Question about Whirlpool Dishwashers
I have a Whirlpool ADP5540 dishwasher, about 7 years old. Recently during its wash cycle, it has started to make random loud clicking noises, sometimes just a few, sometimes constantly for the entire cycle, at random intervals. When the clicking sounds happen, you can see some of the cycle lights dimly flash, not one particular light I've seen different ones flash. It still gets through to the end, dishes wash fine, but it is taking a lot longer to complete than it used to. I suspect a faulty control board, but not sure wheher its the one at the bottom or behind the door. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Dishwasher not spraying
It could be a motor or a pump issue. The dishwasher has a motor that attached to a pump which forces the water up into the sprayer arms and during the drain cycle, it pushes the water out of the dishwasher. The motor (and pump) located beneath the dishwasher. Good luck!
Posted on Sep 13, 2007
SOURCE: Noisy dishwasher
This is a known issue for GE dishwashers and may be similar for other
models too. The fix is simple. The noise is due to
vibration of the arm for the middle sprayer. Just secure it with
a tie wrap or wire and the noise should be gone.
Refer to the following link for my earlier response to a similar issue which fixed the problem.
Posted on Oct 26, 2007
How deep do you want to get into this?It sounds like the wash pump motor bearings that are worn.You can pull the unit out flip it over and wd40 the bearings in the motor or you can replace the bearings.Try to lube them first.
Posted on Feb 24, 2008
If your dishwasher seems noisy, check these:
Water-inlet valve An aging water-inlet valve can sometimes fail slowly, rather than all at once. It can shudder on and off rapidly, causing the incoming water lines to shake, rumble, and rattle--sometimes violently. If yours is doing this, replace the inlet valve.
Motor If it's the motor that's noisy, either of these may be the "culprit:"
Pump Small fruit pits, toothpicks, and fragments of glass sometimes get stuck in the pump. When this happens, open the pump and remove the debris. The pump is usually mounted directly to the motor, then attached to the bottom of the dishwasher.
To get to the pump, you usually need to remove the lower rack, the spray arms, and the spray arm support from the inside of your dishwasher. A dishwasher pump isn't obvious. Look for an impeller--a round, plastic fan blade-type device that spins around and pushes the water toward the drain. When you can see the drain impeller, you should be able to see the clogging debris.
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Posted on Apr 03, 2009
Hi you probably have something in the sump drain assembly (this is a common problem with Nautilus DW's) there's a screen on the right side of
the spray arm with 2 screws remove them and take screen off use your
fingers to probe the cavity be careful it could be glass.
If it does not correct the problem
!.You may have an electric pump . and it could be pump without water . so i would say a bad pump....but since you say everything is draining well...then I doubt the later...HOWEVER...you did say it ran forever...which is absolutely typical of something in the sump...drain area...which will make the drain cycle run because it believes something to be in the drain.....there is also a check valve...that the drain hose attaches to...(it comes right off of the motor assembly) when you take the hose off there is a check valve that screws into the hose or the motor assembly...(it could have debris in the hose that is not being drained all the way out and it is finding it's way back to the check valve) ...shop-vac the drain line...or the valve is screwed into the motor assembly where the hose disconnects...and there may be something stuck in the valve...unscrew it and check that the valve is in good shape...and free of debris......reassemble...and run through cycle....if you need any of these parts...or any specific instructions on replacement of these parts...here is a great site...Quality for less and quick delivery.
I hope this helps...I believe it will....Good luck and good day....thank you for your rating my effort....The Fang.
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
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