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KitchenAid Dishwasher Making Noise

Why Is My KitchenAid Dishwasher Making Noise?

Are you tired of your KitchenAid dishwasher making noise? We understand – a noisy dishwasher can be a real headache. But fear not, we’re here to help you out and give you some reasons why your dishwasher might be making all that racket as well as some ways to stop the sounds.

KitchenAid Dishwasher Making Noise: Causes and Solutions

There are a number of reasons for your KitchenAid dishwasher making noise, let’s explore some of the most common causes and then we’ll offer tips for identifying and solving the problem.

Overloaded Dishwasher

When you overload your dishwasher with dishes, it can prevent the spray arm from spinning properly and distributing water evenly throughout the dishwasher. This can cause the water to hit the dishes with more force than it should as well as the spray arm to hit dishes, creating a lot of banging and clanging noises. It can also cause the water to overflow and leak out of the dishwasher, which can potentially damage your kitchen floor. Check out our dishwasher loading guide, for our top tips on proper loading techniques.

dishwasher making noise when water circulates

Dishwasher Water Valve Issue

The water inlet valve is responsible for bringing water into the dishwasher, and if it’s not working properly, it can cause your dishwasher to make all sorts of strange noises when water is filling up before the cycle. If you suspect this might be the issue, it’s best to call in a professional to take a look and fix the problem.

Malfunctioning Pump Motor

Another common issue is the Kitchenaid dishwasher drain pump noise. The pump motor is responsible for circulating the water and washing your dishes. If it’s not working properly, it can cause your dishwasher to make a loud noise when water circulates. Fixing or replacing the pump motor will likely be necessary, and it is definitely a job for a professional, so you usually shouldn’t try to fix it on your own.

Clogged or Damaged Spray Arm 

A clogged spray arm can also be the culprit behind your noisy dishwasher. The spray arm is responsible for spraying water onto your dishes, but if it’s clogged with debris or food particles, it can cause your dishwasher to work harder than it needs to and make loud, annoying noises.

You can try to remove the spray arm and give it a good cleaning, but if it’s damaged or beyond repair, it might be time to replace it. If your dishwasher isn’t cleaning well, the spray arm is a likely culprit.

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Damaged Dishwasher Belt

Finally, a worn-out or damaged dishwasher belt can cause your dishwasher to make all sorts of loud, screeching noises. If you’ve checked all the other parts and they seem to be working properly, it’s possible that the dishwasher belt is the problem. Again, this is definitely a job for a professional, so unless you are very handy, we would not recommend trying to fix it on your own.

From a malfunctioning water inlet valve to a clogged spray arm, there are a variety of issues that can cause your KitchenAid dishwasher making noise. But don’t worry, with a little help and some know-how, you can get your dishwasher working quietly and efficiently once again. So don’t give up – you’ve got this! And if you need any appliance repair assistance, CD Appliance is just a call away!

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