My dishwasher has been making a loud noise when it empties for over 2 years now. It continued to clean fine until the last couple of times. Many of the dishes that would normally be clean were still dirty. Is the water no longer getting hot enough to clean properly? It is 11 years old. Is it worth repairing, and what part do I replace? Thank you.
ANSWER Hi Melia. You can at least try a couple of things. Remove power. Remove the racks and all wash arms. Use a pick tool to invert the wash arms in the sink and flush out completely with warm water. If the jet holes are plugged, cleaning is diminished greatly. Then. Use a shop vac, towels or paper towels to remove the top filter plate inside the top of the pump motor area. Set all parts very carefully aside as you know how to reassemble them. Clean all parts is the main issue. When you reach the chopper blade (stainless), you are pretty much all the way to the bottom. Check the sink to see if there is at least 120° incomming to the sink. Always run water hot while loading as to insure proper fresh fill. Adjust water heater as necessary. Use dishwasher magic monthly to insure proper performance. Part # TJ104. Start by doing these things. Let us know if we can assist further. Thank You.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Saturday, November 05, 2011