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Signs of a Faulty Dishwasher

open dishwasherA dishwasher offers so much convenience, eliminating time spent washing and drying dishes by hand, not to mention all the scrubbing and wrinkled fingers that go along with that. That’s why it can be a real nuisance when you sense something is up with your dishwasher. Here are a few signs that you are in need of dishwasher repair:

1. Leaking Water

Your dishwasher is expected to use a whole lot of water. How else would it get your plates and silverware so sparkling clean? However, it’s supposed to stay contained inside the machine. If, after running and cycle you find your floor to be covered in water, you might be dealing with a dishwasher leak. These can occur when the door gasket, the rubber seal around the door of the dishwasher, starts to decompose.

2. Not Washing Dishes Properly

You run a fully-loaded dishwasher only to open it up and find that your dishes are just as dirty as before. You try it again, but the results are the same. If this is the case, something is going wrong with your dishwasher.

3. Clogged Drain

Once a dishwasher has finished its cycle, all the water it’s consumed should be easily drained. However, sometimes you’ll open the dishwasher and find several inches of bad-smelling water have accumulated in the drainage area of the dishwasher. This is a sure sign of some clogging happening in your dishwasher.

4. Not Turning On

This is the biggest sign of a malfunctioning dishwasher: one that won’t even turn on. If every other major appliance in your home is turning on with no problem except your dishwasher, you know you have a problem that needs to be solved.

There is Hope

Dishwasher repair problems can seem overwhelming, but luckily for you, there are professionals here to help. At Dave’s Appliances, we offer repairs for all sorts of appliances, including dishwashers. We offer service in Milwaukee, Waukesha as well as other counties in the area.

Whether it’s a leak or a major malfunction, we’ll be able to happily provide your dishwasher with the remedy it needs. Instead of throwing the baby out with the dishwater and buying a whole new machine, you can trust our expert repair skills to fix up your washer in tip-top condition. If you or someone you know has a dishwasher in need of fixing, give Dave’s Appliances a call today at (262) 253-2200.

See also “Signs Your Washing Machine Might Need a Repair“.

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