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I have an LG dishwasher and it makes a slight clicking sound

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JA: Hi. What do you want help with?
Customer: I have an LG dishwasher and it makes a slight clicking sound when the door is closed and it is not running thru it's cycle (it's off)
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Customer: we have the leave the door open all the time when not using it so the clicking sound doesn't occur.
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Customer: That's it.
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 9 months ago.

Do you have a model number so I can better assist you please? The model should be located on a sticker around the front frame of the tub and can be seen if you open the door.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
model number is *****
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
There is a slight clicking sound when the door is closed and the dishwasher is off and not running thru it's cycle. The only way to prevent the clicking is to leave the dishwasher door open all the time when not running thru a cycle.
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 9 months ago.

Perfect thank you. That clicking you're hearing is the vent flap opening and closing. It either can't find the opened or closed position so it continues to click and open and close the flap. The flap is supposed to close when the dishwasher is running so the vent doesn't leak water everywhere. Then it opens when it's supposed to be drying. Either way, below is a link to the vent assembly you'll need to order and replace inside the door.

CLICK HERE for part

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thanks I will give that a try and will be sure to give you great feedback.
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 9 months ago.

no problem and good luck to you.