Common Signs of a Clogged Dishwasher

Common Signs of a Clogged Dishwasher

Your dishwasher is an appliance that is made to make your life easier. So when it starts acting up and not working properly, it can bring on a lot of stress. If you find that your dishwasher isn’t draining, you could be dealing with a clog! Here are some of the most common signs of a clogged dishwasher:

Slow Draining

You may have noticed that your dishwasher or your kitchen sink has been draining more slowly. This is often a big sign that there’s a clog in your kitchen sewer line. Luckily, if this is the case, it’s more of an “almost” clog. But you should get to fixing it right away before it becomes a full clog.

Strange Sounds

If your drains are making a strange gurgling sound, they could be backed up. It’ll be hard to pinpoint the exact location of the clog, so you may need to hire a professional to come check it out. You shouldn’t ignore these sounds -- the sooner you handle the problem, the sooner you can get your dishwasher running smoothly again!

Leftover Water

If you notice grey water left over after running a cycle, that means the water couldn’t drain properly. Test the machine to try and figure out the location of the problem, or call a plumber to get it working properly again.

Dishes Remaining Dirty

After you run a cycle, the last thing you want to see is that your dishes aren’t fully cleaned. This sign indicates a clog in either the main line or secondary kitchen line. Most likely, the water didn’t fill all the way when the machine started up!

Water Backup

A sheer sign of a clog is water backup in the kitchen sink. This means there may be some food or other gunk lodged in the pipes. You may need to shut off your dishwasher and run the garbage disposal to get it out. If you don’t have a garbage disposal, you may need to call the experts to check!

When your dishwasher isn’t working properly due to clogs, you should always have a professional plumber do the job to ensure things are done right. The expert plumbers at Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Electric are here to provide you with the best service in the industry. Call us today to schedule a service!

 

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