There was a time when a dishwasher was a thing of luxury. In the old days, standing around the sink and washing up after dinner was a family affair. Now, we just set it and forget it, letting a machine do all the heavy-lifting.
Because dishwashers have become as important to our kitchens as a stove or refrigerator, repairing dishwashers is now part of regular appliance repair training courses. So while dishwasher repair might not be something for the average owner, diagnosing a problem is.
In this post, we’ll give you some tips on diagnosing a dishwasher, and when it’s time to call a professional dishwasher repairman.
– Noisy dishwashers are an audible nuisance. They still work, but every time you use it, you are greeted with horrible, distracting noises. Narrow down the problem by diagnosing the bad part or parts. Noises often originate from pumps, sprayer arms, and wash arm bearing rings. Unsure how to proceed? Call a professional.
– Leaks are perhaps the worst problem a dishwasher can dish out. Even tiny leaks can cause structural damage over time. Check the pump, seals around the door, the water inlet valve, dispensers, and anywhere else water travels. Once you have a good idea as to the location of the problem area, decide your next steps based on your repair proficiency level.
– When a dishwasher doesn’t turn on at all, it is incredibly frustrating. Not starting can be as simple as a latch handle, and as complicated as the timer or electronic control module. Further, problems with the drive motor, thermal fuse, and relay are also among the culprits. For a problem like this, consider calling a professional for a thorough diagnosis and repair.
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