Is your dishwasher currently in need of repair? If yes, then you’re not alone. These three common complaints make up the majority of dishwasher woes. However, the good news: you can easily fix these dishwasher repair issues on your own about 90 percent of the time. In this article, I’ll share with you some tips on how to properly take care of your appliance and save yourself some money down the road. Hopefully by the time you’ve finished reading this, you’ll be better prepared to address any repairs that may come up.
When it comes to dishwasher repairs, many people just don’t take the time to pay attention to simple problems, assuming they will go away on their own. Unfortunately, many times this is not true. Dishwashers get dirty, clogged with food particles and other nasties that just won’t go away no matter how hard you try to scrub them out. As such, if you’re experiencing dishwasher repairs, you’re probably dealing with more than just clogged dishes – clogged washer bowls, clogged filters, and other issues could be causing the problems as well. So what do you do?
The key to correctly taking care of dishwashers and other appliances like washers, ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers, etc. is to prevent any leaks. This may sound simple enough, but it’s not. For example, if you see a “drain hose” broken on your dishwasher, don’t think that you can easily clear it out and not get any ugly water splashes or leakage behind it. This type of damage will almost always require a new drain hose and is much harder to repair than a broken panel in your dishwasher.
For the most part, dishwasher repair can be done by either returning the appliance to the manufacturer or having someone else take care of it. If you have a self-contained unit, there’s a chance that the leak is on the drainage field and can easily be fixed by simply adding a few drains to the existing system. In a commercial or residential setup, however, it’s often impossible to determine where the leak is originating without an on-site inspection by a plumber or a qualified repair person. Fortunately, there are many ways to determine whether your drains are leaking, even if they appear “clean.” Here are a few common leak indicators:
Slow or Too slow wash cycles
Any dishwasher may slow down over time as a result of worn or broken parts, but dishwashers with single drum loading mechanisms tend to run slower than the rest. The slowest wash cycles are typically associated with a clogged or damaged drain line, clogged or damaged control panel, and a burned out light bulb. Another possible source of dishwasher slow-down is a control switch problem. Some repair shops will check for this problem and replace the switch for you. However, if it’s just a case of burnt out lights, a stuck switch, or dirty brushes, you can usually speed up the wash cycles by adding a new light bulb to the circuit board. This should generally fix the problem.
Dishwasher repairs are an easy DIY project that can be completed in just an hour or two. As mentioned previously, dishwashers are typically very simple machines, but when something goes wrong, sometimes the only choice is to go with a brand new one. One thing you can do to lower repair costs is to perform these repairs yourself instead of calling a repairman. You can learn more about DIY dishwasher repairs by visiting our site below. Keep reading for more useful tips on DIY repairs for dishwashers.