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Dishwasher loud in beginning cycle and drains early

I have a Maytag Dishwasher MDBTT50AWW built in. Product was not listed below and would not let me proceed so I picked one that did not match so I could proceed. It's less than 1 yr old and was making a very loud noise in the 1st cycle. The guy who came out said it had to do with the water draining out (even when you have the door open in the middle of the cycle. We checked the hose and it is high enough but the water still drains out. The water goes down to the basement sink right below. Is the problem the water drainage or are there 2 different problems? The loud noise occured every single time except when he was here and now that we know it drains and may not be cleaning well we do not use it. What do you think is going on?

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  • AandA Sep 25, 2007

    Ok I listened to the entire cycle and the loud noise happens in the wash or rinse cycles only as it swishes water around it intermittently has a loud hum (like a race car zooming by). I checked the cycles as well, once and the water is still remains in there, too.

    Could it be the motor and maybe the water that comes out just does so if you leave the door open?

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Sounds like you have 2 problems however generally speaking (most makes) of dishwashers go into drain mode when there is a fault elsewhere, however is this set up properly, is the waste pipe end high enough to allow the water to actually fill up (only about 30cms of water aprox)so it doesn't flow straight though to the waste. the noise could just be an empty pump, it runs dry after a while, and makes a screeching noise eventually? check installation pictures to see if its set up right, you may have also a leak somewhere check all other connections and pipes

Posted on Sep 21, 2007

  • mick d Sep 21, 2007

    sorry missed reading that it is still under guarantee IF SO FETCH THE ENGINEER BACK OUT AND TELL HIM TO FIX IT / and test it

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