Investing in a dishwasher is a great opportunity to simplify some of your housekeeping tasks. Eliminating the hand-washing of dishes can save you a lot of time. Unfortunately, it can also come with some unique challenges. Like any other appliance, dishwashers can malfunction. Understanding some of the most common problems and their causes can help you address your dishwasher repair needs as quickly as possible. Here are some of the most common issues you might encounter with your dishwasher.

The Unit Is Leaking

Like any other water-consuming appliance, your dishwasher can leak. When it does, there are several possible causes that you need to address. Some of the most common causes of dishwasher leaks are easy to resolve, while others may require the support of a dishwasher repair technician.

For example, start by checking the gasket around the door. Make sure it's in good condition and free of any cracks, tears, holes, or other signs of wear. If there are any indications of wear on the gasket, you may want to have a dishwasher repair technician replace it.

Inspect the float sensor as well. If the float sensor is jammed or stuck in its lowest position, it may not be able to tell the dishwasher that it's full of water, leading to overfilling and leaking. Clean the sensor if you know where it is, and make sure that it moves freely. Otherwise, you should have your dishwasher repair technician test it and potentially replace it.

Check for drainage issues. If your dishwasher doesn't seem to be draining, there could be a clog in the drain line. Check the filter basket first to be sure that it's clean. Rinse it out and replace it—if the water still doesn't drain, have a dishwasher repair technician evaluate the drain lines.

The Dishwasher Makes Unusual Noises

If you run a cycle through your dishwasher and it suddenly sounds very loud or is making noises it doesn't typically make, that's an indication of a malfunction in the motor, the water pump, or the spray arm in most cases. Sometimes, there's just silverware or something in the bottom of the dishwasher, which is an easy fix. If not, you should call a dishwasher repair technician to evaluate the problem. 

These are a couple of the most common dishwasher repair situations. Talk with a technician service such as Midwest Appliance Repair, LLC for further support. They can help you determine your dishwasher's problem and the solution to fix it.