Our Whirlpool Gold Quiet Partner III started making some grinding noise a few weeks ago. The dishes were still getting cleaned, but ugh, that grinding noise! I pulled the dishwasher all the way out and put it on its side and took out the motor from the bottom and the spinning cutter from the inside of the tub and cleaned everything out and put it all back together. There was quite a bit of debris inside the tub at the cutter location, but the motor and impeller looked rather fine. All seemed to be well for a short while, but then the noise came back on a smaller scale. But then, all of a sudden, the dishwasher is quiet... too quiet... and even the easiest-to-clean dishes were seemingly untouched. I discovered that the water spray from the bottom sprayer was only spraying up about half the height of a normal dinner plate and moving very slowly. Suggestions? Ideas? Parts you'd recommend first?
ANSWER Hello Jsmith8918. Based on the information you provided, it sounds like the impeller 8193951 is bad and will need to be replaced. Hope this helps.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Friday, February 17, 2012