Question about Dishwashers
My 3 year old Whirlpool has not been the greatest to us...about 1.5 years ago, the soap dispenser corroded and started leaking. I ended up getting Whirlpool to send the replacement part (and I installed it)...Now, all of a sudden during the wash cycle, the motor has become super loud. It sounds like the motor is going out, but I find that hard to believe on a 3 year old dishwasher. I am not very handy, but I can follow instructions pretty well. Suggestions on what to look for?
Thanks in advance!
My 5 year old GU1500 suddenly started making a very loud noise during the wash cycle. It sounds like the motor, and also produces a burning smell. Before I buy and replace the motor, I want to make sure it’s not a problem with a component driven by the motor. Has anyone had this problem before?
SOURCE: Soap film on dishes
Hard water "filming" is caused primarily by the higher deposit content in hard water clogging up the jets and nozzles. Therefore, there is not the normal pressure for washing or rinsing. This can be eliminated by turning on the dishwasher, while it is empty, and waiting for it to fill and go into it's wash cycle. They open the door and add 3 cups of white vinegar and finish running through the cycle. This will open the nozzles and jets to their full capacity. After that, use a rinse aid for sure.
Posted on Feb 07, 2008
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
I bet your clumps of soap began with the beginning of the use of a different DW detergent powder.
Try this (trust me) Go buy a box of brand name Dishwasher powder (e.g. Electrosol or Cascade) Use it for two loads of dishes and report your results back here. OK?
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
Fill the detergent cup with fabric softener for a full cycle. Don't be alarmed if bubbles seep out.
Finish off with a white vinegar wipedown of the insides if it still feels soapy.
Posted on Sep 09, 2009
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