Many do-it-yourselfers think they can work on their dishwashers even if they don’t have experience. Please don’t be one of them. You could easily make a mistake that could permanently damage your appliance, or worse yet, hurt yourself or someone else. If you notice any of the following, make an appointment to let an expert handle the problem.
Repair Warning Signs
Your dishwasher will let you know if there’s an issue. If you pay attention to the warning signs and get help right away, that could help you avoid a major problem that will cost a lot more to fix. Here are just a few examples of when you should call a pro.
- Water doesn’t get into the unit – This could mean that a sensor inside the dishwasher has failed. Or it could mean that the water pump needs to be replaced. If you notice this problem, turn the dishwasher off immediately. If you don’t, it could overheat. That would probably mean you would need a new unit.
- Water stays in the appliance – If water remains in the dishwasher after cleaning, that could also mean a faulty sensor or pump. It could also mean the drain is clogged. Look for anything blocking the drain, which is located at the bottom of the unit. If there’s nothing in the area, call a professional.
- Water leaks from under the unit – This is a common problem that usually means you need a new door seal.