Their appliances, including their dishwashers, are often among the top rated in the industry. That said, they will still occasionally break down, just like everything else. When they do many people will immediately call a technician to come and repair it for them. While the outside of these machines are getting more and more complex, the insides are remaining fairly straight forward and simple. In fact they are getting easier to repair because companies like Whirlpool are making them easier to open and inserting the parts inside in units that can be completely taken out and replaced.
Here we will cover a couple of the common dishwasher problems and how to address them. One of the most common issues with Whirlpool dishwasher is leaking. This Whirlpool dishwasher repair will require checking several different components of the dishwasher. To start with you want to look at the gasket. The gasket is the material that is around the inside of the door of the dishwasher. Many times this can get hard, cracked, or damaged causing water to leak out of the door. If this is where water is leaking out of your dishwasher, see if the gasket is still installed completely and tight against the door. If it isn't try adjusting it to do so. If you can’t; replacing it isn't difficult. You will just need to remove the screws and clips, then press the new one in place.
Another problem that can cause leaks is overfilling. This can potentially be two different problems. The first is the float switch. This switch is located in the bottom of the dishwasher and tells the dishwasher when the water is full enough. This is an easy Whirlpool dishwasher repair to do as well. You will need to open the dishwasher door and remove the bottom rack to get at the float. Then check to see if it stuck. Sometimes food can clog it and get it stuck. If this is the case just clean around it and tap on the top to break it free. If this doesn't work, or the float isn't stuck, you will have to remove the bottom access panel of your dishwasher. Once you do this find the float and float switch from the bottom and test the switch using a VOM set to RX1. If the meter reads zero, your switch is fine. If it's higher than zero, you will need to replace the switch. To do this you will need to make sure you buy the correct type for your Whirlpool dishwasher. Then remove the screws that are holding the mounting bracket on and put the new on in. This is a very simple Whirlpool dishwasher repair. If your switch wasn't faulty, you'll need to check into the timer. This often requires the services of a dishwasher technician. Call us at (888) 882-2848 for assistance.