The Most Common Dishwasher Issues

The Most Common Dishwasher Issues


When it comes to dishwasher problems, most homeowners would like only to have to worry about how to load it. Though this is the dream, it’s not always the case. For many, there can be a slew of random issues occurring for one reason or another. To fully figure out why your dishwasher isn’t working as it once was, we have some of the most common issues below:

Machine Not Draining

If your washing machine has finished its cycle, but you find that it didn't drain, there could be several reasons. The first thing you want to check is your sink drain for any debris or food particles that could be causing a blockage. If this isn't the cause, you might have to replace your drain pump, clear the drain line, or replace the electronic control board. All these will require a call for a repair.

Crumbs and Food On Dishes

If you complete the cycle and find that your plates are covered in bits of food and gritty texture, the reason could be a short cycle, low water temperature, or only weak quality dishwashing detergent. The first steps would be to clean the dishwasher filter, and double-checking that you're using the right detergent amount. Next, discontinue using a quick cycle unless it's a small load. You also want to ensure that nothing is blocking the dishwasher spray arms and that they are clear and clean. If this problem still occurs, it's time to call in someone for repair.

When it comes to appliance repair, you’ll want to trust the experts at Tri-City Appliance. We are here to solve all your dishwasher issues and you get it up in running in no time! Contact us, today! 

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