My Dishwasher Suddenly Started Leaking!
Dishwashers pump several gallons of hot soapy water into and out of themselves during a wash cycle—even one water saver cycle uses about 4 gallons at a time—and they rely on a series of gaskets, O-rings, and a waterproof pump to do it. There are a lot of them, and every one of those seals can fail under the strain of everyday wear and tear.
Should I Call for Help?
If your kitchen sink drain backs up during a wash cycle or the water inside the washer takes a long time to completely drain, you probably have a clog somewhere along the line. It’s a common problem that can cause or exacerbate leaks by putting extra stress on your drainage line. Depending on the design of your dishwasher, you could possibly clear this yourself, but if that’s not possible, we can do it for you.
It’s more serious when the feed line leaks. That may mean that the seals on the pump itself are failing or that there’s a leak upstream of the pump which would both leak water all over your floors, and introduce air into parts of the pump that should not have air in them. Pumps often, but not always, make a hard rattling or gurgling sound if this happens.
What Should I Do Now?
While it’s absolutely possible to get along without a functioning dishwasher for a while, we know that people today are as busy as ever. Some problems, like a clogged dishwasher drain, you can fix by yourself, but there are plenty of more serious issues such as leaks that should be seen to by experts like us at A-Tech. If you do need service, we’ll be happy to take care of it.