Tune up an old dishwasher
Posted on Feb.22, 2014 by Chase Thompson

As somebody who just purchases a new dishwasher I know how expensive they can be. While many people replace their dishwasher to update the look of their kitchen, several others buy a new dishwasher to improve performance. In many cases a dishwasher can be cleaned out or repaired to improve the performance. KC Plumber Pro can help with these types of repairs and can usually be completed in about an hour.

The most common issue with a dishwasher is a lack of water supply. This can be caused by sediment that has either blocked the supply line, shut off valve, or inlet on the dishwasher. This is usually the first place to check when performance is low. Once you have verified water is reaching the appliance you can begin to work on the inside of the dishwasher. The lower sprayer arm can be removed and that will usually expose the filter. The filter may need to be cleaned out or there could even be food stuck in the bottom of the discharge. There is also a float valve on the dishwasher that keeps the water from overfilling. Sometimes this can get stuck and will prevent the unit from filling up. By tapping this with a small object it can usually be dislodged.

There are a few other basic things we can troubleshoot on your dishwasher but if it cannot be repaired we can also install a new dishwasher. We recommend purchasing the new unit from factory direct appliance.



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