A Faulty Part Could Be Making It Tougher To Clean The Dishes

Your dishwasher is an important appliance within your home, and yet it's an appliance that can sometimes be overlooked because you just generally expect it to keep doing its job like it always has. But dishwashers have multiple parts that make them tick, and if one those parts has too much wear and tear or otherwise becomes faulty, your dishes might not be getting as clean as you like. If this is the case, you may need to reach out to a local company that offers appliance replacement parts. Here are some of the different scenarios where part replacement might be something you want to look into.

You Have Too Much Water or Not Enough Water Coming Into the Dishwasher

Your dishwasher's water inlet valve is the part or mechanism that controls how much water comes into the washer, taking water in until it gets to just the right level and then closing the valve to stop the flow once the washer has enough to get the job done. If you notice your dishes are not getting clean or don't even seem like they are getting much water on them, your inlet valve might be malfunctioning or in need of repair. It's also possible to have the opposite problem where an inlet valve gets stuck in the open position, constantly bringing water into the dishwasher long after an appropriate level has been reached. This could lead to problems with draining or even flooding if not taken care of.

Your Dishwasher's Heating Element Isn't Turning On

Most dishwashers today have a heating element that will blow air through the washer after the rinsing cycle is over, allowing the air to dry each dish so they are ready to be put away into your cabinets and drawers as soon as the cycle is over. If you are opening your dishwasher to dishes that still look wet, it's possible the switch that turns the heating element on is not working properly. You may want to have a repair service look at the dishwasher to be sure, but if you are certain a faulty switch is the problem, you can get a replacement part to restore the drying cycle to your washer.

Your Dishwasher Won't Turn On or Randomly Turns Off During Operation

If you have a dishwasher that won't do anything when you turn it on or if it randomly shuts down during operation, you might have a problem with the wiring that needs to be looked at by a professional. But it's also possible that the solution could be simple as replacing the door latch. The dishwasher requires the door latch to be locked in order to turn on in order to ensure water doesn't get out of the washer. If the door latch is faulty, the dishwasher might not turn on at all, or it might turn off if the latch slips during operation.

To learn more, contact a resource that offers appliance replacement parts.