When it comes to essential household appliances, it is pretty safe to assume that the dishwasher is pretty high up on our list of priorities. This is an appliance which takes the mundane chore of washing dishes off our hands, dealing with our dirty plates and returning them several minutes later, sparkly clean and ready for reuse.
Most of us would be truly lost without a dishwasher, and that is why it is a good idea to get to grips with Ben’s Appliance Repair. We are fully equipped to deal with any dishwasher emergency, and can have you back to normal in no time!
Why did it break down?
There are several super common reasons as to why your dishwasher may have finally decided to give up the ghost. These include:
- A broken, worn out or leaking pump assembly
- A burned-out heating element
- A clogged drain line
- A defective water inlet valve
These are just a few of the possibilities, and it is important to get any of the above repaired by an expert. DIY might seem tempting, and as though it could save you cash, but it could actually end up costing more if you manage to make the problem worse.
Common problems and what to do
The most common reason for this is having the drain screen at the bottom of the machine become blocked, usually caused by not scraping plates properly. if you find the drain clean, a faulty pump may be to blame.
- It is making a strange noise
If it sounds as though your dishwasher has been possessed, you may have a damaged hose, or a blockage somewhere in the system – both repairs we can carry out easily.
You may notice that your cycle is going for longer than usual, and that dishes are coming out looking grubby. This may be a sign of a faulty heating element, blocked spray arms, or a thermostat or timer problem.
- Doesn’t fill or doesn’t stop filling
You may find that your machine fails to fill up properly, or that it may overfill. This is often caused by a faulty water inlet valve or filter; both repairs which can be diagnosed and carried out by one of our expert technicians in no time, leaving your dishwasher good as new and back to functioning exactly as you need it to with no fuss!
Should you consider a replacement?
As a rule, you can expect a dishwasher to last from anything from 8-10 years, so if your appliance is younger than this, it is well worth choosing a professional repair over a replacement. This will prove a more cost-effective solution, and help you boost the longevity of your product. We will aim to repair wherever possible, and let you know ASAP if this is not possible for whatever reason.
No matter your dishwasher woes, call us today to book your appointment, and enjoy top-quality service and repairs from an experienced and highly qualified technician!