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My dishwasher makes a banging sound, I've checked the arm & even when the washers is empty it still makes that sound. NOW I've ALSO got a sound like a "clothes washer in spin cycle mode" also in the wash mode of my dishwasher. Do I need a service call or should I just replace it since it seems to be falling's only 2 yrs with min use

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This is quite a common problem. I would be able to help you, if you could provide few more details. When did you hear the banging noise i.e when filling, start of the cycle, mid cycle or it is always there?


Posted on Jul 03, 2010

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  • baccrt Jul 03, 2010

    it's there from the start. It's been making the noise for a while but the washer spin cycle noise is new

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    taran_2005 Jul 03, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    There could be plenty of reasons for the same. I could tell you few of the solutions that is REALLY common on GE dishwashers.

    1. Check the stainless steel cover on the bottom of the lower rack sprayer.
    If it has been bent downward on either end, it will hit the inside
    panel of the door near the bottom. It may score the panel as it hits on
    each rotation of the sprayer.

    Just bend it back in position, carefully, with a pair of pliers. The
    technique required is similar to bending the pocket clip of a fountain
    pen back into the proper position after it has been sprung out too far.
    You might practice on a pen or mechanical pencil clip to see what I

    2. Most likely the tube that feeds the top water assembly is not supported
    well and is thumping around. Try pulling out the top tray and look
    straight down at it (ie: take a birds-eye view). You should see a tube
    leading from the middle of the top dish tray (where the spinning arm is)
    back towards the rear of the dishwasher. Look for a little plastic clip
    that attaches to the dish tray and which holds this tube in place.
    Unclip this from it's current location and slide it backwards towards
    the rear of the dishwasher. Re-clip it to the dish tray as far back as
    you can (you should be able to move it backwards at least two or three

    This will provide better support for the water tube closer to where it
    connects to the rest of the dishwasher plumbing (at the back of the
    dishwasher) and keep it from moving around. Start your dishwasher up
    again and the grinding and thumping noise should be gone.

    3. I have the same sort of sound...moving the little plastic clip didn't
    seem to affect it so i tried "tying it down' at several points on the
    feed obvious effect on the sound "thumps" starting with
    the wash cycle and stops at the start of the rinse cycle..the "thump" is
    every couple of seconds continuously during the wash.

    Let me know, if that helps you :) unless i have many other solutions. I am sorry,but there is no specific solution as i could not see the machine :(. However, let me know the update, we would try to fix it.

    Note - If the dishwasher is less than 4 years old and cost of repair is less than half the new one, it is worth repair.

    Let me know,once done.

    Hope i helped you.

    Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

  • baccrt Jul 03, 2010

    I'll give this a try. If I need a service call, how do I find someone reputable (not rip me off ) in my area. Summerville SC. Sometimes the service call alone is $100.00

  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Jul 03, 2010

    Thanks for your response!!

    Give me your zip code, i would go ahead and check someone from fixya directory.



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