Common Dishwasher Breakdowns
There are many companies that offer repair services for dishwashers and other household appliances, however it is advisable to contact only reputable companies that work with the manufacturer. Or contact the manufacturer itself directly, especially if the warranty is still in effect.
If the fault occurs shortly after purchase, it is most likely that a manufacturing error has occurred, which has caused it. In these cases the brand is responsible for the repair and the entire cost.
On the one hand, a dishwasher is a complex appliance due to the number of functions that are carried out during the washing process, on the other hand, some of the parts are very delicate. These two reasons mean that, in the vast majority of cases, it is necessary to contact a technician, or a company that specializes in fixing appliances.
Unlike other appliances, dishwasher repairs are usually long lasting, so it is highly recommended that you try to locate and repair the fault before you buy another appliance.
If you carry out the repair yourself, you will need some basic tools like the following:
Screwdriver. A screwdriver is one of the basic tools we need when dealing with a dishwasher. In fact, it is advisable to handle several models of screwdriver, since the screws of the appliance may vary.
Pliers. If we want to separate one of the pieces it will be essential to use pliers. When the problem is the propeller, the use of quality pliers will allow us to work comfortably and separate the whole piece easily.
Fixed wrench. The open-end wrench performs a similar function to the screwdriver, but more easily on larger screws.
How To Repair Common Dishwasher Breakdowns. A dishwasher has many parts that form part of a very complex circuit. It is also an electrical appliance that, in most homes, is used daily, so it is normal that it suffers greater wear than other devices and can be damaged, although in most cases it can be repaired. There are many breakdowns that can affect a dishwasher, but we will tell you which are the most common and recurrent. All of them can be repaired if we contact a specialized company.
The tablet doesn’t dissolve during washing. It is one of the most common problems in dishwashers, once the washing programme is over, the tablet has not dissolved and the dishes are not clean. The first thing we think is that it may be a problem of the tablet, or the watertightness of the dispenser, but in most cases the problem has nothing to do with the part of the dishwasher that protects the tablet.
How to repair it? The main problem is a blockage of the upper blade, which prevents the water from hitting the tablet correctly, and therefore the tablet does not dissolve completely.
It may also be that there is a problem with the dispenser, also called the case, or that the notch has worn out, or that the case was excessively wet and did not gradually dissolve the tablet.
The lights remain fixed. The lights sometimes stay on permanently, or flash without the wash being started.
How to repair it? In this case no repair is necessary. If the lights on your dishwasher do not go out or blink, check the salt, rinse aid or make sure the door is properly closed.
Most of the repairs that take place in the dishwasher require detailed technical knowledge about the operation of the appliance, however, they are usually done in a quick and satisfactory manner.
Before making a decision, whether to buy or repair, don’t forget to check the dishwasher’s warranty. If you have only recently bought the appliance and the warranty is still valid, the manufacturer should take care of the repair or replacement with a new model at no cost to you.