Dishwasher buzzing


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Old 03-20-23, 06:50 AM
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Dishwasher buzzing

Any thoughts on what this buzzing sound is coming from the very bottom of the dishwasher?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mr1wuszmxj...0buzz.mp4?dl=0

It happened once and we haven't run it again yet (just want to make sure it doesn't sound too serious before we do so).

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Old 03-20-23, 10:57 AM
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What make/model dishwasher? Some older models have a food grinder in the sump. A piece of broken glass or a food pit in a grinder can cause a noise like that. Check the sump below the filter.
 
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Old 03-20-23, 11:09 AM
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Thanks. It's a GE from around 2012 or 2013. I'll poke around to see if I can find anything stuck.
 
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Old 03-20-23, 12:08 PM
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I can hear that it's in washing mode as I can hear the water sloshing inside.
The spray arm is turning.

It's hard to tell what that noise is. It could almost be a bearing noise in the wash pump.
There can be items that fall down into the sump like bone, plastic, glass but they are usually louder than that.

A model number would be helpful.
 
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Old 03-20-23, 02:23 PM
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Thank you. Here is the model: GDWT668VSS

https://www.geappliances.com/applian...ols-GDWT668VSS
 
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Old 03-21-23, 12:55 PM
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That's the group model number.
Try to locate the ID tag and post the full model number.
 
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Old 04-17-23, 08:10 AM
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Sorry for the late reply, but I haven't been able to locate any ID tag with a full model #. In your best guesstimation, given that the unit is around 9-10 years old, is it worth trying to get it serviced (i.e. it might be a quick/cheap fix, though still probably looking at $150-$200 minimum just to get someone out here), or just get a new machine at this point?
 
 

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