Dishwasher squeals when draining?
Answer Hello Loren. Look for something inside the drain pump. If it is clear, then replace the drain pump on the unit.
Follow up to a question regarding the drain pump being damaged by freezing- 2 questions actually:
1) Can you provide brief instructions on how to remove the drain pump?
2) Once the pump is removed, how can I tell if it is damaged? Do you think it will be visible on the outside?
Answer Hello Larmguy. To do this you would need to remove the kick plate and the door panel. There will be a piece of galvanized metal that runs across an opening. Remove this piece and you can access the drain through there. You will release the locking tab and twist to remove the pump. Check for a damaged impeller or if the pump does not turn properly.