Common Dishwasher Malfunctions

Our dishwashers are one of the most time-saving appliances we have in our home. In fact, you probably don’t realize how much you rely on your dishwasher until it stops working. Thankfully most common dishwasher problems are easily fixed, and most appliance repair companies are prepared for them. Here is a little more on the most common dishwasher malfunctions.

Dishes Stop Getting Clean

It’s incredibly frustrating when your dishwasher stops doing the one thing it’s supposed to do…clean your dishes! There are several different reasons why this may be happening, such as overloading, low-quality soaps, or failing to scrape food debris off before loading. However, there could be a problem with the inner components of the dishwasher if you can’t get to the bottom of the issue.

Won’t Start

If your dishwasher makes a humming sound when you try to start it, you most likely have a problem with the motor. If nothing happens at all, there could be wiring issues. Whatever the culprit may be, it’s time to call your appliance repair company when your dishwasher doesn’t start.

Water Won’t Drain

A prevalent issue with dishwashers is the failure of water to drain. This is usually caused by a clogged drain or filter. You can check the filters yourself and give them a proper washing with soap and water. If this doesn’t fix the problem, call the pros.

Door Won’t Latch

Another common dishwasher issue has nothing to do with washing dishes. When your dishwasher door doesn’t close or latch, it won’t turn on. The most likely cause of this problem is that the striker plate is out of alignment, preventing it from locking when closed. You’ll most likely need the part replaced by your repair company.

For all these common dishwasher malfunctions, or any others not listed, Express Appliance Repair can have your machine back to working order in no time. Call for an appointment today.