Dishwashers are one of the most used of all home appliances. For that reason, it is not uncommon for them to develop certain problems as time goes on. Yet unless you know how to recognize the signs of trouble, you may find yourself having to deal with much more expensive dishwasher repairs--or even outright replacement. If you would like to learn more about how to tell when something is going wrong with your dishwasher, read on. This article will discuss two clear signs.
Water won’t drain out of the dishwasher.
If you notice that a pool of standing water is left behind each time you open your dishwasher, chances are it is suffering from a clogged drain. This is perhaps the most common of all dishwasher ailments, thanks to the fact that food, grease, and debris naturally accumulate inside of the drain line. Alternately, the cause of the problem may be a drain line that has become bent, warped, or otherwise kinked. Fortunately, a professional repair person is generally able to resolve this issue with a minimum of trouble or expense.
Your dishes aren’t hot--even just after the cycle has ended.
Dishwashers rely on more than just soap and water to achieve optimum results. They also rely on heat to help kill germs, both on your dishes and inside of your dishwasher itself. If you have recently opened your dishwasher just after the wash cycle has ended, and found that the dishes are not even warm, you are likely dealing with a faulty heating element. Diagnosing this problem involves disassembling the machine to access the element, then testing its continuity with a multimeter. For best results, this sort of operation should always be left to the professionals.
If your dishwasher has been misbehaving lately, please do not hesitate to contact the experts at ABA Appliance Repair.