Dishwasher began making a grinding noise that sounded like someone being tortured

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher

Model

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Larry From Bellefonte, PA

Jun 21, 2009

23 out of 27 people found this instruction helpful

Figure out how to remove the spray arm (15 min); remove all the parts below (15 min); figure out what's not right (5 min). the pump discharge head is two parts. The flat disk that is attached to the under side of the discharge head came off and was being ground up by the impeller nut. Hence the noise. I superglued it back together and ordered the replacement parts. the superglue lasted through about 1 rinse cycle. The repair parts arrived the following day, and since I already knew how to disassemble and reassemble, the actual replacement was about 15 minutes. The dishwasher hasn't been this quiet in over 2 years.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lower Spray Arm Seal

Part Number: PS2097730

$25.25
In Stock

Upper Discharge Housing Gasket

Part Number: PS2098976

$3.96
In Stock

Discharge Pump Housing

Part Number: PS2340910

$24.06
In Stock