Question about Kenmore 16602 / 16604 / 16609 Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

Loud Screaming!! My kenmore cleans fine, but makes an ear piercing screaming sound during the wash. Was told by an appliance guy something could be caught in the impeller. Could this be the case and how can I fix it?

Posted by on

  • mikemackie14 May 27, 2009

    any way you can provide easy but detailed instruction on how to get to the impeller?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Kenmore Master
  • 5,568 Answers

Try turning the impeller by hand (one finger should do it) with the machine off to see if you can feel any drag on it.
This thing should turn very easy and rotate a little on its own if you spin it up a bit. They are normally not directly driven but propelled into rotation by the force of the water which is dependent on a recirculating pump
If it shudders to a stop, the primitive 'bearing' may be worn requiring replacement.

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Dishwasher makes a very loud, ear splitting whine. Sounds like an airplane taking off, but still washes the disher


Something is wrong, according to your description. I predict failure, and typically what happens is the seal starts to leak, a little. That liquid takes out the upper bearing of the motor (likely the squeal that you hear).

What needs to happen is exploritory surgery. Disconnect the power, open the botton case and see if there is any leaking. Zero is the only tolerable amount of leakage.

But, it does not take much in the way of parts to be most of the cost of a new machine. Research carefully.

If you do decide to repair, call your local appliance parts guy and see of they have a replacement and what that consists of. Often you do not repair the motor bearing, but swap the unit out and put in a new seal, ADD WATER (<<Please RE Read). and off you go.

I prefer to take the inner parts all apart, as sometimes you find foreign matter stuck.

The deal on the ADD WATER is the seal is ceramic, and MUST have water. You can have a perfect install, and the dry bearing fries before enough water gets there.....sometimes. All you need to do is a pan full of water... good to go.

Dec 21, 2010 | Kenmore Dishwashers

2 Answers

I have an kenmore elite "ultra wash" model 665. not sure the rest.. about 7/8 years old, making loud buzzing sound during wash cycles,starts about 5 minutes into the normal wash cycle. i removed the inlet...


I have the same problem as those who stated their dishes are not getting clean. If you listen to the wash cycle you should hear water sloshing around inside. If you hear just a humming sound the washer has no water. I have this problem. I had a tech come and he told me the water is syphoning out my drain and I need to change my plumbing, then he charged me $65. I have lived in this house for ten years. 6 with the washer that came with house and 4 with this Kenmore Elite. This problem started about 6 months ago. So what I have been doing is opening the door, after the humming starts and the sloshing stops, and adding about 2 L of water. It seems to wash just fine after that.

Jan 12, 2010 | Kenmore 24 in. 17482 / 17484 / 17489...

1 Answer

Our Frigidaire Ultra Quiet II dishwasher loud buzzing noise- wash


No longer "ultra quiet" huh?

A sound during certain cycles indicates a broken part. By the information provided sounds like a pump may be the problem. You may need to contact a service tech about this issue. If the appliance still under warranty, the service should be provided for free.

Every time when you hear noises (other than the normal ones) in the appliance, it indicates there is something wrong and it will worsen over time, so as soon you hear something is not ok, get assistance.

Aug 30, 2009 | Frigidaire Dishwashers

1 Answer

Dishwaher: KUDS01DLWH3 making LOUD noises


I also had one similar to yours, and the noise kept getting worse, even after all of the normal checks. I replaced the motor/pump assembly as a unit (that's how they were sold). Online price was ~$225. This made the noise go away for about 6 months, and it came back, getting as loud as before. Instead of putting more money into it, I bought a different brand (Samsung). I ws soooo disappointed in my KA. I don't want another. The Samsung is fine....I got it on sale. Consumer Reports rates them, the Kenmores and Whirlpools pretty highly, but check their ratings for yourself; they change from year to year. I see a lot of wierd posts for Fisher Pakyl, and I'd stay away from them.
You can look for repair parts on line, and maybe your luck will be better than mine. I certainly hope so.
Best regards, --W/D--

Aug 14, 2009 | KitchenAid Dishwashers

1 Answer

Loud Buzzing Sound from Dishwasher


have you ever seen green led "Clean" light flashing? before or about the same time the buzzing sound started? and if so that would indicate that the control senses a fault in the temperature rise during the heating cycle and that the electronic control could be reset by initiating a service diagnostic cycle.(which is what you were trying to do) pls reread your manual there are times during that sequence that some buttons have to be pushed at the same time and within a certain amount of time..possible that your machine also has a bad timer which would give you a buzzing noise..if thats the case I would recommend replacing the cpu or control board..or the machin all together..The Kenmore Ultra Wash Quiet Guard name is sears but whirpool has the contract to produce all "kenmore products.hope that helps.

Jul 30, 2009 | Dishwashers

2 Answers

Loud humming noise when dishwasher is filling up with water


your model is pretty new. just so you know your warrenty is 1 year parts and labor. 2 years on parts. it should not cost that much money.

there are two components that start before the circulation pump.(wash noise you hear)

first sounds you hear will be the drain pump. usually rattling noises if something is in it but it can make a hum noise if something is jamming the drain propeller up. which is accessible with a T20 torx driver. take the filters out and the mesh filter. and unscrew the screw in the base towards the left. pull out whatever is lodged.

the other humming sound can come from the next component that activates is the watervalve. make sure you dont have a kinked water intake line. otherwise its a bad valve. i have had to change a few of those water valves out already but not for a hum noise on your model. you have a new style water valve. when brands make new parts we get problems fast sometimes..

Feb 14, 2009 | Bosch 24 in. SHE44C02UC / SHE44C06UC /...

1 Answer

Kenmore 665 Quitguard7


I have the same dishwasher, It is probably something like a small piece of class or plastic stuck in the food grinder. If u take the bottom wash are off then the grinder cap u will see the grinder. take it out and clean it, should solve your problem

Aug 01, 2008 | Kenmore 24 in. 15932 Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

Dishwasher Making Loud High Pitched Noise.


How deep do you want to get into this?It sounds like the wash pump motor bearings that are worn.You can pull the unit out flip it over and wd40 the bearings in the motor or you can replace the bearings.Try to lube them first.

Feb 23, 2008 | Dishwashers

4 Answers

Asko 1375


May be the drainpump that has something stuck into it. Check that:)

Nov 23, 2007 | Asko 1375 Dishwasher

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 16602 / 16604 / 16609 Built-in Dishwasher Logo

243 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Dishwashers Experts

Fred Sops

Level 2 Expert

271 Answers

D. E. Hev

Level 3 Expert

1132 Answers

Raisin Brann

Level 1 Expert

28 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Dishwasher Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...