Tips from the Appliance Doctor
Ready to learn about dishwasher repairs?
The Appliance Doctor has been offering professional appliance repairs in NYC, Westchester and the Bronx for over 30 years now. Over the years we have built up a wealth of knowledge and experience that we want to share with his loyal customers and anyone else looking for some DIY information for appliance repairs.
This month, we’ll be focusing on dishwasher repairs.
Dishwasher repairs – Tips from a professional appliance repairs
Safety first! Before you attempt any dishwasher repairs or diagnosis, make sure your dishwasher is unplugged!
Before you call someone for professional dishwasher repairs, there a few things you should check first in order to diagnose what the problem is.
Wiring connection for burns or breaks. Move the dishwasher away from the wall to inspect the wiring behind it. If you see a symptom like this, you’ll know right away that you should not attempt to repair it yourself, and should call for a professional to repair your dishwasher.
If your dishwasher does not turn on or does not respond to any commands, first test to see if the door latch or door switch locks correctly. If you find that it does not, this will be an easy problem that most likely has nothing to do with the motor or power supply.
Dishwasher Draining issues. Does your dishwasher machine not fill with water or drain before it fills up, there may be a problem with the water supply. If this is the case, you should inspect the valve, which is typically located under the kitchen sink or at the bottom of the dishwasher. It may be clogged or damaged.
On the other hand, maybe your dishwasher doesn’t drain at all. If this is the case, check to see if there are restrictions from the drain hose, or if the motor and/or pump are jammed. Checking the drain hose will also help you identify why your dishwasher may be leaking water.
Heating problems Your dishes won’t get clean if the water doesn’t get hot enough. The right temperature is 120 degrees Fahrenheit when the water enters the dishwasher. If your water is not hot enough, first make sure that your water heater is turned on in your home.
If you believe you’ve done all you can to inspect or repair your dishwasher and still can’t fix it, call for professional appliance repairs. The Appliance Doctor will be at your home, often within a matter of hours. We perform Dishwasher repairs in NYC, Westchester and the Bronx.