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When in dishwashing cycle, the jennaire dishwasher makes a loud mechanical humming sound, similar to a mechanical buzzing or humming sound. what is the problem and what parts are needed to fix.

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Hi DJ.

A loud mechanical noise from inside the tub, like something that is grinding is almost always the impeller pump. The impeller is the part that pumps water in the spray arm. Before replacing the pump it is useful to check the hoses connected to pump.

If noise is grinding and mechanical and comes from inside the tub, also check the spray arms rotation.

If instead you get a soft humm from the back of the appliance, similar to the humming of a not well grounded sound amplifier, then the problem is likely a jammed inlet valve.

To find parts and diagrams try entering the full model number (as from service tag) in the websites listed at the link below:

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Regards.

Ginko.

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

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