If you find water standing in the bottom of your dishwasher, you may need to call a professional for help. However, you can attempt to rectify the problem yourself first by trying the following:
Look for a blockage
Check for a blockage by ensuring there are no objects blocking the sump area in the rear of the tub. If not, inspect the drain hose (where it connects below the sink) for a blockage or kink.
Clean the filter
Some dishwashers have a simple screen filter, some have removable filters below the screen, and some require removing the bottom spray arm.
Run your disposer
If you have a garbage disposer, run it to clear the drain system. Remember that you should turn on your disposer prior to running the dishwasher in order to first rid any food or debris from the drain system.
Clean the air gap
Look for a small cylinder on the back edge of your kitchen sink. If water comes out of the air gap when you run your dishwasher, the blockage is between the air gap and the garbage disposer. Remove the air gap cap and clean way any debris.
Look into your detergent
Using the wrong type of detergent, or too much of it can cause sudsing that may prevent the dishwasher from properly draining.
Because improper installation can cause issues with your appliances, you shouldn’t leave your major appliance installation in the hands of just anyone. If you are replacing your unit or buying one for the first time, contact us for professional dishwasher installation service in Maryland.