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Very Loud Noise when dishwasher starts

When i run the bottom dishwasher all of a sudden in the middle of a cycle a very loud sound like an engine starts. I switched the rotor from the top and it still make that sound. any help?

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It is likely the sound is coming from the rinse aid dispenser solenoid. (I am assuming you do not have a water softener unit on your dishwasher). Try to run the drawer on a Rinse cycle and see if the noise is still coming.

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You need to remove the bottom drawer and dry out the water with towels and a hair dryer when this is done it should operate normally. most likely when you pulled out the drawer the water sloshed back and out of the drawer making the dishdrawer think it was flodding turning on all drain pumps. If you look at the back of the drawer about two inches from the floor you will see an oval hole off center to the right. That is where the water got out.

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SOURCE: Fisher & Payke dishwasher top drawer

Try shutting off the power to the dishwasher for a minimum of 5 - 10 seconds then see if that resets the control system.... here is a link for the manual.. they have several trouble shooting sections within it to assist you..
Hope this helps...

Posted on Sep 22, 2008


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SOURCE: Fisher and paykel DD605SS

hold all three bottons: power, pause and start and power cycle the unit, it will reset the dish washer.

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SOURCE: bottom drawer when cycle starts makes loud noise

could be the impeller coming loose from the motor

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SOURCE: Top drawer of dishwasher is making really

The noise could be coming from the motor assembly. It is the grinding sound of rotor roughing against some hard food particle in the rotor cavity. Most likely a chicken bone or seed.

Take the rotor out and check. Refer to user manual for checking rotor cavity. It is possible the rotor may be damaged in which case you will need to replace it.

Posted on Sep 26, 2010

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