Clicking noise from under the dishwasher & Its a new dishwasher
We have just bought this model dishwasher, only a month and a 1/2 hold. There is a clicking sound coming from under it when the machine starts, then it might quit then start back up again. I doubt it has been used 20 times so far.
What would be causing this clicking sound? And we did purchase the extended warranty on this model. I was going to call Home Depot and say, fix it, replace it, do something with it.
Any idea what the problem might be?
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Maggie, what you are hearing is probably the drain pump solenoid. At start the drain pump will get in to get rid of any water and purge the system. It's hard to tell without being there. I would call for service, it won't cost anything. Have the tech check the wash and drain pump assy. Catriver..post back.
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Not enough information for me to accurately troubleshoot it, however, it's under warranty. Call up the store you purchased it from and schedule an appliance repairman to come out and troubleshoot it for you.
I share your frustration with the same machine. Mine is approx 3-4 months old and within the first month i had a leak at the base of the machine which was fixed under warranty. The following month the machine started leaving water in the base of the unit after the wash cycle was complete. LG claim it is an electronic fault in the circuit board. I have refused repair and am now claiming a replacement with them. I don't feel it is acceptable for a machine that's only 3months old to give problems such as these.
sound like the unit is not leveled and the door is rubbing metal.
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we have a howdens dishwasher model number hja8630, which is full of water which hasnt drained . i have ladled it out checked filters are unblocked but it still fails to start. it does a click click sound and then nothing . only 18 months old and only ever used twice a week
We bought this dishwasher and ran it for the last 1 1/2 months and it made a grinding and whistling sound from day one (it's supposed to be nearly silent in its operation). Turns out the drain pump was cutting in while the machine was still filling, thereby emptying the wash tub of any water. Then, when the cycle proceeded to wash, the dumb thing had no water and made a horrible noise. So I had to pitch in at least 2-3 litres of hot water, and then it worked quietly! Had to do this every time there was new water intake.
After working with the repairmen - four visits later, we isolated the float assembly as the problem and they set about replacing the part. Turns out the two parts were markedly different. LG HAD INSTALLED an older model float assembly at the factory and it was the problem. The replacement part was the correct float assembly and things worked perfectly after that - thank goodness. No more babysitting the dishwasher.
Don't let anyone tell you the motor assembly needs replacement. I have seen that cop-out 'fix' all over the web. But use deductive reasoning to find out where the problem is in the cycle, and explore this option first - it's a quicker and cheaper fix than replacing the whole motor assembly.
'Mr. Float' as he is now called works like this: -expels any residual water in the tub from the last wash -intakes water for the wash or rinse -whirs 2-3 times prepping for the cycle -begins to wash, quietly -expels at the end of the wash or rinse.
He used to: -expel residual water -intake new water for wash or rinse ---drain pump would cut in WHILE still filling -machine would whir once, realize it didn't have enough water -perform a brief top-up intake shot -begin to wash and whistle and GRIND (this is where I would have to add the water) -expels water from wash or rinse, and start all over again.
It's a good dishwasher and it will work, but the right model parts have to be in place!
I recently bought two same model dishwashers. Both of them have the same problem. The water leak out of the machine because of the remaining water. I had my contractors come to look at it. They told me that the machines are defective.
The model should be be sold. I am going to have my exchanged to another model.