kitchenaid dishwashers

Information about the problems and breakdowns of KitchenAid dishwashers that were reported from 2011 to 2022.

Common problems: burning, cleaning program, drain, electric shock, electrical, fire, glass shattering, leaking, melting, moisture, overheating, sharp edges, short circuit, smoke.

Faulty modules: buttons, control board, dispenser, display, door, door latch, heating element, motor, pump, rack, sensor.


281 issues reported

KitchenAid KUDSO1FLSS1

  • Date: 4/27/2011

Dishwasher emitted smoke odor. Unit would not shut off using the cancel button. After power was cut off at fuse box, it was inspected to find the heating coil appeared to have overheated & had continued to heat when there was not water. consumer feels it's a fire hazard.

KitchenAid KUDKO3ITWH3

  • Date: 1/27/2012

Consumer replaced rinse dispenser on dishwasher. After warranty expired, dishwasher started leaking again.

KitchenAid KUDR01TJ BL0

  • Date: 2/21/2014

59 YOF started dishwasher & went to bed. Consumer returned home about one hour later to find kitchen full of smoke. He traced smoke to dishwasher. Unit was stopped d/t malfunction & fire. He found blackened & melted circuit board & its cover. He disconnected power cord.

KitchenAid KDTM4004ESS1

  • Date: 11/7/2016

A dishwasher's door creates a protrusion and is a sharp once opened. 66 YOM and 65 YOF consumers have cut themselves on this edge many times, on leg area. Consumer states this is a safety hazard.

KitchenAid KUDS01DJSS1

  • Date: 3/16/2011

after dishwasher was in use for 5 to 10 minutes smoke started pouring from the top of the dishwasher & there was an electrical burning smell in the home. consumer noticed that there was no power to the unit. A technician removed control panel. electrical board was burned up.

KitchenAid KUDP02CRWH2

  • Date: 3/14/2011

Consumer says noticed excessive burning odor while the dishwasher was operating and found it smoking. The control panel had caught fire. It has been replaced but since then the thermal fuse keeps blowing.

KitchenAid KUDP01DLBL1

  • Date: 4/15/2011

Consumer reports that the dishwasher had been running for only 5-7 minutes when black smoke and sparks started coming out of it. Consumer said that there was a strong odor and the circuit board melted.

KitchenAid Superba KUD5011JWH1

  • Date: 4/18/2011

Dishwasher caught fire & emitted smoke from the unit's top. A male consumer opened the unit's door when hot water sprated out. He turned off the circuit to the appliance.

KitchenAid KUDT3STSS0

  • Date: 4/19/2011

Consumer states that the soap dispenser in the dishwasher started to smell like burned plastic and the panel had smoke on it. Consumer inspected and found that the soap dispenser had melted. Consumer feels that the dishwasher could pose a fire hazard.

KitchenAid KUDIO1ILBL2

  • Date: 4/26/2011

within 5 minutes of dishwasher being on it had an electrical burning smell. a technician told consumer he needs replacement of control board.

KitchenAid KUD101FLSS2

  • Date: 5/3/2011

The counterbalancing mechanism that prevents the very heavy door from dropping when open is a set of strings and some plastic washers. The strings have broken 3 times.

KitchenAid KUDP01FLBT5

  • Date: 5/12/2011

Upon returning home within a half an hour after dishwasher was started, consumer found smoke & arcing coming from dishwasher control panel. he turned off the circuit breaker. he disassembled front panel & found electronic control assembly burned, wire connectors melted.

KitchenAid KUDS01FLSS5

  • Date: 5/23/2011

Consumer reports that the dishwasher caught fire while it was running.

KitchenAid KUDS01DLSS1

  • Date: 5/31/2011

consumer's diswasher door came crashing down. 51 yof tripped over it & went head first into a lower kitchen cabinet door. Also, the dishwasher will no longer run, after pressing begin on control panel, bottom of machine will fill with water, but will not enter cleaning cycle.

KitchenAid KUDS01ILBT0

  • Date: 5/31/2011

Consumer stated that while she was using dishwasher in wash mode for about 5 minutes she saw black smoke & flames emitting from upper right side of the unit. she opened door & cancel the operation. There was no melted racks but there black soot on inside walls of dishwasher.

KitchenAid KUDP01FLBL3

  • Date: 5/31/2011

consumer reported that whenever dishwasher started the wash mode, then it would stop and make a buzzing sound, which is followed by a odor of burnt wires. consumer then turns it off with the concern that it could start a fire.


  • Date: 6/9/2011

The consumer’s dishwasher stopped working as start button wouldn’t operate the machine Wires of it have melted. It motherboard melted initially. Damage didn’t spread to structure of her house. She was struck & bruised on her right shin when door of dishwasher fell on her.

KitchenAid KUDS02SRSS1

  • Date: 6/13/2011

consumer reported about dishwasher Control Board Failure. Wiring harness and thermal fuse melted. Pump motor failed.

KitchenAid KUDS01IJWH0

  • Date: 6/16/2011

After consumer’s wife started dishwasher, she smelled something burning. Display was blank. Front top door was burnt, plastic faceplate was distorted, and gasket between plastic faceplate & door was burnt & melted. Ceiling was marked where lid hit it. Damage was extensive.

KitchenAid KUDI02IR

  • Date: 6/20/2011

Consumer's dishwasher started to smoke during a normal wash cycle. It smelled like an electrical fire coming from the control panel.

KitchenAid KUDS02FRSS0

  • Date: 7/13/2011

Consumer reports that the control panel of the dishwasher stopped working. When the cover was taken off it was found that the two lines of ribbon cable look shorted and one line looked completely burned out. Consumer says no recall but found multiple reports of fires online.


  • Date: 7/15/2011

consumer Started dishwasher and between the initial wash cycle and the drain cycle she heard a loud pop and when her husband got up to investigate he saw the door of the dishwasher glowing orange from the fire inside.

KitchenAid KUDS01DJWH0

  • Date: 7/19/2011

Flames & smoke were coming out of consumer’s dishwasher after 10 minutes into wash cycle. Smoke & bad electronics smell were pouring out of front control panel. Some of electronic components on main circuit board had caught on fire & burned wires & components.

KitchenAid KUDIO1ILBT6

  • Date: 7/28/2011

Dishwasher circuit board and fuse burned up. Consumer had to replace front panel, circuit board and fuse of it. The dishwasher just quit working and consumer still smelled a burned smell.


  • Date: 8/1/2011

The dishwasher emitted a strong smell of overheated electric/ plastic components charring, smoke during its cycle. As the controls would not function, owner had to turn the circuit breaker to the unit off. The control module was found to be heavily blackened & extremely hot.

KitchenAid KUDS01IJWH0

  • Date: 8/8/2011

Consumer placed dishwasher into the wash cycle & about 15minutes later she noticed smoke emitting from control panel towards the corners of the unit. she powered it off from circuit breaker to make sure it was off. the plastic around circuit board melted & charred.

KitchenAid KUDI01SLSF6

  • Date: 8/11/2011

dishwasher was set to a heavy cycle & was on for 10 minutes before it started smoking. consumer opened the door of the unit & it continue to operate. consumer pressed cancel button & unit would not respond. consumer had to turn off unit at the circuit breaker.

KitchenAid KUDPO1IL

  • Date: 8/12/2011

dishwasher was placed on light & heated dry cycle & half way through the cycle consumer noticed black & brown smoke coming from control panel & terrible plastic burning odor. Within minutes right hand side of panel caught fire. consumer turned off circuit breaker.

KitchenAid KUDK01LBS6

  • Date: 8/23/2011

consumer turned the dishwasher on when all of a sudden she smelled rubber burning. consumer's husband inspected the dishwasher & noticed a hole to the right of the start and cancel button. he unplugged the unit. consumer tried to use it but the lights would not come on.

KitchenAid KUDS01IJBLO

  • Date: 8/31/2011

Consumer turned on dishwasher & 7-10 minutes later it made clicking sound & then loud popping sound. It started pouring flames out of top of door over where circuit board is located. Consumer opened door to stop cycle. Thick smoke was pouring out of top where flames had been.

KitchenAid KUDS01FLSS

  • Date: 8/31/2011

Dishwasher started fire, spontaneously emitting smoke & flames. Dishwasher had been turned on & was running for about 40 minutes when 46 YOF heard unusual noise. There was odd burning smell & smoke was coming out from right side of door.

KitchenAid KUDS01FLSS6

  • Date: 9/5/2011

Consumer heard popping noise from kitchen & found smoke billowing out of dishwasher. He pushed Cancel button & aired out the kitchen. He replaced control panel & accompanying fuse, but dishwasher still showing heat sensor malfunction.

KitchenAid KUDI01LWH2

  • Date: 9/7/2011

Consumer left the dishwasher on a full cycle & when she awoke next morning, she smelled an ozone odor (electrical fire). she discovered that the top part of the door had melted & when she opened it, the handle of door release particles of carbon. control panel was inoperable.

KitchenAid KUDP01FLSS6

  • Date: 9/8/2011

On 3 occasions the dishwasher door retention cord broke allowing the heavyweight door open & hit a 46 YOF causing a bruise on her right thigh area. Also numerous electrical problems are known with this unit making it a fire hazard.

KitchenAid KUDS01DJBL1

  • Date: 9/12/2011

Dishwasher emitted smoke & large flame from the control panel during use. Consumer managed to open the unit's door but it continued to operate splashing water.The unit was serviced on many occassions & several parts in the control panel had been replaced less than a year ago

KitchenAid KUDP01ILBL6

  • Date: 9/12/2011

While dishwasher was in use consumer smelled odor of burnt plastic. there was smoke emitting from vent of dishwasher. She attempted to power it off but control panel was inoperable. She had to switched it off from circuit breaker. Control panel melted.

KitchenAid KUDS01ILBL

  • Date: 9/12/2011

Dishwasher started emitting a burning plastic smell. Turned off circuit breaker.Repairman came out and said control board was burned through & wiring harnass was melted. Consumer believes this could have caused a fire.

KitchenAid KUDS01FLSS5

  • Date: 9/22/2011

Consumers heard popping noise from kitchen. Dishwasher was smoking with sparks & flames coming from upper right side of door. Pressing cancel didn't help; circuit braker had to be turned off. Technician determined unit's control panel circuit board failed & caught on fire.

KitchenAid KUDP01ILBT2

  • Date: 9/23/2011

Consumer reports that the dishwasher caught fire during operating cycle, completely burning the control board and wiring disabling the unit. Consumer says it has been found that this is a common problem with this machine as well as others from the same manufacturer.

KitchenAid KUDI01ILB2

  • Date: 9/29/2011

Consumer reports that a few minutes after the dishwasher was turned on, she smelled burning from wires. Consumer says she opened the dishwasher and saw smoke. Consumer says there was smell of fire in the upper right hand corner of the dishwasher door.

KitchenAid KUDI01ILBS5

  • Date: 10/3/2011

According to local Fire Marshall's office a fire appears to have started from control board in dishwasher.

KitchenAid KUDSO1ILWH1

  • Date: 10/11/2011

A 53 YOF report that when the dishwasher was in use, approx. 5-10 minutes into the cycle, a strange noise was heard & flames were coming out the top & right side of the unit.The control panel was inoperative to shut the unit down. When the door was opened the flames died out.

KitchenAid KUDP01ILBS2

  • Date: 10/13/2011

Dishwasher started to smell like electrical fire. Repair service found that main control board melted & burned up & replaced control panel, board, & wiring harness. It happened again & this time flames & smoke were coming from control panel. 61 YOF injured: no first aid.


  • Date: 10/20/2011

Dishwasher was running when housekeeper heard popping sound & then saw smoke coming out of dishwasher. She opened dishwasher door & flames shot out. She put out fire using spray nozzle from sink. The control panel appeared to be on fire.

KitchenAid KUDI01FLSS1

  • Date: 10/24/2011

While beginning to run dishwasher, control board started to burn. This caused smoke to rise from unit & smell of electrical wires burning to permeate house. Unit was turned off & shut off at breaker.

KitchenAid KUDI01ILWH1

  • Date: 10/25/2011

Consumer loaded dishwasher & started it. When she came back to kitchen, it was filled with smoke & terrible chemical smell. Consumer discovered some brown markings on top of dishwasher & bubbling of plastic underneath controls to dishwasher.

KitchenAid KUDS01DLSS6

  • Date: 10/25/2011

Smoke was coming from dishwasher & spreading into room. It wouldn't turn off, so power had to be shut down to stop it. Burning smell permeated the are. Hous had to be aired out. Next day technician discovered circuit board & associated wiring completely burned.

KitchenAid KUDI01ILBL2

  • Date: 11/2/2011

After 5 minutes of being turned on, dishwasher started making grinding noise & flames & dirty gray smoke was coming out of right side of dishwasher door. 66 YOF hit 'cancel' buttom which turned machine off & stopped smoke & flames.

KitchenAid KUDP01ILBS5

  • Date: 11/21/2011

The consumer place dishes in her dishwasher & run the normal wash cycle. Later, the consumer heard a noise & noticed smoke coming from the unit. The consumer said that the smoke was coming from the panel smelling like burned electric wire. The dishwasher's panel melted.

KitchenAid KUDP01FLSS6

  • Date: 11/22/2011

Door retention cord broke & dishwasher door flew open hitting 82 YOF causing open wound down her shin with added bruising that took weeks to heal. She received first aid. Technician had to come out 6 times to recalibrate electrical panel.

KitchenAid Superba Classic KUDS21C

  • Date: 11/22/2011

Consumer reports that the dishwasher caught on fire in the middle of the night while not running.

KitchenAid KUD101ILWH

  • Date: 11/28/2011

69 YOM discover that his dishwasher smoldering & he smelled burning smell. He also saw smoke filling kitchen. He shut off circuit breaker to stop the dishwasher from damaging further. Circuit board on inside melted & burned. Consumer was not injured.

KitchenAid KUDI01ILWH1

  • Date: 12/8/2011

Consumer reports that while the dishwasher was in the middle of a wash cycle, suddenly electrical arcing noises began coming from the control panel area followed by smoke and sparks. As he reached for the latch, flames came from the area above the latch.

KitchenAid KUDG25SHBL1

  • Date: 12/9/2011

The submitter reports that the dishwasher control panel caught fire within the door panel. The fire extended out of the door panel to the lower kitchen cabinets.


  • Date: 12/9/2011

While consumer's dishwas was in use, there was burning plastic odor & smoke started to emit from it. Few minutes later it stopped running. Repair technician advised her that control panel caught fire & melted electronic components.

KitchenAid KUDI01FLSS5

  • Date: 12/13/2011

During dishwasher use consumer heard a noise, opened it & noticed water squirting out all over & emitting smoke odor. Consumer was able to stop the unit by hitting all the control buttons. Service man stated unit's control panel had smoked & some parts were burned.

KitchenAid Signature Series KUDH03DTSS10

  • Date: 12/27/2011

A 43 YOM report that the internal steam vent covers of a dishwasher are a plastic material that degrades & fail. When they fail, a seal between the washer tub & the vent tube fails resulting in water passes through electrical components & on the floor. It failed repeatedly.

KitchenAid KUFI01FLSS6

  • Date: 1/2/2012

Consumers noticed black smoke coming out of right door vent of dishwasher. It smelled like burning plastic. Door was opened & smoking stopped, but it started back up when door was closed. Screws holding door were taken out & circuit board in upper right door had black soot.

KitchenAid KUDI01FLSS5

  • Date: 1/3/2012

A 38 YOM report that shortly after starting the dishwasher a plume of smoke came out from the right side door panel vent. He opened the door but the unit continued to run, & had to unplugged the unit. He noticed the circuit boards were blackened. Consumer sustained injury.

KitchenAid KUDM01FKSS0

  • Date: 1/4/2012

After consumer' dishwasher was running for approximately 5 minutes, weird noise & smoke emitted from control panel area of doors. He idsconnected electrical connection to prevent further damage. There was no visible damages.

KitchenAid KUDS01SLSS6

  • Date: 1/6/2012

Consumer stated that while the dishwasher was in use, his spouse noticed that there was black smoke emitting from the side door panel & alerted him. He immediately opened the unit & powered it off from the circuit breaker. The electronic components were melted & scorched.

KitchenAid KUD501FLS55

  • Date: 1/6/2012

Consumer stated while the dishwasher was in use, there was an electrical fire odor & discovered that smoke & flames was emitting from the vent close to his cabinet which caused damages. The circuit breaker was switched off to contain the fire. The wire,switch assembly melted.

KitchenAid KUDS01DLWH3

  • Date: 1/6/2012

while dishwasher was in use consumer noticed an odd "hissing" noise emitting from unit & large amount of smoke emitted from the top right area of door/control board area. he opened the door to stop the cycle. consumer Ran to electric breaker & cut power.

KitchenAid KUDI01IL WH2

  • Date: 1/9/2012

Consumer noticed that her dishwasher was making odd noise, opened it & smoke filled her kitchen. Dishwasher was filled with smoke. She shut it off at circuit breaker & found that control panel melted.

KitchenAid KUDP01FLBL3

  • Date: 1/18/2012

Consumer reports that the dishwasher had just started the cycle when 15 minutes later the control board and relays in the door caught fire, melting the relay, the circuit board and wiring harness. Consumer unplugged the unit.

KitchenAid KUDS30IVWH3

  • Date: 1/18/2012

Consumer reports that the dishwasher was set to the normal cycle, high temperature wash when about 40 minutes later during the second rinse smoke followed with a burning electrical smell was coming from the unit. Consumer says this was the 3rd time the same issue occurred.


  • Date: 1/20/2012

after consumer loaded dishwasher, set it to normal cycle, air dry, for about 40 minutes her husband smelled something plastic burning. next morning she found out that the dishwasher control panel had short circuited and there was a black mark.


  • Date: 1/20/2012

Consumer & granddaughter were sitting and talking when they smelled smoke but couldn't find it. After searching for a while they realized that the dishwasher's door was blackened due to smoke. consumer turned off the unit.

KitchenAid KUDIO1ILBS3

  • Date: 1/21/2012

Dishwasher control panel caught fire. Smoke was coming from panel. When consumer opened dishwasher's door, machine continued to run & flames shot out where control & inner door met. Machine finally shut down & flames extinguished themselves.

KitchenAid KUDPO1DLBS3

  • Date: 1/23/2012

Dishwasher came on by itself & control panel was inoperable. He opened it & it powered off, but after closing it, it came on again. He shut it off at circuit breaker. Around 6 months previously, at times when he was ready to use unit, he had to switch on circuit breaker.

KitchenAid KUDP011lBS2

  • Date: 1/23/2012

Consumer placed dishwasher on wash cycle before she went to bed. When she awoke next morning, she discovered that unit tripped circuit breaker & there was smoke emitting from unit. She unplugged & removed dishwasher. Service rep advised that control panel was irreparable.

KitchenAid KUDPO1FLSS6

  • Date: 1/24/2012

Consumer reports that the door of the dishwasher broke from the hinges and fell off, the lights on the control panel started illuminating and the water would not drain out of the unit. Consumer feels this dishwasheris a safety hazard and might pose a fire hazard.

KitchenAid KUDS01LBS1

  • Date: 1/26/2012

Consumer had just completed filling dishwasher & without any additional indication smoke thickened and filled entire house. Circuit breaker was manually tripped. When unit was opened consumer noticed that control board was burned through its connectors.

KitchenAid KUDS01DJSPO

  • Date: 1/26/2012

Consumer reports that the dishwasher started sparking with flames shooting out of the top of the unit near the control panel in the middle of a cycle. Consumer says he extinguished the flames and shutoff the circuit breaker and called 911.

KitchenAid KUDK03STSS3

  • Date: 1/31/2012

Consumer reports that while the dishwasher was running in normal wash/heatless dry mode, it stopped working in the middle of the cycle and she noticed a burning odor. A technician reported that the wiring harness melted to the board which also caused damage to the board.

KitchenAid KUDI01ILWH2

  • Date: 2/1/2012

After turned on dishwasher, 62 YOM heard noise, smell burning plastic & saw smoke. Fire started behind main fuse on circuit board of unit, shorting & burning electrical component inside. Consumer shut off circuit breaker to stop damage, because it never tripped.

KitchenAid KUDS01ILBS6

  • Date: 2/3/2012

Consumer reports that the dishwasher caught on fire during wash cycle, melting the control panel and wiring housing as well as insulation within the door.


  • Date: 2/7/2012

the dishwasher caught on fire at night after consumer went to bed. consumer's husband started to smell something & then saw flames.

KitchenAid KUDI01DLBS2

  • Date: 2/12/2012

Consumer reports that the dishwasher control panel melted. Consumer says it had to be replaced two times.

KitchenAid KUDP02CR

  • Date: 2/19/2012

Dishwasher stopped working & there was odor of burnt electronics near it. After removing cover, electronic board on the unit started to melt.

KitchenAid KUDP01ILDAS6

  • Date: 2/21/2012

Dishwasher was placed in wash cycle & approximately 10 minutes later, consumer smelled odor of electrical fire & noticed that there was smoke emitting from top of unit. She attempted to power it off, but had to use circuit breaker to turn it off. Incident burnt circuit board.

KitchenAid KUD102FRSS0

  • Date: 2/21/2012

Consumer's dishwasher melted everything plastic. He contacted manufacturer, who repaired the unit. Then incident was repeated. He shut off circuit breaker to dishwasher.

KitchenAid KUDI01ILBL2

  • Date: 2/21/2012

consumer says during the past two or three years Dishwasher would stop working. Each time it has turned out to be the control panel which he has switched out several times. He says there is a short or electrical burn out. the control panel has scorched mark around it.

KitchenAid KUDI01FLSS5

  • Date: 2/24/2012

Consumer started dishwasher & after about 20 minutes heard disturbing sound coming from it. Black smoke was coming out of top right-hand side of dishwasher. Unit was opened & water was spitting out. Cancel button was used & power to unit was cut off at circuit board.

KitchenAid KUDS01IL

  • Date: 2/25/2012

Consumers started dishwasher before going to bed. When consumer went into kitchen, she smelled electrical wire burning. Unit was stopped. Smoke & smell continued when they restarted unit. Husband opened control panel & wires were burned. Smoke detector was placed above unit.

KitchenAid KUDM01TJBL0

  • Date: 2/28/2012

Built-in dishwasher was running for about 5-10 minutes when consumer heard popping. He observed black smoke & acrid smell coming from upper part of unit. He opened dishwasher door & disconnected power at breaker, which wasn't tripped. Control board & connectors were burned.

KitchenAid KUDP01FLSS6

  • Date: 2/29/2012

Consumer reported that the dishwasher was on for about an hour when the control panel caught on fire and burned emitting a burning wire odor. She said the unit has burn spots on it. Consumer said she got the control panel replaced.

KitchenAid KUDM01TJBL0

  • Date: 2/29/2012

consumer set dishwasher on heavy/heavy duty scrub & within 2 minutes heard a loud clicking nose. black smoke was coming from out of appliance door. the circuit breaker was pulled & unit stopped smoking. the wires on circuit board has melted. fire hazard.

KitchenAid KUDP01FLSS5

  • Date: 3/1/2012

Consumer loaded & started dishwasher. Then consumer smelled smoke, ran to kitchen & found dishwasher smoking. When consumer opened dishwasher door to shut it off, it continued to run & smoke. His wife shut off main breaker to house.

KitchenAid KUDS0/DJBT0

  • Date: 3/8/2012

Consumer reports that the dishwasher control panel caught fire, filling their house with plastic smelling dense smoke and waking them up from sleep. Consumer says the unit would not turn off and the circuit breaker had to be switched off. The control panel was destroyed.

KitchenAid KUDI01ILWH5

  • Date: 3/13/2012

41 YOF left home while dishwasher was in use & when she returned, she noticed smell of melted plastic. She was able to turn off dishwasher just by flip fuse in control panel. She found circuit board of unit was black with smoke & wires were beginning to melt.

KitchenAid KUDM01TJBL0

  • Date: 3/17/2012

While dishwasher was in use, it started making very loud, crackling & popping noises, & started sending out smoke. 45 YOM opened door & flames shot out of upper-right corner of door. Circuit breaker did not trip & he turned it off. Controller circuit board of unit burnt.

KitchenAid KUDP01IL

  • Date: 3/27/2012

Consumer reports that the dishwasher caught fire.

KitchenAid KUDT03FTSS2

  • Date: 3/28/2012

Consumer reported a burning electrical smell from dishwasher. repair person discovered that the electronic board was completely burned- wires were also damaged. the circuit board was replaced.

KitchenAid KUDIO1ILWH6

  • Date: 4/13/2012

The owner had the dishwasher on the “high temperature wash” cycle, when he started hearing a loud noise & the control panel was emitting black smoke. He opened the unit door & turned off the circuit breaker. The top of the dishwasher door is chard & the plastic is melted.


  • Date: 4/18/2012

the dishwasher was in a cycle for nearly 10 minutes before it began to smoke. The consumer put out smoking by shutting off power to the dishwasher & then shutting off the circuit breaker. the unit sustained damage at the control board. no injuries.

KitchenAid KUDI01TJ

  • Date: 4/24/2012

Dishwasher was placed in wash cycle & approximately 30-40 minutes later consumer was alerted by her dog's barking & discovered that there was smoke emitting from vent of dishwasher. She opened door & noticed that electrical components to control board had melted.

KitchenAid KUDS01FLSS5

  • Date: 5/7/2012

Consumer stated that the control panel of dishwasher caught on fire.

KitchenAid KUDS01FTBT1

  • Date: 5/7/2012

Consumer determined that reason why dishwasher quit working was problem with control board. Consumer found that board had shorted and burnt, and also melted some of the wire on the wiring harness.

KitchenAid KUDI01ILBT0

  • Date: 5/10/2012

consumer placed the dishwasher in wash cycle, after 3-4 minutes she heard a weird noise & then saw smoke emitting from the door. She open it & flames were emitting from the door. She used water from her sink to contain the flames. she immediately powered off the dishwasher.

KitchenAid KUDS01FLSS6

  • Date: 5/10/2012

consumer stated that dishwasher was in the cycle for nearly 10 minutes before unit began to smoke. consumer could smell electrical burning & her home filled with smoke. fire department tripped circuit breaker & removed the dishwasher from under the counter. no injuries.

KitchenAid KUDA03CTBS2

  • Date: 5/11/2012

consumer's under the counter dishwasher began to smoke from the control panel. The consumer stated that the model began to smoke 10 minutes into the cycle. consumer shut off the dishwasher at the circuit breaker to prevent further damage. no injuries.

KitchenAid Superba KUDS30IXSS

  • Date: 5/22/2012

Consumer reports that a dishwasher has been broken 4 times. They have replaced the fuse 3 times & the control panel twice. The consumer suspects that this keeps breaking because the fuse in the control panel is not hearty enough & believes that unit is a fire hazard.

KitchenAid KUDS03STSS3

  • Date: 5/26/2012

Consumer stated that during checkout of dishwasher, repairman found wiring in control box had started to melt & had stuck plastic wall. He strongly recommended to leave power off & not use this machine. He also said he wouldn't recommend replacing control box.

KitchenAid KUD101TJWH0

  • Date: 5/28/2012

Consumers filled dishwasher & after 10 minutes heard buzzing & popping coming from unit. They saw black smoke billowing out of handle penetration under control panel of unit. Power was turned off at breaker box & noises & smoke soon stopped.

KitchenAid KUD101FLSF5

  • Date: 5/30/2012

Consumer’s spouse was using the dishwasher, when they noticed a smell of smoke coming from the kitchen. They noticed that the smoke was emitting from the top right hand corner of the dishwasher. They attempted to open the door to power off the unit but the cycle continued.

KitchenAid KUDP01ILBL3

  • Date: 6/4/2012

Consumer stated that 5 minutes after dishwasher was turned on burning smell filled kitchen. It smelled like electrical wires burning. Dishwasher was turned off & allowed to drain (by pushing cancel button). A little later consumer tried again & had same result.

KitchenAid KUDI01TJWH1

  • Date: 6/12/2012

while dishwasher was in use consumer noticed that dishwasher was stuck on “drain cycle” although all the water was out. consumer opened door to see if it would stop cycle & it did not stop. in order to turn dishwasher off consumer had to turn off circuit breaker.

KitchenAid 666KUDS01FLSS6

  • Date: 6/13/2012

Consumer reports that the dishwasher was on for about an hour and thirty minutes when the control panel caught on fire. The control panel and the door were both scorched and blackened.

KitchenAid KUDP01ILWH

  • Date: 6/18/2012

Few minutes after starting dishwasher 54 YOM & 57 YOF smelled plastic burning. When she opened door dishwasher was filled with water & black smoke was coming out from behind control panel. He unplugged dishwasher. Right side of control panel was hot to touch.

KitchenAid KUDSO1DLBL2

  • Date: 6/22/2012

Consumer heard noise like electrical wiring arcing coming from operating dishwasher. It was followed by smoke coming from top right corner of unit. Consumer pushed power button, but it continued to arc & smoke & display would not go off. Circuit breaker was flipped off.

KitchenAid KUDP01DLBL5

  • Date: 6/24/2012

While dishwasher was in use, consumer smelled electrical burning & found smoke pouring out of it. 34 YOF had to cut power using circuit breaker. Then it was turned on again & when 34 YOM opened dishwasher's door fire flash comes out. Consumer hit breaker again.

KitchenAid KUDS24SEWH4

  • Date: 6/26/2012

After dishwasher was in use for 5 minutes it turned off & made strange noise. Smoke was billowing from openings at top of front panel. It exuded horrid odor. 72 YOF opened unit & her son blasted interior with contents of fire extinguisher & she flipped circuit breaker.

KitchenAid KUDL01ILBS3

  • Date: 6/27/2012

Consumer reports that the dishwasher caught on fire.

KitchenAid KUDP01FLSSS

  • Date: 7/5/2012

While dishwasher was in use, family left house & when consumer returned home she noticed odor of smoke from dishwasher. Control panel had melted due malfunction. Control panel was replaced, but couple months later it melted again, even unit was powered off.


  • Date: 7/7/2012

Consumer heard 2 or 3 loud pops shortly after dishwasher started & saw black smoke coming from vent holes. She cut off power at circuit breaker but there still seemed to be glow behind control panel. She called 911. Firefighters determined that control panel had shorted out.

KitchenAid KUDD03DTSSO

  • Date: 7/10/2012

Consumer reported that dishwasher's motor & circuit board shorted out. The repairman found that the wires were black and the wire nut was also burnt.

KitchenAid 10UDS02FRSS1

  • Date: 7/12/2012

Dishwasher was on wash cycle for approximately 20 minutes when consumer & his wife smelled burning plastic odor. He opened dishwasher door & saw smoke coming from control panel. He ran upstairs to shut off circuit breakers. Consumer feels that product is fire hazard.

KitchenAid KUDP01ILBS6

  • Date: 7/15/2012

Consumer's dishwasher stopped working. There was "hot" smell in kitchen. There was brown spot on control board, wires had bare spots & plastic guard was melted to shape of wires. Unit was repaired, but a year later the board has failed again.


  • Date: 8/10/2012

Dishwasher slightly more than 1 year old began emitting burning smell as it was running. Smell was worse when consumers stopped it and opened door.

KitchenAid KUDS01DLWH2

  • Date: 8/13/2012

There was significant amount of smoke pouring out of 47 YOM's dishwasher console during drying cycle. As 47 YOM was about to leave, 6 YOM saw smoke. Consumer shut dishasher off with wall switch.

KitchenAid KUDP02CRBS2

  • Date: 8/14/2012

Consumer reports that main control board & wiring harness of dishwasher caught fire. Fire was contained in door of dishwasher and extinguished itself. It resulted in main motor failure.

KitchenAid KUDR01TJWH1

  • Date: 8/15/2012

Dishwasher was turned on. Approximately 20 minutes later consumer smelled electrical fire odor & saw that kitchen was filled with smoke. She was unable to turn off unit, so she switched off circuit breaker. All wires at control panel were melted.

KitchenAid Superba KUDSO1DLWH2

  • Date: 8/16/2012

The submitter reports that sparks and smoke were observed from the dishwasher's control panel.

KitchenAid KUDE20FXSS

  • Date: 8/26/2012

83 YOM stated that he recently injured left lower leg when he accidentally hit sharp edge of lowered dishwasher door. His doctors told him that this was common accident. He was undergoing plastic surgery to repair his wound.

KitchenAid KUDS301XWH

  • Date: 9/17/2012

While loading dirty dishes into dishwasher, 61 yof bumped into lowered dishwasher door & cut her leg. The control panel board does not meet up evenly with dishwasher door on both sides & creating sharp edges on each side. she received 12 stitches in her right leg in the ER.

KitchenAid KUDS01FLSS3

  • Date: 9/18/2012

30 minutes after starting dishwasher it emitted an electrical burning smell & smoke and flames. Consumer turned the machine off. The fire was coming from the control panel.

KitchenAid KUDS01FLSS5

  • Date: 10/7/2012

Consumer reports that the dishwasher caught fire.

KitchenAid KUDP01FLSS6

  • Date: 10/14/2012

consumer started the dishwasher and a while later there was smoke and fire billowing from the door vent. Consumer shut it down and aired out the house and unplugged it. no injuries. fire hazard.

KitchenAid KUDSO1ILWH2

  • Date: 10/19/2012

Consumer loaded dishwasher & turned it to 'energe saver' setting. Later he started to smell electrical burning odor & saw smoke coming from control panel. He opened door & noticed flame on back of control panel & panel was melted. He disconnected power & flames went out.

KitchenAid KUDPO1ILBS5

  • Date: 10/26/2012

Consumer reports that the dishwasher control panel began to smolder. They turned off the electricity at the mains which stopped the dishwasher from bursting into flames. They opened the door panel and discovered the control panel and the inside of the door panel were scorched

KitchenAid KUDP01IL

  • Date: 11/20/2012

Consumer stated that the dishwasher was turned on to the normal wash cycle when about 15 minutes later it started smoking. She opened the door to stop the cycle. Smoke and a small fire was coning out of the door panel. Consumer thinks the fire was electrical.

KitchenAid KUDM01TJBL0

  • Date: 11/23/2012

Consumer says the dishwasher started smoking and popping. No flames were seen, however, there is some scorching inside the dishwasher.

KitchenAid KUDM01TJWHO

  • Date: 12/12/2012

Consumer says the dishwasher was on for about 10 mins when the control board caught on fire. He says the power distribution connector caught fire and melted the circuit board. It melted thru the fire resistance enclosure. He says the issue was not due to water infiltration.

KitchenAid KUDP01ILWH2

  • Date: 12/13/2012

Dishwasher caught on fire & would not turn off. 54 YOM turned off power at breaker. When fire started 7 YOM, 16 YOM, 19 YOF, 22 YOF & 54 YOM were able to respond. Fire department responded, but fire was out by the time they arrived.

KitchenAid KUDSO1FLSS3

  • Date: 12/22/2012

Consumer reports that the dishwasher caught fire. She says the circuit board shorted which started the fire. Consumer had to cut power to the unit to prevent further burning.

KitchenAid KUD1011LBL5

  • Date: 12/26/2012

Consumer says the electronic board on the dishwasher caught fire and burned emitting smoke and fumes throughout her home. Consumer had to dispose of the unit.

KitchenAid KUDS01DL

  • Date: 12/27/2012

while dishwasher was in use consumer heard a strange noise, clicking sound coming from unit. a flash & spark came out around the power button & smoke started coming out of the front control panel. an orange flame appeared & consumer turned off the breaker.


  • Date: 1/31/2013

Consumer reports that the dishwasher caught on fire, smoked up the house, and burned a kitchen cabinet.

KitchenAid KUDW02FRSS

  • Date: 2/2/2013

Consumer reports that the springs on dishwasher broke. This resulted in door falling open on 45 YOF in consumer's home. She received no first aid or medical attention.

KitchenAid KUDP01FLSS3

  • Date: 2/5/2013

Consumer noticed dishwasher making funny noise & saw sparks underneath dishwasher. Dishwasher began to emit smoke. Her husband removed bottom of panel & saw front panel had melted. It appeared there was fire inside front control panel, which melted parts of unit's door.


  • Date: 2/5/2013

Consumer reports that a dishwasher sparked & started smoking during the wash cycle. The smoke smelled like burned plastic. Her husband turned off the circuit breaker. The repair man had to replace the circuit board, melted connectors, wires, a new fuse & it started working.

KitchenAid KUDIO1ILBT5

  • Date: 2/13/2013

Consumer stated that dishwasher had been running for about a half hour. He noticed something burning. He stopped dishwasher, opened it & closed it back. When he pushed start button, flames & smoke came from control panel area. He opened unit & pulled the plug.

KitchenAid KUDS01FLSS3

  • Date: 2/14/2013

The consumer stated that the dishwasher was about 10 mins into the washing cycle when he smelled smoke and found that there were flames and smoke emitting from the side of the door. He opened the door but the unit continued to operate and there were flames in the door vent.

KitchenAid KUDS011JWH0

  • Date: 2/19/2013

Consumer was using the dishwasher on the normal cycle before it caught on fire. The consumer stated that flames & black smoke were being emitted from the top of the unit door were the control panel was located. The consumer’s husband turned off the circuit breaker.

KitchenAid Superba KUDS01DJSS0

  • Date: 2/21/2013

The consumer stated that the dishwasher was running on normal cycle when he heard loud popping noises and saw smoke and flames coming from the dishwasher control panel.

KitchenAid KUDK03CTWH2

  • Date: 3/6/2013

Consumer reports that some of the lights on the keypad of the dishwasher were stuck on and the unit would not always start. In one incident consumer turned on the unit and smelled a burning plastic smell. He saw his kitchen had filled with smoke. He turned off the breaker.

KitchenAid KUDSO1FLSS2

  • Date: 3/13/2013

The consumer reports that the dishwasher caught on fire. The fire was in the control panel.

KitchenAid KUDS01FLSS5

  • Date: 3/26/2013

Consumer reports that the dishwasher caught fire. He says the internal fire in the control board disabled the controls so that opening the door did not stop the dishwasher from running. Water spewed out of the machine when the door was opened. They had to shut the power to it

KitchenAid KUDR01TJBT

  • Date: 4/7/2013

Consumer says she turned on the dishwasher and about 5 minutes later she heard loud popping noises coming from kitchen. She found smoke, flames and soot coming out of the control panel. Pressing the cancel button did not stop the unit, she had to turn off the circuit breaker.

KitchenAid KUDS24SEW1

  • Date: 4/15/2013

The consumer stated that she turned on the dishwasher on the “short wash cycle” for approximately 20 minutes. She started to smell burning odor & noticed that unit was emitting smoke from right side. She opened & closed door & it continued to emit smoke.

KitchenAid KUDIO1ILBT5

  • Date: 4/25/2013

Dishwasher caught fire in the door. Consumer noticed smoke coming from the door & a melted plastic smell & turned off power at the breaker. The circuit board of unit had melted. It appears to have started at pin where wire goes out to the heating element. Components charred.

KitchenAid KUDI01FLSS3

  • Date: 4/25/2013

Dishwasher control panel short circuited resulting in smoke, arcing and fire.

KitchenAid KUDS01ILWH2

  • Date: 6/3/2013

A 47 YOF reports dishwasher was in use for 5 minutes when it caught fire & emitted black sooty smoke & sparks from the front cover. The computer area & front cover melted. Consumer turned it off & opened its door when water & flames shot out. Fire Hazard.

KitchenAid KUDS02FRWH

  • Date: 6/27/2013

The consumer stated that the dishwasher stopped working during the wash cycle. The consumer stated that he opened up the circuit board and discovered that the wires were burned. The wire connector was melted to the circuit board.

KitchenAid KUDI01ILBL5

  • Date: 6/29/2013

Consumer reported that within few minutes of dishwasher starting, smoke began to pour from it. Door was opened after selecting "Cancel". Unit didn't stop, spraying water all over, while flames & sparks shot out of front panel. Door was closed at which time cycle stopped.

KitchenAid KUDP01DLBS0

  • Date: 7/18/2013

Consumer & his wife smelled odor like burning hot wire & discovered that smoke had come out from around panel of dishwasher, circuit board connectors were melted, circuit board was charred & melted. Underside of countertop was burned from heat. Thermal switch didn't work.

KitchenAid KUDA03CTBS3

  • Date: 7/30/2013

The consumer reports that their dishwasher started not to run and the start/restart button was flashing. It was found that the main computer board inside of the door was smoldering/melting/smoking.

KitchenAid Superba KUDS01DJBL

  • Date: 8/4/2013

46 YOM & 45 YOM started normal load of dishes in dishwasher. 46 YOM smelled something odd, turned around & noticed there was smoke & flame shooting out of right hand side of control panel. He opened door to stop cycle & tripped breaker.

KitchenAid KUDP01IL

  • Date: 8/14/2013

While dishwasher was in use, 17 YOM heard noises & noticed smoke coming from unit. He opened its door but machine continued to operate. He had to turn it off at switch. Door of unit had discoloration above & below control panel & "bubble" formed below controls.

KitchenAid KUDIO1ILBS5

  • Date: 9/2/2013

Consumer reports dishwasher spontaneously started burning in the upper right hand corner (control panel). Plastic melted and black soot was ejected onto counter top. If flammable materials had been on th counter top (newspapers) it would have started a fire.

KitchenAid KUDR01TJBL0

  • Date: 9/26/2013

Consumer stated that dishwasher was on the heavy cycle. Within minutes heavy black smoke came from top of the unit. Consumer stated that he unplugged the unit. He stated that he waited a minute or two, opened dishwasher & discovered that inside of circuit board was burnt.

KitchenAid KUDJ01TJWH0

  • Date: 10/8/2013

Dishwasher was placed into wash cycle when consumer noticed black smoke emitting from right side of its door. Door was opened flames & yellow glow could be seen inside. He used circuit breaker to switch off power. Incident caused electrical components to be charred.

KitchenAid KUDP01FLB05

  • Date: 10/9/2013

Dishwasher was running approximately 40 minutes when consumer noticed heavy black smoke started coming from door of unit. Her husband turned off circuit breaker & unplugged unit. Later technician informed them that circuit board had caught fire.

KitchenAid KUDSO11JBSO

  • Date: 10/23/2013

Consumer reported that this dishwasher control board caught fire. Power was turned off and board wires continued to smoke. Panel was removed and consumer noticed that board was completely destroyed along with connectors.

KitchenAid KUDP01ILWH

  • Date: 11/2/2013

The consumer reports that there was a fire in the dishwasher's control panel.

KitchenAid KUDS01DJSS0

  • Date: 11/3/2013

The consumer stated that the dishwasher caught fire from the control panel.

KitchenAid KUDA03CTBS0

  • Date: 11/15/2013

Consumer noticed cycle didn't finish from night before. There was no power to control unit. Water was still in bottom of dishwasher. He took control unit out & discovered that 1/4 of control panel had burned & melted.

KitchenAid KUDK03CTSS 1

  • Date: 11/16/2013

The consumer stated that stated that they came home one day to a very potent melted electronic/plastics smell and discovered that the dishwasher was no longer working. They found the control board had caught fire and was charred/melted through along with the connecting wires.

KitchenAid KUDS01DLBT1

  • Date: 11/18/2013

Caller had loaded & started the dishwasher, went to their den but then after an hour he smelled smoke. He went to the kitchen to investigate, saw that there was a lot of smoke coming from the side of the door. He opened the unit door, but did not stop the unit.

KitchenAid KUDSO1FLSS5

  • Date: 11/25/2013

The consumer stated that smoke began to emanate from the dishwasher with smell of burning electrical pars. Power to the unit had to be cut off at the circuit breaker. Repair service found that the control panel board in the door had begun to burn.

KitchenAid KUDC10FXSS5

  • Date: 12/30/2013

Consumer reported that about 10 minutes after his wife put load of dishes in dishwasher, unit started smoking. They smelled electrical burning. He shut off power. He tried to use unit again & same thing happened. He hit cancel button & it tripped circuit breaker.

KitchenAid KUDS011JBL0

  • Date: 1/8/2014

A 43-YOF stated that about 10-15 minutes after the dishwasher was turned on, they heard an awful noise. They found their kitchen filling with smoke. Smoke was boiling out of the control panel/door, yet it it never lost power shutting itself off. The consumer reports injury.

KitchenAid KUDP01ILBTO

  • Date: 1/16/2014

The dishwasher was placed on a two hour delayed start, but it never came on. Consumer then turned it on. Fifteen minutes into the cycle, it started sparking and black smoke emitted out of the dishwasher. It shut off on opening the door, but did the same on turning on again.

KitchenAid KUDS03FTSS2

  • Date: 1/17/2014

Consumer reported that she started dishwasher & after about 15 minutes she smelled smoke. She saw smoke coming from front of unit & unplugged it. Later technician found that the main board, harness & door latch were burned.

KitchenAid KUDP01ILBL2

  • Date: 1/19/2014

The consumer stated that the dishwasher caught fire shortly after it was started. He heard what sounded like something shorting out and found smoke pouring out of a corner of the dishwasher. After opening the door he saw flames coming out of the backside of the same corner.

KitchenAid KUDP01DLBT6

  • Date: 2/27/2014

Consumer when she tried to retrieve dish from dishwasher noticed that dish was hot to touch. Plastic cups melted & fused together, silverware tray was melted. Heat & plastic burning odor were emanating from unit. She disconnected unit from outlet & turned off circuit breaker.

KitchenAid KUDI01TJBL1

  • Date: 3/12/2014

The consumer stated that approximately 10 minutes after he started the dishwasher, the unit began to emit an electrical arcing noise and smoke appeared at the top of the door. He opened the door and saw arc flash and flame coming from the top of the door, right hand side.

KitchenAid KUDP01ILBL5

  • Date: 3/12/2014

While the dishwasher was in use consumer heard a crackling/buzzing sound & saw smoke pouring out of the washer door. Consumer had to manually turn breaker off to stop washer, for as the smoke bellowed, the washer continued to run. Fire hazard.

KitchenAid KUDS01DLWH3

  • Date: 4/2/2014

The consumer stated that the dishwasher had been running when something shorted out inside the door and the unit caught fire. He heard popping and saw open flames shooting out the side of the dishwasher door. Flames continued for about 30 seconds after he unplugged the unit.

KitchenAid KUDS01IJBL0

  • Date: 4/11/2014

Consumer started dishwasher & about 5 to 10 minutes into cycle she heard popping sound. Smoke & flames were coming from top of dishwasher door. Her husband opened unit's door & fire went out. Spin bar shot water onto floor. Unit was disconnected at circuit breaker.

KitchenAid KUDM01TJWH0

  • Date: 4/29/2014

Consumer heard crackling noise & burning smell but could not locate it. Her husband went down to check circuit breaker & discovered that it was off. He flipped the breaker. Smoke started coming out of handle of dishwasher. The unit was not in use. The circuit board was melted

KitchenAid KUDS35FXSS3

  • Date: 6/11/2014

The dishwasher was running on a 1 hour wash/heat dry cycle when it made several loud pops that sounded like explosions, followed by crackling/fizzling sound. Consumer's husband cut off power to unit. He opened unit door & kitchen & 1st floor rooms filled with smoke.

KitchenAid KUDS01IJWHI

  • Date: 6/20/2014

Dishwasher ignited itself on fire. Control board started popping, sputtering, sparking, & smoking. There was billowing & bright flames from operators. 51 YOM opened door & dishwasher spewed hot water. He tired to use fire extinguisher & then turned off breaker downstairs.

KitchenAid KUDIO1IL

  • Date: 6/28/2014

The consumer stated that about 10-15 minutes after he started the dishwasher, an odd odor began coming from the kitchen. He found the dishwasher was smoking from the upper right hand corner. He stated that the upper right hand side part of the unit appears to have melted.

KitchenAid KUDS24SE

  • Date: 7/2/2014

The consumer stated that the dishwasher heating element came on without the dishwasher operating. Discovered this dishwasher has had an issue with the control board for many years. Concerned had they been away or asleep at the time, the outcome would've been quite different.

KitchenAid KUDP01FLBL0

  • Date: 7/28/2014

43 YOM started dishwasher. He heard noise and saw smoke coming from around top of dishwasher door. He opened dishwasher door & kitchen filled with smoke. Circuit breaker was shut off. Unit's circuit panel caught fire & was burning. Consumer had electrical issues with range.

KitchenAid KUDI01ILBL2

  • Date: 8/8/2014

Dishwasher control panel caught on fire.

KitchenAid KUDS01DJBT0

  • Date: 10/10/2014

Dishwasher burst into flames & smoke. 59 YOM unplugged it. It filled house with smoke. Top control panel was burnt, meted & warped. All wires were black & widespread burned & melted area with hole melted completely through circuit board & connections fried.

KitchenAid KUDC03FVSS0

  • Date: 10/25/2014

69 YOM's dishwasher began to emit burning smell, which was growing in intensity. Approximately 10 days later dishwasher failed completely & would not start. Control board completely burned through; connector & wiring harness were burned. Fumes were potentially toxic.

KitchenAid KUDI01ILWH0

  • Date: 11/5/2014

Consumer stated that the dishwasher was in middle of the normal wash cycle. The consumer stated that there was a strange grinding noise coming from the unit. She saw flame shooting out of the right top of the unit. There was also an electrical smell.

KitchenAid KUDL01ILBS5

  • Date: 11/29/2014

The consumer stated that their dishwasher went on fire. There were flames and fumes being emitted out of the front of the machine. Their cleaning lady was at home and she turned off the machine to stop the fire. The house was full of fumes of burned electrical wiring.

KitchenAid KUDIO1ILWH5

  • Date: 11/30/2014

Dishwasher caught on fire. Smoke was visible, followed by flames from control panel on top right corner. 33 YOF noticed situation before it became dangerous.

KitchenAid KUDP01DLBL2

  • Date: 12/9/2014

Consumer stated that after dishwasher was in use for 15-20 minutes they noticed smoke coming out of unit. Consumer opened its door to shut unit off but it continued to work. There was flame on top-right corner of inside of door. His brother cut circuit to dishwasher.

KitchenAid KUDI0ZIRBL1

  • Date: 1/21/2015

Shortly after 70 YOF set dishwasher to normal wash cycle, she noticed black smoke emitting from it & opened its door in effort to stop cycle. She had to shut off circuit breaker & open windows to air out smoke. Control panel was burned. 70 YOF received no medical treatment.

KitchenAid KUDS30FXWHO

  • Date: 3/11/2015

50 YOF reported that two plastic wheels that hold top rack of dishwasher keep breaking & rack falls in hands whenever it is pulled out. Parts were replaced twice. Recently she pulled rack filled with dishes out. Her hands were in between rungs & rack fell on her hands.

KitchenAid KUDT03FTSS3

  • Date: 3/18/2015

Consumer states his 17 years old daughter set the dishwasher to a wash cycle. His daughter called him worried because there was smoke coming from the unit. She had burned her finger when she tried opening the unit. The unit stopped on its own. The control panel had failed.


  • Date: 3/27/2015

The consumer stated that shortly after starting the dishwasher he heard a loud popping noise about 5 times. He saw flames shooting out of the dishwasher. He was able to cut power to the unit. Black smoke and a nasty odor permeated the house.

KitchenAid KUDIO1ILBT2

  • Date: 5/21/2015

The consumer stated that while the dishwasher was running, it began to smell as if something was burning. Opening the door wouldn't stop it. The right side of the control panel began to smoke and sparks/flames were shooting out of it. Had to trip the breaker manually.

KitchenAid KUDE40FXSS5

  • Date: 5/28/2015

Dishwasher’s water pump hose blew off expelling water. 60yom received an electrical shock while cleaning up water from floor. It does not have improved hose clamp that is applied to recall units. Consumer feels it may be a safety issue if water gets into near by electronics.

KitchenAid KUDC03IVWH2

  • Date: 6/15/2015

The dishwasher caught fire while in operation. The consumer's wife started to smell electrical burning and the next thing there was sparks, fire, and smoke coming from the side of the dishwasher. She opened the dishwasher door and sparks and smoke continued for 30 more secs.

KitchenAid KUDC10FXSS3

  • Date: 7/16/2015

Consumer set a dishwasher to a wash cycle. About 15 minutes later the consumer noticed smoke coming from the dishwasher. The unit was "off" & when he opened the door he noticed burn damages near the control panel. The consumer opened the control panel & noticed melted wires.

KitchenAid KUDS35FXSS5

  • Date: 8/4/2015

The consumer stated that his wife was getting ready to unload the dishwasher and when she pulled the top rack out, the rack collapsed. The plastic part that supports the rack had broken. The rack contained glasses and small glass bowls.

KitchenAid KUDI01ILBS3

  • Date: 8/11/2015

Dishwasher, 11 years old, catch fire in the control panel producing smoke and flames. The flames were quickly extinguished upon opening the door and blowing them out. Manufacturer has been called and agreed to come out to check the unit.

KitchenAid KUDP01FLBT5

  • Date: 8/12/2015

The consumer stated that smoke and electric arcing sound emanated from the dishwasher within a few minutes of starting it. Upon removing the front panel, he found wires, a plastic wire connector and the door insulating pad badly burned and melted.

KitchenAid KUDPO1DL8T5

  • Date: 9/21/2015

Consumer heard dishwasher came on by itself. Smoke was coming from it. It sounded like fireworks were coming from control panel. Her husband opened unit & flames started coming from control panel. Also water was coming from unit. She had to turn power off at circuit breaker.

KitchenAid KUDP01FL

  • Date: 10/11/2015

Dishwasher was turned on & strong odor was detected, breaker flipped. Unit was opened & checked, breaker was reset & unit was turned on again. This time odor was stronger & smoke was coming out of its door panel & breaker tripped again. Unit's control board shot /breakdown.

KitchenAid KUDS301XSS7

  • Date: 10/24/2015

A dishwasher was running, but gave off smoke and burning plastic. The control panel part was burned and plastic started to melt.

KitchenAid KUDK03FTSS3

  • Date: 10/26/2015

A 41 YOM's dishwasher caught on fire. The wiring harness assembly burned during the drying cycle and consumer was fortunately home to shut down the unit.

KitchenAid KUDS301XWH1

  • Date: 10/30/2015

A 17 Year old son opened the dishwasher & pulled out the fully loaded top rack. All the glassware loaded in it, collapsed out of the dishwasher. My son could catch the rack. A wine glass & a bowl shattered. Upon inspection, the roller assembly of the upper rack failed.

KitchenAid KUDS30IXSS8

  • Date: 11/29/2015

A 50 YOM reports that during the running of my dishwasher, the control board caught fire and released noxious fumes into my kitchen. After removing the front panel of the dishwasher, he could see that half of the control board was covered with black soot.

KitchenAid KUDS01DLBL1

  • Date: 12/7/2015

Consumer reported that they were using dishwasher in a normal fashion when smoke started coming out of the electrical board. They had to shut off power and call the fire department.

KitchenAid KUDS35FXBL9

  • Date: 2/3/2016

I have a dishwasher. The parts on the racks are plastic. It is only a couple years old & the top rack broke. When I pulled the rack out to empty it the parts broke & the rack came loose & through my dishes on the floor the plastic is very brittle.

KitchenAid KUDKO1lLB53

  • Date: 2/19/2016

Dishwasher electrical panel caught fire. There was smoke pouring from the front of the unit & the panel started melting. My home filled with smoke & a horrible burning smell. The unit would not turn off by pushing cancel & had to turn off by turning off the circuit breaker.

KitchenAid KUDSO1ILBS3

  • Date: 4/15/2016

Consumer reported that dishwasher ignited to fire during a normal wash cycle.

KitchenAid Superba KUDS01FLBL3

  • Date: 7/4/2016

The consumer stated that their dishwasher suddenly and mid cycle started smoking with choking electrical wire fumes and extreme heat (flames) originating from the door control panel. They immediately stopped and unplugged the unit.

KitchenAid KUDC10FXSS7

  • Date: 9/2/2016

Consumer smelled something burning in the dishwasher. The next morning when she went to use it, the unit did not work. Her husband took the door cover off & saw that there was black on the control panel. He opened the control panel & saw burnt components on part of the panel.

KitchenAid KUDE60FXSS3

  • Date: 9/9/2016

A 60 YOM reports that the dishwasher smoked and caught on fire. Suspect main board failed at main power connectors.

KitchenAid KUDS30IXWH

  • Date: 10/18/2016

The consumer stated that he heard a noise from inside his dishwasher, followed by smoke. The service tech confirmed it was a fire in the control board.

KitchenAid KUDC101XWH8

  • Date: 10/26/2016

Dishwasher control panel caught fire while running normal cycle. I purchased dishwasher on 9/3/2013. Even though the thing caught fire it did not trip the circuit breaker.

KitchenAid KDTE104ESS2

  • Date: 11/5/2016

48 YOF reports that the edges of the dishwasher door are sharp when it is open. Consumer suffered cuts twice from the door. She received first aid.

KitchenAid KDTM404ESS

  • Date: 11/30/2016

The consumer stated that the control panel that is on top of his dishwasher overhangs the sides of the door and has a sharp edge that seems unfinished. When the door is open, it can slice skin. It sliced his 22-YO daughter's leg, resulting in a bloody gash, about 1.5" long.

KitchenAid KUDC10FXSS7

  • Date: 1/10/2017

45 YOF consumer's dishwasher electric panel burned and emitted electrical burned smell in kitchen. Tripped electric breaker and stopped working. Wires melted together in panel and burned groove in sound barrier and insulation in dishwasher door.

KitchenAid KUDM01TJBT0

  • Date: 1/13/2017

Consumer heard a noise which sounded like an electrical arcing while his dishwasher was in use. He noticed that smoke was dispersing from the door, he opened the door & the unit had canceled the operation because the control panel had melted. It tripped the circuit breaker.

KitchenAid KUDS30FXSS9

  • Date: 1/15/2017

61 YOM reported that dishwasher was washing a load of dishes when unit started emitting noxious fumes of a burning smell. Dishwasher tripped circuit breaker and stopped operation. Further investigation disclosed that the circuit board literally melted and became charred.

KitchenAid KDTE254ESS1

  • Date: 2/22/2017

52 YOF consumer's dishwasher has very sharp edges on the top inside corner of the door's edge, and when folded down to load or unload, poses a substantial risk of cuts, scrapes and contusions. Consumer sustained two such injuries. Consumer states this is a serious hazard.

KitchenAid KUDS01DJSS0

  • Date: 2/22/2017

The dishwasher was loaded, filled with detergent & turned on to run with "normal" cycle setting. About 15 minutes later unit began to make strange grinding noise; then smoke & flames appeared from top right corner of control panel. FD responded to the fire. No injuries.

KitchenAid KUDS30IXBLA

  • Date: 2/26/2017

50 YOM consumer woke to electrical smelling smoke. The dishwasher was the problem. The smell came out of dishwasher door vent. Consumer opened up the door front to find the computer plastic box had melted and burned. Dishwasher was started for the night.

KitchenAid KUDC10FXSS6

  • Date: 3/3/2017

Dishwasher fire started with harness and burnt circuit board.

KitchenAid KUDS35FXSS3

  • Date: 6/29/2017

60 YOM's dishwasher was smoking & smelled of electrical-fire. He turned off breaker & drained water. Tech came out & stated that fire destroyed controls, console, latch, insulation, wire harnesses & fuse. Tech stated cause of fire might be determined after replacing parts.

KitchenAid KDTM604EPA0

  • Date: 7/13/2017

64 YOM stated that when the dishwasher is opened and he begin unloading there are sharp corners that can produce injury to ankles ( i.e. Bruising, cuts and bleeding). He reported that he was injured & 1st aid received by non-medical professional.

KitchenAid KUDC10FXSS6

  • Date: 7/15/2017

Consumer reported that dishwasher's control panel caught on fire.

KitchenAid KDTE254ESS

  • Date: 8/2/2017

36 YOF received cuts from top plastic panel on inside of dishwasher. It is same part that consumers use to program cycles. It is very sharp on edges & has cut her deeply three times in four days. She received medical professional assistance to help stop bleeding.

KitchenAid KUDE20FBSS0

  • Date: 8/29/2017

The consumer stated that the wheels on the lower dishwasher rack fall off every single weel has fallen off). They end up next to the heating element and melt. The consumer believes that this is a fire risk.

KitchenAid KDTM354DSS0

  • Date: 9/29/2017

Dishwasher caught fire. Consumer found that electric board had caught fire & wires leading up to board melted into plastic casing over time. Consumer stated that poor design apparently has area so hot that it's melting wires & perhaps also causing board to overheat.

KitchenAid KUDM01TJWH0

  • Date: 10/14/2017

Standard use consumer dishwasher. Control board caught fire, filled kitchen with smoke. Melted control board also damaged push button panel and wiring harness.

KitchenAid KUDS30FXF1

  • Date: 10/17/2017

Consumer reporting that while the dishwasher was in use it started to emit smoke, his spouse alerted him & he switched off the power by the circuit breaker. The unit was halfway through the cycle when the incident occurred. The smoke was dispersing from the side & top panel.

KitchenAid KDTM354DSS4

  • Date: 10/28/2017

Dishwasher completed cycle, & top rack was being pulled out for emptying when right side gave way. 71 YOM was able to hold onto rack. He suffered slight blood prick and abrasion to side of middle finger. He received no first aid. Two side rail support lugs failed.

KitchenAid KUDS30FXPA4

  • Date: 12/10/2017

Our dishwasher was started and after a few minutes we noticed a very acrid, burning smell. We immediately turned off the electricity to the machine. When the repairman came, he discovered that control board was scorched & connections were beginning to burn.

KitchenAid KUDS35FXSS9

  • Date: 12/22/2017

While the dishwasher was running, the consumer noticed a burning smell originating from inside the dishwasher door. At the same time, the breaker tripped. After removing the door cover they saw overheated wires that were burning into the insulation on the interior of the door


  • Date: 2/24/2018

74 YOM indicated that he began washing dishes. He heard pop sound in kitchen & found acrid black smoke coming from dishwasher door. Electricity to dishwasher was turned off. Technician found soot & melted plastic in control panel in area where wires connected to computer.

KitchenAid KUPD01ILBS5

  • Date: 7/6/2018

[57 YOF] We awoke to the strong smell of electronics burning. There was smell of burning from dishwasher front control panel, with scorch marks, ash & small flame. The surrounding cabinet was scorched. We turned appliance off at the circuit breaker & fire put itself out.

KitchenAid KUDS35FXSS9

  • Date: 9/17/2018

Consumer stated that smoke started coming out of the door of the dishwasher during wash cycle. Consumer checked the circuit breaker but it had already tripped. When the consumer opened the door, smoke came pouring out. The power connector & control board is burned.

KitchenAid KUDI02IRBS1

  • Date: 10/14/2018

A 54 YOM consumer reported that while dishwasher was in use, it started smoking. Consumer immediately shut the unit off & tuned off the fuse box switch . Consumer inspected it & discovered that main control box over-heated or shorted out causing melting & fire at that site.

KitchenAid KUDS35FXWH0

  • Date: 11/25/2018

During the wash cycle, I heard the dishwasher arcing inside (Popping/ripping noise). I opened the door, which shut off the unit, & I turned off the circuit breaker (which had not tripped). After disassembling the unit door, I found a seriously charred wiring termination.

KitchenAid KUDS30IXWH7

  • Date: 11/28/2018

During a normal cycle, something happened with the electronic control board of our dishwasher. Areas around the control board were scorched and/or melted & dishwasher no longer works. There was a strong smell of electrical burning in the house & circuit breaker was tripped.

KitchenAid KUDS301XBL

  • Date: 1/25/2019

The dishwasher completely quit working. A new load of dishes was ready to run but the unit would not start and no indicator light would come on. The 4-wire plastic connector housing at the lower left of the control module was burned. Potential hazard is fire.

KitchenAid KUDS30IXBL9

  • Date: 1/29/2019

63 YOM consumer had a dishwasher. Electronic controls burned, filling house with acrid smoke. No flames were seen. Circuit breaker was tripped and could not be brought back on. Unit was plugged into another circuit and smoke came from top. Electronics were destroyed in unit.

KitchenAid KDTM354DSS4

  • Date: 4/8/2019

72 YOM reports that the supports of the top rack of the dishwasher failed, causing some glassware to fall onto the floor and shatter. This is the second time the issue occurred. Consumer suffered a cut to the finger. The unit was repaired.

KitchenAid KUDS30IXSS4

  • Date: 4/25/2019

Consumer reported that intense burning smell fumes filled condo. Fumes were coming from inside dishwasher. Consumer reset breaker & turned unit on & again it tripped breaker, which only serves dishwasher. Consumer unplugged unit & breaker has not tripped again.

KitchenAid KUDI01ILBS

  • Date: 7/1/2019

The consumer's wife was running the dishwasher when she suddenly saw flame and smoke come out of the unit. There was smell of burning rubber. The flame died down, but the smoke continued to come out. The cycle wouldn't stop from the Cancel button until the unit was unpowered.

KitchenAid KUDS01DJSS0

  • Date: 7/9/2019

Consumer reports that 10 minutes after starting the dishwasher on a cycle they heard a loud zapping sound. Upon checking they found electrical arcing and smoke coming from the door. Unable to turn it off until the circuit breaker was shut off. Smell and smoldering stopped.

KitchenAid KUDS30FXSS

  • Date: 7/11/2019

Consumer said while dishwasher was in wash cycle they noticed a burning smell & turned it off to investigate but didn't find the source of the smell. The dishwasher would not turn on. They removed the dishwasher & noticed that side of the cabinet was severely burned.

KitchenAid KUDS30FXSS8

  • Date: 7/19/2019

67 YOF heard popping noise & saw smoke coming from kitchen. Dishwasher was on fire. Electrical components were popping & there was strong chemical smell. She cut electricity to dishwasher off. Electrician confirmed that electrical unit in door was burnt.

KitchenAid KUDS35FXSSA

  • Date: 9/12/2019

Consumer reports that the dishwasher was in in use at home. She saw that the light that indicates a cycle was completed was not on. The dishwasher had stopped in the middle of a cycle. The unit produced an electrical smell and had tripped the breaker.

KitchenAid KUDC10FXSS4

  • Date: 9/25/2019

The dishwasher mainboard, wire harness, touchpad, inner door, and outer door suffered fire damage during normal operation. The dishwasher circuit breaker tripped, and the house filled with a strong burnt electrical component smell. Injury reported to a 96-YOF.

KitchenAid KDFE204EBBL1

  • Date: 10/25/2019

The consumer stated that while the dishwasher was running, the electrical components overheated, burning both the wiring harness and some of the sound insulation.

KitchenAid Architect Series II KDTE304DSS0

  • Date: 1/28/2020

Dishwasher was loaded at night & in morning it had burnt smell. Plastic wheel on bottom rack fell off & landed on heating element & burned up. Consumer stated that wheels fall off too easily. There should be some kind of screen over elements so nothing can land on it.

KitchenAid KUDS30FXSS

  • Date: 2/27/2020

Female consumer reports that her dishwasher starting emitting smoke from the control panel after the dishwasher was in use for about 45 minutes. The electrical wires were burnt. This is a fire hazard. The wiring problem is unsafe.

KitchenAid KDTE104Ess1

  • Date: 5/10/2020

The Consumer reported circuit board and wiring fire in the dishwasher panel.

KitchenAid KUDS30IXSS8

  • Date: 6/23/2020

The Consumer stated that the dishwasher control board overheated, causing it to melt and smoke.

KitchenAid KUDE48FXWH5

  • Date: 7/14/2020

The Consumer reported that the plastic holding ball bearings on the left and right sides of the top rack of the dishwasher is disintegrating, allowing the bearings to fall into the bottom of the dishwasher.

KitchenAid KDTM354ESS

  • Date: 8/10/2020

Dishwasher caught fire inside front door. Smoke poured out into kitchen. 73 YOF turned off circuit breaker. Consumer removed outer panel of door & found master control board partially melted & charred. Attached wiring was also charred for few inches adjacent to control board

KitchenAid KDTE204ESS0

  • Date: 8/31/2020

Consumer's dishwasher was shaking during use at home. Consumer's husband pulled it out to fix, and discovered that the vent was covered by insulation. This prevented the unit from venting. Mold developed on the cabinets and moisture warped the hardwood floor.

KitchenAid KDTM354DSS4

  • Date: 12/3/2020

45 YO consumer reports that their 4 year old dishwasher fire while in use. There was a burning smell and upon inspection they found that some wires had melted into the door insulation. This is a dangerous fire hazard. Unsafe product.

KitchenAid KDTM354DSS

  • Date: 12/11/2020

Dishwasher started emitting smoke from front door area after unit was on for about 20 min. Consumer opened door to stop it. There were flames inside of door, so, he tripped breaker. Control panel's wiring caught fire & burned up. Panel melted as well as wiring inside door.

KitchenAid KUDC03FVSS5

  • Date: 12/28/2020

The Consumer stated that the dishwasher overheated - fork melted through the silverware basket, glasses on the top rack cracked, and a mug melted.

KitchenAid KDTM354ESS1

  • Date: 3/3/2021

The Consumer stated that the dishwasher gave off potent electrical burning smell and smoke, and tripped the circuit breaker. The control board overheated and the wiring overheated and burned through the wiring insulation.

KitchenAid KUDS30IXBT1

  • Date: 3/22/2021

Dishwasher caught fire during operation. 62 YO consumer was alerted by popping sounds. Smoke was pouring from control panel area. Consumer stopped dishwasher. Investigation revealed, that fire originated in electronic control board &/or wiring harness connectors.

KitchenAid KUDS30FXSS9

  • Date: 4/10/2021

35 Y consumer reports that the dishwasher was smoking heavily. Upon opening the unit they discovered that the smoke was coming within the door of the unit. A fire extinguisher was used to put out the fire. Fire hazard.

KitchenAid KDFE104DBL2

  • Date: 4/12/2021

The Consumer reported that the dishwasher made a firecracker like popping sound and smoke came out of the top of the dishwasher. It smelled like an electrical fire but there was no fire.

KitchenAid KDMT354DSS

  • Date: 6/23/2021

Wheels at bottom of dishwasher tend to come off. Recently one came off & burned onto hot coil at bottom of unit seems during drying cycle. Consumer's son noticed chemical smell. Consumer opened dishwasher & felt a burning sensation in lungs & eyes d/t fumes.

KitchenAid KDFE204ESSO

  • Date: 6/27/2021

The Consumer reported that their dishwasher control panel started on fire. It smoked, sparked, then blow a circuit breaker. It was going though a wash cycle when it happened.

KitchenAid KDFE104DBL0

  • Date: 7/6/2021

The Consumer stated that they heard a strange noise from their kitchen. Found their dishwasher had caught on fire while it was running. The breaker was tripped. The internal control board and the electrical connections were all melted and had significant damage from the fire.

KitchenAid KUDS35FXSSA

  • Date: 7/16/2021

The Consumer reported that during normal operations of a dishwasher, the circuit board caught fire. The electric circuit tripped which prevented fire acceleration and the fire was contained.

KitchenAid KUDS30IXSS

  • Date: 8/8/2021

The dishwasher started to billow smoke. The board inside the door was on fire. 65 YOM stated, the unit was running a normal load and he was home at the time. He indicated, that the smell of the burnt electronics was still in his kitchen.

KitchenAid KDTE104ESS

  • Date: 8/24/2021

46 YO consumer reports that the plastic wheels on the dishwasher tray fall off. When the wheels pop off they ended up against the heating element and melting/catching fire. This is a fire hazard.

KitchenAid KUDE40FXWH3

  • Date: 10/25/2021

Female consumer reports that the dishwasher caught on fire after being in use for approximately 45 minutes. Her husband tripped the circuit breaker and the fire died on its own. Upon removal f the dishwasher door they discovered the control panel was burned.

KitchenAid KDTM354DSS0

  • Date: 11/1/2021

57 YOM reports that the dishwasher caught on fire at home. The consumer had went to bed and the unit was set to start with a 2hr delay. A house pet alerted him to the fire. Smoke gathered in the kitchen. He removed the dishwasher and secured the power source.

KitchenAid KTDM404ESS1

  • Date: 1/17/2022

For about week consumer smelled burning smell coming from running dishwasher, when during one cycle circuit breaker tripped. Part of control board, where wiring harness was attached, was burnt up & wires overheated, burning 'rubber mat' underneath front panel.

KitchenAid KDTM354ESS1

  • Date: 3/14/2022

While dishwasher was running, 35 YOM, 33 YOF & 4 YOF smelled something burning & saw smoke coming out of units door. Unit stopped working & tripped breaker. Unit door wires connecting to main control board were severely burned at connection melting wire terminal connectors.

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