dishwasher problemsAre you experiencing standing water in your dishwasher? This could be a sign that it is not draining properly and it’s often a symptom most new homeowners ignore. When your dishwasher has standing water in it, this is a sign that you are experiencing a major clog. With these tips, you’ll be able to troubleshoot the issue and get your dishwasher up and working in no time!

Make Sure the Dishwasher is the Problem

Before trying to fix your dishwasher, make sure your dishwasher is the problem and it’s not actually a larger plumbing problem. Walk through your home and verify that the other drains in your home are working properly. If they’re not, it’s not your dishwasher! If they are, it’s time to tackle your dishwasher problem.

If you are experiencing a plumbing problem house-wide, contact our team at A+ Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling today at (603) 518-5777.

Diagnosing Your Dishwasher Drainage Problem

Now that you’ve diagnosed that your drainage problem is only effecting your dishwasher, you’ll want to check the various parts of your dishwasher, including:

  • Obstructions in the bottom of the unit
  • A dirty filter
  • Disconnected or clogged drain hose
  • Worn out drain valve

Depending on what you find, fixing you drainage problem might be as easy as removing visible obstructions, reconnecting the drain hose, replacing the valve bracket, or cleaning the filter.

In some cases, you won’t be able to figure out the root of your dishwasher drainage problem and in this case, contact our team at A+ Plumbing, Heating & Cooling to get the help you need at (603) 518-5777.