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GDF520PGJ0WW Video: GE Dishwasher Grinding Noise

Jake

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Hi,

Was it in the drain cycle when you recorded that noise?

If so, then yes, you either have a foreign object in the drain pump, or the drain pump bearing is bad. Before you order a new drain pump, check for a foreign object in it making that noise, like a seed, etc.

Here's the drain pump for your model you can order if needed:
WD35X20553 Pump Drain Kit


Jake
 

dcooney

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I found some stuff in the sump, most notable was a small wood chip from smoking meat on the grill.
I removed it and ran a test cycle but still had the noise.

Strange thing was I opened the door when the noise returned and seen a blue light, in a circluar pattern for just a split second... almost like something was hot or even arcing.

Definitely going to order the pump now.
 

Jake

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Yes, sounds like a bad drain pump.

Let us know how it goes.

Jake
 
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