How to Repair a Dishwasher Rack

Over time, dishwasher racks will often require some maintenance. The most common complaint is rust on the dish racks, which can cause rust spots on your dishes. Another common issue is a problem with the track that holds the dish rack. As you may have already found out, replacing the dishwasher rack can be expensive or seem like a waste …

What Could Be Wrong When a Dishwasher Only Fills

You load up your dishwasher and you hear it filling, that is always a good sign. Unfortunately, it appears to fill just fine, but after the water stops flowing, so does everything else. Your dishwasher fills with water and then nothing else happens. There is no noise or no attempt to wash your dishes. It still drains fine when you …

What is Making Your KitchenAid Dishwasher Stink?

Is your KitchenAid dishwasher a little smelly? Even if it is just a smell, a bad stink is not really something you want near your freshly washed dishes. It isn’t so much that the smell permeates them, but rather that it is caused by something that could be contaminating them. The stinkier your dishwasher is, the more you should consider …

What Causes a Dishwasher Spray Arm to Not Function?

Many dishwashers use at least one spray arm in order to effectively clean your dishes. While the spray arm seems like it is a moving part, really it isn’t much different from a hose. It doesn’t use a motor to rotate, but rather rotates using the pressure of the water. Due to this, spray arms actually don’t malfunction that much …

Is it Time to Replace the Detergent Dispenser in Your Frigidaire Dishwasher?

During your dishwasher’s wash cycle, the detergent dispenser door opens to release the soap needed to clean your dishes. A broken dispenser may not open, meaning soap won’t get added to the hot water in your appliance. If the wash cycle is lacking soap, you’ll be left with dirty dishes. In order for you dishes to get cleaned, you’ll need …

What to Check When A Dishwasher Has a Faulty Dry Cycle

If you enjoy taking clean dishes out of a dishwasher and drying them by hand, the dry cycle isn’t that crucial to the process. The issue comes when you forget about those dishes for a day or two, and they dry naturally. Instead of clear glass, everything is covered with water spots and maybe even an opaque film. These are …

What to Do If You Use Too Much Detergent in the Dishwasher

The more dishes you wedge into your dish racks, the dirtier those dishes are, the more soap they need to get clean, right? Wrong. Your dishwasher is designed to use a set amount of detergent specifically formulated for the appliance. When you use more, you create problems. There are two things that can happen when you use more detergent than …

Why is Your Dishwasher Not Heating Up?

When your dishwasher cleans dishes, it uses hot water. When your dishwasher dries dishes, it uses radiating heating. Even if your dishwasher is connected to the hot water line in your home, it also uses a heating element to heat the water to the exact temperature it needs to be. That heating element also helps produce heat to dry the …

Where to Find the Model Number on Your Whirlpool Appliance

The model number of your appliance is often the unexpected key to a successful appliance repair. Not only can you use a model number to look up how to repair specific problems with your specific appliance, but you will need that model number to buy the right replacement part to do the actual repair. However, where to find the model …

What is Causing a Smelly Dishwasher?

Anytime a kitchen smells like something infinitely more gross than food, it is never a good thing. If you have sniffed around and found that your smelly smell is emanating from your dishwasher, you have a problem. While it is true your dishwasher tub might need a solid cleaning, in truth the interior usually stays pretty clean. After all, the …