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Maytag HDB8600AWW Dishwasher had been making noise (thought might be water valve, like previous DW), eventually stopped draining water, water now in bottom, I've let sit for couple weeks, looked inside, water was gone, I tried running again, it filled with water, but heard humming control panel noises for first time, then shuts itself off. Also, my handle needs replaced. Please let me know as soon as possible. Thanks in advance. David Weaver

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Hi David
The hum and all the noise that you have mentioned in your post states that the issue is with the pump and motor assembly. Please check the drain hose and try to clean the drain pump filter for any clogs, obstructions. After this if the problem still remains then replacing the part# that is bad is recommended repair. Hope this helps...you can post back if you need further assistance.
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