Dishwasher door panel was rusting
Prashant K. • Fishers, IN • October 11, 2014
Appliance: KitchenAid Dishwasher KUDS25SHWH1
My Repair & Advice
I had no hope of separating the panel from the frame without damaging the frame since the two parts were rusted pretty badly and the screws holding the panel to the frame were completely beyond salvage. So I had to replace both the panel and the frame. I ended up removing the electrical/electronic connections, removing the panel/frame from the hinge and then replacing it with the new parts. Took about 90 minutes but the hardest part was removing other items from the rusting frame without damaging those parts. It looked like the soap dispenser mechanism was the culprit of the water leak causing the rust. So I'll be replacing that now.