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Hi my powerpoint idw12 dishwasher turns on, sounds like its starting a normal wash but then and makes a humming noise like its on pause. When door is opened no water has gone in. Can you help?

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SOURCE: Loud Whining/Humming noise while washing

I've got the same issue with my whirlpool dishwasher, model GU1200XTLS. If I find out anything, I'll let you know. Have you received any insight?

Posted on Feb 25, 2007

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SOURCE: Loud Whining/Humming noise while washing

It's noisy If your dishwasher seems noisy, check these:

Water-inlet valve
Motor
Heater fan
Pump
Water-inlet valve An aging water-inlet valve can sometimes fail slowly, rather than all at once. It can shudder on and off rapidly, causing the incoming water lines to shake, rumble, and rattle--sometimes violently. If yours is doing this, replace the inlet valve.

Motor If it's the motor that's noisy, either of these may be the "culprit:"

  • As motor bearings wear out, they can become quite loud when the motor runs. They wear out quickly if they frequently get wet, because the water washes away the motor bearing grease. Bearings can get wet if the spin seal is defective. Then there will also be water leaking onto the floor beneath the dishwasher. Replace the seal if it leaks (read about the main tub seal in the "It leaks" section, later).

  • If, from beneath the dishwasher, you can see a round, plastic disc that's mounted to the top of the motor (a "slinger"), it may have broken free of the motor shaft. If so, it could be rattling around the shaft while the motor is running. If that's the problem, you need to replace the motor.

Heater fan If the heater fan bearings are rusted or worn, they may squeal, or scrape loudly during the drying cycle. If this is the problem, replace the fan motor. Alternatively, the fan blade may be loose. If so, you need to replace it.

Pump Small fruit pits, toothpicks, and fragments of glass sometimes get stuck in the pump. When this happens, open the pump and remove the debris. The pump is usually mounted directly to the motor, then attached to the bottom of the dishwasher.

To get to the pump, you usually need to remove the lower rack, the spray arms, and the spray arm support from the inside of your dishwasher. A dishwasher pump isn't obvious. Look for an impeller--a round, plastic fan blade-type device that spins around and pushes the water toward the drain. When you can see the drain impeller, you should be able to see the clogging debris.

Posted on Mar 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Powerpoint dishwasher IDW12 is displaying

Hello there.

This is a well known fault with this particular dishwasher, error E4 and the audible alarm means you need to contact whoever you purchased the dishwasher from and ask them to repair it.

It needs serviced.

Hope this helps.

Posted on May 24, 2008

Maanita
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SOURCE: dishwasher - not washing

did you check the fuse

Posted on Jun 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Dishwasher problem powerpoint IDW12

clean the filter on the intake pipe, just done mine.

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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