Where there is a machine, there is the possibility of technical issues. But that is nothing to worry about, because most problems have very simple fixes, especially most dishwasher problems. Here are the most common problems that dishwashers face in the course of their lifetime, and how you can fix these problems.
1. Not Cleaning Properly:
It might happen that your dishwasher is not cleaning the dishes as well as it was up until a few days ago. This problem could be due to using the wrong soap, the wrong temperature of water, or simply old age. If it is not because of old age, then to solve the problem, avoid using low-quality detergent. The detergent dosage should be as recommended on the instruction manual. And you should load and sort the dishes so that water is allowed to circulate.
2. Dishes Not Drying:
This might happen if you are not loading your dishes properly. Loading the dishes in the correct fashion is important so that the water can run freely. Another thing you can do is increase the setting of rinse aid dosage, if you think it is necessary. If this doesn’t solve your problem, then it is possible that your dishwasher has a faulty heating element. This is an issue that needs to be dealt with by a technician.
3. Food Particles Stuck Around Filter:
To deal with this problem, all you have to do is remove and clean the filter. This is important because leaving the filter clogged and cluttered will only reduce the efficiency of the dishwasher, and cause it to consume more water for the same task. Scrape off large food particles from the dishes before loading them, and use normal and auto wash cycle for the wash.
4. Detergent Residues:
At the end of a cycle, if you find detergent still stuck to some parts of your dishes, then it is a problem. To fix this, check the door of the dosing chamber for blockage by bulky dishes or large utensils. Move them out of the way. A damp dosing chamber can cause tablets and powders to stick to the dishes even after the cycle is complete.
These are some of the most common problems faced by modern dishwashers. If your problems are different from these, or if you are unable to solve the problem on your own, then just give Pro Plumbing a call. They will send a professional technician over to your house within minutes and take care of your problem for you.