Dishwasher Repair: Help! My Dishwasher isn’t Draining

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No matter the make or model of your dishwasher, if it is no longer draining, this is the kind of problem that you need to solve without delay. So many people have no idea where to begin. Here are a few steps that you can follow to diagnose and possibly even solve the issue yourself.

Food Disposal

If you have a disposal connected to your sink drainage, this could cause a blockage. This is because the drainage pipe from your dishwasher is connected to the sink drainage pipe. Try turning your disposal on for a few seconds or a minute to try to clear any blockages.

Drain Hose

Take a moment to inspect the drain hose for any kinks or potential problems. You can also try to check this hose for blockages by using a straightened wire hanger or a similar object. You should also check the hose seal and make sure that it is tight.

Drain Valve

Check the drain valve, usually located at the bottom of the dishwasher. Press on the valve to test whether it moves freely and is not stuck.

Drain Basket

The drain basket is either on the bottom or the side of your dishwasher. If it is clogged with detergent or food. If this is the case, wash the drain basket thoroughly to solve the problem.

Drain Pump or Motor

If you hear a clicking or humming sound when your dishwasher is running, this could indicate a problem with the drain pump and motor. The worn parts will need to be replaced.

Dishwasher Filter

The filter on your dishwasher is designed to prevent large particles from entering the drain and potentially causing a blockage. Of course, this filter will get full over time and this can slow or even prevent drainage. Clean the filter thoroughly before placing it back into your dishwasher and running the wash cycle again.

In the case of blockages, there are a number of preventive measures that you can take. Regular cleaning and dishwasher maintenance will help keep your appliance in the best working condition. It is also important to use the appropriate detergent recommended by the dishwasher manufacturer for the best results. Take care to load your dishwasher as per the instructions from the manufacturer. It’s also a good idea to run a wash cycle without any dishes from time to time. Clean your dishwasher and all of the filters regularly as part of your maintenance routine.

If your dishwasher is not draining and you cannot find any problems with the drain hose or filters, give our team a call at Express Repair Niagara FallsWe are just a phone call away at (289) 554-0768 and we are available 7 days a week throughout Niagara Falls. Our team always arrives quickly and ready to perform the necessary repairs on the spot.