Dishwashers are kitchen components designed to help you with efficiency and cleanliness. Dishwashers offer convenience, durability, and relieves you of daily burden. When a dishwasher is not doing its job, it becomes anything but helpful.

When dishwashers break or become symptomatic, the damage can lead to further destruction of a kitchen and home. A leak or electrical problem in a dishwasher can cause issues to other appliances, the floor, and electrical circuitry. 

The worst part of a broken dishwasher is that it is merely not cleaning dishes. The cycles might be running too long. It fills up with water that sits or does not drain properly. It might leak or make a strange sound.

The good news is that dishwashers are easily repairable, and their issues are alike. Solutions for them are undoubtedly a mechanic’s skillset. 

Always call The Appliance Mechanics if you are unsure what to do about a dishwasher problem. Tinkering around a faulty dishwasher can lead to a bigger problem that costs more than the dishwasher.

Don’t Panic. Call the Appliance Mechanic.

Appliance Mechanics offers quality, certified appliance services in Snohomish, Skagit, Island, and Northern King Counties. Our team consists of a combined 45 years in expert appliance mechanics. It is important to us that we respond to you quickly. We will find the problem. Offer you a solution, plus provide information for the future maintenance of your component.

We Service Most Popular Dishwasher Name Brands.

  • We have experience with most major name brand appliances. 

We Quickly Order and Replace Dishwasher Parts.

  • Bottom Door Gasket
  • Corner Tub Baffle
  • Heating Element
  • Lower Dishrack Wheel Assembly
  • Lower Rack Wheel Kit
  • Rack Slide End Cap
  • Rack Track Stop
  • Silverware Basket
  • Upper Roller and Axle

Common Dishwasher Problems

Common dishwasher problems can be small at first but lead to bigger issues. Dishwasher complaints involve not washing dishes thoroughly, leaving a filmy residue, or the dishwasher quits mid-cycle. Clogged dishwasher components are to blame for the most common problems. 

Appliance Mechanics are always happy to find the clog and make repairs. A professional, certified dishwasher mechanic will fix the issue fast. Your best bet is to call Appliance Mechanics before you have to install a new dishwasher.

Dishwasher Smells Bad

The common problem with a bad-smelling dishwasher is usually the sign of a clogged, dirty drain or filter. Food particles get stuck in the drain and need to be cleaned or scooped out. Broken drains or filters require replacement. A clogged dishwasher drain can be deeper than the eye can see and can eventually lead to clogged pipes. Calcium and Lyme particles also clog drains and ruin dishwashers if not appropriately treated.

Loud Sounds from Dishwasher

People tend to overload their dishwashers. Large pots often get banged around by the spray arms that circulate in dishwashers. A loud motor-like sound could imply damage to the drain pump, or wash pump. In severe cases, the dishwasher motor is malfunctioning.

Dishwasher Water Leak

Water draining outside the dishwasher in a large or small puddle will damage the floor. A flooded dishwasher is also the result of a clog in the system. A broken pump filter or siphoning drain hose often produces a water surplus.

Water Stands in Dishwasher, Drains Slowly, or Not at All

The problem with water stuck in a dishwasher is bacterial growth on your dishes and kitchen. Known issues include jammed food chipping blades, malfunctioning drain hoses, and pump filters. Sometimes, specific dishwasher models need air gaps or dishwasher high drain loops.

Dishes are Dirty After a Dishwasher Cycle

Hard water can contain magnesium and calcium minerals. These minerals stick to dishes and leave spots or residue. Different types of rinsing solutions are available to wash away minerals. A rinse aid will help the water clean the dishes better and maximize the use of the dishwasher.

Dishes are Wet.

In most cases, a malfunctioning heating element is not drying the dishes. Thie heating element or a high-limit thermostat keeps the dishwasher from overheating. If the dishwasher is overheating, the thermostat might turn off the heating pump. The high-limit thermostat can cause electrical problems and damage the dishwasher.

Dishwasher Quits Mid-Cycle

A broken door latch will end a dishwashing cycle, as well as a tripped dishwasher circuit. A failed heating element or a broken vent fan is likewise to blame for dishwashers halting before a finished job. Be aware that when an appliance such as a dishwasher quits, it’s because something has gone wrong, and it’s a safety mechanism that is in place to protect you.

Contact Appliance Mechanics

Appliance Mechanics handles dishwasher maintenance, dishwasher repair issues, and more. Your customer experience is always our highest priority.  

Appliance Mechanics are the Snohomish, Skagit, Island, and Northern King County experts in dishwasher repair. We will order your parts immediately, and we maintain communication with our valued customers.

Contact  Appliance Mechanics online and tell us the issue you need to resolve. We will reply quickly to you through email, phone. You can also call us at (425)212-9076. Check us out on Facebook.