Signs Your Dishwasher Heating Element is Faulty

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While your dishwasher may be hooked up to the hot water line, every dishwasher uses a heating element to heat the wash water up to the appropriate temperature. Found in the bottom of the tub, you may recognize the heating element if you have an electric oven as they serve the same function, in a way. However, there may come … Read More

Why Your Dishwasher is Not Cleaning Your Dishes

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No one likes to open their dishwasher and find the dishes are still dirty. A dishwasher is meant to be a time-saver. A dishwasher that leaves your dishes dirty is a major headache. If your dishwasher isn’t getting your dishes clean, here are several items to check. Water Inlet Valve Water enters the dishwasher when the water inlet valve is … Read More

How to Stop Soap Suds From Invading Your Dishwasher

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Soap suds bubbling out of your dishwasher door and onto your kitchen floor is a sight no homeowner wants to witness. The messy foam like substance can damage your kitchen cabinets and floor, if it’s not spotted immediately. Fortunately, most of the time, soap suds are not caused by a component malfunction, instead the bubbly overflow is a result of … Read More

Is Rinse Aid Necessary For Clean Dishes?

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While most appliance owners are pretty familiar with their dishwasher and how it works, they may not know too much about rinse aid. Perhaps the rinse aid in their dishwasher has ran out or even the dispenser is no longer working. If this happens, you may wonder – how integral is rinse aid to the dish washing process? If you … Read More

How to Fix a Leaking Air Gap

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While not every dishwasher uses an air gap these days, those that still do see it serve an integral purpose. The air gap is responsible for preventing the backflow of water into your dishwasher. The wash water that is filled with bacteria is safely ferried down the drain and prevented from flowing back into your dishwasher. This keeps your dishes … Read More