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Tips for a Faulty Dishwasher

Use of dishwater adds comfort to your daily routine, but it can also add costs if it need repairs. It is advisable to call for professional help in Columbia in cases of major repairs. But you can be your own kitchen plumber for common problems that come with regular dishwater usage.

Water trouble

  • If there is no water flowing, check if the water heater is turned on or not.
  • If the float that controls water levels is stuck then no water will flow in the dishwater. Check if the float has turned upside down or if something is obstructing the water flow.
  • If too much water is flowing then the problem could be due to a decaying hose.
  • Make sure there is nothing clogging the various nozzles or pipes in and out of your dishwater.

Noise trouble

  • Check the racks. If any screws have come loose and hence the noise, then tightening the screw will rectify the problem.
  • Ensure that nothing is blocking the spray nozzle near the top rack.
  • Readjust the dishes that you have placed in the dishwater. Crooked placement can create unnecessary noise.

General trouble

  • If your dishwater has not been in use for some time, it could generate some bad odor or even form some mold. Don’t panic. You don’t yet need a plumber in your kitchen. Use dishwater cleaners to get rid of mold and a deodorizer to clear away all bad smells.
  • If you see stains inside your dishwater, then clean them off with water and detergent.

You can be a kitchen plumber for general troubleshooting needed for your dishwater. But for electrical and other major faults, call a professional.