Dishwasher

Is your dishwasher not working? Tell your kids to relax—they won’t have to hand-wash the dishes for long because FixEm Appliance Repair is here to help. Whether not washing properly or not draining water at the end of the cycle, most dishwasher issues can be fixed without too much fuss. We work on all dishwasher models, so whether yours is a high-end machine with stainless steel plating or a standard model with a plastic frame, you can count on us to fix it.

Furthermore, dishwashers are very sensitive machines and need to be taken care in order to maintain their optimum level of performance. That’s why we handle not only dishwasher repair service but also dishwasher maintenance.

Common Issues:

  • Dishwasher is not draining
  • Dishwasher is not cleaning efficiently
  • Soap dispenser is malfunctioning
  • Dishwasher is leaking
  • Dishwasher will not start
  • Dishwasher smells bad
  • Dishwasher is making loud noise
  • Dishwasher takes too long to wash or dry
  • Electronic controls are not working
  • Digital display shows an error code

Things to Remember:

  • If you recently had a new garbage disposal installed, make sure the dishwasher drain tube plug was removed—otherwise the dishwasher won’t drain.
  • The drain hose must have an airgap installed or loop up to the height of the dishwasher before going into the drainpipe.
  • Make sure the dishwasher’s water line is connected to the HOT water valve and not the COLD.
  • Only use the proper detergent in your dishwasher, not dish soap.
  • Dishes should be cleared of all solid particles before being loaded into the dishwasher.
  • If a glass breaks inside your dishwasher, you must remove ALL the glass pieces before running it again.
  • Dishes must be placed properly in the racks and not piled on top of each other. Otherwise, they won’t get cleaned.
  • It is recommended to run a cleaning cycle in your dishwasher once every few months to eliminate odors, fungal growth and/or soap residue. You can do this with a store-bought cleaner, but a cheaper, equally effective alternative is putting 1-2 cups of white vinegar and baking soda into your dishwasher and running it on a ‘high heat’ setting. There are many resources online that can show you how to do this.

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