Clogged Dishwasher

07 Oct. 20

How to Deal with a Clogged Dishwasher

Do you know how your dishwasher is clogged? If it does not drain very well, or if an inch or more of standing water continues to gather in the bottom of the tube, you probably have a clogged dishwasher. With all the little daily worries, the last thing you need is a broken device. Who has the time or flexibility to wait for a service call?

 

Fixing the clogged dishwasher before calling an expert.

 

Step 1: Start with the filter

 

The most likely reason of a clogged dishwasher is a filter. Stubborn food debris, such as popcorn or damp pieces of paper from labels on the container, can get stuck in the filter and prevent water from escaping from the dishwasher.

 

To find the filter, remove the lower basket and look at the bottom of the tub. Some models have the bracket in the rear corner and others near the bottom of the syringe.

 

Step 2: Remove it

 

Generally, The filter is covered with a cage or grid. You can generally remove the filter from the dishwasher by hand, but some require a screwdriver.

 

Once the coating is removed, you can remove the filter. If yours is clogged, you will probably see food particles, dirt, or other visible debris on the small net.

Step 3: Rinse and replace it

You can remove most of the dirt only by placing the filter under the sink. Use a soft brush, such as an old toothbrush, to scrub off scratched debris. However, do not use hard or abrasive agents as they may damage the filter.

 

When you are done, replace the now clean and shiny filter and replace the cage or strainer.

 

Step 4: Look for other culprits

 

If you have cleaned the filter and the dishwasher still does not drain properly, there may be another reason why it is clogged. Check the drain valve. You should be able to move the drain bracket manually. If it is stuck, it means that the valve’s electrical parts are probably burnt out and need to be replaced.

 

For specific information and maintenance instructions, see the user manual.

 

If none of these troubleshooting issues occur, everything else will fail, and you will be overwhelmed. For more information visit Best Quality Plumbing.