Cleaning up after meals can be hard work, but thankfully dishwashers make clean up after meals so much easier. Of course, that all depends on whether your dishwasher drain is working properly.
How Water Gets in Your Dishwasher
When you start your dishwasher, water gets pumped into a basin through a hose connected to the machine. Your home’s water supply line connects directly to this hose on your dishwasher. It pumps cold water into your dishwasher that is warmed up with a heating element and then forces it up pipes on the side the machine, which are connected to the dishwasher spray arms.
How Water Drains from Your Dishwasher
Once the washing and rinsing cycles have finished, the water drains down to the dishwasher’s basin again, and then is pumped out. Depending on the type of dishwasher you own, the drained water might go directly into the pipes under your sink or through your garbage disposal.
Handling Dishwasher Drain Clogs
If the water wont’ drain from your dishwasher, it could be for a clog or a problem in one of the following areas:
- Filter basket
- Drain hose
- Garbage disposal
If there’s just food stuck in the filter basket, you can easily remove it and clean off the food particles. You can also soak the basket in vinegar to get rid of any grease buildup. If there’s a clog somewhere else, though, it may be time to call the pros.
If you’re having any issues with your dishwasher draining and you’ve run out of DIY solutions, you can call on the dishwasher repair pros at All Brands Appliance Repair. We’re here to help folks in Wilmington and the nearby area solve their dishwasher problems!