Dishwasher problems and answers
Summary: dishwasher problems and how to repair dishwasher parts including diagnosis and replacement
Dishwashers and dishwasher problems are a fairly new part of our lives but most people who spend any time in the kitchen wonder how they did without them!
Many of the things that go wrong with a dishwasher are user errors and as much as we don't like to admit it, could have been avoided if only we had read the instructions. The following is a list of easily rectifiable problems but if you are at all worried, or encounter something not explained here, please call an engineer.
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washing machine and dishwasher wastes and pressure reducing valves.
No power to dishwasher :
Check other appliances for power cut?
Check fuse in plug and consumer unit?
Check door is closed properly?
Check water is switched on?
Overloaded with detergent ?
Pipes all connected properly with no splits?
Seals round door leaking?
Waste pipe split ?
Dishwasher not washing:
Badly stacked in machine?
Low water pressure?
Clean the strainer and filter?
Water may be too hard to get a good wash?
Dishwasher not filling:
Is valve from cold water open?
Turn water off, remove hose from dishwasher, turn waste on gently to see if hose is blocked.
If hose is not blocked it may be the inlet valve.
Dishwasher not taking the detergent:
Try using less detergent
Spray arm may be blocked. Poke out holes with a cocktail stick.
Dishwasher not draining:
Is drain hose damaged, blocked or bent?
Are the drains blocked?
Is sump strainer or filter blocked?
If your dishwasher hose goes into an appliance trap has the end been cut off of the end of the spigot?
If it makes an odd sound it may be the pump
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troubleshooting in our plumbing section to to watch a video on common dishwasher problems. VIDEO
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