07:57AM | 10/20/08
Member Since: 06/06/03
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Hi DanO!, our Model # KUDU03FTSS - dishwasher has started making a lot of noise.

Fill and drain noises are OK. The loud noise starts when dishwasher has filled enough to start washing. Noise is kind of a continuous, loud kind of "grinding" noise. Does not sound too good...

Any ideas, fine Sir? Thanks in advance!


-k2 in CO


08:05AM | 10/20/08
Member Since: 11/18/98
188 lifetime posts
Not sure if this will help.

I don't usually run my Dishwasher on Super hot. So my mechanisms got filled with what looked like "Grease"

I ran it on Hot with nothing in it with the Dawn brand dishwaher cube and it cleaned the gunk.


08:19AM | 10/20/08
Member Since: 06/06/03
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Interesting. We try and alternate between powder and liquid dishwasher detergent, but lately we've been using primarily powder - I think Costco Kirkland.

We usually use hottest settings and longest cycles - including sanitize. I should mention that the d/w never has worked what I'd call "great".

It would be great if just switching detergent fixed the problem!


-k2 in CO


10:01AM | 10/21/08
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
** Kitchenaid dishwasher model KUDU03FTSS **

There's no number at the very end of the model number?

** The loud noise starts when dishwasher starts washing. Noise is kind of a continuous, loud kind of "grinding" noise. **

Maybe a foreign object (broken glass, bread bag clip, etc.) has gotten caught in the pump? It might need to be opened and inspected.

** Fill and drain noises are OK. **

Your model uses a separate drain pump so a problem in the main pump wouldn't be reflected when it was draining.


Dan O.

The Appliance Information Site



10:29AM | 10/21/08
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Thanks DanO!

Guess I need to pull it apart and scope it out. Hmmmm, now I need to figure out what exactly is the pump :-)

Sorry about the model number - I will try and get a full number next time around.

Thanks again!


-k2 in CO



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