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A dishwasher is an appliance that many of us take for granted. When it starts to act up, many of us don't want to revert back to washing the dishes by hand. Not only does washing dishes by hand take an eternity to do, it really can't get the dishes as clean as a dishwasher can. If your dishwasher has been acting up lately, you may be wondering when it's time to call in the professionals to get it working at 100 percent again.
Listed below are three common issues that people face when owning a dishwasher. If you have any of these issues, it may be time to call that plumber.
Draining Issues: Since a dishwasher has to fill up with water in order to was the dishes properly, that water is going to have to drain afterwards. If you're finding that the dishwasher either doesn't drain or it doesn't fill up with water, there could be a problem with the water supply line. This line could either be damaged or clogged and because of this, the dishwasher won't function properly.
Heating: Most dishwashers today have a function that heats up the water during the washing cycle. If this water doesn't get hot enough during the cycle, most of the residue will still be stuck to the dishes. This problem can often be lead to either a mechanical issue or even a water supply line problem. If you think that the water isn't warm enough, simply wave your hand around the dishwasher vent during a cycle to see if hot air is coming out.
Wiring Connection Issues: One of the most common problems that a dishwasher has is wiring issues. Pull your dishwasher out, and inspect the wiring behind your dishwasher. While doing this, always make sure that you stay safe and never ever touch the wires. Look for any burns or breaks in the wires. This type of problem can often lead to the dishwasher not turning on or not responding to problems.
These are three fairly popular symptoms that many dishwasher owners come across. If you feel that you have one of these problems, it's best to call in a plumber that can assist you with the issue. Most of these house calls are not only going to be reasonably priced, it's going to increase the longevity of the dishwasher since it will be functioning the way it should be.