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24 in. Top Control Dishwasher in Stainless Steel with ProScrub
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  • Model KDTM404ESS
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24 in. Top Control Dishwasher in Stainless Steel with ProScrub

Was  $1,299.00
$116900 /each

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Discontinued Model:

Model # KDTE404DSS

Internet #205081818

Store SO SKU #1000045057

KitchenAid Architect Series II Top Control Dishwasher in Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Tub, ProScrub Trio Option, 42 dBA

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Architect Series II Top Control Dishwasher in Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Tub, ProScrub Trio Option, 42 dBA

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This KitchenAid Architect Series II dishwasher delivers the performance you expect from the best performing dishwasher brand. The distinct handle design and concealed controls create a sleek, seamless look. You'll also enjoy premium features like our ProScrub Trio option which provides concentrated cleaning for stubborn messes. And, the ProWash cycle and ProDry option give you one-touch control for exceptional cleaning and the best drying performance. Plus, the SatinGlide Max system features dual channels and dual ball bearings that allow racks to move in and out almost effortlessly -- even when fully loaded. With this ENERGY STAR qualified dishwasher, you'll have the space you need to clean up after family meals and the energy-efficiency to save money on utility bills while you're doing it.

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  • Concealed, electronic touch controls are located on top of the dishwasher door, giving the front of the dishwasher clean, uninterrupted lines that helps you match other stainless steel appliances
  • The Whisper Quiet sound system offers premium sound insulation that makes it convenient to operate day or night, including when you entertain
  • Large, tall tub interior provides the spaces and loading flexibility for 14 place settings
  • Auto soil sensor monitors water clarity and uses the right amount of water by adjusting the cycle to the appropriate soil level and temperature to provide the right amount of cleaning
  • ENERGY STAR qualified to save energy, water and help reduce your utility bills
  • Stainless-steel tub retains its attractive shine cycle after cycle
  • Detergent and Rinse Aid dispensers. Rinse Aid dispenser automatically adds a measured amount to help reduce the potential for spots on your dishes
  • Adjustable upper rack with 2 rows of fold-down tines, a removable utility basket to secure small items, stemware holders, light item clips, and a cup shelf maximize loading options
  • Removable, full depth large capacity lower rack easily accommodates plates, bowls, and large dishes
  • Culinary Caddy utensil basket helps provide extra space for tall utensils such as whisks and spatulas, helping to maximize the usable space in the lower rack
  • The ProScrub option uses 40 targeted spray jets at the back of the dishwasher to master stubborn messes so pots and pans do not need soaking or pre-scrubbing. This option provides 50% more coverage with targeted wash action
  • New dishwasher connection kit is required for installation and will be offered during appliance checkout
  • Dishwasher installation availability varies by location and can vary based on your home’s plumbing, Click Here for details

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Name 24 in. Top Control Dishwasher in Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Tub Architect Series II Top Control Dishwasher in Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Tub, ProScrub Trio Option, 42 dBA 24 in. Top Control Dishwasher in Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Tub 24 in. Top Control Dishwasher with Window in Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Tub
Brand KitchenAid KitchenAid KitchenAid KitchenAid
Ratings (3194) (268) (142) (29)
Dishwasher Size 24 In. 24 In. 24 In. 24 In.
Door Style Top Control Top Control Top Control Top Control
Height - Maximum (in) 34.5 34.5 34.5 34.5
Hard Food Disposer or Filtration Filtration Filtration Filtration Filtration
Dishwasher Features 3rd Rack,Cycle Status Lights,Delay Start Option,Heated Dry,Sensor Wash,Sound Reduction System Automatic Temperature Control,Cycle Status Lights,Delay Start Option,Filtered Water,Hidden Controls,High Temperature Wash Option,Sensor Wash,Sound Reduction System 3rd Rack,Delay Start Option,Heated Dry,Hidden Controls,High Temperature Wash Option,Self-Cleaning Filter,Sensor Wash,Sound Reduction System 3rd Rack,Hard Food Filter,Heated Dry,Hidden Controls,High Temperature Wash Option,Interior Light,Self-Cleaning Filter,Sound Reduction System
Tub Material Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Depth - Door Shut (without Handle) (in.) 24.5 24.5 24.5 24.5
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Cut-Out Front to Back Width (in.)
Cut-Out Height (in.)
Cut-Out Left to Right Length (in.)
Depth - Door Shut (with Handle) (in.)
Depth - Door Shut (without Handle) (in.)
Depth With Door Open 90 Degrees (In)
Dishwasher Size
24 In.
Height - Maximum (in)
Height - Minimum (in)
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Amperage (amps)
Appliance Series
KitchenAid Architect Series II
Appliance Type
Stainless Steel
Color/Finish Family
Control Type
Custom Door Panel Ready
Decibel (Sound) Rating
42 dBA
Decibel Rating
42 dBA
Delay Start Option
Dishwasher Cycles
China/Crystal,Pots and Pans,Quick Rinse,Quick Wash,Sanitize
Dishwasher Features
Automatic Temperature Control,Cycle Status Lights,Delay Start Option,Filtered Water,Hidden Controls,High Temperature Wash Option,Sensor Wash,Sound Reduction System
Dishwasher Rack Configuration
Cup Shelf,Lower Rack- Fold Down Tines,Lower Rack- Removable,Lower Rack- Silverware Basket,Removable Silverware Basket,Stemware Holder,Upper Rack- Adjustable,Upper Rack- Cup Clips,Upper Rack- Fold Down Tines,Upper Rack- Silverware Basket
Door Style
Top Control
Energy Consumption (kWh/year)
Energy Efficiency Tier Rating
Tier I
Estimated Yearly Operating Cost ($)
Hard Food Disposer or Filtration
Number of Cycles
Number of Place Settings
Product Weight (lb.)
Rack Material
Silverware Basket Location
In Rack
Sound Rating Range (Decibels)
Quietest 0-50 dBA
Steam Function
Tall Tub
Tub Material
Stainless Steel
Voltage (volts)

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Limited 1-year / Limited 5-year parts only warranty on nylon dish racks and electronic controls / Limited Lifetime warranty on stainless steel tub and inner door liner

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Customer Questions & Answers


Why were these highly rated dishwashers discontinued? What similar dishwashers are recommended?
Asked by: TJ18
Model KDTM404ESS is a good alternative. There is no information available for your other question.
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Customer Reviews

Architect Series II Top Control Dishwasher in Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Tub, ProScrub Trio Option, 42 dBA is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 268.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from This appliance is great as a dish sanitizer, but horrible as a dishwasher. All dishes, flatware,... This appliance is great as a dish sanitizer, but horrible as a dishwasher. All dishes, flatware, glasses, and other dishes MUST be thoroughly rinsed and ANYTHING sticky (peanut butter) must be completely removed or this dishwasher will leave it on the dish or knife. It is very quiet, but does absolutely not save time and effort. It is the most disappointing appliance I have ever purchased. It merely sanitizes dishes that have been put into it clean.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Total Lemon This was a total lemon. We purchased in August 2014 and spent over $500 in repairs. Still didn't work and had to purchase a different dishwasher in April 2017. Racks broke twice. 2 new control panels. Sensors replaced. Still didn't work.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dishes and silverware dirty and spotted after "cleaned" in t Just got this dishwasher and am VERY disappointed. I use the Cascade packet and rinse aid that came with this dishwasher and rinse my dishes and silverware off before putting them in, but every time I use it, whether on Normal or ProWash cycle, the dishes come out with bits of food stuck to them and the silverware comes out tremendously spotted and also with little bits of food on them. Should not be like this and should not have to have a brand new dishwasher serviced. Would not recommend this dishwasher at all. I've attached 3 photos of silverware just "cleaned" in this dishwasher. Clearly subpar, unacceptable performance from a new dishwasher!
Date published: 2014-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cleans very well, unbelievably quiet, love it! I've had this dishwasher for about a month now, and I love it. I've used the ProClean cycle almost exclusively, and dishes come out spotless; the average cycle time seems to be about two and a half hours, though. When running, it is exceptionally quiet; I have to listen very carefully to hear it at all. Because the lower rack is configured completely differently from my old dishwasher, I'm still getting used to how to load it, but that isn't the dishwasher's fault. I've read a couple of reviews that complain that the detergent door doesn't open completely during the wash cycle, leaving detergent in the dispenser, but I haven't experienced that myself. Overall, an awesome dishwasher...highly recommended!
Date published: 2014-08-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Spots & Grit especially on top rack. SUPER Quiet, rack arran We purchased our unit a couple of months ago and have continued to have quality issues with the cleaning. We scrape and rinse the dishes (although we did not have to on our old machine, but I understand that Energy Star units may require this). However, the quality of the clean is very poor. Silver comes out spotted and often with bits of grit. Glasses and items on the top rack appear as if no water is hitting them, with a thick grit layer inside the glasses often. I have tried using the detergent provided with the machine and two other types. I have checked the filter. I have run the tap to make sure hot water is flowing before starting. I've checked the water dispersers that spin and they seem fine and are clean. My only assumption is that sometimes the water doesn't make it to the top rack? I have tried using the ProWash setting and the Tough setting with some luck, but not reliably. I am, frankly, also less than happy with how the racks are arranged as I can fit much less in this unit than my old one, but I have to say this unit is amazingly quiet. I can live with my other issues if I can get it to actually clean properly.
Date published: 2014-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from QUIET!!! Bought this during a partial kitchen remodel. Not our first choice - the KitchenAid model we wanted was out of stock. This thing is QUIET, and it looks really nice (almost a flat panel of stainless. The dishes are VERY CLEAN and VERY DRY, which was not the case with our 11 year old Whirlpool. If there is a downside - it has MUCH more room for silverware than our older one, but everyone knows, the more silverware you put in, the less likely it will all be cleaned (and that is still true). I'd rather a LITTLE more space for dishes other than plates on bottom. That has been an UNPLEASANT surprise.
Date published: 2014-09-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good when it works but complete motor failure in 2 years Purchased in June 2014 and initially loved the performance and low noise of the unit - sometimes when it ran you couldn't even tell! However, recently the performance started to degrade to the point that it isn't washing dishes at all. After speaking to Kitchenaid I was informed that it was a motor failure and that since it was past the 1 year warranty I would need to incur all costs, no flexibility or customer assistance at all. As a result I cannot justify recommending this unit to anyone - why pay more for something that breaks in two years?
Date published: 2016-10-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love our new dishwasher This is my 4th kitchenaid dishwasher thru 42 years of marriage, and the very best one so far...only been using it for 10 days, but it is amazingly quiet. Our kitchen is close to the living room, and our prior dishwasher was noisy, but this tops it by far. Cleans very very well. We just updated giving our 10 year kitchenaid away still worked well. Not sure about the inset control buttons....we don't have little ones around so I probably would have been fine with the controls on the front like all the others we had. Just a matter of getting used to it. And we have used one every day with pots and pans, etc. So happy we purchased this one so far!
Date published: 2015-02-09
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