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Dishwasher Making Loud High Pitched Noise.

Dishwasher Worked Fine For Many Months. Really Quiet. Started Making Loud High Pitched Noise When Running. It Still Runs Good And Cleans. But, The Noise Is Very Noticable.

19 mo old dishwasher recently started making a high pitched whine whenever the pump is running.

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  • nrsuth Feb 28, 2008

    I have a Kenmore Ultra Wash Quiet Guard 3 and it is doing the same thing. The noise is laud when running water. We cannot find a reason why. Can somebody help.


  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    I have the same dishwasher and it was making a very loud grinding type noise for the longest time. Tonight it seemed to fail almost completely. The dishwasher fills and drains but will not wash. When it kicks into wash cycle, I get a buzzing noise from underneath. Thoughts?

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  • tvfinak Apr 21, 2008

    My dishwasher only is a little over three years old and started making a high pitched whine during the wash cycle. The dishwasher worked fine otherwise. I really didn't expect to have a problem so soson with this high end expensive dishwasher.

    I pulled it out and examined and cleaned the main pump and the grinder assemblies with no success. A motor bearing appears to be the most likely culprit at this point; I don't know if the the bearings are replaceable or I have to buy a new motor.

  • Anonymous Jun 09, 2008

    dishwasher works fine. (kenmore) 10yrs old. but makes loud noise while cleaning. [email protected]. thanks again..........

  • MJCreed2002 Aug 27, 2008

    I have a Kenmore Dishwasher Ultra Wash Quiet Guard 4 Model 16032. It is making a noise when it is in the wash cycle. It does not make the noise when pumping out. I have tried cleaning the choppers and that did not help.

    It could be the motor bearing. The machine was purchased March 2006. I only got 2.5 yrs before a major repair.

  • robert68 Sep 22, 2008

    Kenmore dishwasher making a high pitched sound on start up only. Does anyone have any idea given the only moving parts at this stage is pump and motor? 

  • Anonymous Oct 09, 2008

    2 yr old fridgedaire loud whinning  or humming sound during draining 

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    loud whining noise during wash cycle.

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    Loud noise during wash cycle. Same as others described. Machine is one year old.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    I have the same problem with Model 665.1703, Installed June, 2006. Gets fairly heavy use, noise abates slightly after the machine is warm. Very noticeable. Began about a week after a glass bowl broke during the wash cycle.

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    i have the same problem my machne is also making noise when its washing or drining.
    do any one have the solution?

  • robert68 May 11, 2010

    Similar issue but noise only on start. No other time. Does anyone have a potential idea?

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    It has been making a funny noise while turned on and now we can't stop it from running when it is not turned on.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    asko 7305 dryer is really lout when it runs, not sure if its a bearing or something rubbing?



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Debris caught iside pump assy is what it sounds like

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I cleaned out the debris-still loud. My guess is it needs a new motor. Typical Sears/Whirlpool product.

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Weve had the same problems it appears the bearing in the drive motor is shot.

Posted on Mar 17, 2008


Problem is with the main pump motor bearing. Water leaking from the face seal enters the front bearing. After some time, the bearing wears out bringing on the loud noise. The motor is easy to remove but the bearing requires some time to remove. I did not have access to a press so I ground off the bearing an replaced it with a shielded 8mmx22mm type. Grainger p/n 1L001. The part is only $9 compared to over $200 for a replacement motor. It takes some time and disassembly of the dishwasher can be difficult but take your time and be ginger with the parts. The root of the problem seems to be the impeller. It screws onto the motor shaft and seems to work loose after time. Since its tightness compresses the face seal, when it loosens water can seep. No way to lock it in place after tightening. Weak design point.

Posted on Sep 24, 2008


Motor bearing failed. I had mine for less than 2 years. The whining/grinding noise is likely the motor bearing. When I pulle dth emotor off mine the bearing was completely destroyed.

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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1 week after installation- is very loud

dishwasher less then 2 months old was really quiet when we purchased now has a loud vibration noise when water is pumping out.

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

High Pitched Noise

try washing on hottest cycle it may be the seal in the spray pump somethimes the rinse aid can put a glaze on the seal if that doesnt work you can replace just the front part of the motor( in australia) dont know where you are.

Dishwasher Making Loud High Pitched Noise.

A loud high pitch whine while running the dishwasher means that there is something caught in the chopper assembly. To get to the chopper assembly you need to take the racks out and take the pump apart from the inside of the dishwasher. The chopper assembly looks like a metal grate with holes in it. And it might not even be stuck in the grate but somewhere in the pump area due to the water being pumped out, so the best idea is to take the whole thing apart and clean everywhere. However I do not recommend doing this unless you are completely certain you will remember where the screws and gaskets go, otherwise you risk damaging your pump or house from a leak or improper installation. You have been warned.

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Me to....My dishwasher is about 7 months old. It use to be extremely quiet. Now it is LOUD. but still works fine. HELP!
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