Question about Dishwashers

1 Answer

Loud Whirring Noises

We bought a new KitchenAid under the counter dishwasher and it is 3 years and 2 months old. It was quiet when new and it has been making whirring noises for about 2 months. It doesn't appear to be a chopper issue, because it makes the same noises each time we run it, about 5 times a week. We had an older "noisy" model for about 20 years, and the only thing to go bad on that one was the racks started to wear out and rust in the inside. That one always sounded like a jet airplane...this one is starting to sound that way and getting louder. We changed to different cycles and it makes no difference. What can I do, besides calling a service tech (like the manual says I should). I'm handy and I installed it. I just need some direction on what to do. Please help.

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • kjf1950 Jan 11, 2009

    OK, I see it and am trying to remove the cover of the chopper. Got the 3 of the screws out and theres one under the lower arm which I cant seem to disconnect, any more advice/help?

  • kjf1950 Jan 11, 2009

    OK, got all covers off and now see the blade......it looks clean, but should there still be water covering more than half the blade with the DW off??

  • kjf1950 Jan 11, 2009

    OK, used sponge to get all the water out and cleaned out any gunk and whatever I could see. I'm going to put it back together and run it, and see what happens. If theres still noise, can you tell me about the seals, motor assy, and the implellear? Should this be happening to a new DW under normal use in just over 3 years?



    Thanks for your help. Ken

  • kjf1950 Jan 11, 2009

    OK, thanks.....I'll have to put it back together anyway, may as well do it first be running. Is the new seal/impellar kit the next route to take to find/eliminate the noise? About how much this cost?

  • kjf1950 Jan 11, 2009

    OK, its back together and running......and unfortunately...still noisy. Thanks for your help. I now know much more than I did before I started this email. I guess that seal/impellar kit is the next route? I'm gonig to call it a night.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,651 Answers

Very possible that it is indeed something stuck in the chopper assemble, remove the lower wash arm, from ther youll remove 4-5 torx15- screws and then under there you find another torx 15 screw , after removng the screw you can pry up hte cover form the right side and reveal the chopper assembly, i would refrain form removing the chopper if at all possible, its kinda a pain in the rear to put back in, buit you can cean any junk out if ness.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

  • 1 more comment 
  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons Jan 11, 2009

    grabfrom behind( where the upper watertub goes, youll see a separation/connection point, liftthe tab and twist the center peice it will "pop" off giving you acees to Hidedne scrwe

  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons Jan 11, 2009

    yea, thereass always going to be some water left in unit, never gonna spit it all out.chck with a flashlight thought, ive seen littlew pices of glass as well,i guess itsalso possible that the main seals have given way, and that would cause a leak(slioght " under the motore assy, and the implellear may be"spinning in place causing noise.

  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons Jan 11, 2009

    seen it happen , you can actually run the d/w without putting back to gether to hear it, as far as the seals ,theres an impellar rebuild kit, youll need to remov eth motor assy, a 3/8 bolt locks into place from behind housung,(uninstalleing it will make it very appaernt, then the motor slips out, and the new seal/impellar kit can be installed. part number 8193951

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My whirlpool dishwasher is quiet exept for loud clicking noise evry 10 min. during every cycle


Not enough information for me to accurately troubleshoot it, however, it's under warranty. Call up the store you purchased it from and schedule an appliance repairman to come out and troubleshoot it for you.

Jan 03, 2015 | Whirlpool Dishwashers

1 Answer

My 6 year old Whirlpool dishwasher is loud


This is a bad wash pump. Looking at about $175 for just the sump assembly. You could do it yourself, but unit would need to be uninstalled.

May 28, 2010 | Whirlpool Gold 24 in. Built-In Dishwasher...

1 Answer

Our Quiet Series 300 Maytag Dishwasher is LOUD


few things move on these but the jets and the discharge pump. Are there rotating jets that are removable, if so remove them and clean them it might just be dirt. if you cant find the fault then yes! a repair man could sort it out.

Jan 10, 2010 | KitchenAid 24 in. KUDI02IRBS Stainless...

1 Answer

Makes growling noises throughout the cycle.


HI. here are the most common issues that will cause a noise during the wash.

* Check the spray arm for damage and obstructions
* Check the inlet filter screens
* Test the water inlet valve(see below for test procedure)
* Check the motor and mounts- The motor may e loose or one of the mounts may have separated form the housing. this will cause mis-alignment.
* Check the fan motor and blade
* Check the drain for obstructions


NOTE

If all checks out above, the culprit will be a cracked pump impeller. this will occur if the drive stud becomes unstable, allowing the impeller to partially separate form the motor spin drive stud. this will cause the impeller to rub or grind during the wash cycle. If this is the case, there are impeller repair kits available for purchase that will correct this issue.


Sep 25, 2009 | GE Dishwashers

4 Answers

Kitchenaid Whisper Quiet + dishwasher making loud humming noise


Very likely pump motor shaft seal leaks water into bearing casing buildup of rust and consequently noise. I just replaced $112 worth of pump assy and it's back to normal. I would also buy repair manual for $10 on-line to be sure how to disassemble the sump to get to the pump.

Jul 14, 2009 | KitchenAid Dishwashers

1 Answer

1 week after installation- is very loud


dishwasher less then 2 months old was really quiet when we purchased now has a loud vibration noise when water is pumping out.

Jul 23, 2008 | Frigidaire 24 in. FDB1050RE Built-in...

1 Answer

Whirpool quiet partner dishwasher seems to have no power


Ok there is a thermal fuse mounted on the control board that shuts down when it gets too hot. Did you run a sanitize cycle? Even if customers dont use the sani cycle which i recommend the fuse may open due to poor wire connections. The new fuse kit comes with a new harness and new connectors. Check the old fuse to be sure its bad. Dont remove the connectors from the new switch at all - dont disturb them and they will work better.

Dec 02, 2007 | KitchenAid 24 in. KUDG25SH Built-in...

1 Answer

My Energy Star/Built-in


Me to....My dishwasher is about 7 months old. It use to be extremely quiet. Now it is LOUD. but still works fine. HELP!

Oct 18, 2007 | KitchenAid 24 in. KUDI01ILBS Stainless...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dishwashers Logo

Related Topics:

473 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dishwashers Experts

Mike Cairns
Mike Cairns

Level 3 Expert

3053 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70387 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15133 Answers

Are you a Dishwasher Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...