3 Simple DIY Dishwasher Repairs

kitchenaid-dishwasherLike any home appliance, it is inevitable that at some time your dishwasher will be in need of some kind of repair. But before you call in the experts, check if any of these three simple do-it-yourself repairs may solve the problem:

1. No Power

First and foremost, check if the dishwasher is plugged in and that there is power to the unit. Switch the dishwasher on – there should be a light somewhere that will let you know whether power is reaching the appliance. Check the wire to see if there is any damage as well as the plug to ensure there are no loose wires.

The door should be locked in place and the control switch activated. These are all simple repairs that don’t require an expert.

2. No Water

If there is no water entering the dishwasher, check the connection to see that it is attached to the water supply as well as the appliance and that the water is turned on. If the water still isn’t running, check the main water switch to see if it is turned on.

If there still is no water, make sure that there is power to the machine. Check if there are any blockages in the pipe, screen or filter and clear them.

3. No Draining

A dishwasher that doesn’t drain properly is probably caused by a blockage. First, make sure that the sink trap is clean and free of any debris. Remove the strainer or filter and clean it.

Check the outlet pipe for any blockages that may be preventing the water from draining. Run tap water to identify if there is a pipe blockage and to flush the blockage away once the pipe has been disconnected from the dishwasher and the outlet.

Always remember to turn the water and power supply to the dishwasher off before attempting to make any repairs.