Do you happen to have a dishwasher that isn't performing up to your standards and it's doing everything but wash your dishes? If so, you've come to the right place! That's right, we've compiled some the most common dishwasher problems that people have and we're providing the simple solutions to correct them. Here's a look at dishwasher troubleshooting tips.

Dishwasher Troubleshooting Tips

Before we begin, many of these issues stem from how dishes are loaded into the dishwasher. Thankfully, there are a few ways to navigate this problem.

●        Never block your soap dispenser. Putting a cookie sheet or a cutting board in front of the soap dispenser can waste an entire cycle of water (and energy) because the detergent is being blocked.

●        Don't crowd your dishwasher. We understand it's incredibly tempting to crowd the dishwasher, but this can significantly decrease how well your dishes get cleaned. If plates or bowls are packed too closely, water and soap have no way to clean them correctly. If you're still having a hard time, try to use your dishwasher as a guide for spacing.

●        Understand the angles in which your dishwasher sprays dishes. For loading, it's important to put your most soiled dishes in a downward angle so that water can reach every crevice. For dishes with a deep concave, you'll need to do the same so that any liquid can drip off and allow the dish to properly dry.

●        Learn how to load dishes into the dishwasher. How one loads dishes into the dishwasher can have a significant impact on the outcome of clean dishes. When dishes are improperly loaded into the dishwasher, it's likely they'll require another rinse cycle.


Now that we have the basics covered, here are some of the more advanced issues people have with their dishwashers.

●        If you have a white film appearing on your dishes, it could mean you have high mineral deposits in your area. To figure this out, you'll need to research the hard water level. If you have too hard of a water level, you'll have to use a water softener to get rid of the excess materials.

●        Try to clean the dishwasher every two months to remove any stains. If you happen to be using an aid for rinsing, set the dial to match the level of hard water.

●        Your dishwasher has a removable filter, so try to keep it as clean as possible. Remove it, clean it with a soft brush, and reinstall it.

●        If the dishwasher isn't filling with water, there are a few ways you can address the issue. First, check if the water is on if it was recently installed. Then, check the overfill float. Make sure it's set in the down position, it can move freely, and that it isn't obstructed.


Considering the information above, there's plenty of ways one can fix their dishwasher. However, some issues require professional help. Thankfully, G&G Appliance Repair Service is here to do so! Contact us today to solve your advanced dishwasher problems.