Prunedale Dishwasher Repair
Types of dishwashers we repair
- Built-In Dishwasher
- Counter-Top Dishwasher
- Integrated Dishwasher
- Top Control Dishwasher
- Front Control Dishwasher
- Drawer Style Dishwasher
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Common Dishwasher Problems
A dishwasher is one of the best time saving appliances a kitchen can have. But even though this household appliance can be a godsend, it can also cause you some trouble when things go wrong. You need professional appliance repair to get your dishwasher up and running as soon as possible. Schedule your appointment today.
Dishes come out dirty or covered in residue
First, check if you are overloading the dishwasher. Water sprays from the top, bottom, or both the top and the bottom using what are called spray arms. If you are stacking too many dishes on top of each other, then the water won’t be able to thoroughly clean all of your dishes.
If it’s not that, then it could be that there is residue or dirt on the spray arms or strain screens. Clean them thoroughly, then run a few cycles with some dishes and see if they still come out with residue. If that doesn’t fix your issue, then you might actually have a problem with your water supply. Hard tap water can leave water spots on your dishes. Installing or replacing an existing water softener should fix the issue. Call for an appliance repair expert to get that done for you.
Dishwasher leaks water onto the floor
Avoid using your dishwasher until you get this problem fixed! It will be slower, but hand washing dishes never fails.
The first thing to check is your door gasket. It’s the rubber sealing around your dishwasher door that keeps water from flowing out. If it’s damaged, your’re going to want to replace that first and see if that fixes your issue. If it’s not the gasket, then you may have a problem with your float switch.
The float switch is a mechanism within the dishwasher that tells it where the water level is. If the switch is stuck or broken, your dishwasher may be spraying more water than it should be, causing excess water to pour out onto your kitchen floor. Try cleaning this switch and remove anything that may be blocking it. Then, run a wash cycle and pay attention to the bottom corners of your dishwasher door. If any water starts coming out, stop the cycle and schedule an appointment with a repairman. You’re going to need some help repairing or replacing the switch.
The last culprit for an issue like this may be the dishwasher’s filter or food trap. This is what catches food and other debris during its wash cycle. A clogged filter will lead to water building up and flowing out of the dishwasher onto your floor. Simply clean out the filter, and it should fix the issue. If your dishwasher is still leaking water, schedule an appointment for appliance repair so a trained professional can diagnose the issue.
Dishwasher won't start
Unlike the other issues which are mostly mechanical, this one may be an electrical one. You should call us for appliance repair so we can figure out what’s wrong. You could try checking your outlet or breaker box to see if the problem is coming from your house. But because there’s a risk of shocking and injuring yourself, we recommend that you wait for an appliance repair specialist to diagnose the issue for you.
If turning off and on the power doesn’t work, then you’ll want to call a professional for appliance repair so they can check it out for you. You may have a blown fuse or other electrical problems inside your dishwasher.
Otherwise, your dishwasher may actually have a stuck motor. Don’t try to mess with this, because you might shock yourself if you try and spin the motor by hand. You will most likely have to replace the motor.