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Signs Your Dishwasher May Need Repairs

dishwasher rackYou depend on your dishwasher on a daily basis. Spotting early warning signs that this appliance may need maintenance from a qualified Milwaukee dishwasher repair professional can help you avoid breakdowns that could end up costing you time and effort in cleaning your dishes. Here are some of the most common warning signs that your dishwasher may require immediate repair:

Dirty Dishes

If your dishes still look dirty after a wash cycle in your dishwasher, this could be a sign of blocked inlets on the spray arm that could prevent water from reaching items on the top rack. Other causes could include inadequate water flow inside the dishwasher during operation or a failing inlet valve. In most cases, calling your Milwaukee dishwasher repair specialist can resolve these issues quickly and effectively.

Noisy Operation

Loud or annoying noises emanating from your dishwasher can be signs of several different developing issues with this essential appliance:

* A failing wash pump impeller can cause your dishwasher to make loud noises during operation.
* Grinding noises could indicate that something is jamming one of the moving parts of your dishwasher.
* Wash pumps and drain pumps can sometimes make buzzing noises when they are in the process of failing.
* Whining or squealing usually indicates a problem with wash pump motor bearings.

Scheduling repair services as soon as possible after you notice these noises can often help you avoid serious issues that could cost a considerable amount to fix.

Drainage Issues

Not all drainage problems are the result of clogs or broken valves inside your dishwasher. In some cases, your kitchen drain may be clogged and may require attention before your dishwasher can operate properly. If this is not the issue, however, you may need to replace or repair your drain pump or the electronic devices and timers that control drainage for your dishwashing appliance. Your Milwaukee dishwasher repair professional can provide you with a fast and accurate diagnosis of the root cause of your drainage issues.

Leaks and Spills

Wet floors can be dangerous for you and your family. If your dishwasher is overflowing or leaking, calling a professional right away can limit the risk of these issues in your Milwaukee home. Damage to your dishwasher door seal can allow water to seep out onto your floor. A blocked drainage outlet inside your appliance could also be the culprit in these types of issues.

No Power

If your dishwasher will not turn on at all, check the breaker. If the electrical panel is OK, it is definitely time to call your local professional to determine the cause of the problem and to restore your appliance to proper working order. This can save you time when dealing with these issues in your Milwaukee residence.

At Dave’s Appliance Repair Service, we offer prompt and practical help for homeowners in Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls, Waukesha and the surrounding area. We employ factory-trained and certified technicians to give you greater confidence when dealing with appliance breakdowns. Give us a call today at (262) 253-2200 to schedule an appointment for service with us. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

Ask us about our repair specials. Senior Discount: Seniors ALWAYS receive $13 off any repair service.

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Things to check before you call:

  • CHECK for a blown fuse
  • CHECK that the appliance is plugged in
  • CHECK that the dryer vent is clean
  • CHECK that refrigerator controls are at the proper setting