Having a dishwasher allows you to not spend hours scrubbing a stack of dirty dishes by hand. When it breaks down, we understand that your sense of convenience is now threatened. But there’s no reason to worry!
At Luke’s Appliance Repair, our team of seasoned professionals has years of experience dealing with dishwashers on the fritz. Familiar with all the major brands, they will be able to pinpoint the issue and offer you a viable solution.
Even if your dishwasher is working perfectly, even the most efficient appliances need regular maintenance. We offer top-quality maintenance services that will add years to your appliance’s life.
Why Is It Malfunctioning?
There are many reasons why a dishwasher is experiencing problems. There may be a blockage in the drain line or there’s a faulty valve that needs replacing. That’s why you should involve a professional repair service. Our team will be able to save you time and effort while solving the issue at hand the first time. DIY repairs could lead to further damages that will only cost you more in the future.
Common Problems with Dishwashers
This is an easy enough problem to solve. Find the draining screen and give it a proper cleaning. This is a common problem that occurs when unrinsed dishes are put into the machine too often. If there are no blockages in the drain, then the issue may lie in the drainpipe or a defective pump.
Loud Noises that Get Your Attention
These noises could be due to damages in the assembly or something being stuck in the dishwasher’s pump. More often than not, this involves replacing various parts and should be left to a professional to handle. If any strange noises are followed by the machine turning off, then the motor needs replacing.
Dishwasher is Running a Marathon
If the cycle runs for too long, then there’s most likely an issue with the thermostat or the timer. If you notice that your dishes are still dirty after a cycle, then you need to look into servicing the impeller, the spray armholes or the heating system.
Too Much Water or Not Enough Water
If the dishwasher won’t fill, that indicates that the machine is draining too quickly. You need to replace the inlet valves. As an added precaution, take out the lower panel on the machine and clean out the float. Replacing valves are not easy because they differ from brand to brand. An expert repair service can help you in this area.
Should I Replace My Dishwasher?
If you service them properly, dishwashers can last between eight and ten years. If your dishwasher is reaching the end of its lifespan, you should expect to see more issues popping up. Our team will assess the machine and let you know if replacing it is worth it. Honesty is our top priority and we will advise you when picking a new dishwasher. We can also help you install it, if necessary.
We are here to help you navigate any issues that pop up with your dishwasher. Call our office to set up an initial consultation.