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Offline AzBaobab

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GE Dishwasher drain(?) pump growling near end of cycle...
« on: September 04, 2012, 10:29:17 AM »
Model number is PDW7300J03WW.
A couple weeks back, the wife accidentally put regular dish-soap in the dishwasher. After the fun of cleaining up a VERY bubbly kitchen, it appeared things went back to normal, and it's operated relatively normally.
However, whenever the pump is draining the machine, it's started making a much louder growling noise than before: specifically when it's near the end of the cycle, and it's running for the final minute or two after all the water is out.
I'm concerned something may have burned out( ??? ) with the pump/motor, but I also don't want to be freaking out if it's not an issue and I don't need to be tracking down a new pump setup.

Thanks for any input!

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Re: GE Dishwasher drain(?) pump growling near end of cycle...
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2012, 10:57:52 AM »
I don,t think you burnt any thing out but pump maybe noisy or somethings in pump.The part number is WD26X10016 for the drain pump.If that burnt out it would not drain.May have to live with noise or change pump.You have to pull dishwasher out for that.Your call.

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Re: GE Dishwasher drain(?) pump growling near end of cycle...
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2012, 11:24:47 AM »
I've pulled the dishwasher before to tile the kitchen floor, so I've no problem doing the work. I guess the question is more whether noise in indicative of the pump slowly eating itself and is going to have to be replace in the near future regardless, orÖ itís something I neednít worry about, as a bit of a noise increase is normal, and I donít have to be concerned about it just konking out one day soon, and Iím left trying to scramble for a part at the last minute.

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Re: GE Dishwasher drain(?) pump growling near end of cycle...
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2012, 01:01:33 PM »
Thats the impossible question why long will it last?Parts are readily available are repair clinic.Like i said before thats your call.

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Re: GE Dishwasher drain(?) pump growling near end of cycle...
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2012, 01:09:38 PM »
Also this washer as a motor for wash and the other is for drain.

Offline Bailey

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Re: GE Dishwasher drain(?) pump growling near end of cycle...
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2012, 01:38:57 PM »
All you can do really is check the drain pump for something in it. It is either a noisy motor or something causing it to be out of balance and vibrating.

 

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