When it comes to modern living we would find it difficult if not impossible due to how much we come to rely on them. However, no matter the brand or model we have chosen, or how much money we have spent on that perfect for home accessory or appliance, at some stage there is a high chance that as the years move on the appliance will at some time break down unexpectedly.
There is nothing short of anger and frustration when this happens and more so perhaps when it comes to the dishwasher. Why a heightened level of stress with the dishwasher? It is due to the fact that we normally will not realize that there is a problem until we have it fully loaded with days or more worth of smelly and dirt encrusted cutlery and plates, cups and more.
What we can do is to check to see if we can get the appliance working ourselves as a first step. We do not want to look a little silly to call out a repair technician only to find that the dishwasher has become unplugged. Embarrassing and expensive to say the least.
Firstly check the obvious issues. Is the power connected? Do you have power in other areas where the dishwasher is kept? If you can reach the electrical plug, unplug it and try to plug in another small appliance. If the second appliance works you can be assured that the power supply is not your issue.
Before you can do a thorough check of your dishwasher you will need to empty the entire contents of the machine. I suggest filling a nearby sink with warm water and detergent as there is a good possibility that some of these dishes and cups will need to soak a little before being able to wash them.
Now that the machine is empty, check the drains to see if they are blocked or clogged with any foodstuff or other foreign matter. If you find that this is the case you can buy a hard cleanse dishwasher detergent and run a cycle through the machine to see if anything dislodges.
Failing this, it is now time to call an appliance pro to come out to the house and inspect the unit to either repair a part or to completely remove and replace it. When you make the call to your local dishwasher repair make sure that you give them the make and model of your appliance along with the nature of the fault as far as you can determine and also let them know of what steps if any you have taken.
When the dishwasher repair service arrives, they will be able to investigate the reason for the breakdown and determine the best way to repair it. Because you gave them the details of the machine on the phone they should have the proper replacement parts with them as well as any tools that they will need. Calling a repair technician is certainly a much better way than just getting rid of the machine and getting a new one.