Whirpool dishwasher noise
Posted 03 July 2005 - 03:56 AM
When I start the washing cycle the unit seems to fill with water normally. But when the next stage begins it sounds like someone has turned on a wood chipper in my kitchen! I'm assuming its in the pump or motor. I'm not sure if the water is spraying inside the unit as the noise it is making is too loud to hear the water.
Where should I start?
Posted 03 July 2005 - 06:08 AM
I now have the whole pump/motor assembly on the kitchen counter. I have the motor loose but can't seem to get it free from the housing. The impeller area has a plastic cover that seems to have only one screw attaching it. I've got the screw off but can't get the cover off. I'll attach a picture. What's holding this cover in place? (see the lower right quadrant of the housing.)
Posted 03 July 2005 - 06:30 AM
Posted 03 July 2005 - 06:55 AM
Posted 03 July 2005 - 08:42 AM
Your photo reveals much about your dishwasher-- I wish more folks would take advantage of the attachment feature.
Yes, the cover to the mascerator can be stubborn, but you persevered and prevailed. Nicely done. Here's what I would do at this point:
These motors are bad for burning out at the first sign of trouble. So, there's a 50-50 chance that the motor is either dead or will die soon. The entire motor/pump assembly in your dishwasher has a 5 year warranty. Whirlpool is a company who is easy to deal with on these matters. Ass-u-me-ing that your d/w is less than 5 years old, call Whirlpool and have them send you a replacement pump/motor assembly (that's essentially the entire thing shown in your photo, plus the pump and motor, not shown).
If your d/w is older than 5 years old, let me know and we'll talk more about the ancient art of Fixite Do.
Posted 06 August 2005 - 12:46 PM
What you're dealing with is the way Sears has chosen to handle the warranty.
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