Want to avoid a costly dishwasher repair and save money on your energy bill? Here are a few simple tips for maintaining your dishwasher:

  • Run unit through a regular cycle with no detergent on a monthly basis; add a recommended dishwasher cleaner to eliminate buildup
  • Ensure dishwasher is loaded per the use and care guide of your machine
  • Scrape dishes off to remove solids; dishes should not need to be pre-rinsed

My dishwasher:

doesn’t work at all

  • Check for a tripped circuit breaker or blown fuse.
  • Check the wall socket for power using a voltmeter or plugging something else in.

doesn’t get the dishes clean

  • Make sure the water valve is fully open.
  • Make sure there is no debris blocking the holes inside the spray arms.
  • Check that the water temperature is 120 degree Fahrenheit when entering the dishwasher.
  • Try using more soap in your dishwasher.

doesn’t drain

  • Check to make sure the drain hose is not clogged.
  • If your model uses a belt to drive the pump, make sure the belt is not broken.