Appliance and Dishwasher DisposalDishwasher failure signs come in different forms. And, when it does go bad, you’ll have to somehow offload it. That’s not as straightforward as one might think. Unfortunately, it’s now quite common for appliance dealers to deliver but not take away the old units.
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Top Dishwasher Failure Signs for TroubleshootingBefore you start shopping around for a new appliance, ensure the dishwasher is on its last leg. Because a dishwasher, like other major appliances, has several components, there’s often at least one or more telltale signs it’s going bad:
- The cycle completes but doesn’t clean. This is generally a sign of overloading the appliance. If it’s not overloaded, check the spray arms, along with the water supply. Check the spray arms for clogs. Also, check the water supply because without water, the unit won’t clean.
- Water pools around the appliance. If water leaks from the appliance, it’s probably a bad door gasket. Or, it could well be a stuck float switch. Either can cause water to puddle under or around the appliance. So, check the door gasket and make sure the float switch is functioning properly.
- Over/underfilling with water. Over and underfilling are signs there’s a problem with the water supply or the float switch. So, check for any obstructions and ensure the float switch is good. Also, if it doesn’t drain, that’s a problem; probably due to a clog.
- Strange noises. Okay. Every major appliances makes noise. And, the latest models of dishwasher run virtually silent. But, they aren’t totally silent. Which means weird noises and strange sounds are a cause for concern. For instance, any thumping sounds or out of place humming are not normal to hear and need really further examination by an experienced technician.