Top 5 Dishwasher Problems and Solutions

Are your dishes not drying? Are you finding food left on them after a wash? Perhaps your dishwasher is not even turning on. Most people run multiple loads in their dishwasher every week. The bigger the family, the more loads. When your dishwasher isn’t working right, it can create a lot of new work you don’t have time for. The good news is, many common dishwasher problems can be solved by you or with a quick repair from your favorite Omaha appliance repair company. We’re going to take a look at the top 5 dishwasher problems and solutions.

Dishes are Not Drying

What good is a dishwasher that only does half the job? If your dishwasher is working correctly, but your dishes still aren’t as dry as you’d like, try using a rinse aid. Most dishwashers are designed to use a liquid rinse aid, which greatly improves drying. A rinse aid will keep water droplets from forming and help prevent spots or streaks on dishes.

Dishwasher Not Draining

One of the most common causes of this happens after a new garbage disposal gets installed, and the drain plug is not removed. Many dishwashers have hoses that connect to the garbage disposal. The knockout plug must be removed for the dishwasher to drain. If the disposal was professionally installed, contact the installer to correct the issue.

Dishwasher is Leaving Spots or Film on Glassware

The likely culprit here is often hard water. A white film is a sign of hard water caused by high levels of minerals such as calcium and magnesium in the water supply. Again, one solution here would be adding a rinse aid to your loads. If the rinse aid doesn’t help, a dish detergent booster can help.

Dishwasher is Running Too Long

A number of things can cause a long cycle times. If your household water temperature coming from your water heater is not set to at least 120 F this can increase cycle times. Most cycles require the temperature to be 135 F, and it takes about two minutes to heat the water inside the dishwasher 1 degree. If incoming water was only 105 F, it would take an additional hour to finish a cycle.

Dishes Not Getting Clean Enough

Are you noticing crumbs and food on dishes after a cycle? The most common culprit here is a dirty filter. Your dishwasher filter needs to be cleaned when objects or soiled spots are visible on the upper filter assembly. Be careful when cleaning your filter as it may have captured sharp objects like broken glass.

Need Dishwasher Repair in Omaha or Lincoln?

If you live in Omaha, Lincoln or surrounding areas and have a dishwasher that isn’t’ working, give us a call and get it repaired to factory specs and get man more years out of it. Give us a call, and we’d be happy to answer your questions or schedule a repair.

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