3 Dishwasher Repairs You Can Do Yourself | Roto-Rooter

3 Dishwasher Repairs You Can Do Yourself | Roto-Rooter

DishwasherA dishwasher is a true time-saver. Reduce the time you spend scrubbing your plates clean, while keeping your sink clear of dirty dishes with this must-have appliance.  When your dishwasher is not working properly, you're going to want it fixed fast. Here are three dishwasher repairs you can easily do yourself.

Check the hot water heater

If you notice that your dishes aren't coming out clean, it may not be your dishwasher at all. If the water from your plumbing system isn't getting hot enough, your plates will never fully be sanitized. Are your showers lukewarm, too? Not to worry, a dishwasher repair may not be necessary at all.  Shifting the thermostat of your hot water heater will ensure that all of your appliances receive warmer water.

Clean the spray arm

Check your dishwasher’s spray arm to see if it's spinning correctly. If it isn't, there could be food particles or other debris caught in the arm. Twist off the spray-arm cap (it should pop off if you turn it clockwise). Proceed to pick out or empty any excess debris you see. Place it back in your dishwasher properly, and the problem should be fixed.

It is always a good rule of thumb when dealing with any dishwasher problems, to first check for any kind of obstructions by examining the interior of your dishwasher.

Examine the door latch switches

If your dishwasher will not start, you could have an issue with the door latch or door latch switches. These fixtures are made to ensure that your dishwasher door stays closed during a wash and they are designed to prevent water from leaking onto your floor. There could be something in between the door not allowing it to properly close. Take a peek inside your fixture to make sure nothing is blocking it. If there is something, remove it so the door can close completely, and your dishwasher should work again. In the event of a water emergency due to a faulty dishwasher, contact Roto-Rooter for premiere water damage restoration service.  If you do have to replace your dishwasher, contact the plumbing professionals at Roto-Rooter for the best installation and prompt service available.  

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