A dishwasher is essential in your kitchen. If it’s not working, you will realize how much time it takes to wash all your dishes yourself instead of just putting them into the appliance. Here’s how you can get it fixed quickly, so you can spend your time on more important things.
It is always annoying when an appliance makes troubles as you’ve probably spent a lot of money on it. If you want to save some money, there are some common problems with dishwashers that you could easily fix yourself. Other problems will require the help of a professional.
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What to do…
…if the Dishes Come Out Dirty
If you are getting frustrated because your dishes come out dirty of your appliance, you should first ask yourself when you cleaned your dishwasher for the last time? You might assume that an appliance that cleans stuff would also clean itself, but – unfortunately – that is not true. So, if your dishwasher is not working properly, the problem might be that it needs a good clean. To prevent this from happening, you should clean your dishwasher every once in a while – you can read here, how to do it. This will also help to deodorize the dishwasher if it doesn’t smell good when you’re opening it.
…if Water Leaks from the Dishwasher Onto the Floor
Before you’re assuming the worst, check if there are any cracks, damage or dirt in the dishwasher door gasket. Clean the gasket with disinfectant to remove dirt and debris. If you find a big crack, you might need to replace the door gasket.
It could also be that the appliance’s float switch got stuck. As this can lead to overfilling the dishwasher with water, this could be the reason for leaking. If that seems to be the problem, you can clean the switch and remove any foreign objects that could stop it from working properly.
…if the Dishwasher Doesn’t Fill with Water
In case your appliance seems to run normally but it doesn’t fill with water, there might be a problem with the water supply. Firstly, you should check if the hot water supply is turned on. Usually, you find the water supply stop valve underneath the sink.
If your water supply is turned on, the problem could be a malfunctioning float. It usually prevents the appliance from overfilling and is therefore located at the bottom of the dishwasher. Usually, the float rises with the water level and triggers the float switch to turn off the water inlet valve when there’s enough water in the appliance. Look out for debris or other objects as they might be the reason that the float is not working properly.
Of course, these are only a few solutions to many possible problems with your dishwasher. Remember that it can always help to clean all parts of the appliance to keep them working properly. We hope that you were able to find a solution to your problem with our tips!