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Dishwasher makes a very loud, ear splitting whine. Sounds like an airplane taking off, but still washes the disher


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Something is wrong, according to your description. I predict failure, and typically what happens is the seal starts to leak, a little. That liquid takes out the upper bearing of the motor (likely the squeal that you hear).
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\012What needs to happen is exploritory surgery. Disconnect the power, open the botton case and see if there is any leaking. Zero is the only tolerable amount of leakage.
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\012But, it does not take much in the way of parts to be most of the cost of a new machine. Research carefully.
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\012If you do decide to repair, call your local appliance parts guy and see of they have a replacement and what that consists of. Often you do not repair the motor bearing, but swap the unit out and put in a new seal, ADD WATER (<<Please RE Read). and off you go.
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\012I prefer to take the inner parts all apart, as sometimes you find foreign matter stuck.
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\012The deal on the ADD WATER is the seal is ceramic, and MUST have water. You can have a perfect install, and the dry bearing fries before enough water gets there.....sometimes. All you need to do is a pan full of water... good to go.
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