Dishwasher Maintenance Tips
Just because your dishwasher has stopped working, it doesn’t mean you have to face washing an endless pile of dishes by hand until you either get it fixed or replace. Despite its intimidating appearance, there’s a chance you will be able to do the repair work yourself.
The most important thing to keep in mind when you decide to handle your own dishwasher repair is to make sure that you give yourself plenty of time to do the job properly and that you use manufacturer-approved parts.
Dishwashers that Won’t Start
If your machine won’t start the first thing you need to do is check out the door. Make sure it’s closing properly. If that’s not the problem check out the power cord and make sure there’s no damage, The cord can be easily replaced. The final thing you’ll want to check out is the fuse box. It’s possible that you experienced a power surge that caused one to blow. If your fuses constantly get burned out, you’ll need to have the dishwasher’s electrical system examined for shorts.
Dishwashers that Won’t Drain
If you have a dishwasher that won’t fill with water or one that refuses to drain, you’ll want to make sure that the water is turned on at full strength. Next, examine you latch, if it’s not working perfectly, your machine might not be able to fill properly, and you’ll have to replace the latch.
Sometimes the problem could be that the float assembly has gotten caught or broken, making it impossible for the machine to gauge how much water it has.
The last thing you’ll want to check is the fill tube. Make sure it’s not kinked or been blocked by anything.
Maintenance Is Important
There’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to use your dishwasher for several years, but you have to care for it properly. Not only do you want to avoid overloading the machine, but you also need to make sure you only use the proper amount of soap that’s been specifically designed to be used in dishwashers. Every so often you’ll want to open the machine up and give it a thorough cleaning.
If you notice your dishwasher has started to act funny, you shouldn’t continue using it and hope that it will right itself. You need to shut it off right away and analyze the situation.
Machine’s That Won’t Start
If you still find the idea of repairing your dishwasher intimidating, or you simply don’t have the time needed to handle the repairs on your own, you should contact us. Here at Denver Appliance Repair, we have an entire team of dishwasher repair experts standing by who will be able to get the unit running in no time at all.
We repair all brands of dishwashers, including:
- Kitchen Aid
- Fisher & Paykel
We provide same day emergency service and never charge any hidden fees. In addition to repair work, we can also be depended on to handle maintenance work.
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