Category Archives: Dishwasher Repair and Parts

Dishwasher Not Draining? What Parts to Check

Dishwasher Not Draining? What Parts to CheckIf your dishwasher is not draining water then there could be a clog in the drain hose, pump or possibly a defective part. Here’s how to troubleshoot and what parts could be causing the problem.

WARNING! Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. Read this before you start any repair.

Dishwasher-Drain-Pump-A00126401

Dishwasher Drain-Pump A00126401 Manufacturer:  Electrolux
Used on these Brands:  Electrolux, Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Tappan, White-Westinghouse
This drain pump assembly can be used on some dishwasher models.

Drain Pump

The dishwasher drain pump forces the water out through the drain hose. Depending on your dishwasher’s model, you could have a reversible pump or a direct-drive pump. Disconnect the pump from underneath the dishwasher’s basin. Be sure to have a bucket and towels on hand to catch any residual water in these parts. Remove the Continue reading

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Helpful Appliance Tips: Dishwasher Settings to Try, How to Fix an Ice Maker That Makes Hollow Ice and more

Dishwasher Settings to TryHere are some helpful appliance-related tips we are seeing from around the web.

Dishwasher Settings to Try

Your dishwasher comes with other cycles other than normal and Real Simple goes over some situations in which you might want to use these alternative cycles.

Use the sanitize cycle to kill any germs on items, like when a family member is ill. This cycle gives a final 155 degree water rinse in order to kill germs.

Use the heavy wash to clean crusty, baked-on dishes and the top-rack cycle to clean lightly soiled items like glasses from a party. Read about more Dishwasher Settings to Try.

Ice Maker is Making Hollow Ice CurbesIce Maker is Making Hollow Ice Cubes

An ice maker that produces hollow ice cubes that shatter and melt quickly is an annoying problem. CNET.com offers some solutions in their Continue reading

Helpful Tips – Dishwasher Not Cleaning, Moving a Refrigerator and How Crisper Drawers Work

Helpful Tips – Dishwasher Not Cleaning and Moving a Refrigerator and How Crisper Drawers Work Here’s some helpful appliance-related tips we are seeing from around the web.

Prevent Dishwasher Problems – Clean Your Filter!

Is your dishwasher not cleaning as well as it once did? Before you call an appliance service tech, try cleaning the dishwasher filter first. Check out this dirty filter from JASCO Service Techs in Philadelphia.

That is a lot of buildup on a dishwasher filter! Be sure to regularly clean your dishwasher filter to avoid any problems. If your dishwasher filter is missing or cracked, you can replace it with a new one from our website.

Cleaning your filter will not only help your appliance to do its job, it can also prevent any bad dishwasher smells too.

Be sure to check, clean and change the filters on all your appliances such as your AC filter, water filter in the refrigerator, the range vent hood filter and the over the range microwave filter.

Helpful Tips on How to Move a Refrigerator

Moving house can seem overwhelming, especially when you are moving appliances. Here’s a helpful step-by-step guide on how to move a refrigerator from The Spruce. It has some helpful reminders like allowing enough time for the refrigerator to Continue reading

Why Do Plastic Items Never Dry In My Dishwasher?

Why Do Plastic Items Never Dry In My Dishwasher?

When you open your dishwasher to unload your newly cleaned dishes, why does it seem that plastic containers, plates and glasses are still wet? The answer has to do with heat absorption, evaporation, and the design of modern energy-efficient dishwashers.

Metal, glass and ceramic items absorb and hold more heat during the washing cycle and also hold in the heat for a longer period of time. The lingering heat also helps to Continue reading

Why Your Modern Slow Cooker Won’t Cause a Fire

Modern Slow Cooker and Fires Fans of a popular TV show were outraged when a fire caused by a slow cooker caused the death of a beloved character. So what are the chances your modern slow cooker could cause a fire as well? It’s very slim, according to an article on Popular Science. https://www.popsci.com/small-appliance-fire-safety-crock-pot#page-2

Thanks to a device that many modern appliances have called a thermal protector (also known as a thermal cutoff) your appliance will shut off before reaching a high temperature that could spark a fire.

The thermal protector acts as a Continue reading

No, don’t store your valuables in the dishwasher

insideofdishwasherDue to the recent news of hurricanes, lots of advice is making the rounds on social media on how best to protect your home and valuables. Some of that advice is not so great, like storing your valuables in the dishwasher. That’s because while dishwashers are very good at keeping (limited) amounts of water in, it’s not so good at keeping large quantities of water out. Continue reading

How to Get the Cleanest Dishes from Your Dishwasher

Unloading clean dishes from dishwasherTo make sure you are getting the most out of your dishwasher, here are some loading tips:
• Load large items at the side and back so they don’t block the water spray
• Face the soiled surfaces inward so they’re hit by the spray.
• Load Silverware and cups on an Continue reading

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