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Check Out These Common Dishwasher Issues and What You Can Do About Them

Check Out These Common Dishwasher Issues and What You Can Do About Them

The average person does not think much about their dishwasher until it stops running as well as it should. If you are having dishwasher issues, you may need the help of an appliance repair company. You may also have a quick fix for your issues. Check out these common issues and tips. Then contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 if you need help from the professionals.

Your Dishwasher Won’t Start

If you load up your dishwasher, get the detergent in it, and press the start cycle – only for nothing to happen – it could be a smaller issue than you would guess. At American Appliance Repair we have found that the most common reasons for dishwashers not starting is usually something simple like a door switch that needs to be replaced, a broken door latch, or a blown thermal fuse.

The best way to prevent any of these issues from occurring is to be sure that you are gentle when opening and closing your dishwasher.

Your Dishwasher Won’t Drain

Opening your dishwasher after it has supposedly finished its cycle, only to discover standing water, is not a good experience. This can lead to significant damage and flooding if you do not have it taken care of. Flooding can be caused by something as simple as a clogged drain line. It can also be caused by the failure of the drain pump or valve malfunction. To reduce the chance that your drain filter will get clogged and cause standing water, make sure you are clearing debris away from it every few cycles.

Your Dishwasher is Not Dispensing Dishwashing Detergent

If your detergent dispenser is routinely closed or full of dishwashing detergent after the cycle finishes, there are a few potential causes. It could be that the latch to dispense the detergent is faulty, the control board could be failing or the dispenser module could be damaged. To prevent these issues, make sure you are not adding too much detergent, as this can cause the dispenser to become damaged over time.

Your Dishwasher is Not Cleaning Dishes Well Enough

If you notice that your dishwasher is not cleaning as well as it once did, stop washing everything a second time and instead call American Appliance Repair for help. A variety of issues can cause poor cleaning including broken spray arms, issues with the circulation pump, or a defective water inlet valve. Make sure that you are not overloading the washer because this can lead to poor cleaning.

We Are Ready to Help You with Your Dishwasher Issues

If you are having issues with your dishwasher, we invite you to contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934. We can help you with a wide range of needs – call us today.

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