Dishwashers are such an asset in the kitchen, something many of us have grown used to. However, what do you do when your dishwasher takes a turn for the worse and starts leaking? Unfortunately, this can happen and we are here to help you troubleshoot before calling in the professionals. Let’s take a dive into what could possibly be going on.
- Faulty Seal – Is your dishwasher leaking during a cycle? If so, and in the advanced stages of a clean, it can be something as simple as replacing your seal.
- Installation Error – If your dishwasher was recently installed, it’s best to make sure the dishwasher is level. If not, it will most certainly need to be leveled.
- Too much soap – Suds from using too much soap can cause the dishwasher to overflow. Make sure you’re measuring your dishwasher detergent accurately. If it still occurs, you may need to look at another brand of detergent. Did you know – Less detergent is needed if you have soft water.
- Defective pump – This is the part directly associated with both circulation and draining. If the draining portion is defective, you will need a replacement. It would be best to call in a professional technician.
- Loose or damaged valves – Over time and use, the connections to the hoses in your dishwasher can become damaged or loose. At this time, it would be beneficial to call in the professionals.
- Defective float switch – If your float is malfunctioning, it could be telling your dishwasher that there’s not enough water in your system. Thus, creating too much water and a potential leak. It’s time to call the professionals.
As always, it’s best to look over your Use and Care Guide provided by your manufacturer for troubleshooting. Dishwashers can be a tricky best and have the potential to cause damage to your floors if a leak is not fixed correctly. Guinco Service understands and is here to provide you with help. Give us a call and we will send out one of our professionally trained technicians to assess the problem.