Troubleshooting Dishwasher Problems

Troubleshooting Dishwasher Problems

Few domestic issues are more stressful than a broken appliance. Sometimes the repair is impossible, but sometimes the task of repairing the appliance is very simple and can be made by someone without much knowledge. In this article we will show the most common symptoms and if the repair can be made by you or if you need a technician or whether it came time to buy a new appliance.


Problem: My dishes are not clean.

It can be:
Overloading the machine is the most common cause for this problem.

Put two thirds of the dishes in the dishwasher and run a wash. Your dishes should come out shining.

It can be:
An obstruction. Something can be housed underneath the disc that lies at the bottom of the machine and controls the water level. Or food may be housed in the holes where the water comes out.

Solution: Remove the brackets that support the washer and remove all dirt and food scraps that can be accommodated in the bottom of the machine. Use a toothpick to clean the water outlets that may be clogged.

It can be: An arm of the sink water machine is broken.

Solution: If one arm is damaged, then just buy a new one that fits your machine model and replace. In most models, each arm is secured by two screws.

Problem: It is always a puddle on the bottom of the machine.

It may be: You are using too much detergent in every wash. The amount of detergent varies from model to model. See the instruction manual to learn the correct amount.

Solution: Pour half cup of vinegar in the machine to remove any foam that remains. Make an empty washing machine. The problem should be solved.

It can be: A broken door latch, or a seal spent. In the worst cases it may be a leak in the pump system. To determine which of these problems is correct, you will need a technician.

Solution: If the latch or the seal, the technician can perform the replacement. If the problem is the bomb, then you'll have to buy a new dishwasher.

Problem: Water is not drained from the machine.

Can be: Poor plumbing installation. Sometimes the hose to the drainage system are sealed with a plastic cork.

Solution: Find the spot where the hose from the dishwasher is turned on and remove it from the barrel. With a screwdriver remove any type of cork that may exist in the hose and replace everything and place it correctly.

It can be: Food and dirt blocking the drain pump water.

Solution: Ask for a technician to troubleshoot the problem. The engine is under the machine and you need a technician to clean and unblock. The engine may be damaged, then it is better to replace the whole machine. The repair does not pay.

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