Dishwasher Not Starting. How to Self Diagnose Dishwasher Problems.
Or better yet, did you open the door, ready to unload and put your clean dishes away only to find that they were still covered in last night’s spaghetti?
Dishwashers can be finicky sometimes, and often throughout their lifetime will have at least one malfunction. Usually small problems like too much greasy grime build up that cause dishes to remain wet can be blasted away with using a specific agent to unclog the washer, but other times there is a deeper problem. We at First Aid Appliance Repair have compiled a list of the most common issues for dishwasher repair:
- If the dishwasher will not turn on
If your dishwasher will absolutely not turn on, there could be several underlying problems. Our technicians will thoroughly investigate the cause of the malfunction. This particular issue can be caused by several things, such as fuses or circuit breakers being interrupted or not working properly, this can be from a faulty fuse, damaged fuse, or simply caused by wear and tear over time. The internal wiring will also be checked as well as the plug. Surprisingly, these are not always the answers. There are instances when the problem is not internal but actually just from a broken door latch. Without being able to be shut, the machine is likely to not start.
- The motor runs but there is no wash
If your dishes are not coming out clean, if there is no sign of being washed whatsoever then it is possible that you were fooled by the hum of a motor with no motive. In this instance, a technician will check out the pump and motor for any possible debris or dirt that could be inside the valves and gaskets. Rusty cutlery can sometimes get lodged inside important elements over time and cause a gunky build up, making it unable to wash properly. This can also stem from a leaking valve somewhere in the lines, but no worries because our technicians are the best at fixing dishwashers in Calgary!
- Leaking and strange noises
Dishwasher leakage is commonly caused by a backup somewhere in the lines, but can also be from a blown gasket. Typically though, there is some type of latch or hinge that can come loose inside the door or the seal around the door to allow water out. Noise is often associated with the motor or fans inside the hardware of the dishwasher. Sometimes they need to be replaced, usually a tune-up and a good cleaning and help.