The holiday season is nearly over, and your kitchen has probably been busy with lots of cooking and cleaning. Next to your stove and refrigerator, the one appliance that gets the most use during the holidays is your dishwasher. You’re constantly running it so that there are plenty of clean plates and cups for everyone to use, and so far, there haven’t been any issues. However, if it seems like your dishwasher is on its last legs, Wettstein’s in La Crosse can provide appliance repair or replacement in no time at all. Our team understands how to find a problem quickly and repair it, or replace a faulty part so your dishwasher works like new. If the dishwasher needs to be completely replaced, we can help you find a suitable option.
Common Dishwasher Problems
As with any appliance, there are a number of things that can go wrong with a dishwasher. With so many electronics and moving parts inside, one little malfunction can cause big problems throughout the entire system. Here are some of the more common issues:
1. Dishwasher Won’t Start – This one can be very frustrating for homeowners. You load the dishwasher, put in the soap, and close the door. You turn the dial to start it, but nothing happens. You try it again, but still nothing. When this happens, there are usually three things to check first – the door latch, the timer control, and the selector switch. If the door won’t close completely or the latch is faulty, the dishwasher won’t start. If the electronic control or selector switch is broken, the appliance won’t be able to receive power or know which cycle it needs to start.
2. Leaking Water – This issue can be a very costly one, since water leaking from the dishwasher can cause damage to the kitchen floor, the cabinets, and more. If you start the dishwasher and come back later to find water on the floor, there could be an issue with the pump, the door gasket, or other components that are involved with filling or draining the appliance. If the water seems to be coming from underneath the dishwasher, it’s important to check the pump and the water inlet valve. If the leak is from the front of the appliance, you may have a faulty door gasket.
3. Noisy Dishwasher – Every appliance makes some noise while operating, and we often get used to the hums and hisses we hear coming from the dishwasher. However, if your appliance is making a lot of noise, or seems to rattle and move while running, it’s important to have it inspected by a repair expert. There could be a problem with the wash arm bearing ring or spray arm seal, causing those parts to become loose or to move more than they should. We can provide replacement parts that take care of the noise problem.
If your dishwasher is on its last legs, or it just needs a tune-up to keep running smoothly, we’re always happy to help. Our appliance repair department knows how to work on a number of models, and we always come prepared with the proper parts and tools. If you want to have your old dishwasher removed and a new one installed, we’ll help you find the best option and get it in place in no time at all.
You can contact us today by calling (608) 467-0561 or by using the form below. You can also look at the the appliances we offer, and get an idea of which one you would like for your home.
We look forward to helping you!