Mine is a FDB635RFS4 model - issue is loud screeching noise
Hi - bought in 2001. very few issues although getting noisy last year or so. Suddenly water in basin, but loud screeching noise, varying pitches when it should be at the spray arm washign stage. Sound like plastic or other material "binding"
Can you suggest what I should look for? Thanks.
Re: Mine is a FDB635RFS4 model - issue is loud screeching...
I recently had the same problem of a loud screeching noise. my unit
was installed new in 1999 and has worked well up to this point.
when i disassembled the tub water filter i found the filter was heavily
clogged (it is supposed to be self cleaning), and i also found glass
shards from a broken wine glass. i further disassembled the plastic
housing under the filter ( held in place by three torx drive screws )
which covers the pump impeller and holds the lower spray arm. while i
did not find any blockage in the pump area, and no abnormal sound when
i turned the impeller by hand, i did find that one of the pump impeller
vanes has a small chip which probably makes the impeller unbalanced
resulting in more than normal vibration. i cleaned the water filter
and reassembled the parts and the original screeching noise is now gone.
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Eight years is a lot of dishwashing. There are hoses, belts and gears- all of them wear- and the noise is part of the result. Especially when it works hardest.
I doubt it can be repaired for less than its is worth
Time to visit Amazon
I'm getting the same message too. I turned it off for awhile and I had a technician come out and take a look. My drainage pipes are all clear (SE code can mean that drainage is not working properly). He suggested that I get a "Samsung" tech out to take a look at the circuit board/electrical issue. Want to know the crazy thing? This is my second dishwasher that Samsung replaced....all the same electrical issue.....and just last week someone called me to see if I wanted to buy an extended warranty on it. Hmmmm.....do they know that this a piece of junk? It was an expensive dishwasher too.....doesnt clean any better than my cheap model did and it sure has a lot more problems in this first year than the whole 5 years that I had my other dishwasher. Can you tell im disgruntled?
I would love to hear if there is a simple fix to this SE problem.
Hi- Please provide make and model number. It is probably an issue with the motor or circulation pump depending on what type of machine it is. If it is washing ok but just noisy (some motors get very loud just before they quit) often it is not worth putting a lot of money into it as motors can be expensive. Especially if it is an old machine.
HI. here are the most common issues that will cause a noise during the wash.
* Check the spray arm for damage and obstructions * Check the inlet filter screens * Test the water inlet valve(see below for test procedure) * Check the motor and mounts- The motor may e loose or one of the mounts may have separated form the housing. this will cause mis-alignment. * Check the fan motor and blade * Check the drain for obstructions
If all checks out above, the culprit will be a cracked pump impeller. this will occur if the drive stud becomes unstable, allowing the impeller to partially separate form the motor spin drive stud. this will cause the impeller to rub or grind during the wash cycle. If this is the case, there are impeller repair kits available for purchase that will correct this issue.
I also had one similar to yours, and the noise kept getting worse, even after all of the normal checks. I replaced the motor/pump assembly as a unit (that's how they were sold). Online price was ~$225. This made the noise go away for about 6 months, and it came back, getting as loud as before. Instead of putting more money into it, I bought a different brand (Samsung). I ws soooo disappointed in my KA. I don't want another. The Samsung is fine....I got it on sale. Consumer Reports rates them, the Kenmores and Whirlpools pretty highly, but check their ratings for yourself; they change from year to year. I see a lot of wierd posts for Fisher Pakyl, and I'd stay away from them.
You can look for repair parts on line, and maybe your luck will be better than mine. I certainly hope so.
Best regards, --W/D--
very possible that it is indeed something stuck in the chopper assemble, remove the lower wash arm, from ther youll remove 4-5 torx15- screws and then under there you find another torx 15 screw , after removng the screw you can pry up hte cover form the right side and reveal the chopper assembly, i would refrain form removing the chopper if at all possible, its kinda a pain in the rear to put back in, buit you can cean any junk out if ness.
On some othersites it was said that the plate on the discharge impeller came loose and was banging on the black metal impeller. When I took mine apart that what mine looked like. I glued mine back with J B WELD, and there is still some noise during rinse. One person said he took it out and the noise went away. The part came be bought for about $15.00 online. Are there any torque specs for these screws?
This has happened a few times to me as well.(VERY VERY LOUD NOISE AT THE BOTTOM)I have the same model It did stop.I did a little reading and came to the conclusion that it was the built in food disposer chopping blades were chopping up something like a cherry pit or peach pit and once an end of a wooden spoon that dropped down.If you look at your USE and care Guide on page 12 under trouble shooting "Dishwasher seems noisy"..I went through the same thing taking things apart.Its got to be it. Mine is 2 1/2 years as well. Hope this helps. firstname.lastname@example.org