When your dishwasher is working well, it’s easy to take it for granted. However, while your dishwasher is broken, you grow very aware of the time wasted washing dishes by hand. Luckily, our professional appliance repair experts at Alpha Tech Appliance Repair can fix a dishwasher in next to no time. We make dishwasher repair a snap.
Common Dishwasher Problems
What’s more frustrating than dishes that come out of your machine damp…or even worse, completely soaked? Luckily, this problem is often fixed fairly easily. Issues with the dishwasher not drying properly are often caused by a malfunctioning thermostat, which results in the dishwasher shutting down before dishes have a chance to dry completely.
If your dishwasher won’t turn on, there can be several culprits. If you hear a humming sound, odds are the motor is stuck. Otherwise, your washer may be suffering from a failed switch, faulty wiring, or even a clogged pump.
Detergent stuck in your dishwasher dispenser can have a host of causes. The most common is that old detergent has built up in the mechanism and caused it to stick. This can also be caused, however, by a broken spring, worn gasket, or broken dispenser door.
Many people believe that a dishwasher becoming louder is just a normal symptom of an ageing machine. In fact, it often indicates internal problems and the need for a little dishwasher repair. It could be a defective pump, or there could be loose rings banging around inside. Finally, there’s the possibility that the spray arm is rattling inside, hitting the dishes.
It’s not uncommon for the closing mechanism on your dishwasher door to fail. It’s one of the most frequently used parts of your machine and is subject to some intense wear and tear. Most often, this will be a problem with the latch itself…but on newer models, there may be an issue with the electronic control.