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Why is my Dishwasher Not Draining?

Your dishwasher is a trusty appliance that you rely on to help save you time. So it can be frustrating when it stops working as it should. However, if that problem is a draining issue, the solution might be easier than you think. Here are just a few reasons your trusty dishwasher might not be draining as it should:

Check Your Filter

Depending on your dishwasher, it might be as simple as filter check. Some companies suggest you should clean your filter every two to three weeks. When you ignore this step, food and other grime can begin to build up. As a result of the over-accumulation of food, water might not drain fully.

Clean Out the Drain Basket

The drain basket is used to catch food particles before they go through the drain pipes. Sometimes too much food can build up and cause a blockage. You can find it at the bottom of your dishwasher. Once you locate it, you’ll want to rinse out anything inside. Run the dishwasher afterward to make sure it’s clean!

Check For Clogs

If you put plates in your dishwasher that still have remnants of food that congeals, you could be clogging up your drain hose. You can detach the hose from the system and check for the jam. Also, check to see if you can blow air through the hose. Call us if you think the obstruction is wedged too deep!

Get A New Timer

A key component for your dishwasher is its timer. The timer is like the brain of the machine, operating when things run, drain, or filter. If the timer is off than it might affect when the water drains. If this is the case, you can contact us to replace this part and get the appliance back on track!

Dishwashers are made to make your life easier, so the last thing you want is for these problems to continue! If you are experiencing any of these issues, Ostrom Electrical Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning professional plumbers are here to help! All our services come with upfront pricing and a 100% satisfaction guarantee! Contact us (540) 685-4040, today!

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