Who has time to wash dishes by hand these days? No one. This is why your dishwasher is so important. It saves time and effort on things that can get in the way of life. It can be a real drag when your dishwasher breaks or is out of commission for one reason or another. Don’t worry we have the answer.
If you live in or around the Arlington, TX area and your dishwasher breaks, Chad’s Appliance Repair can be there fast. Our repair service can get you back in business and not washing the dishes by hand on the same day. Our same-day repair service includes the diagnosis of the problem, a flat rate quote for the job, and the repairs done, all in the same day.
If it is just maintenance or installation that you need, we got you there too. Having your appliances professionally installed and maintained will help to prolong the life of the machine.
Why The Dishwasher Isn’t Working
When there is a particular problem with your dishwasher, there can be a number of different things that can cause that one problem. Water inlet valves, drains, sprayer arms, heating elements, electrical panels, or door seals can malfunction (just to name a few), and they can cause more than just one problem. It is not a simple process of this is the problem and this is what causes that to happen.
This complexity is the reason why it is always best to call in a professional. Many people want to be able to do these types of things on their own, but it doesn’t always work out the way they imagined. Many times, when you are trying to do something that you don’t have any experience with, you end up doing more harm than good. This can end up costing you more money and wasted time.
The experienced technicians at Chad’s Appliance Repair can make the diagnosis and repair much cheaper and more efficient.
Common Dishwasher Issues
Not Filling or Won’t Stop Filling
If the dishwasher is not filling properly or it won’t stop filling up, it is likely an issue with the float or the water inlet valve. It may be that these parts need to be cleaned or replaced. This will require the lower access panel to be removed. This can be a tricky repair because the water inlet valve can vary from brand to brand and our experienced technicians are aware of these differences.
Making Loud Noises
A loud hum inside the dishwasher can be caused by a housing that is broken or a blockage within the machine. It could also be caused by a broken motor if the humming noise is followed by the machine turning off. This will require parts to be replaced and it is best to leave it up to the pros.
Water Not Draining
This is one of the few issues that you may be able to handle on a do-it-yourself basis. This issue can be resolved by simply cleaning out the drain located in the bottom of the machine. If you do this and it doesn’t resolve the problem, it may be that the drainpipe is clogged, or the pump is bad.
Not Cleaning Dishes Properly or Running for Too Long
If the dishes are not being properly washed during a cycle, it is likely because the impeller, heating elements, or spray armholes are not working properly. If the machine is running for too long, it may be that the timer or thermostat is malfunctioning.
When To Replace Your Dishwasher
The average lifespan of a dishwasher is between 8 and 10 years. If your dishwasher is approaching that age, it is likely that you are going to start and see more and more problems. Our technicians have the experience to let you know if that the repair that they have diagnosed will be the first in a long line of many. Give us a call so that we can help you through any repair or figuring out if it is time for a new dishwasher.