Sings When Your Dishwasher Needs Repairing

Dishwashers are a wonderful modern convenience for you and your family. After cooking a big dinner, it’s so much easier to load and start the dishwasher rather than wash everything by hand. How do you know when if your dishwasher has had enough or if it’s time for repairs? Here are some signs that may indicate your dishwasher needs repairing.

Dirty dishes

Have you started noticing food still on dishes after washing? If your dishwasher is no longer getting your dishes clean, the water impeller or pump could be bad. It could also mean that your spray arms are blocked or that the heating element is defective. 

Standing water

If you open your dishwasher to unload the clean dishes, but notice standing water in the bottom of your dishwasher, you may have a drainage issue. Hopefully, it’s just a simple clog, but this can also indicate that your drain impeller or drain solenoid need repairing or replacing. 

New sounds

Dishwashers aren’t always the quietest things in the world, but have you started noticing new sounds while it’s running? Strange sounds could mean that there is a problem with the motor, an impeller, or water inlet valve.

Keeps on running

Does it seem like the dishwasher is running longer than normal? If your dishwasher is going over the normal cycle time this suggests a problem with the thermostat or timer. Don’t ignore this unless you want to see an increase in your electricity and water usage. 

Not filling up

Whether you don’t hear water going into the dishwasher or notice they are dry after the end of the cycle, this could mean that your dishwasher isn’t filling with water. Getting repairs to a faulty valve, a defective solenoid, or overflow switch should get your dishwasher back to normal in no time!

When your dishwasher needs repairing remember that Hill Country Repairs has been serving the Austin area since 1995. We service several brand names of dishwashers including Whirlpool, Maytag, Bosch, and much more. Contact us today so we can get your dishwasher up and running again in no time! 

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