Common Dishwasher Issues And How To Repair Them


Your dishwasher can take an entire sink full of dirty dishes and wash them all for you. You simply rinse the dishes, load the dishwasher, put in the dish detergent and push the start button. It's as easy as pie, but if you don't take care of your dishwasher properly you're going to be back to standing at the sink and washing those dishes by hand. If you end up in need of a repair, you may not know what needs to be done in order to get it working again. Read on for common issues and helpful tips to get your dishwasher working again.

Dishwasher Not Draining

Your dishwasher has a filter in the base of the washtub that can get clogged with debris, which can cause the water not to drain properly. If you encounter this issue, you'll need to take out the sprayer arms and the assembly, then remove the filter below. If your dishwasher still has water in the bottom of the washtub, remove the water first. Your dishwasher may actually have two filters, so if it does, remove them both. Rinse the filters and clean them as needed. If they are clogged with food particles or grease, you may need to soak them. To prevent this issue, be sure to rinse your dishes thoroughly before washing them in the dishwasher.

No Power

If your dishwasher doesn't have any power going to it, it's not going to run at all. If this is the case, check first that you didn't blow a breaker. Check your breaker box for any popped fuses and turn it back on. If the issue wasn't a breaker box problem, check the outlet it is plugged into. You can use a multimeter to check for voltage. If you aren't getting a reading, the outlet may need to be changed. If the outlet isn't the problem, it could be the plug on the dishwasher. Use an extension cord and test it on a different outlet. If the plug is bad, it may need to be replaced. If you aren't sure how to repair the plug, hire a professional for help.

A dishwasher is a convenient appliance to have so you aren't spending so much time in front of a sink washing and drying your dishes by hand. If you have a problem with your dishwasher and can't repair it yourself, hire a professional appliance repair company to help you.

Reach out to a company like American Appliance INC to learn more.


22 May 2019

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