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January 12,2021

Why My Dishwasher Wont Drain

Does your dishwasher refuse to drain properly? Not only can a dysfunctional dishwasher be a major nuisance, but it could put you at risk of long-term water damage and mold growth if the problem goes untreated for too long. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh, we provide high quality residential and commercial services for local property owners. We know how much your family or business relies on your plumbing system to perform basic daily activities, and we want to help you troubleshoot your dishwasher problems. Here are some tips on what the cause of your dishwashers inability may be to drain.

Wrong Detergent

Some dishwashers are picky about which kind of detergent is used. If you have the type that prefers powder, then using liquid detergent can create a lot of suds that are difficult for your dishwasher to handle. Check your user manual to make sure that you are using an approved product for your specific make and model.

Clogged Trap or Filter

Inside your dishwasher you will find a filter or trap that is intended to capture food from your dishes. While this feature keeps your pipes free of unwanted debris, it can quickly clog the filter and make it difficult for water to drain. Add cleaning your filter to your maintenance check list so you can avoid unnecessary backups.

Garbage Disposal Issues

If you have a garbage disposal, then your dishwasher is likely connected to it. Therefore, if you have a blockage in your disposal, it can have an effect on your dishwashers functionality. Check for food, grease or other materials that may be keeping your disposal from performing well. You may need to invest in a garbage disposal repair or replacement.

Drain Hose Problems

If your drain hose is clogged, kinked or damaged in any way, it can also cause a lot of issues with drainage. Cleaning, repairing or replacing this hose may help solve your issue.

Electrical Failures

Your dishwasher issues may appear to be caused by plumbing problems, but you also need to double check for signs of electrical trouble. Check your breaker or outlets to make sure.

Knockout Plug

Was your dishwasher recently installed? Then the knockout plug may still be intact. Look inside your drain hose to see if the plug is still there. If so, then you will need to remove it. If you are uncomfortable identifying the plug, or handling the drain hose, then call a professional plumber who can help fix it for you.

Are You Unsure What Is Causing Your Dishwasher Problem? Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing Today

Is your damaged or dysfunctional dishwasher or plumbing system causing major issues for your household? Then there is no reason to continue putting your investments at risk. Call the experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh. Our certified and insured plumbers have the tools and training required to restore the condition of your pipes, fixtures and appliances, so you can get back to focusing on important priorities. Contact our office to learn more about our wide selection of premium commercial and residential offerings or to schedule an appointment with a licensed plumber in Pittsburgh, Munhall, Carnegie, White Oak, Sewickley, Beaver Falls, Oakmont, Pennsylvania or a surrounding neighborhood.

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