Hello, my name is Kenneth Davis and I'm excited that you've found my appliance services blog. In this blog, you'll learn about buying new appliances, common appliance repairs and new appliance trends. I know a lot about appliances and it all started when I was young and the appliance man came to our house to fix the stove. I watched the appliance man as he did his job and when he was done, our stove worked like new. The appliance man made a big impact on me and after that, I read and learned everything I could about appliances. Today, I still enjoy keeping up with the current designs and features that are available when buying new appliances. I hope that you find my appliance blog fascinating and that it helps you when buying an appliance or requesting an appliance service.
If your dishes are coming out of the dishwasher dirty after a cycle has been run, or there is still soap on all of the dishes, it's clear that you have a problem. The dishwasher should be washing and rinsing your dishes so they are coming out clean. If this isn't happening, there is an issue going on that you need to repair. To help get your dishes cleaned properly and your dishwasher running as it should, there are a few things you may be able to do on your own before calling in an appliance repair professional. Read on for repair and troubleshooting tips.
1. Check the Water Lines
If the dishwasher isn't getting any water to the machine, it's going to start with the water lines. Check that the water is turned on and that the lines aren't somehow either turned off or disconnected from the machine. Check the shut-off valve to be sure it didn't get turned off at some point, and then check the water lines. Follow the water lines going from the valve, or beneath your sink to the back of the dishwasher to ensure it isn't disconnected somewhere. Turn on the water, and reconnect any of the lines that have come loose or are disconnected. If this wasn't the problem, move on.
2. Check the Sprayer Arms
If you are getting water, but it isn't able to get to your dishes, the sprayer arms may have gotten clogged with hard water or calcium buildup. Limescale buildup and calcium in the water can harden wherever you have water, such as around faucets, around drains, or even on the sprayer arms and make the water unable to come out properly. If you see buildup in the sprayer arm holes, you need to either soak the sprayer arms to remove the buildup, or use a toothpick to pick out the buildup. You can soak them in a mixture of cleaner and water, or use the toothpick method, either should do the trick. If you have hard water, you may want to consider using a water softener to help lengthen the life of your appliance, and other plumbing fixtures around your home.
If you are still having an issue with your dishes not coming out clean, or you see that the water isn't getting to your dishes, there could be another issue that needs professional assistance. For more information, contact a local appliance service such as D-3/A-OK Appliance Service Inc.Share