Using a dishwasher for cleaning your dirty dishes saves you a lot of time that you can utilize for other useful purposes or for a bit of ‘me time’. All you need to do is load the dirty dishes into the correct segments or drawers of the washer and turn the switch on. The dishes will be squeaky clean within a very short time. So, all’s good as long as the washer performs without a glitch. But when they start acting up, you can have a hell of a time.

Most people would think of calling a dishwashers NZ repair service but that can cost you several hundred dollars. Instead, it would be prudent that you carry out an initial examination and try to find if the problem is due to the following issues and if so, fix it yourself:

Accumulation of water in the bottom levels of the washer

This is a very common issue that most people face and the reason for it is pretty simple, clogging of the drain of the washer due to leftover food, bones, seeds, etc. The solution for this problem is pretty simple; you have to empty the washer and then clean the drains so that nothing remains stuck inside it. This will allow free flow of water and prevent water accumulation.

Dirty dishes even after washing

Another problem that people often face while using dishwashers NZ is that the dishes aren’t properly cleaned even after the washing cycle is over. Naturally, this will nullify the utility of the washer and you have to solve this problem immediately. The common reasons behind this sort of a problem are usually clogged sprinklers, nozzles or water hose. To solve this issue, you will have to clean all existing holes of the washer following the instruction manual. If the problem continues, it has to be assumed that the water heater isn’t working properly.

Stained glasses

Dishwashers NZ are meant to make your glasses shiny and gleaming and if that doesn’t happen after a wash, then you have to look out for the reason behind it and solve the problem. To identify the cause, you first need to put the glasses into vinegar water and if the glasses start shining after about 5 minutes, then the problem lies in the water that you are using for cleaning the dishes. Hard water can cause this type of problem. Use of extra detergent can easily solve this problem. However, if vinegar cannot clean your glasses, then the problem is because of the temperature of the water being used for cleaning.

Excessive noise

Though all dishwashers NZ make some amount of noise, it isn’t usually too much, provided you made a wise decision while buying. However, after repeated use, dishwashers sometimes start making a lot of noise which is quite distracting and unbearable. This may happen when blades and fans of the motor get damaged for some reason. The best solution to this sort of problem is precaution. Make sure that you examine the different parts of the washer for any sort of minor damage and fix them before it’s too late.