Whether your dishwasher isn’t getting your dishes as clean as it used to or simply isn’t working at all, there are a few repair tips you can follow that may get it working again. If you feel at any point uncomfortable following any of these tips or just don’t have the right tools, it’s recommended that you contact a professional to do the job.
When It Won’t Turn On
It may seem obvious, but the first thing you should do when your dishwasher won’t turn on is to check that it has power and that the door is properly latched with the control turned to on. If this doesn’t work, you should check your circuit panel for a blown fuse or tripped breaker. There also could be a problem with a defective switch or timer, which will require a professional.
When It Doesn’t Fill Up
No water means no clean dishes. To solve this problem, first make sure the water supply to the dishwasher is turned on. If water still doesn’t run to the machine, turn off the power to the washer before continuing. Examine the float and clean out any blockage from the tube. Floats that can only be disconnected from below require removing the access panel, a job that you may want to leave to a professional. The problem also may require a repair to the water inlet valve.
When Your Machine Leaks
If you discover a puddle of water on the floor near your machine after a cycle, the first thing you should do is cut back on the amount of detergent you use. Next, check for leaky hoses or connections behind the lower front panel. You should also check to ensure that your machine is sitting level. If your door requires a new gasket, hose, or pump seal, it’s time to call a technician.
When to Call a Professional
Sometimes there is simply no substitute for calling an appliance repair professional when your dishwasher is broken. This especially true for repairs that require disassembly or parts replacement. Service technicians have the tools, skills and experience necessary to fix all types of problems in a prompt manner. To request a visit from an Astre Appliance Services technician, give our office a call today.