Household dishwashers are an essential part of any modern kitchen. They save time and effort by automating the task of cleaning dishes, but they are not immune to problems. Here are some common issues and repair tips for household dishwashers: Dishwasher not starting
If your dishwasher doesn't start, check the power source. Make sure it's plugged in and the circuit breaker isn't tripped. If the power is on, then the issue might be a faulty door latch, door switch, or timer. These parts can be replaced by a professional dishwasher repair technician.Dishes not coming out clean
If your dishwasher isn't cleaning dishes properly, it could be due to several reasons. Check the dishwasher spray arms to see if they're clogged with food particles. Clean them out with a toothbrush or a wire hanger. Also, check the dishwasher's filters. They may need to be cleaned or replaced. You may also need to use a dishwasher cleaner to remove any buildup of detergent or hard water minerals.
Next, look in the bottom of the washer for any food or other objects clogging the drain. Your dishwasher may be filling up, but unable to drain fast enough. In addition, make sure to look at the nozzles on the sprayer arms. If they're clogged, use a small wire brush to clean them out.Dishwasher making strange noises
If your dishwasher is making strange noises like grinding or whirring sounds, it could be due to a faulty pump or motor. These parts may need to be replaced by a professional technician.Leaking dishwasher
If your dishwasher is leaking water, check the door seal for any damage. Also, check the dishwasher's hoses and connections for any leaks. Tighten any loose connections, or replace damaged hoses. If the leak persists, it may be due to a faulty water inlet valve or a damaged tub. In this case, you'll need to call a professional dishwasher repair technician.Dishwasher not draining
If your dishwasher isn't draining properly, check the drain hose for any kinks or clogs. Clear any clogs with a plumbing snake or a wire hanger. Also, check the dishwasher's air gap for any clogs or debris. If the issue persists, it may be due to a faulty drain pump or motor. These parts may need to be replaced by a professional technician.Dishwasher not drying dishes
If your dishwasher isn't drying dishes properly, make sure you're using the right detergent and rinse aid. Also, check the dishwasher's heating element to see if it's working properly. If it's not, it may need to be replaced by a professional technician.Dishwasher door not closing properly
If your dishwasher door isn't closing properly, check the door latch and door seal for any damage. If they're damaged, they may need to be replaced by a professional technician.
In conclusion, regular maintenance and cleaning of your dishwasher can help prevent common problems. However, if you're experiencing any issues with your dishwasher, it's best to call A&G Appliances. We have the expertise and tools to diagnose and repair any issues quickly and safely.