When it comes to dishwashers, you may need to troubleshoot some issues yourself before calling a professional. Not every issue
requires a pro to come in, but there are times when it’s necessary. Before you call a pro, consider looking into some tips and
tricks to figuring out what is wrong, and then addressing the situation on your own. As such, consider the following elements
that could assist in figuring out what is wrong, and how to go about fixing the dishwasher that’s not draining properly.
Check The Drain Pump
First and foremost, look to see if the drain pump has gone bad. A drain pump is going to be the first culprit, and something that
can cause a bit of headaches. You’ll find that the pump could have a leak, or you are dealing with something a bit more complex.
A leak in the pump usually is signaled by a motor that is continually running. In the case of certain brands, you’ll need to look
into the pumps that it has, as some may contain some that drain and wash.
The number one reason why something could be awry is a blacked exist. You’ll want to look into the filter from time to time for
any sort of particles, debris, or issues. An obstruction will cause the water to stay put instead of draining properly. You can
easily remove clogs by isolating the filter and pulling elements out of it. This is usually the issue that most people have to deal with in regards to a dishwasher not draining.
There is also a chance that there is a blockage somewhere else. You’ll want to look into the waste pipe in case of obstruction, and
you may also need to look past the filter. Whatever the case is, blockages are going to need to be addressed if you’re going to get moving forward with fixing the drainage issue.
If you have a complete failure, and there’s no obstruction, you may need a full replacement. Replacing the drain pump is going
to require a bit more work than just clearing blockages and doing checks of the pump. Call in a professional to assist with the
replacement and make sure that it’s done by someone that is certified, licensed, and insured. You want to make sure that when
the work is completed, you are not left with a lackluster solution. You want to ensure that the pump replacement is in fact the answer to the issue.