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Frigidaire FDB1050REC2 high pitch squeal during wash cycles.

High pitch squeal from underneath during wash and rinse cycles.
Quiet during draining process. If I touch the motor at the back of the unit it changes noise, might even stop for a second. This is the second motor on the unit. The unit is only 2 years old.

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  • rtsaidfred Dec 16, 2008

    Was told to change drive belt........................

    There is no grive belt!!!!

  • rtsaidfred Dec 17, 2008

    I figured it was probably the motor because there are no drive belts. The motor is not even 6 months old so I pulled it out. (pretty easy) I then looked at the disc that pumps the water. I noticed the plastic housing inside surrounding the disc had unsnapped and was out of alingment. I snapped it back together, lined it up, and reinstalled it. Ran it m/t on a short wash cycle and no noise. Maybe that was the problem. we'll see.

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If your dishwasher seems noisy, check these:

Water-inlet valve
Motor
Heater fan
Pump
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:"

  • As motor bearings wear out, they can become quite loud when the motor runs. They wear out quickly if they frequently get wet, because the water washes away the motor bearing grease. Bearings can get wet if the spin seal is defective. Then there will also be water leaking onto the floor beneath the dishwasher. Replace the seal if it leaks (read about the main tub seal in the "It leaks" section, later).


  • If, from beneath the dishwasher, you can see a round, plastic disc that's mounted to the top of the motor (a "slinger"), it may have broken free of the motor shaft. If so, it could be rattling around the shaft while the motor is running. If that's the problem, you need to replace the motor.


Heater fan If the heater fan bearings are rusted or worn, they may squeal, or scrape loudly during the drying cycle. If this is the problem, replace the fan motor. Alternatively, the fan blade may be loose. If so, you need to replace it.

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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The door hinge spring tension is rubbing .Pull the D/W out atleast 2 feet and open and close the door while looking for the rubbing problem.

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That is the wash motor and it hooks up to impellers and if you got something in it soft it will chew it up and quiten down but it not after a few wash then you will need to change the motor assy / if this helps please hit the accept / thats how we get paid / have a good holiday / larry

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You need a new motor. or grease the one thats in there

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You will need to replace the drive belt, about 1 hour labor and $15 parts

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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    yadayada Dec 16, 2008


    emissionwiz, dummy me thought it was a cloths washer, not dishwasher, anyway the only part that can cause this noise is the pump in the unit, they are very cheap and easy to replace, last time I bought one it was $30 and had it installed in 45 min's.

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