When working properly, dishwashers turn the post-meal cleanup into a far easier process. No longer does someone have to stand at the sink, washing dishes. Unfortunately, the old situation returns, if the dishwasher fails to function in the way that it should.
Troubleshooter’s first efforts, following such a breakdown
First, make sure that the appliance is plugged into the socket. Then check the fuse box. If those actions fail to reveal the problem, evaluate the aspect of the cycle that has been affected.
Tasks to carry out, after completing those early efforts
Does water remain at the bottom at the cycle’s end? The troubleshooter must investigate two different areas, in order to determine what has caused that irregular performance. The first area is in the kitchen sink. The water from the dishwasher drains into that sink.
There could be a clog in the sink’s drain or in the tap that empties into that specific basin. If that is the case, then the troubleshooter should remove the clog. The other part that has to be examined is the test pump. The pump forces the water out of the bottom into the sink. Troubleshooters cannot fix a pump; only a trained appliance repair technician in Peterborough can do that. Sometimes the pump’s timer needs to be fixed, but the pump itself has remained in good working order.
It could be that the dishwasher does not even get full of water during the course of its cycle. If that is the case, then the troubleshooter must study three different possibilities. The first of those is the water valve. It should be studied, in order to determine its ability to carry out its expected function.
If the water valve is working, then two other parts need to be checked out. Is the hose filter doing its job? The hose filter should allow water to enter the appliance. If there is no problem with the hose filter, it becomes necessary to run a test with the float.
A voltmeter must be used to run that specific test. Some troubleshooters have a voltmeter. That gets used during the process of completing various other tests on different appliances.
Are people complaining about the end result?
Are the plates on the dishwasher’s rack covered with food spots, at the end of the appliance’s cycle? Maybe the detergent lacks the ability to detect all the food on the plates. If the dishes were pre-washed, the detergent’s enzymes would find it hard to detect and go after all of the food particles. Those enzymes are supposed to attach to any food on the plate. If no food is present, the enzymes have no ability to carry out their expected job.