The filter sits at the base of the dishwasher and catches large food particles so they don’t get into the inner working of the machine and cause blockages. Filters are designed to clip out easily for regular cleaning. They just need rinsing under the tap once a week. A filter that’s excessively dirty or damaged (or missing in the case of a second-hand machine) can be replaced with a brand new part that simply slots or clips into place.
Stuck or missing wheels make loading or unloading a dishwasher a real pain. It’s a no brainer to get some replacement wheels. The old wheels can be pulled off and the new ones clipped on with ease.
Not cleaning properly
Unclog the spray arms. The spray arms are the long flat plastic parts that rotate and spray water around the dishwasher, rinsing and cleaning the dishes. If your dishwasher is not cleaning efficiently, it’s worth taking a look at the spray arms as if they’re clogged or damaged it’s a quick fix. Spray arms can be simply unclipped and either cleaned or new ones clipped in place. And don’t forget to give the spray arm mounting a clean while it’s exposed too.
The drain pump is the part that drains the dirty water out of the dishwasher, and can easily get blocked with bits of broken glass or crockery or build-ups of food or even hair. The pump is found at the bottom of the machine and can be taken apart, cleaned out and put back together with relative ease. The dishwasher will need to be tilted on its back and the base plate unscrewed and removed to get to the pump.
Many dishwasher doors have a hinge pulley system that stops the door from falling open and slamming down onto the floor (or someone’s foot). If the door is loose or heavy with nothing counterbalancing it, remove the side panels to investigate the hinge mechanism. The problem will most likely become clear after some inspection. You can then source a replacement for the faulty part.
The detergent dispenser holds the dishwasher capsule in place until the right point in the cycle to release it. If the dispenser is damaged, not closing or stuck closed it can be removed from the machine and a new one clipped in place. The front panel of the dishwasher, or cupboard door in the case of built-in dishwashers, will need to be removed and any electrical connections will need to be unclipped.
Domestic Repair Centre specialises in dishwasher repairs for AEG, BEKO,ELECTROLUX, and ZANUSSI and many more. A fully functioning dishwasher is an essential domestic appliance in today’s busy households.
Unfortunately, faults can occur and common dishwasher problems include
- tripping electrics – usually caused by a broken heater.
- noisy – can be caused by a faulty or blocked drain pump.
- dirty dishes – this can be a number of things: blocked filters, faulty detergent dispenser, faulty salt dispenser, damaged spray arms or broken pcb module.
- white film on glasses – this can be caused by a broken salt dispenser not dispensing salt.
- cloudy glassware – this is also caused by a faulty salt dispenser dispensing too much salt.
- full of water – can be caused by a faulty or blocked drain pump.
If the PCB module (dishwasher’s brain) was to fail it could cause any number of random faults with the machine including any of the list above
Our service technicians will visit your home or business and repair your faulty dishwasher promptly. Before leaving your home, all our engineers carry out safety checks to ensure your appliance is in tip-top condition.
To arrange for a service/repair visit to your home, simply call our service team on 01432 340140, alternatively complete our contact form.
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