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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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SOURCE: Whirlpool ADG 6340 Dishwasher

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

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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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..

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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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

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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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

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: My dishwasher is draining properly.

yes there is cleaners.Check filters at bottom of machine fiirst,then buy an cleaner.adrian,,,,

Posted on Jul 15, 2010

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Many Frigidaire dishwashers come with the promise of being the "quietest dishwasher in its class," according to Frigidaire. However, a quiet dishwasher doesn't necessarily mean that the dishwasher is silent, as some noises are normal. It can take some troubleshooting at times to determine if a noise coming from the dishwasher is typical or if it indicates a larger problem Listen for the sound of water filling and draining throughout the wash cycle. These sounds are normal and do not indicate an issue.

  • 2 Pay attention to the drain motor, which operates at the beginning of each cycle. This noise should be fairly quiet and should not sound like a loud, grinding or banging sound.
  • 3 Note that the sound will change when the wash cycle moves between the lower and middle spray arms. This sound should be temporary and fairly quiet.
  • 4 Look for hard items in the dishwasher grinder or filter if a loud crunching, buzzing or grinding sound is heard. The dishwasher can typically grind up these items within one or two cycles, but the item may be lifted out and discarded to eliminate the sound.
  • 5 Remove the bottom rack and spray arms from the bottom of the dishwasher if there is a loud noise coming from the dishwasher that does not resolve itself. Look inside for the impeller, which is round and spins. Remove any debris that may be clogging up the impeller or pump.
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    There is only one motor -- it runs a water pump for recirculating the water when it's washing and runs a water pump when it's draining.

    It sounds like the spray arm is making the noise -- this is the part thru which the motor / pump forces the water during the wash cycle -- the pumped water causes the arm to rotate -- a warn or loose spray arm or mount is likely the problem.

    Or, it could be just some utensil stuck in the bottom of the dishwasher which the spray arm is rubbing.

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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. Good luck!

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