Dishwasher Malfunctioning? What You Can Do To Repair It


If your dishwasher isn't working, it isn't the end of the world, but it means that you'll spend a lot more time in your week doing the dishes for each meal until it gets fixed. This time will eventually add up, so you need to get the dishwasher repaired, or you're going to be eating out more often. Either way, it's time to repair your dishwasher. Read on for a few common issues and how you can repair them yourself.

1. Dishwasher Not Cleaning Your Dishes

The last thing you want to do is open your dishwasher and notice food still stuck on the dishes. Now you've rinsed your dishes, cleaned them in the dishwasher and have to clean them again — it kind of defeats the purpose of having a dishwasher in the first place. To repair this, first, be sure that you are loading the dishwasher properly. If you stack too many items in the dishwasher, your dishes aren't going to get clean. The soap and water need to be able to get to the dishes, so make sure you aren't overloading it.

If this isn't the issue, make sure the sprayer arms are able to move freely. Spin them by hand; if they are hard to move, they may have a buildup of calcium or hard water on them. Remove the sprayer arms, and either clean them along with the assembly pieces or replace them altogether. You can find replacement sprayer arms online or through a local appliance repair store.

2. Dishwasher Not Draining Water

When you open up your dishwasher, there should not be any water left in the washtub. If there is, this standing water will eventually begin to stink. If the dishwasher isn't draining water properly, the most likely reason is there is something blocking the filter at the bottom of the dishwasher. The filter will catch particles of food and other things, so allow only water/soap to go down the drain. Remove the water, then take out the sprayer arm assembly in the base of the dishwasher. Remove and clean the filter, then replace it. If it was full of food particles, you need to rinse your dishes more thoroughly to prevent it from happening to you again.

3. Dishwasher Not Working At All

If your dishwasher won't even turn on, check that you have power. Inspect the outlet and the plug as well. Reset the fuse if it was popped. If it wasn't a popped fuse, and the outlet has power, run an electric cord from the dishwasher to another outlet. If this doesn't do anything, inspect the entire cord on the dishwasher to be sure it isn't damaged at all. If the cord and outlet weren't the issues, it may be something mechanical inside the dishwasher. Call a professional repairman for help with this repair.

If your dishwasher is malfunctioning, you may be able to repair it yourself to get it working again. If you are not able to figure out the problem yourself, call a home appliance repair professional for help.


27 January 2020

keeping up with appliance care

The appliances that we use every day to prepare meals, do our laundry, keep up with never-ending dirty dishes and keep the hot water flowing all need our attention and care from time to time. When you use these things so often, it can be easy to forget that they need that attention to continue working for us. This blog will show you what you need to do to keep all of the different appliances in your home as reliable and operational as they can be to prevent unnecessary repairs and early need for replacement and save you some cash as well.