Dishwasher Troubleshooting

Your dishwasher has many parts that can become clogged, jammed or blocked. So it’s a good idea to know how to avoid trouble with this vital kitchen appliance. Here are some maintenance and repair tips.

Dishwasher Facts

Water temperatures around 140 to 160 degrees F is basic to good for the dishwasher.

Some dishwashers are equipped with an air gap to prevent wastewater from backing up into the washer. The air gap must be cleaned regularly by removing the cap and cover and using a wire.

A dishwasher without an air gap has a high loop in the drain hose. Make sure the drain hose is not kinked, and clear any obstructions from it with a wire when.