Dishwasher Dilemmas

Posted on April 13, 2019

There comes a time in every homeowner’s life that their fateful dishwasher gives up and breaks down on them. This leads to troublesome evenings manually washing all the dishes and talks concerning how much it will cost to replace or repair. But before making small NYC kitchen remodeling plans, take the time to learn about common issues and simple fixes for your dishwasher.


There are many reasons for a dishwasher to begin leaking. Here are a few things to look out for.

  • Check if the dishwasher is level. Leaks can be caused by it being tilted on one side.
  • Sometimes the leakage can come from the water supply. Remove the cover panel to check.
  • Ensure that both racks are full whenever running the dishwasher. Running it with an empty rack leads to water being sprayed directly on the door,
  • Check if the seals are intact when you close the door.
  • The water temperature should not exceed 120°F


Here are some things to check for if your dishwasher does not fill up with water properly.

  • Check if the door closes properly. It may be loose seals or an obstruction.
  • Some people forget to turn on the water supply.
  • Take a look at the overfill float normally found in the upper right corner and check if it is being obstructed – it should be moving upwards and downwards freely.


Some newer models of dishwasher leave a small amount of water on the pan after draining. This is so that the seal does not dry out. If, however, there is a lot of water left behind, check for the following issues.

  • Some dishwashers siphon water away from the sink. Check if the drain hose is attached in the proper area underneath the counter.
  • Most drainage issues are caused by a problem in the kitchen drainage itself. The issue may not be with your dishwasher.

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