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Common Dishwasher Issues and Solutions

Updated: Feb 8



Doing the dishes: that one chore that nobody wants to do. When your dishwasher stops working, the dishes pile up and the chore somehow becomes even worse. It doesn’t have to be that way. if your dishwasher is not functioning properly, do not fear. Legacy Appliances Services is here!


Here are 3 common dishwasher issues and Legacy Appliance Services’ Tips on how to address them:


  1. Dishes Come Out Dirty


When the dishwasher doesn’t do its job, you have to do its job twice. That’s no fun. Let’s see how to fix it


Potential Solutions:

  • Double check dishwasher maintenance manual

  • Are there specific places where vessels should not be loaded?

  • Is a utensil blocking the spinning motion of the spray arms?

  • Are plates loaded without scraping any of the food off?


  1. Dishwasher Leaks onto the Floor


Potential Causes:

  • cracks, damage, or debris that prevents dishwasher door or dishwasher door gasket from closing

  • float switch (which indicates dishwasher’s water level) is stuck


Potential Solutions:

  • Remove debris that blocks the dishwasher door

  • Replace broken dishwasher door

  • Clean float switch and remove debris that might have caused it to get stuck


  1. Dishwasher Not Draining


Potential Cause:

  • Issue with knockout plug, drain hose, or garbage disposal mechanism


Potential Solution:

  • For this issue, we would recommend calling us at 954-466-5691 to help you better diagnose the issue or to request one of our repair professionals.


If you are experiencing one of these three problems, or any other problem such as dishes not drying, dishwasher running too long, or dishwasher damaging dishes, give our professionals a call, and we’ll help you diagnose and troubleshoot the problem. If needed, we can also send one of our repair professionals. Legacy Appliance Service is the best appliance repair service in Broward County, FL that provides same-day, high quality, affordable repair services.



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