There are many issues that you might run into with your dishwasher, but one common issue that you may not think much about often is when your dishwasher still works, but doesn’t seem to be drying the dishes.
While it can be a major inconvenience to open up your dishwasher to find that your dishes aren’t drying properly, it’s not usually a major issue and can often be resolved or repaired on your home. But the fact that your dishwasher isn’t drying dishes is a sign that there could be an underlying issue with your unit. Issues that can stem into other problems if you don’t have them resolved properly.
Below, we’ll go over a few simple troubleshooting tips to help you get your dishwashing back in working order.
There are several reasons why your dishwasher isn’t drying. However, while issues are simple to resolve, others might require the help of a trained appliance technician.
A few of the most common issues that could cause this are:
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Below, we’ll take a look at a few extra tips to help with repairing your dishwasher by yourself:
In some cases, fixing a dishwasher by yourself is easy, with most fixes taking no more than a few hours. That being said, hiring professional help can be extremely beneficial for you. For one, it saves you that time that you could spend doing things that you actually enjoy doing, uness you happen to enjoy appliance repair as much as we do.
Furthermore, hiring professional assistance can prevent further damages to the appliance or your home, as well as mitigating potential injuries to yourself.
Fortunately, pinpointing the source of your problem should be relatively straightforward for you to do on your own. In cases where the vent isn’t functioning properly, you’ll want to check to make sure that there’s nothing visibly blocking the vent. In some situations, it might be clogged with food particles or debris, or mineral buildup, which might preventing it from opening up. If you suspect an issue with the heating element, it’s not uncommon for these to burn out over time. If the element is visibly burnt, blistered, or separated, it will likely need to be replaced.
Additionally, you might also have other problems going on with your Whirlpool dishwasher that require professional assistance.
In the case where your dishwasher is running, buts not drying, it’s most likely being caused by either:
In the case of the vent fan motor not working, this can be that the fan blades aren’t turning or that the motor itself has no continuity. The fan is necessary since it propels moist air through the vent and away from your dishes. You’ll run into this same issue if the vent is closed up since the air cannot get into the dishwasher, and the warm, damp air cannot escape. The heating element is yet another essential component that your dishwasher uses to dry your dishes.