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How to Know When Your Dishwasher Needs Repair

Most of the time, a dishwasher has warning signs before it breaks down. Strange noises, dishes with visible spots or dishes still wet after a cycle are a few reasons to call for a dishwasher repair. Catching some warning signs could save you money by repairing the issues instead of replacing the major appliance.

Water Won’t Pump Out of the Dishwasher

Dishwashers use sensors and water pumps to remove water from the appliance. A faulty or dirty sensor can’t tell the pumps to remove the water. There could also be a failing pump or debris clogging the drain.

Water Won’t Pump Into the Dishwasher

The computer inside dishwashers can’t know when to pump water into the appliance without functional sensors. We can replace a failing water pump or faulty sensor. Sometimes sensors are stuck rather than broken.

Water Pooling at the Bottom of the Dishwasher

Water pooling at the bottom of your dishwasher after a cycle could indicate a couple of issues. Debris could block the drain, or a damaged drain could be the source. Our certified technician can investigate the problem and repair the drain if necessary.

Water Leaking From Under the Door

Water leaking under the door during wash cycles could be from dishes pressing against the door. The door seal may be too old if the dishes aren’t the problem. Over time, the seal wears out, but we can replace it.

Dishwasher Door Not Properly Latching

A door that isn’t properly latching is easy to spot, but it could be a symptom of a bigger issue like a broken latch or cracked door seal. We can fix the issues with your dishwasher door before permanent damage occurs.

Odd Noises Coming From the Dishwasher

Older dishwashers are usually noisier than newer ones, but you should notice strange sounds. If you hear any clanks or buzzing, we can inspect your dishwasher. Some causes of odd noises include a loose dishwasher, hard particles blocking the blades, and a vibrating drain line.

Dishes Aren’t Hot After a Cycle

When you put dishes in the dishwasher, they heat up during the wash and rinse cycles. The heating coil that heats the water is at the bottom of the dishwasher. Our repair technician can repair the heating coil instead of buying a new dishwasher.

Dishes Come Out Dirty

Most of the time, dishes come out of the dishwasher dirty because they are too clean when it starts. Soap clings to stuck food debris, so the soap doesn’t work well if the dishes aren’t dirty enough. There also may be an issue with your drain screen.

Some dishwasher problems are easy to spot and fix, but some issues are complicated. It’s wise to call our certified technicians if you notice any small issues so that they don’t become bigger problems. If you need dishwasher maintenance in Sterling Heights, MI, call us at AJ’s Appliance Repair & HVAC to schedule an appointment.

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