The dishwasher is an important part of any household, it stops you from needing to handwash your dishes. It saves you time and effort that can be used doing other things. So, when it breaks down, we can understand why you may be frustrated.
But wait before you start handwashing your dishes. If you’re living in or around Gary, IN, call Peter’s Appliance Repair. We can have a professional engineer out to your house immediately, and have your dishwasher up and running quickly. Our engineers are trained to figure out any problem regardless of brand or model. They can troubleshoot and quote a flat, budget-friendly price and repair your appliance in under a day.
If you’re just in need of maintenance – which we recommend to every appliance owner – we provide exceptional and affordable maintenance services. This maintenance increases the lifespan your appliance can run for and ensures it’s running as good as the day you bought it.
Why did it break down?
There’s many reasons your appliance could malfunction. It could be down to your assembly for the pump, or you could have a leak, your elements for heating could be burned out, your drain could be blocked or your water supply could be broken. It’s important to know that if you have any malfunction with your appliance, it can cause more problems if not tended to. So it’s important to bring in a professional to sort it ASAP.
We strongly recommend against DIY repairs for your dishwasher as they may void your warranty if something goes wrong and cost you the valuable time you could be spending elsewhere. Often DIY repairs end up costing more than hiring a professional for these reasons and things don’t always go to plan if you don’t know your way around an appliance.
Hiring a professional, like those at Peter’s Appliance Repair, can prevent the frustration caused by DIY and get your appliance running as good as new in no time at all.
Common problems, troubleshooting, and repair
Water isn’t draining
If you notice a pool of water at the bottom of your dishwasher that is more than the regular pool, it could mean that the screen for draining at the bottom of your appliance needs fixing. This is usually caused by user error, not rinsing your dishes. If it’s clean, it could be down to the pump or drainpipe being clogged.
Loud noises coming from the appliance
If you notice noises that are not the usual noises you’ll hear, it could be down to the housing being damaged or even a blockage. This usually isn’t something that can be fixed using DIY and needs replacement parts to be fitted. If your appliance, after making the noise, turns off, it’s probably your motor.
Cycles are too long and the dishes aren’t clean
Usually, if a wash cycle is lasting for longer than expected, it could be down to a malfunctioning timer or thermostat. If you notice that your dishes are not clean as expected, it could be down to the armholes for spray, the heating elements or even the impeller which could be the culprit.
Doesn’t fill or doesn’t stop filling
If the dishwasher appears fine but won’t fill with water, the water drains too fast, it could be the water inlet or float that needs replacement or a simple clean. Usually, on Dishwashers you’ll need to remove a panel to get to the float.
If the float appears fine, the valve for water inlet is not a DIY job and is often a different case for each model, this is where you should call a professional repair company.
Should you consider a replacement?
If you look after your dishwasher with regular maintenance it can last you up to a decade or as little as 8 years. As the dishwasher appliance reaches towards the end of its life, you’ll see more and more issues appearing. If we notice that, we’ll always be truthful and tell you a replacement will be more cost-effective than repairs. We’ll even help you set up that new appliance.
The model or brand doesn’t matter, we can help. Give us a call today and schedule your appointment.