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Common Issues You Might Experience With Your Dishwasher

alpha plumbing dishwasher installation servicesMost people consider having a dishwasher in their kitchen a necessity rather than a luxury. It can be a significant inconvenience when it breaks down and needs repair. For those who enjoy cooking at home, the dishwasher is an essential tool in the kitchen, whether it’s built-in, portable, or countertop. Unfortunately, your dishwasher might encounter issues periodically. Continue reading to learn more about some of the challenges you might face with your dishwasher. 

Your Dishwasher is Leaking

As with a leaking clothes washer, there are many potential reasons why your dishwasher is regularly leaking. Among other problems, your leaking dishwasher may have:

  • A damaged drainage hose
  • A faulty pump or pump seal
  • A bad door seal (this is likely as dishwashers age since the seals become brittle)
  • Overloading can also be the cause of occasional leaking.

So, following your dishwasher manufacturer’s advice on loading plates, utensils, and oversized items like pots and pans is wise. You can also look for information on loading and loading your dishwasher online. This is a subject that many people have opinions about, and there are tons of dishwasher-loading tutorials available, believe it or not!

Your Dishwasher is Not Fully Draining

This problem is often due to clogs in the drainage system of your dishwasher. Improper drainage can create huge messes, like damaging leaks and bacterial growth inside and outside your dishwasher. Some dishwashers have self-serviceable filter components that should be cleaned regularly to prevent clogging.

However, your dishwasher could have more significant problems with its drain pump or other components. As discussed above, damaged circuitry can prevent cycles from running or advancing correctly, which could also be the culprit. It’s best to call the team at Alpha Plumbing for help with dishwasher repair due to drainage failure.

Your Dishwasher Has Water Fill Problems

Water fill problems can be tricky to troubleshoot. If your dishwasher is not filling at all—or won’t stop filling as it operates—it could be due to a faulty float or float switch or a water inlet valve problem. Dishwasher repair professionals best address these issues.


Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and own and operate our backhoes for excavating jobs.

For more information and to get a free no-obligation estimate, you can contact us on our website, send us an e-mail, or give us a call at (410) 255-5998.

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