5 Common Dishwasher Problems Faced by Dubai Residents

Let’s face it: our dishwashers are now an essential appliance. Yes, of course it’s possible to wash all our dishes, but our dishwashers make our lives so much easier. That’s why it always feels like a disaster when they stop working properly. Fortunately, most dishwasher problems can be quickly diagnosed and fixed by booking a professional dishwasher repair service in Dubai. ServiceMarket has put together a list of the top 5 reasons why your dishwasher may not be working. 

My dishwasher isn’t cleaning properly 

If you’re pulling bowls and plates out of the dishwasher after it’s been on for a few hours only to find there is still dried food stuck to the surface, there are a few things you can try alone before you call the professionals. 

First, empty the dishwasher and see if it has a cleaning cycle setting. If so, run that and then try it with a half load. Another thing to check is the drain in the bottom – can you see water sitting in it? If so, there’s likely a blockage. Sometimes this is an easy fix on your part, and sometimes it’s not. 

Your first step should be to clean out what you can and then pour some vinegar or lemon juice into the drain. Let it sit for a couple of hours and then run the dishwasher with a half-load to see if it has freed anything up. It’s still blocked, or getting worse, book a dishwasher repair service in Dubai. 

If the problem is exclusive to white build-up or streaks on your glasses, it’s usually down to the hardness of your water. To remedy this, you may benefit from using a special hard water detergent or use more regular detergent. You may also want to consider using a whole house water softening system for your dishwasher as well as other appliances, if limescale build up is a major problem for you. 

My dishwasher is making a lot of noise 

With older dishwasher models, this is fairly common, but shouldn’t be so loud that it distracts you from your daily routine. If your dishwasher is making too much noise, or suddenly making different noises, there’s a problem. You may have a defective pump, or there may be a problem with the spray in the washing machine. Again, it is advised that you enlist the help of a trained professional to avoid running the risk of damaging your dishwasher. 

My dishwasher isn’t draining 

Clearly, a dishwasher not draining properly is a problem, especially if the problem gets bad enough where you end up flooding your kitchen in an effort to get your glasses and dishes back. If it is just an inch or so of water at the bottom, check the drain yourself, and if you can’t see anything obvious call a professional dishwasher repair service in Dubai to come and look at it for you, as it could be as simple as a valve or as complicated as a drain pump issue. 

My dishwasher is leaking 

This may not seem like much of a problem if it’s just a little trickle, but it has the potential to be a major problem. This is often caused by a defective pump or damaged door gasket. Get in touch with home appliance repair companies to help you fix this, as you definitely don’t want to flood your home!  

My dishwasher smells bad 

If your dishwasher is smelling strange or bad, there’s likely a build up or small blockage that isn’t doing enough to actually stop your dishwasher from working properly – yet. If this is the case for you, follow the same advice we gave in the first section and if that still doesn’t remedy the situation, call a professional service to take a look for you. 

A few of the problems we mentioned above are easy to rectify, but if your dishwasher is causing you a lot of worry, it’s always best to seek out the advice and help of a professional. You can book a licensed dishwasher repair service in Dubai without any hassles through ServiceMarket. They’ll have your dishwasher back in full working order as soon as possible. 

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