Most people pay more attention to their air conditioning unit, their refrigerator or their washing machine than they do their dishwasher. Your dishwasher is probably the most under rated appliance in your home and over looked as well. You fill it up with dirty dishes every night after dinner, switch it on and unload those clean dishes the next morning. It is only when you realize that your dishwasher has a fault that you soon begin to appreciate how much it actually does for you. A faulty dishwasher can turn kitchen clean up time from fifteen minutes into an hour while you’re left standing do the scrubbing and the drying all by yourself.
Inspect & Troubleshoot the Condition of Your Dishwasher
It is important to perform regular checkups on all of your appliances to ensure that they are working properly and this will also give you the opportunity to repair any small imperfection before it turns into what could be a hefty repair bill or total replacement cost. Many homeowners first realize that their dishwasher is not working as it should when it fails to power on completely. This is one of the first signs that your dishwasher may have a problem. Some dishwashers will power on, but they will not run through the selected cycle. Make sure you check the basics before going crazy and taking the entire machine apart. The first step should be checking the power source. Is the appliance plugged in, and if so, is the outlet it is plugged into working properly. This step can save you a great deal of time and money.
Avoid Overfilling your Dishwasher
One common mistake that many homeowners make time after time is overfilling their dishwasher. A big dinner party can produce many plates, glasses, cutlery and bowls. While you are eager to get everything completely cleaned up after a party, it is important that you avoid overfilling your dishwasher. Cramming as many dishes into your dishwasher as you possibly can will not guarantee clean dishes. Think logically and split your dishes into a few separate cycles if necessary. Not only will an overloaded dishwashing cycle produce partially cleaned dishes, but it will also affect the performance of your dishwashing machine. When a dishwasher is overloaded, there is also a great chance of an item becoming damaged, like a rubber spatula that may fall onto the heating bar due to the machine being over filled. If you are experiencing difficulties with your dishwasher, contact Southwest Appliance Repair of San Antonio today.