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Dishwasher Problem -REVISED

The sound that is coming from the dishwasher seems to be a cracking type of sound. It happens off and on throughout the wash cycle. I emptied the dishwasher and checked for any loose objects in the bottom and made sure everything was clear, then ran it empty. After several minutes into the wash cycle, the cracking noise started. I can't isolate where exactly it is coming from. I have never noticed this type of noise before. sound familiar to anyone? Any ideas?

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Debris in the pump. Professional service required.

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