Question about Dishwashers
I recently moved into a 2 y.o. previously owned home. The dishwasher is a GE Quiet Power 1 model. After being in the home for 2 months, the dishwasher suddenly started making a low hum/grinding type noise. It's not continuous, happening intermittently regardless of where it is in the wash cycle. Also, when it occurs, it oscillates - grrr, grr, grr, etc. rather than a continuous grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr... Thought it might have something to do with the ''bearings'' in the spray bar???
The sound is almost always caused by a worn docking cone “O” ring on the main conduit. When the docking cone “O” ring wears, the mid level spray arm conduit is no longer constrained and it can vibrate against the docking cone, making the “growling” or vibrating sound. The recommended repair for this problem is to replace the titanium or gray docking cone.
Posted on Feb 03, 2010
Some scale buildup within the mid level cone and the conduit it docks with removed but I did not see an o-ring. After reviewing a parts list it doesn't appear that there is an o-ring available. After scraping the buildup off both pieces I used a rubber band on the conduit piece and it seems to have solved it at the moment. I did notice a bushing available for each sprayer (top, middle, and bottom). Very low cost parts so I will add those pieces as well as try to find an o-ring to place on the conduit.
Posted on Apr 15, 2010
Might have also something to do with limescale build-up in the washer arm itself.
Makes ballance off and can creat the noise. If it is clean you might check the filter and pump for any dirt build-up
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
I also had success with replacing the O-Ring. I took the hang clip off of the top drawer, then I removed the tube that leads to the spray armature. (first remove the spray armature screw in the center). Then I slid the O-Ring from the other end so it fit snugly on the flange. Perfect fit and no more rumbling noise! Thank you all for this simple solution...
Posted on Sep 09, 2012
I tried new o rings but that didn't fix it on mine. What fixed it was cleaning out some egg shell debris that were completely plugging/clogging one of the spray arm holes/nozzles.
Posted on Sep 01, 2012
It's the O-Ring!!!
Posted on Jan 29, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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