 (931 days old) by kakidd (Texas)        

Is it possible to find stainless steel panels somewhere for a Kitchenaid KDS-17a?

Post# 1087718 , Reply# 1   9/2/2020 at 21:13 (930 days old) by dnastrau (Lords Valley, PA)        
Dishwasher stainless steel panels

This might be a solution...

Andrew S.


Post# 1087736 , Reply# 2   9/3/2020 at 00:20 (929 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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This Thermador had custom panels to match cabinetry when I picked it up about a dozen years ago, but unfortunately, they didn't match my cabinetry so something had to be done.  Trying to find a factory replacement panel was a total non-starter, so Nate and I went to Orchard Supply Hardware and found our solution with sheets of aluminum in a special manufacturer's display rack.  We cut sections to fit both the door and access panels and pulled off the look of stainless steel for a fraction of what that material would have cost.

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Post# 1087766 , Reply# 3   9/3/2020 at 09:16 (929 days old) by DADoES (TX,U.S. of A.)        

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KA-17 panels aren't flat.

The upper panel has the edges turned 90 to fit around the the door.

The lower panel has same and a large bottom flange with tabs for the anchor screws. See the pic below and also reply #11 for the bottom panel.

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Post# 1087961 , Reply# 4   9/4/2020 at 17:45 (928 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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It didn't even register with me that the pre-20 series don't have flat panels.  Disregard my suggestion above.  That would be a lot of work to get right.

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