The dishwasher is arguably one of the hardest working appliances in the home. Keeping it in working order is essential to the flow of your household. And if you have more than one person in the house, it is even more vital as a part of the daily functions of the home.
As you probably know, a dishwasher can be a considerable convenience in your kitchen, especially when you have a large dinner party, celebrate a birthday or holiday at your home, or you just have a larger family and use it daily. Some families will even run the dishwasher twice a day. And you also know that washing dishes and pots by hand is no fun day after day. So when your dishwasher is broken or not working correctly, it can be a considerable inconvenience.
Additionally, there are several parts to a dishwasher such as main tub, upper and lower racks, pump, blades, drain impeller, thermostat, thermal fuse, door latch or seal, heating element, spray arms, soap dispenser, touchpad, pressure switch, water inlet valve, circulation pump, and motor, drain hose, drain pump or fill valve, and more. Phew, that is a long list of dishwasher terms.
You see, the average person cannot fix a dishwasher. It requires a skilled appliance repair company to fix your dishwasher correctly. Here are some of the details of that process.
There are numerous reasons why we want or need a dishwasher in our kitchen today. Here are just a few:
Even the best brand and highest quality machines can break down from time to time. If they are used often, there is an even greater probability your appliance could run into a problem at some time or other. After all, it is merely a machine.
So, Gulf Coast Appliance Repair has put together the following list of 11 common problems with our customers’ dishwashers.
While some common dishwasher problems can easily be fixed, more extensive troubleshooting and repair may be necessary. No one expects car owners to know all there is about a car. So why should you know all there is to a dishwasher?
If you cannot fix the basics, call and schedule an appliance repair company to restore your dishwasher back to new.
A broken dishwasher can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Dirty dishes piling up in a sink because your dishwasher is on the fritz can quickly become a health issue, attract bugs, and be an eyesore to look at regularly. Dishes need cleaning daily, or you’ll end up with a kitchen full of dirty dishes. No one wants that.
If appropriately maintained, a dishwasher can last between seven and 12 years. The brand, quality, cost, care, maintenance, and frequency of usage can affect the years that a dishwasher can sustain.
But occasionally, they can malfunction during their useful life. That is alright, though, because an experienced appliance technician can quickly repair most dishwasher issues.
The good news here is that you can extend the life of your home’s dishwasher with a good maintenance plan and some effort of your own. There are several ways to do so. Here are a few suggestions from the experienced and friendly technicians at Gulf Coast Appliance Repair.
And if this all seems like something you have no time for, contact an appliance repair technician to do it all for you annually.
Many people do not realize the wear and tear hard water places on our plumbing and appliances. According to Wikipedia,
“Hard water is water that has high mineral content (in contrast with “soft water”). Hard water is formed when water percolates through deposits of limestone, chalk or gypsum which are largely made up of calcium and magnesium carbonates, bicarbonates and sulfates.”
That is a lot of extra stuff in your water. Now, imagine that water coming through the tiny holes in your dishwashers’ arms or your shower head, perhaps. Hard water can cause all sorts of problems. Adding a soft-water system to your home will help extend the life of your appliances and take all those things out of your water.
If your appliance is not working at peak performance, it may require a repair or at least a service check. Make sure to call an experienced quality appliance repair specialist who will restore it to top condition.
Gulf Coast Appliance Repair is the local appliance repair company you can count on. For 10+ years, our family-owned business has been serving customers in Pinellas County and the Tampa Bay area. We specialize in repairing appliances, including refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, stoves, dishwashers, and much more. Call our appliance and repair service at 727-513-3053 or click here to contact us to get the job done or schedule your appointment.