Dishwasher Repair & Maintenance In Gainesville & Ocala, FL

A faulty or inoperable dishwasher can greatly inconvenience the daily operations of your home or business. To prevent dishes from piling up, Sunshine Plumbing and Gas provides prompt, reliable plumbing services, including dishwasher inspections, maintenance, and repairs to homes and businesses in Gainesville and Ocala, FL. Each of our local plumbers is trained with the latest information and techniques for servicing dishwashers of all sizes and types. We will inspect the system, diagnose the root of the problem, and perform all of the adjustments necessary to get your dishwasher running smoothly as soon as possible. If your dishwasher develops an issue or fails to function, contact us today to schedule a dishwasher service.

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What Are The Most Common Dishwasher Issues?

If you notice that your dishwasher has any of the following symptoms, call our plumbing repair company right away. We will promptly attend to the issue to prevent any further damage to your system. Prompt repairs can also help prevent water damage to other areas of the property.


This is one of the most dreaded dishwasher problems. If you find water leaking onto the floor, check the door seals, drainage hoses, and gaskets for cracks or other damage. A defective pump or pump seal may also be the cause of leaks and need to be replaced.

Not Draining

A dishwasher that does not stop filling may have a faulty float switch, a timer stuck on the “fill” setting or a water inlet valve that is stuck open. If the dishwasher is filling up as usual but not adequately draining the water out, there may be a problem with the valve in the drain sump, drain pump or drain flapper.

Not Filling With Water

When the dishwasher sounds like it successfully turned on but no (or not enough) water is flowing into it, test the water inlet valve, door switch, and float switch. The latter is the part that tells the dishwasher when it has an adequate amount of water. It may be blocked by debris that keeps it from working properly. Moreover, you could check your hot water supply stop valve under the sink to make sure the water is fully turned on.

Cycle Won’t Start

If the dishwasher won’t start when you turn it on, check key components such as door latch switches, timers and electronic controls. Make sure that fuses have not been blown and that the power outlet is not malfunctioning. Try unplugging the dishwasher and plugging it back in. Inspect for wiring damage and a pump motor that isn’t starting up.

Not Cleaning or Drying Properly

If dishes are coming out of the dishwasher still dirty, it could be a couple of things causing it. First, check if the dishwasher itself is dirty. The strain screen, sprayer arms, and door gasket need to be cleaned out periodically for food particles, grease, and other debris. Run a cycle with dishwasher cleaner or white vinegar and without dishes to remove buildup. Another reason for dishes not being properly cleaned may be a malfunctioning part or water pressure issue. Our plumbers in Gainesville, FL, and Ocala are able to diagnose dishwasher issues quickly and determine the necessary repairs.

What Types Of Dishwashers Do You Service?

Dishwashers can have different features, issues, and needs depending on their model, size, and type. Our Ocala and Gainesville plumbers can inspect and perform repairs on residential dishwashers and commercial plumbing.

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Residential Dishwashers

Most dishwashers for residential plumbing are designed to take care of any family-sized load and accommodate to most wares on the market. They are generally easier to install than their commercial counterparts, and they usually don’t require special breakers or wiring. Residential washers are designed to not give off enough steam to damage surrounding floors or cabinets.

Commercial Dishwashers

Commercial dishwashers typically require high electrical power, which may require the installation of additional wiring and breakers. They may also need stronger drain pumps and pipes. Any shelving and flooring surrounding them should be made of metal or stone to minimize corrosion from steam. With restaurant plumbing, the dishwasher is generally used to clean glass plates and cups as well as metal silverware and cookware — plastic and rubber ware usually cannot be washed in these high-temperature machines.

What Are The Dangers Of Faulty Dishwashers?

A dishwasher can escalate to a disaster situation that affects other components of the plumbing system and property. For instance, water leaking out of the washer and flooding the kitchen can damage floors and cabinets and increase the risk of mold. In addition, many dishwashers are connected to the kitchen sink and garbage disposal, so clogs that are not removed in a timely manner can begin to obstruct surrounding pipes in the kitchen. As soon as you notice an issue or defective component with your dishwasher, call Sunshine Plumbing and Gas to schedule an inspection and plumbing service. We will fix the issue right away and check every component to ensure your dishwasher functions as it should.

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