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Kenmore Dishwasher Making Noise


The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Dishwasher making noise are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Dishwasher making noise

Cause 1Drain Pump

First, check the drain pump to ensure that it is clear of debris. If the drain pump is clean but it is still noisy, replace it.

Drain Pump for your KenmoreDishwasher
Drain Pump - Part # 2813258 Mfg Part # WPW10348269

Dishwasher drain pump. If the dishwasher does not drain then the drain hose could be clogged or the drain pump damaged or defective.

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Cause 2Pump and Motor Assembly

Part of the pump and motor assembly (such as the motor bearings, drain impeller, or wash impeller) might be defective. Often, you can replace the pump’s individual parts. However, if you do not want to disassemble the pump to replace its parts, or if the parts are not available separately, you can replace the entire pump and motor assembly.

Pump and Motor Assembly for your KenmoreDishwasher
Pump and Motor Assembly - Part # 1551165 Mfg Part # WPW10056429

Circulation pump and motor

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Cause 3Water Inlet Valve

The water inlet valve opens to allow water to enter the dishwasher. When it is new, the water inlet valve is very quiet during operation. Over time, the diaphragm inside the valve deteriorates and deforms. This deformation interacts with the water rushing in and can produce a loud vibration, buzzing, squealing, or other noises. If the dishwasher is loud during the filling cycle, replacing the water inlet valve may solve the problem.

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Water Inlet Valve for your KenmoreDishwasher
Water Inlet Valve - Part # 3015273 Mfg Part # W10648041

Dishwasher water inlet valve.
New design no longer includes or requires the mounting bracket. Valve mounts directly on the frame.
If the dishwasher won't fill properly, then the water valve is likely restricted and will need replacement.

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