My dishwasher won’t start
It may seem like an obvious answer, but make sure the door is shut properly; the machine won’t be able to begin a cycle otherwise. Other quick fixes are to make sure the dishwasher is plugged in – you never know the wire may have accidentally been pulled out – and to make sure the switch is on at the wall.
The filter on the water supply hose may also be blocked – limescale could be the culprit of the blockage. Consult your dishwasher manual to locate the supply hose and clean it, following the manual’s instructions.
Another issue could be that the fuse has tripped. Look in your manual for instructions on locating the fuse and determining whether it is functioning properly. If you do have a blown fuse, then call a professional to replace it.
My dishes don’t come out of the dishwasher clean
Problems with dishwashers not cleaning dishes can be caused by a number of different reasons. Check the following:
Are you overloading your machine? Check the dishwasher’s manual for instructions on its capacity.
Are you using the right detergent? Make sure you’re using a good quality detergent and if powder isn’t working for you – why not try using dishwasher tablets like the range of Persil PowerPro Dishwasher Tablets?
Do you scrape off food remains before loading dishes into the dishwasher? Scrape left over food particles into the food waste bin and rinse any particularly heavily stained dishes before loading them into the dishwasher.