When the dishwasher breaks down is a time of complete upheaval in the family.
Having to wash the family dishes by hand not only uses more water but general does not do as good a job, considering you would use two bowls of water, one to wash & one to rinse, your hands can only stand water temperature of about 40 degrees tops, the slowly cooling wash water, the soggy tea towels.
A dishwasher gives a hot & hygienic wash solution to dirty crockery, cutlery, pots & pans allowing people to pursue other activities. Nearly as importantly, it is somewhere to put the dirty plates, and pans etc. before washing so as not to clutter the sink area until the next wash.
Scraping of the plates prior to loading in the dishwasher would be the best advice I could give to prevent user issue problems. This will keep your filters cleaner for longer, give a better wash, give a shorter wash to dishwashers that have optical sensing & keep your drain hoses clear. The next best advice would be to use a quality & quantity of detergent to maximise washing results, and lastly is to select a wash cycle that will do the the job required, for instance, most eco cycles will wash at a lower temperature, therefore not breaking down the fats & greases that will be on the dishwasher contents.
The most common problems, regardless of brand are:
- Dishwasher not draining
- Dishwasher is leaking & there is water on the floor
- Residues and not washing clean enough
- Cannot hear water being sprayed around inside and there is a hum.
- There are A LOT of suds in the dishwasher
- The dishwasher is showing an alarm & beeping.
The last one, above, where the dishwasher is presenting with an alarm and beeping will be due to a technical error in the operation of the dishwasher. This can be due to a malfunctioning part or the dishwasher has sensed that things are out of its normal operating performance criteria.
Brisbane Appliance Repairs has extensive experience & knowledge repairing of the Fisher & Paykel range of dishwashers of both the Drawer & Door type Dishwashers. Having being a road technician for 13 years with Fisher & Paykel an intricate knowledge of these appliances can give you peace of mind in knowing that repairs are being undertaken by a professional.
Call Brisbane Appliance Repairs to discuss the problems you are having with your dishwasher and arrange a service visit.