How to Recognize Dishwasher Malfunctions

Even the best-made appliance can malfunction from time to time. Luckily, for appliances like your trusted dishwasher, malfunctions are easy to spot. If you notice any of these telltale signs from your dishwasher, then it’s time to call the repair company.


Dishes Coming Out Dirty

The first sign that something isn’t quite right with your dishwasher is when the dishes stop getting clean after running it. There could be many different reasons for this. Maybe you’ve switched to a different generic detergent. Maybe there was a large serving spoon blocking the spinning arm. Maybe you’ve just overfilled your machine. Once you’ve ruled out these common issues, and your dishes still aren’t getting cleaned, it may be time to call in the pros.


Leaking Water

If water is pooling on the ground under your dishwasher when it’s in use, you definitely have a problem. First, check the door itself for any cracks or misalignments. Next, check the door gasket along the edge for any issues. If it’s not a physical defect letting the water out, you might have a bigger problem. Call an appliance repair company right away.


Dishes Not Drying

If you open your dishwasher to a load of wet dishes, it’s obviously not drying properly. Drying issues with your dishwasher are usually caused by either the heating element itself or a malfunctioning high-limit thermostat. Both these problems should be left to a professional to fix.


Won’t Turn On

Nothing is more frustrating than a loaded dishwasher that won’t start. First, check the power sources and look for a burnt fuse. If you can’t locate the source of the problem, you may have a burnt-out motor or an electrical malfunction. Time to call the repair company.


For these dishwasher malfunctions or any other appliance needs, Express Appliance Repair has you covered. Call for an appointment today.