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Facts About Dishwasher Plumbing

What to Do If Your Dishwasher Malfunctions

If your dishwasher malfunctions, it can cause quite a mess for you to clean up. Thankfully, an experienced local plumber can help you if your dishwasher malfunctions.

Keep reading to find out more about common dishwasher plumbing problems and how to prevent them. Common dishwasher problems include leaks which can cause water damage to the floors and cabinets if not repaired right away. 

Most Common Dishwasher Problems

As a homeowner, it’s important to be able to detect when there’s a plumbing issue in your home. Not only will it help your plumber arrive quickly, but also it can limit any damage. Here is a list of the most common dishwasher problems as well as the solution.

  • dish washer problemsDishes Come Out of the Dishwasher Still Dirty: If your dishes come out of the dishwasher dirty and with residue this can be evident that there is something wrong with your dishwasher. Possible causes could be that you are overloading the dishwasher each time you rush it. Scraping the food off of the plates before running them through the dishwasher can help.
  • Leaky Dishwasher: If your dishwasher is leaking you may need to call a plumber to get it fixed before it causes water damage to your home. The first thing to check for is any objects or cracks around the seal of the dishwasher that could be the source of the leak. Cleaning the “float switch” can also sometimes fix a leaky dishwasher.
  • Your Dishwasher Smells Bad: If your dishwasher smells bad it could be growing mold and mildew and giving it a good clean could do the trick. The screen in the bottom of the dishwasher is perhaps the dirtiest place in the dishwasher
  • Dishwasher Won’t Start: The problem could be with the door latch, which needs to trigger the machine’s indicator that it is closed before the water will start. If there is something wrong with the motor this is another reason why the dishwasher could struggle to start for you.

Other problems that you may run into with a dishwasher include the dishwasher failing to drain water properly, making a lot of noise, leaving a film on glasses, and not being able to find the right detergent.

Dishwasher Plumbing Experts

When it comes to repairs, installation, and maintenance you should only trust licensed plumbers with your dishwasher.

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Experienced and licensed plumbers will use only the safest tools and equipment while keeping your product warranties intact with the proper dishwasher care.

Preventing Plumbing Issues for Dishwashers

preventingAn easy way to prevent dishwasher plumbing issues is to clean your dishwasher and the area around it to prevent any obstructions.
  • Clean the Inlet Screen: For odors, blockages, and other plumbing issues for dishwashers some of the best preventative maintenance
  • Check Drain Hose: Straightening kinks in the drain hose can solve some common plumbing issues.
  • Wash Drain Basket: Locate and wash your drain basket regularly.

Of course, if you ever need help, working with your local plumber is also a good idea. They’ll be able to inspect your system and determine the best solution. More often than not, your dishwasher issues are just a matter of clearing out a blockage or tightening some connections.

About S and J Plumbing

S and J Plumbing is happy to service the Arlington Heights community and beyond with emergency 24-hour plumbing services with a smile. Your satisfaction with their services is guaranteed.