New dishwasher makes high pitched noise

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by btmoore9, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. btmoore9

    btmoore9 New Member

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    Ok, here's another one :) When we bought our house in October 2003 we bought a new dishwasher ($500.00 quiet one) because the one in the house was 9 years old! So, about 2 or so months later it started making this high pitched noise and I cant imagine it's the dishwasher so I don't know if maybe it's the plumbing to the dishwasher....it doesn't do it all the time and not every wash either. I'm running dishes right now and it's quiet but 5 minutes ago when I started the washer it had that high pitched noise and it lasted about 5 minutes. Any ideas on this one too? :confused:


    Thank you

    Bridget
    Colorado
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    It could be water hammer.
    When you hear the sound, open up the kitchen faucet and see if the sound changes.
    If it is water hammer, you can add a hammer arrestor at the angle stop.
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