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KitchenAid Dishwasher Noise

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Brand:  KitchenAid

Model: KUDM01TJBS0

My girlfriend's five year old dishwasher began making a funny noise.  It's normally extremely quiet - it's hard to tell it's running but now, right after the tub fills up it begins making a slight humming noise.  Almost sounds like a small motorcycle inside it - not a very loud noise but just enough to tell something's not quite right.

I removed the lower sprayer arm, and checked to make sure it wasn't cracked.  All the jets appear to be free of clogs (on both upper and lower arms).  I replaced the sprayer arm put an obstruction in the bottom of the tub to block the lower spray arm from turning and it still makes the noise.

Any idea what I should do next?  I'd like to try to fix it for her but if it's too complicated I'll call a repairman.  Thanks so much for any help.

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Probably something got down into the pump impellers..

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Are those hard to get to/check on that model?

Thanks,

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Once you get down into the mascerator and clean out all you can then, if it still makes the noises, you'll need to replace the motor pump assembly.

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