How to Up-Keep Your Own Older Appliances

Addressing A Couple Of Common Problems Dishwashers Experience

Problems with your dishwasher can quickly have major impacts on the rest of your kitchen. Unfortunately, there are some problems that can commonly afflict dishwashers, and if you are not well-informed about these appliances, you may not understand what is needed to repair the problem. In particular, the following two questions concerning common dishwasher problems may help you to minimize the impacts from these two common issues. 

Why Is Water Leaking Out Of The Sides And Bottom Of Dishwasher Door?

One day, you may turn on the dishwasher only to find that water started leaking out around the door. This is an indication that the seal has failed, and you will need to replace it to correct the problem. For those that are unfamiliar with this process, it is relatively simple. 

You will need to remove the old seal before you can insert the new one, and this can best be done by prying a portion of the seal out of place with a knife or screwdriver. Then you simply need to pull it out until the seal is completely removed. Next, you should place a portion of the new seal into the crevice and push it into place. Repeat this process with the rest of the seal until it is completely installed. 

What Can Be Done About Foul Smells Coming From The Dishwasher?

Another routine problem that your dishwasher may encounter is a foul smell coming from it. Often, this can be due to a buildup of bacteria on the interior of it. The first step in correcting this problem should be to thoroughly clean the dishwasher's interior. To do this, you will need to purchase dishwasher cleaning solution because your household cleaning agents may be too strong for this device, which can cause serious damage. 

If cleaning it does not get rid of the smell, the problem is most likely decaying food that is trapped in the sump pump. Repairing this problem will require a plumber to disassemble the pump to remove the debris. You can avoid this problem by making sure to remove as much food as possible before placing dishes in the dishwasher. 

Understanding how you can address these two common dishwasher problems will help you to avoid some of the disruptions and damages these issues can cause. However, if you find that you are unable to repair these issues, you should always hire an experienced appliance repair professional because this will help prevent the dishwasher from causing water damage to your home. 

For professional appliance service, contact a company such as Kaylor Appliance & Refrigeration Service.