A flooded dishwasher can result in a wet, soapy mess that’s even
less fun to clean than the dishes themselves. Luckily, the most common
cause of flooded washers is a quick and easy fix you can take care of
yourself. If a blocked drain isn’t the problem, Smith’s Plumbing
Services is available around-the-clock for quick repairs.
Step One: Unplug the Dishwasher
The very first thing you should do is disconnect the dishwasher from power.
The quickest way to do this is to simply unplug the unit at the outlet,
but you must be very careful as water and electricity can be a deadly
combination. If you can’t access the plug, or don’t feel safe
due to the amount of water on the floor, you can shut off power to the
dishwasher at the circuit breaker.
Step Two: Remove All the Contents of the Washer
Once the dishwasher is disconnected from power, it’s safe to start
fixing the problem. However, you’ll need to remove all dishes and
racks from the inside of the washer in order to access the drain gate.
Step Three: Clear Debris from the Drain Gate
The most common cause of a flooded dishwasher is a clogged drain. Look
for any debris that might be blocking the drain gate and clean it out.
Once you’ve cleared the drain, the water should start to drain immediately.
If the water drains, you’ve more than likely solved the problem
and can start running the dishwasher again. If not, you’ll want
to call an experienced plumber to troubleshoot the issue.
Step Four: Call Smith’s Plumbing Services
If clearing the drain of debris doesn’t solve the problem, there
is likely an issue further down the line. Among many other possibilities,
the hose attached to the back of the dishwasher may be clogged and needs
to be cleared or replaced.
At Smith’s plumbing services, our licensed team has the skills, tools,
and experience to get your dishwasher back to full working order. We have
a low dispatch fee and proudly offer prompt and professional service.
Is your dishwasher broken? Call Smith’s Plumbing Services at (901)
290-1110 for quick service!