Most Common Dishwasher Problems

Your dishwasher is one of the hardest-working appliances in your home! Dishwashers make doing the dishes a much easier and more efficient process, and they can be found in almost every household. Since we rely on our dishwashers so much, you certainly will notice quickly once a problem develops. 

At ServiceOne, we understand how useful properly working appliances are on a daily basis. Home appliances do not last forever, but regular maintenance and care, on top of spotting issues early, will help prolong the life of all of your appliances! Below, we go over some of the most common dishwasher problems and when to call your dishwasher repair technician! 

Your dishes aren’t getting cleaned

When you run a load through your dishwasher, you expect them to come out spotless, right? The number one sign that there’s something wrong with your dishwasher is when your dishes aren’t getting cleaned. This can be caused by a number of things, including a clogged drain, faulty spin arms or even user error. Be sure that you are using your machine properly, and call a dishwasher repair technician if you are still unable to determine your issue. 

A dishwasher leak

Dishwasher leaks can cause significant damage to your kitchen floors, so spotting the leak early will help minimize the damage. Leaks can be caused by a number of things, but are most commonly the result of a crack in your door or debris that may be preventing the door from sealing. Try cleaning the inside of your dishwasher door, and if that doesn't work, call an appliance repair technician to come check it out! 

Your dishwasher won’t start

A dishwasher saves a lot of time after dinner, so when it doesn’t start, it can be very frustrating. If you run into this issue, first check that the door is securely closed, as your dishwasher won’t start if the door isn’t secure. If that isn’t the issue, then it may be a sign of wiring damage

Your dishes aren’t dry

Every load that goes through your dishwasher should go through a drying cycle as well. If you are noticing that your dishes are coming out not dry, or with water marks, it could be a problem with your dishwasher’s heating element. A malfunctioning high-limit thermostat can cause the heat to shut off before your dishes are fully dry. Call your appliance repair technician to come take a look and get your issue fixed!

Strange odors

Lastly, if you notice a bad or strange smell coming from your dishwashing machine, it is probably a cause for concern. First of all, bad smells are not pleasant, especially in your kitchen. If you are smelling rotten or old food, it’s a good idea to clean your dishwasher’s screen which is located on the bottom. If there is a chemical odor, it may be a sign that plastic Tupperware has fallen and melted on the bottom. Be sure to load your dishwasher carefully and make sure all of your dishes are scraped off to reduce any smells from building up.  

A dishwasher is something that many homeowners take for granted, at least until it starts malfunctioning. To get the most out of your investment and prolong the life of your appliances, it’s a good idea to regularly clean and maintain your dishwasher, as well as have a dishwasher repair tech come to take a look whenever you encounter a problem! 

At ServiceOne, our appliance repair technicians can handle pretty much any problem thrown their way. They will evaluate your situation, give advice on the next steps to take and get your appliances working properly right away! Visit our website to learn more about our home appliance repair services!

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