Is your dishwasher making sounds louder than a freight train when it’s running? Before you start panicking, let us be your guide to fixing the common culprits of a Maytag dishwasher making loud noise. With a little elbow grease and some help from this troubleshooting guide, you’ll have a peacefully quiet dishwasher in no time.
Troubleshooting a Maytag Dishwasher Making Loud Noise
There are several common reasons for your Maytag dishwasher making loud noise, and in this article, we’ll explore each one in detail. From an unlevel dishwasher to worn-out bearings, we’ll cover the most likely culprits of a noisy dishwasher and provide easy-to-follow instructions on how to fix them. So let’s get started!
Before diving in, let’s make sure to take safety measures. Turn off your dishwasher, unplug it, and close the water supply before attempting any repairs. Safety first, folks!
Dishwasher Is Not Level With the Floor
If your dishwasher sounds like a jackhammer, the cause may be an unlevel dishwasher. No need to panic, though! A simple fix could be just a twist away. Ensure that the dishwasher is leveled by adjusting the front legs.
Here’s how to do it:
- Remove the front bottom cover.
- Locate the front legs of the dishwasher.
- Twist the legs counterclockwise to lower the dishwasher or clockwise to raise it until it’s level.
- Reattach the front bottom cover.
Voila! Now your dishwasher should be as steady as a rock, and if you’re having issues with your dishwasher not draining this may fix that problem too!
Dishwasher Making Grinding Noise
If your dishwasher sounds like it’s about to take off like a rocket, the culprit may be dishwasher circulation pump noise. The pump motor is responsible for the circulation of water in the dishwasher.
When it’s damaged, it can lead to your dishwasher making grinding noise when running. Replacing the pump motor is a bit more complicated, and we would usually recommend calling in the pros for this one.
Noise From Dishwasher Spray Arm
Is your Maytag dishwasher making a banging or clattering sound? If the answer is yes, the spray arm could be loose, or your dishwasher could be overloaded and it’s banging into dishes.
The spray arm is responsible for the distribution of water throughout the dishwasher. Over time, the spray arm may come loose and clatter around during a cycle. If you’ve found your dishwasher not cleaning well, this may be a connected problem!
Here’s how to fix it:
- Locate the spray arm and check if it’s loose.
- Tighten the spray arm using a wrench.
- Check that the spray arm can spin freely.
Tightening the spray arm can help keep it from creating noise during the wash cycle. Next time you load the dishwasher you can also make sure that when you fill the dishwasher there is plenty of room for the arm to spin. Make sure not to overload it!
Worn-Out Bearings in Dishwasher
If your dishwasher is making a high-pitched squealing noise during operation, the bearings may be worn out. Bearings are small metal balls that allow the dishwasher’s motor to spin smoothly. Over time, these bearings can become worn, causing the motor to make a high-pitched noise. This is usually an issue for the pros to handle unless you have a lot of skill with repairs.
If you still have a Maytag dishwasher making noise after trying these fixes, it may be time to call in the big guns at Sloan Appliance. A professional dishwasher repair technician can pinpoint the issue with your Maytag dishwasher and fix it quickly. We have the tools and experience to repair any problem that may be causing your dishwasher to make noise.