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How to Troubleshoot Dishwasher Problems

How to Troubleshoot Dishwasher Problems

Dishwashers are an important household appliance that does a fairly simple task. That being said, the dishwasher consists of many parts. From time to time, these parts will break down, which can be difficult for homeowners to understand. These are a few dishwasher problems that can pop up and some of the potential causes.

Dishwasher not cleaning properly

If your dishwasher is not cleaning your dishes properly or at all, there could be a number of reasons. The strain screen, sprayer arms, and other parts might be so full of food and grime that they don’t perform the task. You should also clean hard water buildup if there is any. In some cases, various parts can become so clogged and damaged that they repair technicians have to replace them. This is when you need to call a professional to get the job done fast.

Noisy dishwasher

Strange noises are among the most frequent dishwasher problems. Most dishwashers will make noises. But if you are starting to notice that your dishwasher is louder than usual, then there could be a problem with a wash arm seal, bearing ring or pump issue. It would also be a good idea to inspect your spray arms and make sure they will rotate without hitting any racks. Remember, if you need a part to be replaced, then call the pros! Professional appliance repair technicians will diagnose the problem within minutes.

Are your glasses cloudy?

Are glasses coming out of your dishwasher cloudy or white? This could mean that you have hard water buildup in your dishwasher. So how can you prevent this from happening? Regular cleaning is one of the best tactics. If the buildup has become significant, a dishwasher repair technician may have to replace some parts.

The Water in your Dishwasher is not draining

When a dishwasher fills with water but does not drain, it can cause serious damage. Firstly, you might not be able to remove your dishes and, secondly, you could end up flooding your kitchen. Have a trained technician take a look for possible drain pump or motor problems. You can also check for any obstructions before calling a repair professional. Remember, the best way to prevent blockages is to rinse your dishes in your kitchen sink before loading your dishwasher. Large food particles get stuck and cause major problems.

The door won’t latch

The latch on your dishwasher is a small but important feature. If your dishwasher door won’t catch because of a broken latch, then you might need to have it replaced. This could be caused by electronic issues, as well as standard wear and tear. Get an appliance repair technician to inspect and perform the necessary repairs.

Leaky dishwasher problems

Leaks can ruin any homeowner’s day! But before you pick up the phone to call a technician, check the drainage hose for any damage or small cracks. If possible, check the heating element gaskets too. Make sure to ONLY inspect the parts that are easily visible. Avoid removing any parts because you could end up doing more harm than good.

Dishwasher won’t fill or stop filling with water

Dishwashers need to fill with water or else they can’t perform their basic function. If your dishwasher is not filling with water, then the first thing you’ll want to do is check that your water is turned on. Beyond that, there are a few things that can cause your dishwasher to continue filling, including faulty inlet valves, timers or float switches. These parts may need to be replaced if they are faulty.

Can’t turn your Dishwasher on

If you aren’t experiencing any problems with the power in your home, but your dishwasher won’t turn on, then you might have an issue with your door switch or latch. The problem can also be an electronic control issue. No matter what the problem is, the best course of action is to call an appliance repair technician.

The Dishes are not getting dry

Usually, homeowners leave the dishwasher door open in order to dry their dishes. But if your dishes are coming out of the dyer cool and wet, then you could have an issue with your dishwasher’s heating element. Get an experienced technician to check the element to see if it is working as it should.

At Express Appliance Repair, our technicians know just where to look in order to find the source of any dishwasher problem. Call us today for all your dishwasher repair needs!