How to Replace the Front Panel on a KitchenAid Dishwasher

KitchenAid dishwashers are manufactured by Whirlpool and are designed for installation below kitchen countertops.
Occasionally, a component on your dishwasher will fail, at which point you must disassemble parts of the dishwasher and repair it. If repairing components such as the soap dispenser or door wiper gasket, you must remove the outer front panel of the door to access the components.

Step 1

Turn off the dishwasher breaker in your home's service panel.

Step 2

Remove the screws from the bottom-front panel or panels, depending on your KitchenAid model, and then remove the panel or panels.

Step 3

Open the dishwasher door, and then remove the screws around the inner door panel.

Step 4

Close the dishwasher door, and then remove the screws from the bottom of the outer door panel.

Step 5

Pull the outer door panel away from the dishwasher.

Step 6

Align the new outer door panel, and then install the screws on the bottom of the door.

Step 7

Open the dishwasher door, and then replace the screws on the inner door panel.

Step 8

Close the dishwasher door, and then replace the bottom panel or panels, using the screws that were removed.

Step 9

Restore the dishwasher's power supply by turning on the dishwasher breaker in your home's service panel.

Things You Will Need

  • Screwdriver

Warning

  • Before removing the front panel of the dishwasher door, it is vital that you disconnect the power supply.

About the Author

Andrew Todd has been writing since 2006. He has written for the Consumer Search website and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida. Todd has a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida.