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Tips for fixing a noisy dishwasher

Open and Loaded Dishwasher

If you notice that your dishwasher is making more noise than it normally does, there are a variety of possible causes. More often than not, a noise issue will be caused by a malfunctioning or worn out part that needs to be replaced either by you or a trained professional. If your noisy dishwasher does not require a complete replacement, follow these simple do-it-yourself tips to fix the problem:

  • Check the motors: When a dishwasher begins making too much noise, the cause can usually be traced back to the motors and mounts. Over time and many uses the motor can become dislodged, especially if it is not properly mounted in the first place, and will rock back and forth as the appliance washes a load of dishes. The moving metallic pieces will grind against other parts of the machine, causing a loud noise you want to get rid of.
  • Debris: Checking the dishwasher for debris is the easiest way to try and fix a noise issue. Clear your dishwasher of all plates and silverware and then check for any remnants of food that might have been left behind. These pieces of food can loosen from the dishes and roll around the machine, clogging up individual parts and creating noise. Be diligent in cleaning off your kitchenware before you load the appliance up for a cleaning cycle.

If these tricks do not work for you, call in a Fairfax plumbing professional from John C. Flood for help. Our team of professionals will be able to help you with any dishwasher issues you might be facing, so you do not have to unnecessarily replace your machine with a new model.