Dishwasher Repair Help & Advice

How To Keep Your Dishwasher Working

For years, questions have been raised as to whether dishwashers are an environmentally friendly alternative to washing up. According to research homes with a dishwasher use 50% less water and 28% less energy than those homes without one.

In the penultimate post of our three part series, we look at how regular maintenance of your dishwasher can help prolong its life, and reduce the risk of faults occurring. And such maintenance includes checking the following components for signs of damage:

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How To Clean & Unblock a Dishwasher

A dishwasher failing to drain or showing signs of a blockage will understandably cause concern in your kitchen, but it doesn’t mean you need to automatically start looking to purchase a brand new model.

Instead, 9 times out of 10 you’ll be able to solve the issue yourself by checking and removing any blockages found within your dishwasher’s filters, waste hose and spray arms. Along with removing the blockages from these areas you should provide the appliance with a thorough clean, particularly if your dishwasher smells – and in this post, we’ll explain how to go about each of these tasks.

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6 Steps To Remove a Dishwasher Soap Dispenser

Have you just gone to unload your dishwasher, only to find the pots and pans are still as dirty as they were when they went in, and that the soap is clogged in the soap dispenser? If so, there’s a good chance you have a fault with your soap dispenser, and this will need replacing.

Thankfully replacing a faulty soap dispenser on your dishwasher is a relatively straightforward repair job which you’ll be able to do yourself by following the steps below. By taking the time to carry out the repair, not only will you save money in the short and long term, but you’ll also have a fully functioning dishwasher once again.

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Better Cleaning Dishwasher
The dishwasher is for many households a great appliance, which dramatically cuts down the amount of time spent clearing up after enjoying a meal.

Unfortunately, from time to time the dishwasher may let you down, resulting in dishes coming out dirty or streaky. But this doesn’t automatically mean your appliance is broken and needs replacing. Instead there are steps which if taken, could significantly improve the performance of your dishwasher.

Below we’ve compiled six tips for a better cleaning dishwasher.

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Why Won't Your Dishwasher DrainWithin the first two of our “customer questions” posts, we’ve looked at “How to Change a Vacuum Drive Belt” and “How to Change a Cooker Hinge”. Now, in the final part we look at why your dishwasher won’t drain.

If your dishwasher won’t drain water during the cycle it doesn’t mean your appliance is destined for the scrap heap. Instead, there are a few quick and easy checks you can make to repair your appliance and bring it back to its former glory.

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Prolong Your DishwasherFor many homeowners a dishwasher is a luxury, removing the need to tackle those difficult pots and pans after enjoying a home-cooked meal. Yet the luxury is also often taken for granted, until the appliance begins to underperform.

Two of the main issues facing dishwashers is the build up of limescale (hard water areas) and detergent (all areas), which can leave your machine with stale odours as well as reduced performance. Such issues can also contribute to your glasses being left with streaks and smears after a washing cycle, whilst plates, dishes and bowls are also likely to have remains of yesterday’s dinner showing if your machine is not working at full capacity.

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Remove and Clean Dishwasher Filters Your dishwasher is no doubt an appliance which you give little thought to, until something goes wrong – and then you realise how much you rely on it. Thankfully with regular maintenance, you can keep your dishwasher living longer and performing better. One such maintenance step to take is regularly cleaning the dishwasher filters.

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Dishwasher Cleaning is EasyWhen thinking of an MOT, many of us will think of our cars. But household appliances should also be put through a regular health-check to keep them working at their optimum level, and one such appliance is the trusted dishwasher and if you haven’t recently checked your dishwasher now is the perfect time.

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At BuySpares it is our aim to empower you to fix it yourself. Through our range of appliance spare parts supported by our advice centre, we endeavour to provide you with the tools and information needed to tackle simple appliance faults – saving you money and benefiting the environment. One of our core areas is dishwasher spare parts. We have parts available for all the top brands, including Kenwood dishwasher spares and Beko dishwasher spares.

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Dishwasher RepairsIf your dishwasher has developed a fault, then you are faced with a dilemma; do you replace it, call in the appliance repair professionals or have a go yourself? In this post we look at the dishwasher repair options available.

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