Your Dishwasher is not working as it should? If you live in Los Angeles area give us a call and we'll send our factory trained technician to fix it for you. Before you call us you can try these three steps to stop the problem. Dishwasher Common Troubleshooting instructions include but not limited to the following:
First check the manual to see if the machine has a specific troubleshooting guide.
Note all sounds or other symptoms the dishwasher shows.
Here is some common problems you can find: poor washing, failed motor, overflows, water temperature deviations or leaks or door-latch problems, among others. Anything that can't be dealt with through your troubleshooting guide needs the use of a professional. Try to look for more obvious causes: blockage or dirt situations affecting water flow.
Dishwasher Repair Tips
In case your dishes are not getting clean try make adjustments to the thermostat. It is very important that the water is hot enough, at least 140 degrees, which is very hot. If it is not hot enough, turn the hot water heater thermostat up to a higher setting.
It is very common for a dishwasher to drain poorly for those reasons: the air gap (some unit have one) or the drain hose is clogged up. Drain hose clogs are common where the hose is attached to the main household drain line, or where the hose connects with the garbage disposer. Try removing the drain hose to unclog any debris. Don't forget to reattach the hose before you start your dishwasher again.
A defective timer could interfere with a dishwasher's ability to drain properly. Test your dishwasher's timer mechanism. If it is faulty, replace it. Keep in mind that you can replace either the entire timer assembly or just the timer's motor.
In some models, a valve has to open in order for the water to drain out of the dishwasher. This valve is controlled by a solenoid, but it is the timer that decides when the valve should open. If your timer is working fine, check the drain valve and its solenoid. If need be, replace them.
You can make a really big and expensive mess if you try to do it yourself. I've tried to repair our air conditioning unit, but failed miserably so I had to get an expert from Arc and USA, which costs not as much as I expected. I believe our air conditioning is the most expensive appliance in the house so I'd never go for self repair.