Possible Problems With Your Dishwasher

Posted on: 17 December 2019

Your dishwasher is a major convenience. It makes it easy for you to stay on top of your dirty dishes. As much as you count on your dishwasher, you want to make sure that you know some of the signs that there may be a problem with it so you can catch issues early on and have them taken care of before they cause you undue stress, as well as more expenses. Here are some of the things you want to watch for in regard to your dishwasher.

Why is your dishwasher leaking?

If you see water near your dishwasher, then it can be coming from different areas, and you need to get to the bottom of it. It is possible that you have a leak in a hose or in a connection to a hose. Or there may be a leak in the seal. Leaks need to be repaired right away to avoid several issues, ranging from an increased water bill and worsening of the repair issue to a potential growth of mold and even a slipping hazard.

Why is your dishwasher making a hammering noise?

If you hear a hammering sound coming from your dishwasher, then the sound may be caused by inlet valves that are failing. If the sound is in fact due to an inlet valve, then you are going to want to have the valve replaced, and this should put an end to the sound.

Why is the dishwasher not getting enough water?

If your dishwasher isn't putting enough water through the washing and rinsing cycle, then this will be a problem. It means that the dishes likely aren't getting properly cleaned and/or properly rinsed. There are a number of reasons why there may not be enough water getting to your dishwasher. One possible reason is that the float may be stuck, and this can be fixed by taking it apart and cleaning it. The inlet valve may be clogged, and this can prevent enough water from getting into the dishwasher, or there may be another issue going on that you'll want to have troubleshooted and repaired.


If you are having any issues with your dishwasher, then you are going to want to have the repairs done by an appliance service company like D& S  Appliance as soon as possible. If you aren't sure what's causing your issues or how serious they may be, then you shouldn't be using the dishwasher anymore until you have someone come out to look at it.