Washing dishes by hand is a painstakingly time-consuming chore for many people, especially if they're part of a large family. Indeed, dishwashers are a modern convenience that many homeowners couldn't imagine living without. Accordingly, homeowners want to know how to identify and stop budding dishwasher problems before they become a serious inconvenience. Fortunately, our plumbers in Ocala have years of experience repairing all manner of dishwasher plumbing issues. Learn more about four of the most common dishwasher plumbing issues and how to tell when it's time to schedule dishwasher repair.

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Noisy Cycles

Most dishwashers make a little noise during their wash cycles. It's when the noises become excessive that there could be an issue. Noises such as rattling coming from your dishwasher may be attributed to seals or bearing rings that need to be replaced. Sound like something's banging around? It's likely because your washer's spray arms aren't turning correctly and bumping into racks. In either case, faulty internal parts that cause dishwashers to make extra noise will only lead to more wear and tear. If you hear strange noises coming from your dishwasher, reach out to a professional for repairs.


Of the many problems dishwashers are prone to experiencing, leaking is most common and dreaded. There are many reasons why a dishwasher may begin leaking, but more often than it's due to worn door seals, cracked gaskets, a defective pump, or a damaged drainage hose. A leaky dishwasher is a severe problem, as leaking water can cause damage to your home. If your dishwasher ever starts leaking, immediately contact a plumber in Ocala.

Unclean Dishes

Have your dishes been coming out of the dishwasher covered in food particles or residue? Start by making sure this isn't happening because your dishwasher itself is not dirty. Check the dishwasher's strain screen, door gasket, and sprayer arms for food residue build-up. If you find a significant amount of food debris has accumulated in your dishwasher's components, take some time to clean them out. Once you've cleaned them a bit, try running a clean cycle without any dishes and see if that helped fix the problem.

Failing To Dry Properly

There's nothing worse than opening your dishwasher after running a cycle and discovering your dishes are still soaked. Usually, when a dishwasher fails to dry effectively, it's due to the appliance's heating element. To diagnose this issue, check the dishwasher's heating element and thermostat with a multimeter. If it turns out there's a malfunction with either component, get in touch with our experienced plumbers for assistance.