Dishwashers getting your dishes clean can be a complete godsend when you lack the time to go through the process manually. Dishwasher isn’t working the way it used to? This could mean your appliance is heading towards the end of its lifespan or it isn’t being maintained properly. If you’re wondering what exactly it could be, here are some reasons as to why your dishwasher might not be working:
Knowing the way this appliance works, it should come as no surprise that grease and debris tend to accumulate easily with time. This is why, when your dishwasher stops working, your first step should be to give it a thorough cleansing. Call our team immediately for a diagnosis and allow us to take care of routine maintenance.
BROKEN SOAP DISPENSER
It’s possible that you have a broken soap dispenser on your hands if the detergent fails to reach your dishes or reaches it at the wrong time during the wash cycle. If your soap dispenser is merely clogged, a simple cleaning will do the trick but when dealing with a broken spring or dispenser door, these will have to be replaced.
LOW WATER TEMPERATURE
You want your dishwasher cycle to have a water temperature of no more than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. While some models usually have an in-built heat-boosting mechanism, you’ll have to manually make sure your water heater is set to this temperature if not. The water runs the risk of scalding if you set it to any temperature higher than this.
Your dishwasher will have a removable filter that needs regular cleaning. It can be found below the racks. To clean it, you’ll just have to remove the filter from the machine and rinse it using hot water. For any stubborn particles, run it under soapy, hot water and gently scrub with a soft brush.
CLOGGED SPRAY ARM
Spray arms have jets that shoot out water to wash the dishes. These tiny holes can get clogged over time, which tends to reduce overall water pressure, making the cleaning process rather ineffective. You can fix this easily with a gentle cleaning and rinsing under hot water. Problem still persists? Call on us for help.
WATER PRESSURE ISSUES
Water pressure problems can affect many dependent appliances like the dishwasher and washing machines etc. If you’re looking for a sign that you’re suffering from water pressure issues, simply look towards your faucets. If your faucets are operating under low water pressure, you’re going to have to call in a professional to get the problem fixed.
FAULTY INLET VALVE
An inlet valve is what allows water to flow into the appliance. When you have a faulty inlet valve, the first symptom you’re bound to notice is a hammering sound coming from the dishwasher as it runs. This specific problem will require a technician to fix.
No matter how big or small, the expert repairers at San Diego Appliance Repair Company are well-prepared to tackle your problem. Simply call us today to schedule your appointment today!