A piece of a wooden chopstick went into the dishwasher drain. Now when it runs I can hear it in there and it sounds really bad. I tried to remove the cover from the inside of the washer but the last piece does not seem to be able to be removed.
is there a way to get to the broken peice? Maybe from the underside?
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Re: Object went into drain
Not from underneath.You have to remove each piece 1 at a time untill you reach the food shredder blade area.Although some parts are looking stuck,just look at the piece carefully that you are removing and pull it off. please rate this !!! Thank You!!
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It could be that something (some foreign object like a piece of glass or a seed or something) has gotten into the main pump or the drain pump; or else your main pump bearings have gone bad from age and use.
Check water level switch inside the machine. Check the inlet solenoid for proper operation. It might have got stuck and remain in open condition always. You can reach this area by opening the back door of the machine. give a gentle tap with a wooden piece on the valve , it may return to the closed position.
Clean all the inlet and drain areas of the machine.
The sounds it is making most possibly are coming from the drain cycle. It is probably finished with the prewash, or the first cycle (depending on what cycle you use). You may have some foreign object down inside the impeller which is why you hear it more now. Often times, a glass may get broken and a small piece gets down inside the pump, or we have seen alot of different things (from cherry pits, to chicken bones). At any rate, you should be able to remove the lower screen inside your dishwasher to a recessed area. You can try and see if you find any objects down inside there and if so, remove them, then replace the screen. If the noise continues, the foreign object may flush itself out eventually. If it gets worse, or continues without any relief, you may need to have a service person come out and take your pump apart to get the foreign object.
it appears ur wash motor is not running.try this-start the unit and let it run for 2 min( this is the water fill period) and after 2 mins u should hear motor running and water splashing sound.u can even open the door and look for water falling from the spray arms.but after 2 mins if u hear only a humming sound and no water splash sound then motor is bad and needs to be chgd.drain motor is seperate for draining the water.
Sounds like either you have a blockage in the drain pump or the drain hose is blocked. The washing machine will run the drain pump for about 2 to 3 minutes to empty water from the drum then stop automatically. If the pump is blocked or the drain hose blocked or kinked then water will be left in the drum. Blockages are usually caused by buttons, bra wires or metal objects from pockets eg coins. The pump can be popped open using simple tools ie screwdriver and any obstruction removed easily. The drain hose can be detached and a metal object eg knife dropped through to test for a blockage.hope this helps
Yes, you can pull one of the pump's leads to find whether the noise comes from the pump.
You should unplug machine's power cable first and be sure that the disconnected wire is isolated.
Before replacing the pump look that it clean from any foreign object/
if plumbed in under the sink, check the spigot the drain hose goes to is not blocked - a common problem.
if on drain you should be able to hear the drain pump working. if you hear a faint humming noise instead, then there is probably a foreign object stuck in pump.
also check for blockage in the drain hose