Everyone can tell when their dishwasher is not functioning properly. However, it’s more important to know what the problem is and the source of the problem to know how to deal with it or prevent its occurrence.
Many people rely heavily on dishwashers to clean their dishes. Therefore, when a dishwasher is not working as it should, it causes a lot of inconveniences and can be very frustrating. Dishwashers should last between 7 and 12 years, but they usually start developing problems after five years. Therefore, if you notice any of the following problems, call a dishwasher technician to fix it before it causes more problems.
If the dishwasher doesn’t start, check the power source and make sure it’s well connected. If it is, you may have blown a fuse, or there may be an issue with your electrical outlet. Don’t try to fix the electricity yourself; instead, call a professional to check it. However, check the door latch before you call a technician. If your dishwasher door isn’t latched, it may prevent the dishwasher from starting.
If your dishwasher’s water is not hot enough, the run cycle will take longer because it needs to heat the water to at least 120 degrees to perform efficiently. Therefore, test the water from the faucet nearest your dishwasher by putting it in a cup and placing a thermometer. If the water temperature is not at least 120 degrees, call a technician to adjust your water heater’s thermostat setting.
Have you noticed your dishes always coming out wet? In most cases, the problem, in this case, is usually with the dishwasher’s heating element. The other likely cause is a faulty rinse aid dispenser. Dishes cannot dry well without rinse aid. Also, a faulty high-limit thermostat can cause the heat to shut off before the dishes are fully dry. Therefore, if your dishes are not drying, seek the help of a professional technician.
If the water coming in your dishwasher does not stop and starts flooding, the inlet valve could be stuck open. Also, there could be a problem with the float switch which detects the levels of water in the dishwasher. If the float switch is faulty, it doesn’t detect when your dishwasher is full hence will need to be repaired or replaced. Therefore, call a technician as soon as possible, so you don’t have to deal with flooding and water spillage.
One of the most regular complaints that we get from customers is about dishwasher not cleaning dishes well. In most cases, negligence and poor maintenance are the main causes. If dishes are not rinsed thoroughly of all food particles, the residue will just be circulating inside the unit and might block spray arms and nozzles. Overloading can also hinder efficient water circulation. Therefore, make sure you remove the debris and other particles regularly and clean the washer frequently. If the dishwasher still doesn’t clean properly, call a technician to inspect it and rectify the problem.
A leaking dishwasher can be a menace for you if you don’t find the problem fast. If you notice small or large amounts of water pooling from the dishwasher, it could be that your dishwasher is not levelled. If it’s leaning towards the front, the water is likely to leak out through the front of the dishwasher or the door. Level it by adjusting the levelling legs at the front. Water could also leak if the door unit door is not closing properly or if the door gasket is damaged. In this case, you might require a new door gasket. Also, check the clamps and seals of the drain hoses. If the problem is not levelling, call a technician to assess the unit to avoid further leakage.
This could be a problem of drain hose blockage or sink trap. Leftover food and broken dishware can block the dishwasher’s drain pump. Make sure there are no clogs lodged in the drain hose or drain pump that could be blocking the drain hose or drain pump. However, the issue could also be a faulty drain pump, which would, therefore, require replacement.
Yes. It’s possible to replace the front panel of your dishwasher if it’s marred or damaged, or if you want to change the panel to match your other kitchen appliances. Ensure that you use the manufacturer-approved replacement part. It’s important to know that repairing appliances can be dangerous hence you should use the proper safety equipment and the right tools. If you’re not confident you can handle the task, call us to have a qualified technician do it for you.
Poor cleaning is a common problem and is mainly caused by insufficient water in the dishwasher and the float getting stuck in the raised position. Another likely cause is a faulty inlet valve or a clogged inlet screen. To solve the issue, clean the spray arm, filter, and the float. Also, ensure that the floater moves up and down freely.
Dishwasher replacement usually takes about 1 – 2 hours, from removing the existing dishwasher to installing and testing a new one. Even complex replacement will not keep you at home for longer than just a few hours.
There are several possible explanations for this issue. They include the use of excess detergent, water flow restriction, and use of hard water. Therefore, check your dishwasher’s owner’s manual to know the right amount of detergent as well as the type and amount of water to use.
If your dishwasher is not drying properly, it may be due to a number of different reasons. One of the main reasons is user error. You can fix the problem by loading the dishwasher properly and using rinse aid and the right detergent. In other cases, there could be a problem with the heating element or the high limit thermostat or the rinse aid dispenser. In this case, it’s best to leave the repair to the experts.
It’s normal for the newer dishwashers to take as long as 2 hours to finish a cycle. If the water that enters the dishwasher is cold, the heater will take longer to heat it. To minimize the time it takes to clean the dishes, increase the incoming water temperature before you turn on the dishwasher. Some dishwashers also drain and refill when they sense too much debris in the washer water causing longer cycle times. The other issue could be a faulty heater, which would require the expertise of a professional.
About 1 cup of water is usually left after a cycle to prevent the seals from drying up, and the dishwasher pumps it out before the next load. However, if it’s more than a cup, there could be a problem with the drain valve, pump filter or drain hose. This will require you to call a qualified technician to examine and fix the issue.
Although a dishwasher is a luxury household item, it doesn’t mean that its repair will be expensive. The repair fee will include the price of spare parts and labour. We offer the best rates in Melbourne and give warranty on parts and labour. Once we diagnose the issue, we will give you a quote before commencing on the repair.
If you experience any of these problems or any other issue with your dishwasher, contact us, and we will help you get your unit working as quickly as possible