To repair a dishwasher, you must first determine the specific problem. Common problems of dishwashers include water leakage, failure to start and failure to clean the dishes properly.
Many problems faced by kitchen dishwashers, such as dishes not coming out clean, water leaks and dishwashers that fail are things that can be fixed by a careful homeowner. The tools needed to fix a dishwasher include basic DIY items such as a 4-in-1 screwdriver and pliers.
While it is possible to use a search engine to look for a local dishwasher repair company, the Better Business Bureau has a directory for accredited service providers. BBB-accredited businesses have established a track record of willingness to ensure customer satisfaction.
SFGate's Home Guides include a repair guide to help with a dishwasher that has sitting water. Common problems that the do-it-yourself homeowner can generally solve without calling a repair professional include issues with the drain hose, pump, drain basket, garbage disposal and float assembly.
Repairing the seal on the dishwasher door eliminates the vast majority of dishwasher leaks. If the problem is a hose connection, the warranty on the dishwasher may require a call to a professional.
It is advisable to always replace a broken dishwasher door spring rather than attempting a quick repair, as failure to do so could result in unwanted leaks and further issues with the dishwasher. When attempting to replace the springs in a dishwasher door, one should always consult the user manual.
Proper loading of a dishwasher is the best way to avoid costly repairs of the racks. One nick from a knife blade can give rust a place to start, which causes rack damage and eventually makes the dishwasher less effective.
As of 2015, parts for LG dishwashers can be purchased on the websites for Sears PartsDirect and AppliancePartsPros.com. Both retailers sell a variety of parts for LG dishwashers in categories such as electrical and plumbing.
To repair a GE dishwasher, users should first determine the problem. The first step in determining the issue with the dishwasher it to ensure that it is plugged in and receiving power.
The Viking website offers a search tool to help Viking product owners locate authorized service providers in their area. There are also some local appliance service companies that specialize in Viking repairs, such as Midwest Viking Appliance Repair. Sears Home Services can also service Viking dishw