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Kenmore 16532 dishwasher,three years old. It has slowly gotten very noisy. I have stripped down everything I can access from the tub, including the chopper. I can't find any problem. It is quiet while the water is filling, but growls as soon as it starts the wash cycle.

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  • tssherwood Oct 15, 2010

    Thanks ! I stripped everything out of the tub. The growling is still there. A new motor and pump is $180. I think I'll just run it until it quits, then replace the motor.

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It could be 2 things:

a) water obstruction in the spray jet ports causing uneven rotation of the spray arm.
This uneven rotation will eventually wear out the motor bearings.
Fix: clear out any clogged spray jet ports.

b) the motor bearing are already shot, and they're growling and howling in pain as the motor grinds them to death.
Fix: replace motor - new bearings will come with the new motor.
Alternate Fix: replace dishwasher. Often new motors are so expensive, replacing the whole unit is the bast option, especially with Sears/Kenmore (where parts are expensive)
Try: www.SearsPartsDirect.com.

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