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Usually this is caused by a long spoon or something similar being hit with water and slapping the inside of the dishwasher. Also, it could be the rinse arm spinning around and hitting a tall dish or utensil in the basket below. Check to see if the arm spins all the way around before you start your load. Also, make sure all dishes can't easily move and hit the inside of the washer.

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Our dishwasher works great other than it is as loud as a lawn mower, we have to turn up the tv when it is on. The dishwasher was very quiet when we first got it 3 yrs. ago and now it sounds like the motor...

Hello Wayne, based on the symptoms you are describing, it sounds like the unit could possibly have a faulty drain motor or pump. I suggest cleaning the dishwasher completely to see if it will reduce the noise level. Dishwashers have a glass trap located in the center of the filter designed to collect pieces of broken glass, straws, pits, etc. You should simply be able to grasp handle and left it out. Once you empty the filter you may wash it with warm soapy water if you prefer and then rise and place it back. If there isn't any blockage and the noise continues, you can locate a certified technician directly through the manufacturer website or in your local directory to determine what may be causing the issue at hand.Thank you for allowing me to assist you in some small way!

Aug 03, 2013 | Frigidaire Dishwashers

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My dishwasher makes a loud noise during wash cycle. quiet during filling and draining.

Could be a matter of how much is loaded in the racks and how it is placed. Something that is loosely loaded or located where the spray from the wash arm hits it can make quite a racket

Sep 17, 2012 | Frigidaire Dishwashers

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Dishwasher is making a loud noise

Sounds like there is something in the filter trap that is right before the mini disposal that is a fan blade, on top of the motor.

Aug 04, 2012 | Frigidaire Professional Series 24 in....

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Loud sounds

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.
  • Oct 07, 2011 | Frigidaire Professional Series 24 in....

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    There is a loud noise while going through final stages of wash. Sounds like pump motor whineing.


    When an appliance such as a dishwasher starts making a new noise, you need to isolate the cause of the noise so that you know whether or not it is damaging the machine. Several things can cause a noisy dishwasher.


    Dishwashers are driven by an internal motor that gets quite noisy when defective. The problem occurs when a seal breaks down and allows water to access the bearings in the motor, removing the grease needed for proper lubrication and creating a loud motor noise when the dishwasher runs. The seal or bearings need to be replaced in this situation quickly or more extensive damage to the motor may occur.

    Inlet Valve

    If the inlet valve on your dishwasher is broken or breaking, you will hear a distinctive thumping or clattering noise whenever a load is run. A thumping noise doesn't always indicate this problem, however, depending on when you hear it. If you hear a noise like this when the water is filling up the dishwasher at the start of the cycle, the noise likely points to an inlet valve problem.


    A high-pitched squealing noise is an indication that something is wrong with the fan. Fan bearings that are worn out indicate that the fan apparatus needs to be replaced. If the noise you're hearing is in fact coming from the fan, it will only occur when the dishwasher is drying the dishes. Dishwashers use a fan to generate and distribute heat to dry the dishes quickly.

    Minor Concerns

    Sometimes even a minor concern can cause a great deal of noise. The thing to watch for is whether or not the noise repeats itself on multiple loads. A loud noise on a single load that doesn't repeat could be caused by things like a loose utensil or small implement rattling around loose in the dishwasher. Also inspect the bottom of your dishwasher. Hardened bits of old food can become rock hard under the heat in the dishwasher and cause noise when the unit runs.

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    Frigidaire dishwasher model GLD2445RFCO is making noise

    I have the same problem with my dishwasher. If you remove the kick plate while it is running, There is an electric motor underneath. If you push up and pull forward on the electric motor, the noise will stop. I used a block to prop it up and the noise stopped. You may want to try it.

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    Loud squealing noise during wash and rinse cycle

    The dishwasher make "loud high-pitched squealing sound" during the rinse cycle that is periodic through out the cycle

    Nov 24, 2009 | Frigidaire Dishwashers

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    Our Frigidaire Ultra Quiet II dishwasher loud buzzing noise- wash

    No longer "ultra quiet" huh?

    A sound during certain cycles indicates a broken part. By the information provided sounds like a pump may be the problem. You may need to contact a service tech about this issue. If the appliance still under warranty, the service should be provided for free.

    Every time when you hear noises (other than the normal ones) in the appliance, it indicates there is something wrong and it will worsen over time, so as soon you hear something is not ok, get assistance.

    Aug 30, 2009 | Frigidaire Dishwashers

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    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...

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    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.

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