Grinding noise in chopper, Maytag 200 Quiet series
Grinding noise in chopper, the part of the dishwasher that grinds up bits of food, etc. is making a weird noise like something metal or glass may be stuck in there... how do we open it up to view it? we have tried to unscrew everything but can't open the base chopper unit
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are u hearing any metal grinding sounds or is it making a noise like something is breaking theres a pump located down the bottom of the unit and depending on how you wash your dishes for example if you wash them before you insert them into the dishwasher or if you put them in with food on them would consitute your next course of action if you do insert them with food on them then you would need to check the pump and the chopper area you might want to call a technician if the problem persists. hope this helps try running it through the full cycle if tere is something wrong you will get an error code
Hi, the problem here is you have a piece of glass or something similar caught in the chopper blade. Pull the lower spray arm out and then remove the screws and the filter and the rest of the assembly inside the dishwasher until you get to the chopper blade. Then remove the debris. Put the dishwasher back together and you should be all set. If you have any other questions please feel free to comment. Mike
I don't know your particular model but on the machines I'm familiar with, the drain pump was very easy to access once you open up the front cover at the bottom of the unit. It was attached with a bayonet mount and a gasket if I remember correctly. I just twisted a quarter of a turn and pulled it out.
If it is difficult to reach, maybe it is a good idea to pull out the machine and turn it on the side for removal of whatever cover plates it takes to get to the pump.
Make sure to disconnect from mains of course when you are doing things down there, I don't have to tell you this but I did anyway... :)
if you have a torx 20, and torx 15 screw driver, you an remove the screws from the top plate of the wash motor, and underthere youll see another t15 screw converingthe "chopper" assy, sounds as if a seed, of chicken bone, perhaps apiece of glass hasgottne down there
yes somthing /pice of somthing has gotten into the works;usually its a chunk of glass or small pice of plastic.no eazy way to fix.youl have to drain and go from the top down.[removing wash impeller pump cover and keep going down each time taking parts off and looking for some small hard somthing.im afraid youl end up going all the way down to the chopper/food grinder.leave the screws in the parts you take off so wont get mixed up.take your time.ive done it hundreds off times i know you can pull it off ,once.you can do it.ps you can let it run like that thru some loads to see if will grind up or clean its self out.knowing what i know i would have no problem trying that on my dish washer.and have done it a few times.hope that helps God bless,tom
the unit has a "food chopper" inside the pump sump. it is to chop up "food" items and not bones, seeds or other items. you can keep running the unit and see if after 2 or 3 loads the noise goes away. ie: the item get chopped up small enough to go out the drain. if it doesnt go away, then you will need to get into the wash pump and see what is stuck in the sump. its not hard to take apart and you will find whatever shouldnt be in there.
It could very well be the wash pump motor starting to fail. It could also be something as simple as food and debris clogging the intake to the pump. The main wash pump is used to circulate water during the wash cycle. If the intake to this pump is clogged with debris, it can exhibit louder than usual noise during operation and lower water pressure. This particular model also has a chopper assembly just prior to the pump intake. This chopper can dice up some food particles, but cannot process things like popcorn kernels, tough pieces of meat, celery, etc. Basically, anything hard, fibrous, or tough. If you go to searspartsdirect.com, theres an illustration of the pump assembly under the "Pump and Motor Parts" heading. The chopper is item(s) number 6 & 8. If anything gets caught in the chopper it will not provide enough water flow for the main wash pump. Double check the pump sump reservoir and make sure it is all clean. If it still exhibits the same symptoms, the motor may be damaged. I hope this helps you. Let me know if you need further assistance.