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I have a GE Nautilus dishwasher. I recently started hearing a clicking noise during my dishwasher cycle. It seems to becoming from behind the access panel on the left hand side of the machine. There are no draining or wash problems - just this new noise.

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The pump/motor assembly on these dishwashers have a soft food cutter that helps to cut up smal soft food particles. This may be your problem.

These cutter blades can sometimes get loose or something can get hung up in them like a broken piece of glass or some other pieces of trash that they can not handle.

You can access these blades by removing the sump cover near the rear of the bottom of the inside of the dishwasher. remove the bottom rack and take a couple of screws out of the sump cover. you can feel down in the sump and see if there is any trash caught up here or in the blades.

If this is not the problem and you have an older dishwasher - you could have a problem with a loose fan blade in the motor. If this is the case I would run it til it dies. The motor/pump assembly is about $125+. The newer motors are a lot quieter.

If everything is working ok. I wouldn't worry too much about it.

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The pump/motor assembly on these dishwashers have a soft food cutter that helps to cut up smal soft food particles. This may be your problem.

These cutter blades can sometimes get loose or something can get hung up in them like a broken piece of glass or some other pieces of trash that they can not handle.

You can access these blades by removing the sump cover near the rear of the bottom of the inside of the dishwasher. remove the bottom rack and take a couple of screws out of the sump cover. you can feel down in the sump and see if there is any trash caught up here or in the blades.

If this is not the problem and you have an older dishwasher - you could have a problem with a loose fan blade in the motor. If this is the case I would run it til it dies. The motor/pump assembly is about $125+. The newer motors are a lot quieter.

If everything is working ok. I wouldn't worry too much about it.

Posted on Aug 06, 2010

  • coohead Oct 02, 2010

    Well....that sure was helpful!

    How about the same machine not pressurinzing the water to spray around in there??
    The motor is spinning. It just quit pumping...just gurgles out of the spray mast.
    Any ideas on that?

    Coo

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