From bubbles on your kitchen floor to piled up dishes in the sink, a faulty dishwasher can wreak havoc on your day. Typically, a dishwasher is one of the most durable appliances in your Louisville home. But when it starts to experience problems, it takes family dinner from peaceful to panic. We understand how much you rely on your dishwasher every day, so we provide fast, honest, and reliable repair service to give your dishwasher the extra attention it needs to keep it working as hard as you do.
How a Dishwasher Works
Understanding the basics of how your dishwasher functions may help you understand what element may be malfunctioning.
A dishwasher doesn’t fill up with water like a clothes washer, it works very differently. The water fills the lower portion of the tub and is mixed with detergent before being pumped through the spray arms and onto the dishes. Once the wash water drains, it is replaced with fresh water to rinse the dishes clean. This cycle may repeat several times, monitored by a timer and a heating element to wash, rinse, and dry.
Does Your Dishwasher Need to Be Replaced?
This is one of the biggest questions we receive about dishwashers. Many homeowners jump to replacing the machine, even before it is necessary. Typically, the average lifespan of a dishwasher is between eight to 10 years. We pride ourselves on giving homeowners honest advice so you can decide whether to replace or repair. If you are experiencing problems, your machine may need one of these common services.
Dishwasher will not start: This could be as simple as a switch, a blown fuse, or a bad wire. Most of the issues causing a dishwasher not to start can be easily repaired.
Leaking Water: Water can leak from a fill valve, a failed solenoid, low water pressure, or natural wear and tear. This symptom may be repaired, or it might be cause for replacement. Our quick evaluation can advise whether dishwasher repair or replacement is the best solution.
Water is not filling, or not draining: This may be a problem with the drain motor or the fill valve, or one of its many components. It is best to be evaluated by a professional to see if it can be repaired.
My Spray Arms Don’t Function: If you are having problems with your spray arms, it may need a spray arm replacement, or a simple spray arm cleaning.