Wrench It or Toss It: Dishwasher Edition

Dishwasher Repair Tips:

Wrench It or Toss It: Dishwasher Edition

Disclaimer: When attempting to diagnose a dishwasher problem, always make sure that the dishwasher is unplugged, and the water main is shut off. Do not attempt any diagnostics or dishwasher repairs unless you are a trained technician.

Dishwasher Repair or Replace?

As annoying as a faulty dishwasher can be, the pain of buying and installing a new one can be even greater. Before you cut into your savings for that shiny new dishwasher, you should always check a few basic things that might save you a lot of money going forward. Sit back, and let us take you through a few common dishwasher problems.

1) Clogged Dishwasher Spray Arms

A common problem, especially in many hard-water areas of Canada, is clogged dishwasher spray arms. During the dishwasher’s cycle, the arms rotate and spray water and/or soap through their nozzles. Through years of use, mineral deposits can form within these nozzles, clogging them entirely. In hard water areas, this can happen faster than you may think, but due to phosphate-free soaps, this is can be a problem with soft water as well.

Symptoms
  • Dishwasher not cleaning as well
  • Dishwasher top/bottom rack left dirty
Solution

Luckily for you, this problem can be fixed. The solution involves removal and inspection of all dishwasher arms, followed by a thorough cleaning of the nozzles, and/or soaking in a solution designed to break down the build-up.

2) Leaking Dishwasher Inlet

A leaking or clogged water inlet can be a big problem that will definitely cause your dishes coming out dirty. The water inlet is a valve that regulates the amount of water your dishwasher receives. If this is faulty, your dishwasher will not have enough water to clean effectively. To diagnose this issue, run the dishwasher. You will be able to hear the dishwasher fill with water. As it stops, open the dishwasher up. The water level should reach the heating coil, or at least come close to it. If it does not, a leaking/clogged water inlet may be your problem.

Symptoms
  • Dishwasher makes hammering sound
  • Dishwasher leaking water
  • Dishwasher not cleaning
Solution

Finding and replacing the water inlet, not your whole dishwasher, is the way to go. This is a delicate process, so we advise you to call a technician. If you plan on doing it yourself, always have some Teflon tape handy.

3) Clogged Dishwasher Drain

If you ever open up your dishwasher and are greeted by stagnant, murky water, you probably have a clogged drain. A clogged dishwasher drain is a routine dishwasher repair call for our technicians at City Master – Appliance Repair Services.

Symptoms 
  • Standing water in the dishwasher
  • Dishwasher draining slowly
Solution

Worry not! This is a routine repair that a trained technician can get underway. A thorough disassembly and clean should have your dishwasher repaired and ready to go.

 If you have any of the above symptoms, you may need a dishwasher repair, NOT a replacement. Call City Master – Appliance Repair Services today for an expert technician, and get your dishwasher repaired the right way.

 

 

Customers Reviews

Matthew
Matthew
17:31 07 Aug 22
Lady on the phone is very friendly booked the appointment quick we got a notification on our phone that the tech is coming to fix our dryer after 1 hour our dryer is back and running! Great service
Jude Rhett
Jude Rhett
16:57 03 Aug 22
Freezer stopped working last Friday. we called city master they came ordered the original part for our freezer after few days our fridge is back and running like brand new! Will recommend
Mike Smith
Mike Smith
18:24 01 Aug 22
Very prompt service. Really appreciated receiving a confirmation email that provided the techs first name which to me gave me added security of who to expect at our home. Tech was thorough, explained the issues and provided options. Tech was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Mark Henry
Mark Henry
15:33 27 Jul 22
Wow. On time professional & knowledgeable guys. Also provided tips on how to use my appliance to last long .Would definitely Recommend.
Ronald Kelvin
Ronald Kelvin
17:11 25 Jul 22
Very professional approach to appliances. Kept in contact to let me know when the part was available and then quickly scheduled the repair few days after. Clean, friendly and communicative. Really worth using. Highly recommend! Awesome service
Paul X
Paul X
11:45 22 Jul 22
We had a service technician look at my faulty washing machine. He was extremely professional, and made sure to explain what was wrong with the unit. What I appreciate the most is that the Manager called to make sure I was satisfied with the service after the service call was done. Not many companies out there are truly there for the customer. Will recommend this company to everyone!
Danial Charles
Danial Charles
10:18 20 Jul 22
We are very pleased with James work on our dishwasher. He was very pleasant and courteous We recommend him!
Anderson
Anderson
18:52 19 Jul 22
We are very pleased with James work on our dishwasher. He was very pleasant and courteous We recommend him!
Deborah F
Deborah F
11:38 18 Jul 22
Used city master few times in the past every time they deliver outstanding service!
Levi Harrison
Levi Harrison
15:52 17 Jul 22
The technician arrived on time very knowledgeable and polite great experience very fast service!
Stonis Mark
Stonis Mark
18:30 16 Jul 22
Good customer service they fixed my washer same day repair will use them again for sure!
Virginia Lawrence
Virginia Lawrence
12:36 15 Jul 22
Great service! Super polite and knowledgeable. A pleasure to deal with.
Shauna Attardo
Shauna Attardo
21:57 16 Jun 22
This was my first time using this company. I will be booking all of my future appliance appointments with them now. The website and the online booking system were easy to understand and use. I got a call when the technician was on the way, although I missed it, and they still came out at the scheduled time. The technician was very friendly and knowledgeable about the product. I was given a few options for repair along with estimates emailed to me before he left the house. I was able to pay for the service call – which was very reasonable – on the spot. I highly recommend City Master Appliance!
John Milos
John Milos
00:44 01 Jun 22
The technician was very friendly and knowledgeable. Will definitely put them at the top of my list next time something goes wrong.
Greg Ries
Greg Ries
14:57 17 May 22
Great guys, friendly service. They even return your calls. Being in the industry over 40 years, you see allot. Now with the internet it’s changed the market place. Now the dead beats who don’t want to pay the bill try and say things to hurt a business. Trying to squirm out of paying. Just pay your bills and quit being a Karren…Shannon
Miranda Davey
Miranda Davey
20:09 12 Apr 22
Easy to make an appointment. They where next day service. The guy that came to fix my dishwasher, explained and told me what he was doing and how he was going to fix it.
Christopher Nguyen
Christopher Nguyen
20:07 22 Mar 22
Great service and friendly technician. Fast and efficient!
JD Sheegl
JD Sheegl
21:12 10 Mar 22
I had a great experience with City Master. The service person came on time. Competitive rates. No complaints here.
Joe Ries
Joe Ries
10:22 18 Feb 22
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