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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.


Companies that install dishwashers include Lowe's, The Home Depot and Sears Home Services. For dishwashers purchased at Lowe's, or through the Lowe's website, customers can opt to have the appliance installed by one of the company's certified professionals.


Fixing a dishwasher that has been filled with regular soap instead of dishwasher detergent begins with cancelling the cycle, allowing the dishwasher to drain the water, and removing the dishes. Towels should be placed on the floor to catch suds and water. It is then advised to pour table salt over t


The weight of a standard dishwasher varies by size, make and model. However, as of 2014, the average dishwasher weighs between 60 and 160 pounds. For example, an LG model D1464MF has a net weight of 70 kilograms, or 154 pounds, while the Bosch 24-inch model SHE3AR52UC weighs 63 pounds.


Fixing a smelly dishwasher is a simple process that takes only a little longer than the time a dishwasher normally takes to run through a wash cycle. Gloves, a sponge, soap, degreasing spray and a bottle of special dishwasher cleaning detergent are the required tools. An initial physical clean of th


Fixing a noisy dishwasher involves inspecting the appliance to narrow down the issue. After reading the manufacturer's manual, open the dishwasher and inspect the components. This helps to identify the origin of the noise, and you can then replace or clean the affected parts.


The dishwashers receiving the highest rating by Good Housekeeping magazine as of 2014 included the GE Profile PDWT480RSS with SmartDispense, the Asko D5122XXL and the KitchenAid Superba Series KUDS30IVSS. The Kenmore Elite Ultra Wash 665.1394 rounded out the list of top-rated machines.


To schedule service on a Whirlpool dishwasher, owners should call Whirlpool Customer Service, which finds the nearest Whirlpool Authorized Service provider. If the dishwasher was purchased within the last 12 months, it is covered by a manufacturer's warranty.


A couple of problems could keep a dishwasher from filling with water. One of the most common issues is a stuck or defective float switch.


A dishwasher manual is a booklet that outlines operating instructions and information on cleaning and caring for the dishwasher. These manuals come with the dishwasher at the time of purchase, and many are also available online. In addition to an owner's manual, most dishwashers come with detailed i