Having dishwasher trouble? Problems With Draining When a dishwasher does not drain, it may be a problem with the filter which is located at the bottom of your dishwasher. If cleaning the filter does not better the situation, then call a repair specialist and a plumber. The Dishwasher Will Not Fill There are several things which could be causing this problem. First ensure that the dishwasher’s door is securely latched and that the water switch is turned on. Also check that the dial pad is in the right place for the cycle and that the cycle actually started. Checking your home’s fuse box and circuit breaker may also be a good idea. Finally check your inlet hose for any problems or sediment and if necessary, have it cleaned. Draining Problems At The Bottom Of The Washer’s Tub The first thing you should be doing is checking for any blown fuses in your home’s fuse box. Then check the washing cycle has actually completed. It could also be a problem with the drain hose so check that the hose is correctly elevated in the disposer or drain. The Dishwasher Makes Noise Different noises should be expected when your dishwasher is operating normally and those noises include the sound of the water itself and the water circulation and swooshing. Some ticking sounds can happen, especially when your machine has a timer. If you hear snapping or thumping, those sounds usually come from the wash arm which could be bumping something that in turn is sending something past the racks or it could also be that the detergent cup lid is hitting the door every time that the door is open by the end of each cycle. If you never heard the noise before or the noise sounds like something that could break your dishes, then call a repair man. Dishwasher Is Leaking If your dishwasher is leaking, then check for any discrepancies in the leveling of your machine. Suds could cause your dishwasher to overflow. Also make sure that the detergent being used as well as the quantity is the right amount and type for your machine. You should be using less detergent when using soft water as opposed to hard water. Also check the seals by the door, looking for damage or cracks. If the leakage is more than just droplets, then an experienced dishwasher technician can help you. The Dishes Do Not Dry First check that the setting of heated dry has been selected. Using a rinse aid will also help you improve the drying. Some newer models will have adjustable rinse caps so you should turn that cap towards a higher setting. Water temperature could also be a problem as the cooler water will not evaporate. Also make sure that dishes have been loaded properly into the machine so that evaporation and draining/dripping can take place. Teflon and plastic items can in fact retain some water so you may need to finish drying with a towel. The Dishwasher Has Been Filled With Suds It can happen that you make a mistake by using regular liquid for dishwashing as opposed to the right soap. When that happens, your dishwasher can end up full of suds and they can be difficult to remove. First you should be sprinkling some table salt across suds so that you can disperse them. Then add several ice cubes to your dishwasher so that the water temperature is reduced as much as the suds. Then soak up the suds and as much water as you can using a dry towel. Then run your dishwasher one more time in the rinse mode so that you complete the job. If necessary, complete the process again. If that is not working, you can use fabric softener so that the suds are broken up.