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Did your dishwasher work for a long time and then suddenly stop working? If your dishwasher is not washing dishes well, there is no need to rush out and retire it. Perhaps everything can be fixed.   This article explains the main reasons why the dishwasher has stopped working as it should. It discusses the problems caused by:   – misuse; – problems not related to mechanics; – breakdowns of mechanical parts.   Improper use   If you use the dishwasher not according to the instructions, it will most likely respond by not washing the dishes properly. Below are four reasons that can cause a negative reaction from the machine.   Why the dishwasher does not work:   – Food residues and dried food. IF stuck tomato peel, frozen sauce, and even more so fish/meat bones are not removed from the dishes before the wash, the machine will not cope with the task as it SHOULD. Manufacturers warn that it is necessary to remove food residues before loading almost in the first place. Dried sauces and cheese can be left off the plates only if the dishwasher is equipped with a pre-soak mode.   – Incorrect mode selection is another common occurrence. For example, users often set up an economy program or a quick wash. But such modes are suitable for not very dirty dishes, such as tea and coffee cups, and non-stick pans where eggs were fried without oil. If the items are stained with something greasy, you need to choose a long mode in which the machine will heat the water strongly.   – Overloading the machine. The automatic dishwasher has begun to cope poorly with the task, perhaps too much has been loaded into it. Overloaded with items, the equipment is not able to wash more per cycle than stated by its creators. To solve the problem, next time you should try not to put a lot of pots or other utensils.   – Improper use of detergents. If the owner of the appliance has chosen an unsuitable cleaning agent (tablets, salt, or rinse aid) or simply did not calculate the amount, this can cause two situations: the dishwasher will not wash well or rinse poorly.   Everything is done according to the instructions, but the device still does not wash well. Most likely, there is a problem inside. If it’s not mechanical, you can fix the problem yourself.  

Problems of a non-mechanical nature

  Appliances can malfunction for a variety of reasons. If the problem is not in the mechanical parts, then there are only two common ones:  
  1. Scale. This is a very insidious thing. It is a consequence of hard water. It is difficult to avoid, especially if you do not use softeners. Scale is not visible on the plastic parts of the device, but it settles on metal parts. Scale prevents the appliance from spraying water. This can be corrected by running it idle with citric acid. It is poured into the detergent tray. Salt can also cope with this. makes one.
  1. Clogging. Parts of a napkin, and food residues that have fallen from the dishes directly into the machine. Clogged filters or sprinklers are not uncommon. But the problem is not terrible either. Check the filters and clean them of debris. Ideally, this should be done every time the cycle is completed. Or at least once every two weeks.
  If the filters are clean, there is no limescale, and the machine is used as it should be, but it still does not wash well, then there may be a more serious malfunction and it is associated with a mechanical failure.  

Mechanical problems

  Mechanical problems are another reason why the technique has become poorly washed. Here, everything is more serious than in previous cases. So, what could have happened?  

The heating element is broken

  The heating element is an important part of the dishwasher because, without it, the water will be cold, which means that the dirt from the dishes will not disappear. This part of the appliance suffers from limescale more than others, and therefore simply deteriorates over time. What can you do here – only to the master from San Diego Appliance Repair Service, only replacement.  

The circulation pump is out of order

  The pump that brings water into the chamber can also fail. It is easy to understand that the problem is in it – the washing program simply won’t work, because the water won’t get inside the machine. Repairing the part yourself is a lost cause. Only an experienced repairman can fix the situation.  

The sprayer does not rotate – the impeller is broken

  For water sprayers to fulfill their purpose, the equipment is equipped with an impeller. It is a special mechanism, a torsion arm, where the spray parts are located. If the impeller breaks down, the sprinklers do not work (one of them). As a result, the dishes do not wash well: they are not clean or have soap scum.  

Thermostat malfunction

  This element is a water temperature sensor. It reports the strength of the heating to the programmer, which in turn orders the heating element to heat. If the temperature sensor is broken, it does not provide data to the programmer. That’s why the dishes don’t wash well: the water simply doesn’t heat up.  

Software malfunction – mode/dishwasher control module is out of order

  As mentioned above, the control module controls all technical components of the appliance. It is the one that gives the order to heat up and draw in/drain water. If the programmer breaks down, the dishwasher either works incorrectly and starts to take on a life of its own, or stops working altogether.   The listed mechanical breakdowns should be entrusted only to a good master from San Diego Appliance Repair Service. He will diagnose the machine, find the cause of the malfunction and repair it. Doing something at home in these cases is very undesirable: the problem can only worsen, and then you will have to spend more money on repairs or even have to buy a new dishwasher.   If the reason for the dishwasher’s poor behavior is improper use: too much detergent, the wrong mode, or very dirty plates, then you can easily fix this problem yourself. If the equipment does not cope with the work due to limescale or clogged filters, you can also figure it out yourself. It will not be difficult to clean it. But problems caused by broken mechanical parts are more difficult. The only thing that can be advised in this case is to call a San Diego Appliance Repair Service professional. He, like a doctor, will examine, find the cause and cure it.   Contact us   (619) 719-5005   [email protected]