2 Troubleshooting Tips For Dishwashers

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2 Troubleshooting Tips For Dishwashers

Owning a dishwasher is a nice convenience. You no longer have to spend a lot of time each day washing dirty dishes. It not only gives you back precious time, but it also makes your kitchen look tidier since the dirty dishes are not building up in the sink.

The key to keeping your dishwasher in good shape is proper maintenance and following the exact instructions given by the manufacturer in the owner's manual. Over time, you may experience issues with the appliance due to normal wear and tear. This guide will help you troubleshoot common problems with dishwashers.

Appliance Won't Start

The dishwasher not starting when you try to activate it can be pretty frustrating. There are a few things that may be causing this issue.

Door Latch

The dishwasher is designed with a door latch that holds the door of the appliance shut while it is on. It also is connected to the controls of the dishwasher. If the latch is broken, there will be no signal to the dishwasher to start. Fixing the broken latch should solve the problem.

Power Supply

Lack of power supply is another thing that can cause the dishwasher to not turn on. Check the breaker box in your home to determine if this is the issue. Locate the spot marked "Dishwasher" if it has its own spot. It may also be connected to a kitchen breaker. If it is in the Off position, switch it back to On and try using the dishwasher again.

Excessive Noise

A dishwasher makes a considerable amount of noise as it runs through its cycles while washing the dishes. However, there are times when you may notice it is making a noise that is not normal. This points to a problem with the appliance.


The first thing you should do is stop the cycle and open the dishwasher. Spin the sprayer arms and make sure they are not hitting any objects inside the dishwasher. Move any dishes that are in the way. Also, check the bottom of the dishwasher in case one of the dishes fell out of the racks.


The other thing that will cause excessive noise is the pump in the dishwasher. The pump sits in the bottom part and is used to drain out the water. If it is malfunctioning, it makes a loud noise. Have a professional check the pump and see if it needs to be repaired or replaced.


You can extend the life expectancy of your dishwasher by taking proper care of it. Never overload the dishwasher. Don't wash anything that isn't marked "dishwasher safe" or you can risk ruining the dish or the appliance. Always use the correct soaps; dishwashing liquid should never be used. For more information, contact a company that provides dishwasher repair services.

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Making Your Appliances Last When it comes down to it, there are a lot of different ways you can break an appliance. I realized really early on during my home ownership journey that I was hard on things, because I lost everything from a functional dishwasher to a refrigerator that just wouldn't stop making a weird noise. After a technician came out to look at it, they determined that it was a variety of different things that I needed to do a little differently. I wanted to start a little website about appliance services to make things easier for other people. Read this blog to find out my tips for improving your home.