No one wants to clean dirty dishes and silverware by hand. That is what a dishwasher is for. This residential appliance is the most popular and most convenient in all of the USA. You will see a dishwasher in almost every kitchen. Popular brands include Whirlpool, GE, Sears, Electrolux and LG. There are also a lot of styles of dishwashers to choose from for a kitchen. All brands and models of dishwasher can be repaired by local professionals such as Livermore Appliance Repair Pros in California.
A top dishwasher will last close to 10 years or more. “The lifetime of a kitchen appliance typically depends on how well an owner cares for it and whether the appliance is being used correctly,” according to Livermore Appliance Repair Pros, a local service. The common trend is for dishwashers to start wearing down about 9-10 years after its initial installation. For several of the issues, owners can repair on their own. For the rest, they will require the services of a professional appliance repair company.
Our blog has provided a list of problems that most occur on worn-down household dishwashers. For questions concerning our list or for tips, please fill out our contact form or talk with an appliance repairman:
DISHWASHER REPAIR TIPS
The list below features the most typical issues that occur on residential dishwashers. Continue reading:
Dishwashers are a noisy appliance due to the amount of water running through it during its washing cycle. That said, if you start to hear strange noises or grinding sounds coming out of the dishwasher, odds are there is something probably wrong with the dishwasher. We suggest inspecting the motor as well as the bearings and motor brushing. The pump motor is often the cause of a rattle while other parts might be worn down and grinding.
As mentioned previously, several gallons of water run through a dishwasher during its washing cycle. The water is required to remove food and grime from plates, bowls, silverware and glasses and to wash off soap and detergent. Leaks are a serious issue that require instant attention. A typical cause is a worn door closure or a worn out pump on the dishwasher. Just be sure to review the water inlet valve too. To replace these dishwasher parts, enlist the assistance of a nearby appliance repair company.
DOESN’T TURN ON
When a dishwasher, or another home appliance, doesn’t start or turn on, be sure it’s plugged in. It is not uncommon for an electrical cord to loosen over time and for the cord to need to be plugged in. You will also need to inspect the circuit breakers in your home and confirm none of the circuit breakers are tripped. The parts of a dishwasher most often responsible for this problem are the timers, door latch switches, electronic controls, motor relay and fuses.
ISN’T WASHING WELL
When dishes are still dirty after a wash cycle is finished, there might be a problem with the dishwasher. You will need to inspect several parts of the appliance in order to figure out the reason for this issue. The parts to inspect are the housing gaskets and the spray arms. The filters and the water delivery tubes will also need to be inspected for any signs of clogs or buildup preventing the flow of water in the appliance.
DOESN’T DRAIN OR FILL
The dishwasher will fill up with water in the start of the wash cycle and the rinsing and cleaning phases of the cycle. After that, it is supposed to drain the water during the end of the wash cycle and before drying. In the event the dishwasher is not filling, we suggest inspecting the float switch and the door switch on the appliance plus the water inlet valve. If the dishwasher isn’t draining, the part to inspect is the drain pump motor on the machine. The drain hose or timer might also be the cause of the issue.
DISH SOAP ISN’T DISPENSING
Dishwashers dispenses detergent in the begging of the washing cycle. The dish soap is important to remove the food and grease on the dirty dishes and silverware. The bi-metal release on the dishwasher is probably the cause of this problem. You will need to decide if the part can be repaired or if the part needs to be replaced. Replacement manufacturer appliance parts can be purchased from distributors or installed by neighborhood repairmen. The other parts to troubleshoot for this problem are the timer and the wax motor on the dishwasher.
HIRE A PROFESSIONAL
If one of the issues above occurs and you do not feel confident trying DIY dishwasher repair, it is a good idea to call a local appliance repair service right away. It would be unfortunate to do further damage to an expensive kitchen appliance from DIY mistakes. here’s a list of local services our website recommends: