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Dishwasher isn't spraying right and makes a loud noise at begining of cycle??

My dishwasher runs and is trying to work but the spray has no force to it. Water is comming out but goes up about 1 inch and does not spin. I checked to see if the hose was kinked but its fine. Water is on full force but nothing. Its also making a very loud noise at the begining of the cycle but then goes away.

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Possible water holes plugged or bad pump motor

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fault 7 is a fill fault . If you take the left side panel off you will see a white plastic tank . The sensor in the tank has failed

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SOURCE: Dishwasher problem

1) wash motor seized (remove object)
2) loose motor connection (plug in)
3) start capacitor unpluged or failure (replace capacitor or plug in)
4) motor winding open (replace motor)
5) faulty wash pump circuit (replace control )

let me know and I can help you narrow it down..

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SOURCE: Dishwasher Making Loud High Pitched Noise.

A loud high pitch whine while running the dishwasher means that there is something caught in the chopper assembly. To get to the chopper assembly you need to take the racks out and take the pump apart from the inside of the dishwasher. The chopper assembly looks like a metal grate with holes in it. And it might not even be stuck in the grate but somewhere in the pump area due to the water being pumped out, so the best idea is to take the whole thing apart and clean everywhere. However I do not recommend doing this unless you are completely certain you will remember where the screws and gaskets go, otherwise you risk damaging your pump or house from a leak or improper installation. You have been warned.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Our dishwasher is making a loud noise during wash cycle.

if you have a torx 20, and torx 15 screw driver, you an remove the screws from the top plate of the wash motor, and underthere youll see another t15 screw converingthe "chopper" assy, sounds as if a seed, of chicken bone, perhaps apiece of glass hasgottne down there

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SOURCE: Dishwasher doesn't spray water after filling?

could be a blocked pump or capacitor fault,check if pump armature will move(centre rotating part)you may be able to view end of pump with lamp,there may also be a slot for a screwdriver to move armature,you will feel if there is something stuck,hope this helps

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Check that the water pumped on arms has enough pressure.

Aug 15, 2008 | Kenmore 24 in. 17482 / 17484 / 17489...

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Dishwasher Spray Arms not Spinning


There is a reoccurring question that comes up many times as I flip through the problems to solve on Fixya.com. This problem of course does not have just one answer and the reasons why the spray arms will not spin are many and varied. There are many different configurations of dishwashing machines through out the world. Therefore it is impossible to formulate one tip that will fit every situation. This is an attempt to give insight into what may be going on with your dishwasher and provide you with something’s to look for when trouble shooting your dishwasher.

For many dishwashers the wear and tear of daily use will cause the parts to wear to the point that they just do not work as intended anymore. Dirt and mineral build up on the inside of the spray arms also will cause problems and is extremely difficult to remove.
Often the best course of action is to simply order new parts and replace these very important parts that take the most abuse from the use of the dishwasher.

Okay, so what do you look for if that dishwasher has stopped cleaning effectively and you seem to think that the spray arms are not rotating or spinning anymore….

First, make sure you are right….place the arm in a certain position and then run the machine…open the door and check the position to see if it moved. You should also be able to get the door opened fast enough the see the arms slowly spinning to a stop, if they are working correctly. But really, you should be able to hear from the sound of the machine if the arms are spinning. The problem may be harder to solve if you suspect that just one arm is not working. In this case I would intentionally block one arm at a time and then run the dishwasher to see if the other is working.

The next thing to do is make sure that you are getting enough water into the dishwasher. A couple of inches of water should be in the bottom. The water will need to fully cover the intake screen. Also make sure that the intake is not clogged with food particles or other debris like paper or plastic…. If the water level is low then you may have a float problem.

Then check that the arms rotate freely by giving them a spin…if they stop quickly and do not continue to spin after a gentle push, then you have a problem there. The only propulsion for those spray arms is the force of the water coming out of the holes. This does not give a lot of force to get an arm spinning…so they need to move very easily.

Because of this the proper holes also have to be open and allow the water to spray freely from them. If these holes get clogged then the water does not come out the right holes and the spray arm does not go around.

I also want to give you a heads up about the cleaning of these arms. I recently tried desperately to clean the spray arms on my dishwasher. I took the spray arms right out of the dishwasher and worked to clean them in the kitchen sink. A little wire was used to poke the holes open and try to fish out the dirt and mineral. Progress was made and they would seem very clean, I would reinstall them and run a cycle. Then they would plug again… It became hopeless…seemed the more I cleaned the more **** that came loose and while I could get them to work for a short time, there was no long term happiness, and I broke down and look for the parts online. Come to find out that I had already put more time into fooling with the parts then what they cost to replace! Remember that one little spec of mineral, is enough to stop an upper spray arm….

For some makes of dishwasher you will also have towers that rise up in the center to push water into the top spray arm. Or you could have a model that has a piece on the top rack that needs to fit into a slot at the back to transfer the water from the pump. I either of these situations you can soon have just enough leakage to cause the water pressure to drop enough to not run the spray arm. Make sure that the tower goes up and down freely and it fits into the spot it needs to at the top.

Finally if there seems to be no water being pumped then check the pump out. On some units the washing pump is different from the drain pump. Other dishwashers use one pump instead of two and then use a solenoid diverter to run the water in the desired direction. The pump that pumps the water through the spray arms can fail or sometimes wear to the point that the volume and pressure of the water supplied to the arms will significantly decrease. If there is no clogging of the pump, build up of debris in the pump, or the diverter sticking and allowing some of the water to go to the drain when it should be washing, then the pump and motor may need to be replaced.


My advice is this. Before going to the trouble of trying to clean everything, just spend the few bucks and buy new stuff. You will be surprised at how little it actually costs to purchase a few new parts online and then have your dishwasher working like a brand new machine again! Instructions for the installation of the new parts are often available online as well. The installation usually is very easy if you know how to get the job done the right way.

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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.
Check if motor spins. In case it spins, the problem is with the pump ,in case it doesn't spin it could be a motor problem or a motor and pump problem.

First of all: filter plate clean? Clean any locked hole.
1) Can you remove the upper spray-arm and verify if holes inside are locked by any residus. Clean the holes , and check if pure water come out when you fill the center hole with some water.
2) Switch on the dishwasher , coldest wash cycle dish-washer empty and without the upper spraying arm. Once you hear water streaming in, open the door and look if a little water fountain comes out from the center hole where the upper spraying arm was fixed. If not, this canalisation is blocked and should be cleaned. Try to continue the wash cycle, often the water pressure will clean itself this canal. Check also lower spray arm: it should be rotating a while and ejecting water thru its holes. If not, verify this canalisation as well.

3) Put the spraying arm again on its place, verify also the sealing else water pressure is going down and spraying will not turn and spray water.

4) Again, continu a wash cycle, open the door and look; upper arm should be rotating and some rays trown out.

Hopefully, this helps .

If not, pump pressure may be low; have a repair verify, can be that only brushes in the motor must be replaced, can be the pump worn out and to be replaced at all.

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Could be a a couple different issues.. Not filling with enough water or food chopper broke or food chopper filter screen clogged.

Check water level:
Run the DW and wait for the main wash to start (water will fill. pause then complete fill) The water should be no more than 1/4 inch below the heating element. If not there..replace water inlet valve.

Inspect food chopper:
1. Remove lower spray arm and rear water supply tube to upper spray arm.
2. Remove torx screws that secure the sump cover.
3. Remove primary filter
4. Remove food chopper cover to expose the chopper assembly. Inspect for breakage or blockage.

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If the washer is not used regularly the shaft can stick to the seals and prevent the motor from spinning. This happens quite regularly for me if I don't use the washer often. You can just take off the bottom panel - after shutting off power to the dishwasher - and access the motor. you should see some fins and then just try to spin the motor by hand. It usually takes about 90 degrees of rotation before the motor breaks free from the seal. You'll have to fight through the spring-like resistance created by the seal-shaft adhesion. After it breaks free the motor spins freely and you should be all set to go. I haven't found a more permanent fix for this other than running the dishwasher more regularly.

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It sound like 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. Check if pump spins when it should force the water up into the sprayer arms. In case it doesn't spin you should replace the pump. Good luck !

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1.does motor run? no. replace motor. 2.open door and leave the bottom rack inside dw.spin the spray arm underneath the bottom rack by hand. it should spin freely without binding. if it doesnt spin freely take out the bottom rack and try again. if it does spin freely then your bottom rack is laying on your sprayarm preventing it from rotating. 3.you could also not be getting enough water into your dw.

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