June 6, 2021

A dishwasher can eventually malfunction due to various reasons. Sometimes a problem can be fairly simple to fix, while other times, you will need to reach out to a local plumbing company. Keeping a few things in mind can help you determine the severity of your problem and if it’s possible to fix it on your own.

Here are a few tips on how you can troubleshoot a malfunctioning dishwasher.

Noisy Dishwasher

A dishwasher will always make some noise during the cleaning process. However, you may be dealing with a problem if you notice that your dishwasher is much louder than normal. A loud dishwasher can happen due to several reasons, whether it’s a defective pump or malfunctioning spray arms. You may need to replace a bearing ring. Getting a plumber to inspect your dishwasher is a great way to determine the source of the problem.

Drainage Issues

A dishwasher that’s not draining properly can flood your entire kitchen and create a big mess. Sometimes this happens due to problems with the check valve within the drain sump, and you may need a replacement. Replacing the drain motor or pump can also take care of this problem. Obstructions in the solenoid and drain flapper can also cause drainage issues with your dishwasher.

Dishwasher Door Isn’t Latching

The door latch on a dishwasher is often used, and it can eventually begin to wear out over time. You may need to replace the catch or latch to ensure that it will work correctly without any issues. Reaching out to a plumber is an easy way to take care of this problem while ensuring the job is done right.

Wash Cycle Doesn’t Complete

A wash cycle that doesn’t complete or takes too long to finish can happen due to several reasons. You may have a problem with your thermostat, heating element, or the time motor. A plumber can inspect your dishwasher to determine the best course of action.

PJ's Plumbing & Heating offers plumbing services for customers in Bozeman, Belgrade, and the surrounding areas. We also provide in-floor heating services, and we take pride in always meeting the needs of every customer. Feel free to reach out to PJ's Plumbing & Heating for more information and schedule a free consultation. Book online or contact us today!

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