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Loud whining noise while washing

We are having a problem with our dishwasher which is 17 months old. When the dishwasher is in the wash cycle there is a loud continuous whine/hum (which seems to be getting louder). It stops while drying. Unfortunately we did not get a extended warranty on this dishwasher. If you could shed some light on this problems we would appreciate it.
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It may be debris in the food chopper or the motor going bad.

Inspect food chopper:
Remove lower spray arm and rear water supply tube to upper spray arm. Remove torx screws that secure the sump cover. Remove the rounded cover on the left side to expose the chopper assembly. Inspect for breakage of blockage. There may be an additional plastic screen to remove first.

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