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Asko - Model 1996

My (five year old) dishwasher has the following issues: Makes some eerie (whistling? high pitched?) noise while running. Doesn't drain all the way Leaks out front corner (see doesn't drain all the way) Occasionally during a cycle it will start thumping - it sounds like it is bumping against the cabinets. So - couple of questions. Should I be calling appliance repair (motor?) or a plumber (clog in line)? I have 1) taken out the filters to see if there is debris (none) and 2) put baking soda and vinegar in to see if that helps.

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  • hpaddict Oct 04, 2007

    I did baking soda and vinegar as the "old fashioned" remedy for clogs - as this is what people did in the days before drain-o. As for elbow grease - yup - last I checked I think I knew what that means!

    In all - I'm still trying to see if the problem might be the motor (or a pump issue) in which case I'll call for appliance service - or if people think it might be a plugged air gap/line - in which case it is a plumbing issue. Just trying to find the right trade for the job.

  • hpaddict Oct 04, 2007

    Ah - but now you have as I'll be calling appliance repair for a motor!



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Running any appliance that makes a noise can only make matters worse and cause more damage to the machine, if baking soda / vinegar and other cleaning and food items would cure faults then they would be sold saying use for dishwashers on the label, waste of money using such things, if your cleaning pipes out just use elbow grease ( oh just in case you ask where to buy it, (elbow grease is a term for hard work) sorry it may be that you have not cleared out the filters etc properly, thats why it doesn't empty all the way, also check the outlet at the wall see if thats clear also leaking, check seals for wear and kinks or damage, replace if signs of above, thats all you can do there to cure the leaks sorry

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  • mick d Oct 04, 2007

    glad you saw the funny side, my expertise is 20 years as an appliance engineer but that that did involve little work on dishwashers, the screeching could be a dry bearing on the main motor, its just a question of if the main motor is also the pump motor in one (in some cases it can be) then the motor is the problem
    while we engineers do our best it never takes the place of actually being there listening to it live, where a good engineer would just say " yes its that and be 99% right)
    best of luck sorry i have not helped you as you wished



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