Dishwashers help us save time, energy and effort that can be better spent on other activities. Unfortunately, they sometimes malfunction and create a rather inconvenient issue. We understand how this can be a hassle.
If you’re in the Davis, CA area, you can simply call James’ Appliance Company. We can have an expert technician dispatched to your location quickly to diagnose and fix your dishwashers. We ensure our team is updated on all major brands and models, allowing them to properly determine the issue and provide an accurate quote.
Is your dishwasher working, but needs maintenance work? We can offer routine appliance maintenance too. Not only will proper maintenance extend the appliances’ life, it helps it continue operating efficiently. We can provide maintenance or repair services same day.
Why Is It Not Working?
There can be a range of reasons your dishwasher has decided to quit working on you, based on the underlying issue. For instance, it may be a leaking or worn out pump assembly to a clogged drain line. A heating element could have gone bad, or have a defective inlet valve. These problems can result in other issues. Therefore, diagnosing dishwasher issues is not a direct process and requires some investigating.
Because of the list of reasons dishwashers act up, attempting a DIY project can cost more in the long run than hiring a professional, in addition to time and effort. If you do not understand what you’re doing, it could even cause additional damage.
Simply give us a call to schedule an appointment to identify the issue, it will be efficient and fast.
Troubleshooting and repairing Common Problems
The pump can create a humming sound if there’s a blockage or damaged housing. Usually this problem will require replacing parts, and not recommended as a DIY project. If it made this noise, then shut down it probably fried your motor.
Water Doesn’t Drain
This could be a simple fix if the drain screen got clogged in the bottom. This commonly occurs when washing dishes that were not rinsed off. However, if the drain is not clogged it could be a faulty pump or drainpipe.
Not Cleaning or Runs Too Long
If you notice the cycles are lasting longer than usual, it could be a sign that your timer or thermostat is going out. Whereas, dishes coming out partly cleaned or spotty can be an issue with the heating elements, or the spray arm holes, or impeller were not properly cleaned.
Won’t Fill or Stop Filling
If your able to turn it on, but it doesn’t fill this points to water draining faster than it should at that point. This could mean your water inlet valve or float needs replacing, or at the very least a good cleaning. Usually, the lower access panel has to be removed to access the float.
Although, reaching the inlet valve is a more complicated process and varies between brands. If your water inlet valve needs cleaned or replaced, it is best to call and let our skilled technicians handle it for you.
When to Consider Replacement?
When well cared for and maintained, dishwashers can last on average 8 to 10 years before replacement is cheaper than repairs. The older the dishwasher, the more problems it tends to have. This is why we are always honest with you about the overall condition of your dishwasher or other appliance. If we believe the repair would only be a temporary fix, we will tell you upfront and suggest replacement. If needed, we can assist in getting your replacement setup.
From minor maintenance to major repairs, we are here to assist in your dishwasher repairs when needed. Call our office today to schedule your appointment.