Dishwasher repair services
Using a dishwasher doesn’t just dispense with the sheer drudgery of washing everything by hand. It saves water, money and time, keeps kitchen counters clutter-free and is ultimately a more hygienic and (assuming the machine is full) eco-friendly way of doing the dishes. You also break fewer items in the dishwasher than you do with manual washing up.
Meanwhile, in most commercial kitchens, doing the job by hand would be far too labour and cost-intensive to be viable.
A good model of dishwasher from a leading brand should give you several years’ hassle-free service. However, as with anything else, things can go wrong with these appliances.
Here, we look at some of the more common issues, their likely causes, and what you can do about them. Some things may be easier to put right yourself than you may have realised. But obviously problems can’t be ignored and if they persist, you need a professional dishwasher repair service.
Common dishwasher faults
- Dishes still dirty or covered in residue after washing
- Dishwasher leaks on to the floor
- Dishes aren’t dry at the end of a cycle
- A bad smell is coming from the dishwasher
- My dishwasher is making a lot of noise
- Dishwasher isn’t draining properly
- The dishwasher doesn’t start
Is something blocking the spinning motion of the spray arms? It may be worth taking them out and cleaning them with an old toothbrush. It’s also worth checking whether plates have been properly scraped before being loaded. If there are water marks, you may just need to add some rinse aid. If your crockery and glassware have a white residue, try a water softener, since hard water could well be the cause.
Look for damage to the door of your appliance, including any cracks or anything that could be stopping it from sealing properly.
There could be an issue with the machine’s heating element, in which case you’ll probably need to call out a dishwasher repair specialist. However, it could also be that your rinse aid just needs topping up, or isn’t dispensing properly.
There could be some food stuck somewhere in your dishwasher, especially on the screen at the bottom of the machine. A chemical smell could mean something plastic has melted on to the heating element.
This problem always needs attention. See if a wash arm is bent, or any internal components seem to be malfunctioning. Seals and bearing rings may also need replacing. Clearly, if these things don’t work, talk to a local dishwasher repair firm.
Try running it a second time. It could have turned off unexpectedly, for example because of a power outage, and that may be why water is left inside your machine.
Check power sources, and be sure you haven’t blown a fuse. Try unplugging and then plugging it back in, and be certain the door is working properly.
I need dishwasher repair near me!
At Home Needs Appliances, covering huge swathes of north London, we’re domestic and commercial dishwasher repair specialists. Here’s why our customers use us:
- We work with a broad range of top brands
- There are no hidden extras – what we charge is what you pay
- Work is completed to a high standard by properly equipped and qualified technicians
- We can fix your dishwasher at our Edgware High Street premises if that’s easier for you
- Our rapid response times mean we don’t keep anyone waiting around
Contact us today
We’re continuing to work safely throughout the Covid crisis, and are here to help whatever has happened to your home or business dishwasher. Join the ranks of our customers who are delighted with our prompt, efficient dishwasher repairs and friendly, professional service.
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