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It has started sounding really, really loud with a long grinding sound and then like a swishy sound for a short break, then the grinding sound again.

Its like it is grinding in a cycle, does that make sense? It grinds (about 3-5 seconds) and then there is a littel break, then a grind, then a break (about 1-2 seconds). It does it in every cycle except the rinse only cycle. All others it happens until it hits the rinse cycle then it quits. It is really, really loud....any ideas?

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  • jakedunaway Nov 29, 2008

    I have had the same problem for the last month or so until it stopped working all together yesterday. I now hit the start button and turns on like it is going to start but then it never starts.

    The grinding noise was very concerning. please advise.

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2008

    At 75 minutes remaining (starts at 81 minutes with our settings) it grinds away for a 5 seconds at a time with a few second break repeatedly for ten minutes, then gives up and goes onto 74 minutes and continues! Dishes still come out fine but clearly it didn't do this when new!



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Sounds like a piece of broken glass or hard fruit pit stuck in the garburator. Remove the botom rack and disassemble the eniter assembly located below the bottom rack. Keep track of the order of the parts until you reach the stainless steel garburator blade. If you are not mechanicaly inclined, take video of the dissasembley to help you put things back together. You will probably find a foreign object by the time you reach the blade. Continue disassembling the assembly below the garburator to ensure that the drainage ports are not obstructed. Consider re-assembling without the garburator blade to avoid recurring problems. Substitute Garburator blade with routine disassembley and cleaning every 3-6 months. Sadly thats the best way to overcome the failure prone Garburator mechanism. When its time to buy a new D/W, buy one with a filter instead of a garburator. I recommend Miele and recomend against all Whirlpool brands (Maytag, Jennair, KitchenAid, Kenmore, Whirlpool, WhiteWestinghouse, etc.)

When Garburators Jam, you risk overheating that can melt the overpriced circuit board or overheat the motor. Either problem means discarding the dishwasher becasue the repair cost would be too high. The Garburator is a disgusting idea anyway. Instad of allowing food particles to sit at the bttom, the sme particels are minced and sprayed over the dishes that you are trying to clean.

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