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Signs Your Dishwasher Water Line May Need to Be Replaced

February 10, 2017

Dishwashers may make our lives easier, but if there is a common issue with the water line leading to this appliance, it can cause headaches for any homeowner. To avoid this situation, look for these signs that your dishwasher water line may need to be replaced:

1. Not filling with water

If your dishwasher doesn't fill with water, the issue may stem from a variety of sources, but a bad water line may be the true culprit. If there's no water at all, you'll want to make sure that the water inlet hose is connected properly and that its valve is in the open position. If the hose is hooked up correctly and there are no kinks, it should fix the problem. However, if the dishwasher still doesn't fill with water and the other parts of the appliance have been examined, it may be time to replace your water line.

2. It's frozen

A frozen pipe can lead to major long-term complications, and this is true for your dishwasher water line as well. If water isn't flowing freely from your line, that could mean that it's frozen. It's important to remedy this issue before the pipe bursts or results in damage to your plumbing infrastructure. If your water line is frozen, it may be necessary to replace it. You also want to check your dishwasher drain to determine if it's frozen as well. Note that the risk of a dishwasher water line freezing is limited to pipes that are located along outside walls in uninsulated or unheated areas.

If you see water coming from under your dishwasher, the first thing you should do is check your water line. Ensure that its connections are tight and secure, and work out any kinks that might be in the hose. If this doesn't fix the problem, there could be a hole in the water line, which should be replaced immediately. Leaks not only can cost a significant amount of money in wasted water, but they can also require extensive repairs to recover from the water damage.

Dishwashers are a luxury for many homeowners, but when something goes wrong, it may be time to call in a plumbing expert. Roto-Rooter plumbing professionals are equipped with the skills and tools necessary to diagnose problems with your dishwasher and replace the water line if necessary. To schedule a consultation for your plumbing needs, contact Roto-Rooter today.

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