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Noisy dishwasher my Kenmore quietguard 4 has developed an exceptionally loud hum/buzzing noise seemingly coming from the door of the dishwasher, when closed, locked and put on either drain or wash cycle.If the unit is allowed to sit for 1-2 days, the drain cycle will empty the tub without the buzzing noise starting. If anything else is attempted afterwards, like a wash cycle, the noise immediatley starts at a low level, then becomes steadily louder, until the full volume is reached, and does not stop until the cancel button is pushed, or the door opened.

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  • badmona Jan 08, 2008

    We also have a Kenmore Quietguard 4. Ours is about 3 years old. It is making the exact same noise during the wash cycle. We can't find anything out about it online either. We hate spending the money on a repair person because my husband can usually fix these things without their help. But they won't supply the schematic or parts list. Quite a racket. We also purchased a kenmore side by side refrigerator and the ice maker broke just after the warranty. We researched for months before these purchases online and with Consumer Reports and some how both Sears/Kenmore appliances have been bad. Please let us know if you have any solutions.

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    noisy buzzing noise

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    same **** here !

  • wcms Apr 27, 2009

    Buzz/Humming noise sounds like it comes from the door area. Just started about 3 months ago. This noise comes and goes but is comming more than going. The washer is about 2 years old. Once the noise starts it continues through the entire cycle or until I hit the drain button or turn off the washer.

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Only way I solved is to completely uninstall the unit and turn upside down. A cherry pit and a bit of broken glass followed. These disposable 'durable' goods these days are ridiculous -- there is no apparent means to simply remove foreign debris otherwise.

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