For many homeowners, the dishwasher is one of the best inventions of modern time, or at least in the kitchen! It speeds up the process of washing dishes, while ensuring sanitation. And, it cleans the dishes efficiently and without complaint. It is a handy modern invention that we sometimes take for granted, until it stops working, that is.
Is your dishwasher leaking? A leaking dishwasher can be a huge hassle. Over and above the fact that the dishwasher may not be working properly, it can cause flooding on your floor, create a slip hazard and cause water damage in your home. Diagnosing the source of the leak will determine how to proceed in a repair or replacement. An experienced and professional plumber can help with this.
Common Causes of Dishwasher Leaks
Operational Errors - Sometimes something as simple as incorrectly loading the dishwasher or using the wrong soap can cause a dishwasher to leak. Be sure to read the loading instructions for your dishwasher and follow their guide. Proper loading will ensure your dishwasher is running its best.
Faulty Seals & Gaskets - It is common for a dishwasher leak to be due to a faulty seal or gasket. The repair for this is usually pretty simple. Take a look at your dishwasher’s seals and see if you can see visible damage. If so, this is likely the cause of the leak. Hardware stores carry new gaskets and they are easy to install. Follow the installation instructions, but remember one very important tip, turn off the power source to the dishwasher first.
Drain Hose & Pump - If your dishwasher is leaking from the bottom, the cause of the leak may be the drain hose and pump. This is a repair where it is best to hire a licensed plumber to fix.
Float Switches & Spray Arms - If you overfill your dishwasher, it can cause the float switch or spray arm to break. You can get replacements at the hardware store, or you can call us to fix it.
If your dishwasher is leaking, you may be motivated to fix it quickly to save yourself the work of washing by hand. The other reason is to save your floor and home from water damage, which will be more work to repair than washing the dishes. If your dishwasher is acting up, the professional plumbers at Moore’s Plumbing - Mesquite can get it up and running again, so you can get on with your day.
Give us a call at 972-342-3709 for your free estimate. We can help determine the cause of your dishwasher leak and the best course of action to fix it.