7 Dishwasher Maintenance Tips

According to research by CNNMoney, 59% of homes in the United States have dishwashers. Replacing an appliance is costly which is why we recommend routine maintenance checks that will significantly extend its usage time. Here are seven dishwasher maintenance tips that will save you money while also reducing the risk of severe complications and breakdowns.

  1. Dishwasher Not Functioning

If your dishwasher refuses to start, there are a few common issues that need checking. First, try opening and closing the door to see if it resolves the issue. If it is not the door, our experts will review the Delay Start or Control Lock as these options do not start immediately. It may also be a water valve or float assembly that is preventing your dishwasher from functioning as it should.

  1. Leaking Water

Water leaks can quickly go from a puddle to a flood in no time. We advise you first to check the door to make sure it closes securely. You can also try to run the dishwasher without detergent to see if it still leaks.  If you notice leakage, our techs will be happy to check it for you to avoid possible damage to your floor.

  1. Not Draining Or Filling Water

When your dishwasher fails to fill or drain water, it infers that you have a hose issue, debris clog, or an air gap blockage. It could also be the amount of water entering the dishwasher. Also, check to make sure it is not in the demo mode. If you are still experiencing water issues, it is a good idea to let our repair technicians assist you in analyzing other possible causes.

  1. Dishes Still Dirty

If your dishwasher is not thoroughly cleaning your dishes, you need to make sure you did not forget to add detergent to the dispenser. You can also wash it out to ensure that there is no build-up preventing proper release. Likewise, too much can also leave residue on your dishes. Debris can also be a factor. We will happily check the float assembly and any other parts that will contribute to this problem.

  1. Strong Odors

Smells emanating from your dishwasher is a sign of food particles that often build-up with normal usage. You can routinely monitor and clean the screen at the bottom of your dishwasher. Likewise, we will be happy to perform a check to see if food is in the sprayer arm ports, the metal lip of the door, and the rubber seal to remove any food that is present. To confirm it is working correctly, we will gladly run a clear water cycle to make sure there are no remaining odor issues.

For Eastern Massachusetts families, broken dishwashers are inconvenient which is why our experienced technicians at CS Appliance Service are always on hand to quickly resolve any problems with cost-effective solutions. Call us at (781) 953-9600 to schedule a service call. You can also contact us on Facebook where you will receive additional maintenance and repair tips.