In this article we will discuss one of the most common dishwasher repair service problems that you can easily fix yourself, so there is no need to call an appliance repair company.
What to do when your dishwasher is not cleaning your dishes properly
The most common fix for this type of problem is to replace the water inlet valve, so when you notice that your dishwasher is not cleaning at all or not cleaning as well as it normally does then you may have a problem with the water flow. Which could mean that the tub is not filling, its over-filling or also under-filling. More times than others this is normally caused by either a restricted or faulty water inlet valve.
However, the first thing you should check, for this type of appliance problem is the Float if your particular dishwasher model has one, the reason is if the float is stuck in the upright position or if it doesn’t freely move, then this could mean that there is something under the float, such as a fork or spoon that is causing the tub to not fill to the right level. If you do not have a float or if the float looks ok, then you should proceed to check the water inlet valve, you will need a digital multimeter to properly do the test. It is always good news for consumers when they find out that certain appliance repair jobs are easy enough to do as a do it yourself job, especially if you are on a budget or if you just like to fix things yourself.
If after doing the testing of your water inlet valve and you find out that it needs to be replaced, then you will need to find out the model number for your appliance, you can either find this on the appliance itself or you can refer to the owners manual. From there you can either go to a local appliance parts store or find one online. Also, always remember that before you attempt any appliance repairs, you should first disconnect the power supply as well as the water supply line when applicable, then you can start your troubleshooting. Water inlet valves will normally run you anywhere from $20-$80 depending on your make and model.