Dishwashers are the cleaning machines that many busy families can’t do without. Dishwashers both save time and give your dishes a sanitizing wash. These appliances aren’t always perfect, though. One of the most common complaints about them, new or old, is that they are too noisy. If yours is unbearably loud, here are a few tips on how to soundproof a dishwasher.
Broken Drain Pump
First, a broken drain pump could be the issue. A drain pump is a mechanism at the bottom of the dishwasher that literally pumps the wash water down the drain. Sometimes, debris can get stuck inside it and cause noise, or it can break from old age. Cleaning or replacing it should successfully soundproof your dishwasher.
Faulty Water Inlet Valve
A water inlet valve allows water into the dishwasher at certain intervals depending on the dishwasher’s cleaning cycle. Over time, the interior of the inlet valve can break or warp, leading to a buzzing noise when water passes through it. If you notice loud buzzing only at intervals, it could be that you need to replace the water inlet valve.
Circulation Pump Problems
The circulation pump can also cause noise if it is defective. The circulation pump propels water up into the chamber to wash the dishware. If it is broken, you will need to replace the entire circulation pump system. Thankfully, Landers Appliance can help you out with this and any other dishwasher problems!
Part of the circulation pump is the impeller, a wheel with fan-like blades. If the impeller fan or an impeller blade is damaged, it can cause a problematic scraping noise. In some dishwasher models, you can replace the impeller fan alone.
Add or Replace the Soundproof Panel
If nothing is particularly wrong with your dishwasher, you can also add soundproofing material to the front panel. You will need to measure the width and height of the front panel, order the material, and cut it to size. Then, slide it into the front panel, and replace the front panel to the dishwasher door. If you want a mechanical pro to soundproof your dishwasher for you, call Landers Appliance!
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