What would we do without dishwashers? Scrub our hands to the bone? Throw all of our dishes away after one use? Put the dishes on the floor for the dog to clean? Luckily we don’t have to live with that problem as many of our homes and apartments come with dishwashers already installed. However, every now and then, your trusty dishwasher may stop working properly. In today’s blog, Omega Force Services, the professional dishwasher repair company in Twin Cities, will go over some of the common dishwasher problems that might plague your dishwasher at some point in its life. One or more of these problems may be ailing your dishwasher, but if you don’t feel comfortable fixing it yourself, then call your local dishwasher repair technicians at Omega Force.
Ever have your dishes come out of the dishwasher still looking dirty or they have some kind of residue all over them? First make sure that you haven’t accidentally overloaded your dishwasher, or that there isn’t a utensil blocking the spray arm on the bottom of your washer. If those aren’t the issue then you may have grease or debris backed up in your strain screen. You can also check the spray arm itself to make sure there isn’t anything wrong with that. Try spinning the arm with your hand, and if it doesn’t move or you notice debris on the arm, then it may be time for a cleaning. Remove the arm and give it a scrub with a toothbrush and a pipe-cleaner (make sure to use a professional pipe-cleaner, not arts & crafts supplies).
Is your dishwasher leaking like a piece of Swiss cheese in Lake Superior? Before you do anything, check the door and the door gasket, the dark lining that lines up with the door of your dishwasher, to make sure there aren’t any cracks, major damage, or chunks of food that might be preventing the door from completely shutting. Any large cracks or major damage probably means that you have to replace your door gasket. If your float switch, the device that controls the water level in your dishwasher, is in the down position (the very complex technical term), that may be causing your dishwasher to overflow and leak onto your floor.
Ooo That Smell
Dishwasher, like teenagers, may sometimes have a foul odor about them. One of the biggest culprits may be old, wet, and moldy food that’s been breaking down in your dishwasher for a little while now. Look around the inside of your dishwasher to see if you can spot any pieces of food clinging to the walls or corners. There may also be some in your dishwasher screen, which is on the bottom of your machine under the arm. Remove and clean your screen and that smell may just vanish. You may also have had something fall off the rack while inside your dishwasher and melt on the heating coil. You can try and scrape any residue off of your heating coil when it’s cool, but you may just have to let your machine get rid of it over time.
If you’re looking for expert dishwasher repair in Twin Cities, then service hero technicians at Omega Force Services are perfect for you. Learn more about Omega Force Services, see what other services we offer, or schedule your appointment with Omega Force today.