A dishwasher is a must have in the modern kitchen, especially for people who run a food business. Dishes need to be washed several times a day, which makes a malfunctioning dishwasher a horrible nightmare. The last thing you can afford is to have a kitchen that’s buried in a mountain of dirty dishes. But how can you tell when your trusted dishwasher is not working properly or is on the verge of collapse? In this article, we shall look at some of the top dishwasher problems our technicians encounter every day, as well as what you can do to fix them. Of course, you can always give us a call for washer repair service when you feel stuck. We usually make same day appointments so your business doesn’t stall because an appliance has broken down.
What are the commonest dishwasher problems you are likely to encounter?
There’s a wide variety of issues that a dishwasher can have. Many of these are caused by the natural wear and tear that comes with aging, while others happen for other reasons. Here are four issues likely to happen to your dishwasher.
- Your dishwasher isn’t cleaning properly
Needless to say, a dishwasher that cannot clean dishes is not a dishwasher at all. The problem could be that the dishwasher is dirty. To be sure, take a good look at the strainer screen door gasket and sprayer arms to see whether there are food particles or grease trapped there. Run a cleaning cycle without dishes in the washer to clean the machine. Next, make sure that you don’t have a low-pressure problem with the spray arms. The spray arm needs to move without obstruction to clean properly. Check whether the upper discharge housing gasket is loose and tighten it. If you’ve done all of these things but you still have dirty dishes, you may want to see whether it’s the detergent you are using that’s poor quality.
- Your dishwasher is not draining
If your dishwasher remains full of water as a result of not draining, then you have a huge problem. First of all, the appliance will hold your dishes hostage just when you need to use them. Secondly, the dishwasher may cause flooding in the entire kitchen. To fix the problem, check whether the assembly of the check valve that’s in the washer’s drain pump is in good order. If it’s not, you may need to replace it. Ensure there aren’t any obstructions on the solenoid and drain flapper.
- Your dishwasher is producing a bad smell
Given the importance of good hygiene in the kitchen, the last thing you want is unpleasant odors coming from your appliances. If your washer has a bad smell, it’s very likely that there’s trapped food or other debris inside. Check the strainer screen, the sprayer arms and the bottom edge of the washer door. Be sure to clean these parts thoroughly using a good disinfectant and run a full cycle without any dishes in your washer. Make sure that any dishes you put in your washer are first rinsed of grease in the future.
- Your dishwasher is making a lot of noise
Dishwashers produce some sound when running unless you are using an ultra-quiet washer. However, if your dishwasher has suddenly started making a racket, then you need to investigate what might be the problem. Chances are the pump is defective, the wash arm seal is worn out or the spray arms are malfunctioning and hitting racks. Have these parts promptly replaced.
We Are Here To Help
As soon as you notice these or any other problems with your dishwasher, you need to act right away. Our team of highly qualified technicians is always on standby to come to your rescue. We understand that when it comes to appliance repair, time is of the essence.
Since its inception, Manhattan Beach Appliance Repair Pros has been at the forefront in providing superior appliance repair service in many parts of America. We are a local, family-owned company who place exceptional customer service at the heart of our company policy. Our team of technicians are leaders in the industry and have unrivaled expertise when it comes to servicing and repairing all appliance brands. We make sure that your appliance is fixed quickly, conveniently, and affordably. Call us today to make an appointment.
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